Gayle and Charles: A Timeless Love Story at The Barn at Cedar Grove

Published by AMY MITCHUM

Gayle and Charles: A Timeless Love Story at The Barn at Cedar Grove

Nestled in the heart of central Kentucky, The Barn at Cedar Grove has the privilege of hosting weddings that resonate with love, family, and timeless romance. Recently, our rustic yet elegant venue was the backdrop for an extraordinary celebration—a union between Gayle, a radiant bride at 80, and Charles, a dashing groom at 88. This heartwarming event, attended by around 100 cherished family, was a testament to the enduring power of love. It was truly an afternoon full of joy and love!

Gayle was escorted down the aisle by her son

Crafted by the talented hands of Jack Gupton at Gupton Landrum Florist, the stunning floral arrangements adorned our venue, adding an enchanting touch to the celebration. Against the backdrop of central Kentucky's natural beauty, every bloom seemed to whisper tales of love and everlasting commitment.

A beautiful fall woodland ceremony for Gayle and Charles

Guests at the woodsy ceremony
A candid moment for great daughters at the ceremony

Live music, performed by the renowned duo Ricardo & Miriam Hughes, filled the air with melodies that resonated with nostalgia and joy. As guests gathered to celebrate this special occasion, the ambiance was filled with the essence of love and happiness.

Ricardo and Miriam Hughes provided beautiful music for the ceremony and later for the reception

The reception featured a delectable spread of light sandwiches and charcuterie-style fare, expertly prepared to tantalize the taste buds of guests. It was a culinary experience that perfectly complemented the joyous atmosphere of the celebration.

Chicken Salad Croissants perfect for an short and simple afternoon wedding
Charcuterie & Heavy Appetizers by Sweets & Eats

In a touching gesture, the couple chose to forgo the traditional first dance and instead invited their grandchildren to dance in their place. It was a heartwarming moment that symbolized the passing of the torch from one generation to the next, with love as the enduring thread that binds them all together.

Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren dance the "first dance"

This remarkable wedding was recently featured in KY Bride Magazine [Volume 16, Issue 1] capturing the essence of love, family, and timeless romance. It serves as a poignant reminder that love knows no age, and every moment spent with cherished ones is a precious gift to be treasured for a lifetime.

A kiss from the Groom | Just Married

At The Barn at Cedar Grove, we are honored to have been a part of Gayle and Charles' unforgettable celebration. As a premier wedding venue in central Kentucky, we look forward to hosting many more love-filled occasions that continue to inspire and uplift us all.

Simple and beautiful tablescapes | The Barn at Cedar Grove Decorations & Florals by Gupton Landrum Florist
Great Granddaughters running and enjoying the beautiful fall weather

A happy moment!

A candid moment from the reception

A happy hug from Charles Granddaughter

The Barn at Cedar Grove Bride's Cottage | Fall Hydrangeas

These beautiful memories were skillfully captured by Jessi Janes Images.

Venue: The Barn at Cedar Grove

Planner/Coordinator: Sandra Wilson & Missy Garmon | The Barn at Cedar Grove

Bartending: Mixer's Bartending, Columbia, KY

Heavy Appetizers & Cake: Barbara Overstreet

Charcuterie: Sweets & Eats, Columbia, KY

Bride's Dress: Dillards

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