They’ve even hosted a high school prom. The Millers moved to their home 25 years ago when their three daughters were youngsters. The barn was used for storage until three years ago, when daughter Hannah decided she wanted to be married there. “The barn was heaped with stuff, and Hannah said she wanted her wedding in the barn,” Carla said. Brad got to work with a skid loader and cleared it out, and Hannah’s wedding went so well that they decided to offer the barn and their scenic 7 1/2 acres to other wedding parties. “It just took off from there,” Carla said. “This is actually our second year.” Already they have seven weddings booked for this year. Besides cleaning out the barn, the Millers put in a large concrete patio that wraps around two sides, adjusted the four original sliding barn doors to open easily, and did electrical work and landscaping. Tall pines, large shade trees, a lush lawn, and well-tended flower beds make an ideal backdrop for outdoor receptions and photo shoots. The barn’s sliding doors open to let in natural light, and thousands of tiny white lights strung from the beams create a comfortable, yet elegant, setting for up to 250 people. Carla said the most enjoyable part is meeting the brides and helping them plan their dream wedding.
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