It’s been awhile since we posted any details from our wedding planning process because I had no time to plan during the end of wedding season! But now I am back on track and first things first, our venue is selected and very personal and special to us, our new restaurant the Red River Rockhouse! We are very proud of how this little cafe is turning out and seemed the perfect fit for our intimate wedding. The Rockhouse is situated on 7 acres of wooded property so we can have our wedding on site and our reception inside the restaurant. This helps us keep environmental costs of transportation down by having it all in one location and an outdoor wedding also saves on energy costs. We don’t need any decor since nature is beautiful enough! We plan to have our cocktails on the deck that Aaron built and designed himself. It all seems like a perfect fit for us, now we just have to pray for no rain!
The Rockhouse is also a sustainable restaurant by using all local, ASH-free pork, beef, chicken and cheese. We use many local artisans for our deserts and breads and have several farmers in the area who bring us locally grown, oak log raised shitake mushrooms for our burgers. We are working in even more local produce during the growing seasons next year. We purchased our tables and counter tops through Laura Whittaker’s Many Moons Designs company and they are all made of locally (all Kentucky barns) reclaimed barn wood. They are a must see and truly art in themselves. Each table is unique and represent 6 different species all found in Kentucky. All of the trim is barn wood from a shed that was on the property when we bought it and Aaron took it apart piece by piece so that we could reuse it. The art and lamps are all from independent artists mostly from the Chicago area but in support of people working to live on their art.
Engagement ring: http://www.vraiblog.com/?p=2151
Venue: the Rockhouse!
Here are some pics!