Historic Barns Park Wedding | Ashley + Jarod | By Anna

by | Jan 1, 2021

When it came to planning a wedding, getting married in Traverse City was perhaps one of the easiest decisions Ashley + Jarod made. “Traverse City has always been ‘our place.’ We have always found it to be our getaway and a place to focus on us. We couldn’t imagine making our commitment to one another anywhere else. We found out about the Historic Barns and gardens a few years back and always thought that if we would be so lucky, that we would love to have our wedding there. We felt that everything about the venue was right when we met Stephanie and learned about her catering company as well as that she ran the barns. We felt that we were in such good hands. Though COVID-19 had different plans for us in the final details we felt that our journey through the Barns and Gardens were exactly where we were meant to be.”

When the day of the wedding finally arrived, Ashley + Jarod could not have been more excited. “Everything felt right and smooth, even through a crazy morning storm and an almost perfectly timed power outage! Nothing was going to shake us. Although it made me late, which I am never! There was not a worry… It was time, and it was meant to be.”

From the first look in the garden to a party bus with their closest friends, Ashley + Jarod’s wedding was off to a roaring start. “I think for both of us our wedding party got us! Our very best friends stood beside us, those that have known us for at least 10 years or more. They were emotional for us, which we didn’t expect, and it just made everything feel so right and so special! Our friends are so close to us and have always been a part of our journey. It was like a huge family there to welcome us together.”

Ashley + Jarod, it was a privilege to celebrate with you two. Congratulations on your marriage!

Bride’s Dress: Martina Liana from Fantastic Finds | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka from Nordstrom | Bride’s Jewelry: Olive + Piper | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Costco | Groom’s Suit: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Olive + Piper | Groomsmen Suit: Joseph Abboud from Jos A Bank | Preparation Location: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons | Ceremony Location: The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park | Reception Location: The Botanic Garden Pavilion at Historic Barns Park | Wedding Planner: Grateful Gatherings | Hair Stylist: Holiday Lansing Parlor | Florist: Hooper Farms | Caterer: S2S Sugar to Salt | Videographer: Mitten Films | Officiant: Kirk Proctor | Transportation: The Magic Shuttle Bus | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

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