Barn at the Backwoods | Thornville, OH | C + R’s Rustic Wedding

Barn at the Backwoods could not have been a more perfect spot for Cristi and RJ to celebrate their wedding day! From the wooded ceremony location to the open barn reception, everything turned out beautifully for these two. Did I mention the downpour that was supposed to happen?! Well, it didn’t and we are all so thankful for that!


“Two moments stood out to me on our wedding day. The first one was when I turned around and saw you for the first time. I can’t describe to you how good you looked in that moment. I was in awe,” RJ.



“I was having a hard time dealing with the anxiety all morning and when I saw him turn around and look at me, all of the emotions came to a humbling stop.” – Cristi

Cristi’s favorite moment:

The moment that caught me by surprise was when I was hiding in the little building waiting to walk up the aisle way. In that moment I realized I was alone for the first time all day and it all hit me. Tears rolled down my face as I realized I was living the moment I have waited for my whole life. When I walked down that aisle, the world went silent and all I saw was him standing there before me.

The song I walked down the aisle to was one that stopped me in my tracks when I heard it for the first time. In that moment, I knew it was the one.



RJ’s Favorite Moment:

The second moment was when I was standing up by the alter alone and I looked around at all of our family and friends smiling and waving right before everyone began to walk down the aisle.



“Our first dance song is sung by Eric Church. Eric’s music was the theme song in the beginning of our relationship. I was driving home one day and one of his songs came on the radio. This song instantly brought tears to my eyes as I listened to every word. The words to “You make it look so easy” are the words that you search for when you can’t find them. He really does make it look so easy and everyday I wake up with such a thankful heart knowing I found the man who loves all of me.”



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