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photo courtesy of Debby Young Photography
This replica of a 14th-century French castle just outside Fordland is home to the Palmer family. Their dreamy home has been a popular place for nuptials since 2011.
Where Shall I Thee Wed?
Unique places to tie the knot in rural Missouri
ome couples want it all — the
huge wedding in a big church,
lots of attendants and grand
receptions, and that’s ﬁne. But
some people just don’t cotton to the
usual venues and want a more unique,
personalized wedding in a place that
means something special to them.
Today, couples are opting for places such as barns, parks, lakesides, rural
settings or a spot that means something special from their engagement,
such as the place where they ﬁrst met.
Other wedding traditions have
changed, too, with many brides making their own invitations, bouquets
and decorations to save money and
give the event a more personal touch.
They’re opting for cupcakes instead of
the usual groom’s cake. They’re adding
color-coordinated candy buffets for
guests to enjoy before the reception
begins. And any color and style goes
for wedding apparel.
Here are a few wedding venues
around Missouri that will make beautiful options for your special day — just
remember to stay true to what you as
a couple want this day to be, and let
your personalities as a couple shine.
For a list of other unique places
to tie the knot in Missouri, click
this button in the digital edition
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photo courtesy of Garth Woodside Mansion
by Heather Berry
Garth Woodside Mansion
Hannibal not only offers Mark
Twain’s boyhood home and Lover’s
Leap, but also the historic Garth
Woodside Mansion, a bed-andbreakfast and wedding venue.
Before 1990, John Rolsen and
his wife, Julie, had been traveling
for John’s career in the Air Force.
John retired and the couple decided
to settle in the Midwest and start a
new adventure together running a
bed-and-breakfast. Two days after
checking out the Garth Woodside
Mansion, built in 1871, Julie knew
this was the place for them.
“Not only do we live in this
beautiful home, but we also offer it
as a historic, all-inclusive wedding
destination,” says Julie.
With seating for 20, the mansion’s front parlor is perfect for intimate weddings and provides indoor
elegance year-round. The mansion’s
manicured grounds, cloaked by
century-old black oaks, offer space
for up to 100 guests. A 100-foot-long
arched bridge leading to a spacious
gazebo presents another beautiful spot for outdoor nuptials, with
space available for up to 200 guests.
A horse-drawn carriage can be
arranged for a gazebo wedding.
For more information, call 573-2212789, visit www.garthmansion.com or
Should you have the urge to marry in a
beautiful church with some major historic ties, this location is for you.
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury (often called the
Churchill Memorial by locals) is a
17th-century English church located in
Fulton. This church, which once stood
in the center of London, withstood the
bombings of World War II.
Wishing to commemorate Winston
Churchill’s visit to Fulton in 1946,
Westminster College began to reconstruct the church, which was designed
by architect Christopher Wren, in what
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - June 2013
Rural Missouri - June 2013
Table of Contents
Back to the land
Full steam ahead
Out of the Way Eats
Where shall I thee wed?
Missouri Snapshots contest
Hearth and Home
Missouri’s forgotten war
Plant during summer’s sizzle
Rural Missouri - June 2013
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