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photo courtesy of Debby Young Photography Chateau Charmont 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 at 22 The Church of St. M Aldermanbury photo courtesy of Garth Woodside Mansion S 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 or e-mail WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP 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 http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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
Around Missouri

Rural Missouri - June 2013