Loblolly Rise: Barn Weddings & Events

The Bridal Cabin~Getting Ready

The Bridal Cottage at Loblolly Rise is simply beautiful! It's one of our favorite areas on the property. It's designed for stunning pictures...those "Getting Ready" images are so important to help tell your wedding day story! Your dress hanging in the window, your shoes sitting in the chair, your flowers, the jewelry (especially the ring!), and more of those bridal details that everyone loves! Brides, you will love this sweet cottage and your photographer will love all of the natural light it provides! Grab your bridesmaids, bring your snacks and drinks, and start getting ready for your big day! All of these images below and actual photos from the bridal cottage. Don't worry, we have a groom area as well!


Bride sitting in front of our big window in the bridal
Bride getting ready with the help of her mom and bridesmaids
Bride puts on wedding dress in the cottage at Loblolly Rise
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When you envision getting ready on your wedding day with your bridesmaids, you're probably all getting your hair and makeup done, breezily sipping mimosas as the photographer snaps away while your favorite songs play on a specially curated playlist. All of this can happen at the cottage at Loblolly Rise...it is truly perfection!

Here are some helpful tips for the cottage at Loblolly...

Don't forget to hang up your dress and veil

The first thing you should do when you arrive is take your wedding dress and veil out of the garment bag and hang it up on the hook that is provided over our big big, did we say big, window. The dress can breathe a bit before you actually get in it. Hang it as high as you can, unbustled. Tuck the comb of the veil inside the back of the dress, and let it hang down.

Do have plenty of food for your crew

There's nothing worse than a hangry bride—along with 6 hangry bridesmaids. Make sure to have an array of filling, nutritious breakfast or lunch options for your wedding party that will tide them over until the reception and won't give them a sugar rush and then make them crash. Think: sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit and veggie platters, yogurt and granola bars. You can preorder from any local delis or restaurants, and it's a much better option than sending your bridesmaids out to get food the morning of. Everyone will be busy and focused on getting ready, and you'll want to spend as much time as possible together that morning.

Don't drink too much.

Along with breakfast or lunch, providing mimosas or Bellinis for your crew is always fun—who doesn't love a cute cheers-ing photo op? Just be careful—the last thing you want is downing too many and getting a headache, being too buzzed to concentrate on details or feeling extra jittery.

Do have a good playlist

If you have a bridesmaid who always makes the best playlists, task her with creating an awesome morning-of one. Fun getting ready tunes will put everyone in a good mood and ease any nerves.