It has been a dream for my mother that she has a wedding venue here at Flip Flop Ranch. There are literally piles of magazines all around the house: Brides, Vogue Wedding Edition, The Knot and more. This is nothing new, these piles have …always been here or so it feels.
I admit, the idea of a wedding venue was not super attractive to me. It seemed far away from farming and I didn’t want to get into something that had nothing to do with what I’d always dreamed of. Yet somehow here we are!
It just started with one day my mom said we’re doing it. We started cleaning the barn out…
fixing it up…
…and suddenly we were having weddings!
It really happened amazingly fast in about a period of 3 months.
The weirdest thing is I love it.
It is a really fun business to be in. Hard as heck, but really enjoyable. I love the organizing and dealing with event issues and helping the bride through the trauma of planning a wedding lol.
It is totally different from farming, but everyone who comes for the weddings is so interested in farmlife. We have had many discussions about Monsanto and organics and endangered heritage breeds of livestock. Amazingly, it all fits together.
Here’s some pics of our recent weddings!