My First Wedding Anniversary

One year ago today I was swept up in a very long ‘to-do’ list & preparing to marry the love of my life.

I thought I would share some pictures of that day & our sweet little country wedding in a barn next to our house. (It was a complete DIY wedding, with the help of our family.) (Click the thumbnails to see a larger version of each picture.)

Hand-painted wedding sign!WeddingSign

The scenery:

Aisle BlueJar Candles

Bench BenchQuilt

Tulips Centerpiece Aisle

Curtains Programs

BarnLights BarnDecs

GuestbookTable DaveBout Me&DadArch

FlowerGirls DottieScott

My ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ Ring Bearers.

RingBearers KatieCody2

Me&Dad2 AsianLanterns Ale-8's

Wedding-Party FlowerGirlsArch

Hitched BluegrassBand

Cake BeckDave

BarnDoor BarnOutside

We really didn’t want a stuffy wedding. We wanted our day full of family, friends, laughter, great food, meaningful music & the feeling of a truly beautiful, down home shindig.

My bridal party walked in to “In my Time of Need” by Ryan Adams, which will forever be one of my favorite songs. My Dad & I walked in to “Come Away with Me” by Nora Jones. Our recessional was “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” by The Jayhawks. (Fun!)

It was a such a memorable day on the banks of Grassy Creek.


  1. Lily says:

    Becky, dear…
    These picture are truly beautiful and touching. I’m so glad that you posted them for all of us to see. Best wishes and blessings to you and you husband. Love, Lily…

  2. Dawn says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! What a lovely wedding ~ everything was just gorgeous, including you! I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful day together and I wish you many many more ~ xxoo, Dawn

  3. That is one gorgeous wedding..I love it’s elegance and simpilicty and beautiful surroundings..wonderful pictures!! And the sheer curtains from the barn..I love it all. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Lorraine says:

    What a wonderful wedding!!! How beautiful and I bet so much fun to plan!!
    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!

  5. Diane Duda says:

    Oh! It looks like it was perfect in everyway…right down to the music.
    I only know a few Ryan Adams songs, but I’m a big fan of the one’s I do know. I’m going to go in search of this one right now.


  6. I am so happy that you took the time to share all this! And what a wonderful way to honor your anniversary. Thank you. Jane

  7. Rebecca says:

    Thank you all so much! It certainly took a lot of hard work & a lot of planning! But it was so much fun & exactly what we had hoped for…just relaxed & casual & meaningful. Thank you all for the lovely anniversary wishes!


  8. Krissy says:

    Oh my. We must be soul sisters. That would have been the perfect wedding for me, too! I can’t believe how wonderfully beautiful, simple, lovely, amazing those pix were! Here’s to down home simple living!

  9. Rebecca says:


    There was one pic that only a Kentucky girl would recognize–the feeder full of Ale-8’s! For those of you who don’t know, Ale-8 is a soft drink made in Winchester Kentucky & sold only in parts of Kentucky!! It’s my drink of choice & we had to offer that at the wedding along with Kentucky made cheeses, Amish butter & other local & old fashioned favorites–like shuck beans.

    One special thing we did was hang up pictures of several of our guests & family members taken on their wedding days!!! That was a real hit. And it was fun to see how everyone had changed over the years.

    I’m celebrating down home simple living with ya!!!

    Thanks for the sweet words!


  10. Barbara Zisser says:

    Happy Anniversary, Dear Becky!
    To me, every single bit of your wedding was the essence of Romantic Country!!! I feel very honored that you would share your joy with all of us. You gave ma a big smile today!
    Your friend, Barbara
    PS You looked beautiful, just like I knew you would!

  11. Rebecca, what wonderful memories you must have from such a beautiful and joyous wedding day. Congratulations on your Anniversary.

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