A wedding in the country

Our backyard, Monclova, Ohio

October 2, 2021 Ron & Izel We welcomed a new member to the Schaber family, Izel. It was a beautiful day in October, with temps in the mid 80°’s . Who knew?

So, Ron & Izel live in the state of Nevada, they flew in on Thursday and the wedding was on Saturday. We were fortunate to take the lead on the decorating, my passion. Packages were arriving from Amazon, chairs were rented, the barn was cleaned from top to bottom and I shopped my antique collections for all the details!

Check out the mums, wedding white, purchased from my favorite local nursery, Chrissy Corners, Monclova, Ohio. http://www.facebook.com.chrisseycorners I knew I had to purchase them early in September, because they sell out early! Really early folks, they are stunning. That meant every other night heading out to the barn to water them and check on them. Mission accomplished!

An alter was needed for the nuptials and first thing Mr. Funky Junk said was “we have those two old 15 foot ladders”. Yes we do, perfect! We added a top board, with a hook for the chandelier {from my she shed}, old rusty clamps to hold it in place, new paint clothes and flowers. It all came together with everything we already had.

Our 1936 Nash, Monclova, Ohio

When you own classic cars, like a 1936 Nash you decorate it with a “Just Married” sign and tin cans for a spin around the country with the bride & groom. Mr. Funky Junk drove the bride & groom and told me later that people were honking their cars, waving and cheering as they went by! The trunk on this “36” Nash was made for a “Just Married” sign, check it out!

Mr. Funky Junk looked handsome and was a perfect chauffeur for the happy couple.

The wedding itinerary

After the ride around the country, photographs were taken and we were ready for the BBQ dinner. We used a local BBQ restaurant, Deet’s, Maumee, Ohio. I would recommend them 100 times over. The food was delicious, they delivered to the barn and set everything up for us. On time, friendly and a very reasonable price, I can’t say enough good things about them . Thank you Deet’s BBQ!

Funky Junk from the Country Barn, Monclova, Ohio

The Schaber’s signs are from my brother-in-laws bar and are the perfect backdrop for the new couple, Ron & Izel Schaber. Tiny white lights were strung throughout the barn for a fairytale feel. The new bride, Izel said it was magical. Best compliment ever!

Funky Junk from the Country Barn, Monclova, Ohio

The barn doors were draped in cloth, the fence and trees lining the driveway were sporting tulle bows. Restrooms are a necessity with a wedding and the reception, so our lower level bathroom at the house was used with a sign directing our guests to the facilities. It was a hike to the house, yet it worked out perfectly.

With all the hosting activities I didn’t get a photo of the front of the barn or the yard games I had set up for the kids and guests. Next time….

Sweet Eloise
Ron {the groom}, Mr. Funky Junk {father of the groom}, Jimmy {best man}

Our granddaughter, Eloise thought the bride, Izel looked like a Disney princess and she did! A couple of the handsome Schaber men!

Funky Junk from the Country Barn, Monclova, Ohio

Well that’s a wrap, until the next event. Our goal was to make it special for the new couple and I think we accomplished that. Magical…

Peace, love & junk,