Monday, June 28, 2010

A Weekend Wedding

Several years ago, about 5 and a half miles east of Dewey, Oklahoma, a long-time area couple built themselves a cabin on their ranch as a little get-away. Soon they added a small chapel. Later a one-room schoolhouse went up.

this sign reads:
"Hold in your heart
the prairie
In your memory
its song"

Before long a replica of a small old west town had been created and they called it Prairie Song.

There's a general store

and a bank.

What would an old west town be without a blacksmith shop?

A post office

and a US Marshall's office also make up part of the town

and of course, a saloon.

My nephew and his beautiful bride chose to be married in the barn. It was one of the loveliest weddings I've had the pleasure to witness.

He brought with him two children and she brought four. Together they have become one family. It was a special moment watching each of them pour colored sands together as a sign of that special bond.

AD and I wish them all the happiness in the world!

PS. The reception was held in the saloon - it was air-conditioned.


  1. Congrats to the newlyweds and may the new family be blessed with love. And nothing better than a reception in an air-conditioned saloon!

  2. What a fun setting for a wedding!

  3. First off what a wonderful little world this couple has created -- Prairie Song.

    The wedding celebration looks like it is right out of a scene from Little House on the Prairie. Beautiful. May they always be as happy as they are in this photograph.

    Your Friend,

  4. Beautiful my friend. I have NEVER heard of this place. Wow. I must visit it!

    Love to you~


  5. Congratulations to the newly formed family! Love the wedding pictures! Brings back memories of my own!

  6. Sounds like a special place for a wonderful wedding. My best wishes for them as they blend their families. Our youngest son just remarried in February. He brought two (a son & a daughter) and the brough three sons.

  7. Hi sweet friend, and thanks for the little visit. Also thanks for ALL your recent visits, your prayers, hugs, love and support. It has truly help heal my broken heart as there is nothing like the love of Jesus through those who care to lift you up in His name. I appreciate you so much.

    This wedding was lovely. What a great beginning. Wishing them luck for a wonderful lifetime ahead.

    I have sure missed visiting you and will have lots to catch up on when I get back home. XXMollye

  8. This is one of the coolest things I have ever heard of.

  9. You tell a wonderful story G... such special measures they took to unite their families! The venue looks like it was made for their event. And, your part... looks lovely!!

    Congratulations all around!

  10. What a neat place to get married in! Congratulations to them!

  11. The creation of the little town and the couple getting married there makes a beautiful love story. I see it was a beautiful wedding, love the pictures.

  12. That is SO cool. What a great place to have a wedding. And lucky for you ALL that the saloon was air conditioned.
    I wish them all the best, too!

  13. I bet that wedding was so beautiful! What a neat and different place to get married. I wish them a long, happy marriage.

  14. What a wonderful place!!! Beautiful!

  15. What an absolutely wonderful place to get married. The sand ceremony sounds so touching. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  16. That is so awesome. I love weddings that are different than the norm. Congrats to all!

  17. Oh how I love Prairie Song. I haven't been there for years. Must go soon. I can't tell you how many times I have tried to recall that little poem about the prairie and am so happy you posted it! What a wonderful place to be married. Blessings for the new family. : )

  18. How perfect! No one will ever forget that wedding; sounds like a fairy tale! The idea of the colored sand was new to me...great idea! What a terrific start to a life together for all of them!

  19. You did a great job on the cake, Mom!