Brides across generations can usually finish this traditional litany of requirements needed before the wedding march begins. Our grandmothers knew it, our mothers knew it. Having a fresh approach toward the “old and new” is what brides recognize at Popes Museum Farm. From 1894-1953 weddings were performed in Cupid’s Room. This room, originally built in 1854 includes heart pine flooring, a split staircase, and the original mantle and mirror. It still reflects of legacies of families who come from a long line of love, and those who are starting their own legacy. Something old and something new.
The vision of “something old and something new” continues out into the grounds as well. Whether you are standing beneath the 100 year-old Magnolias and cedar trees or smelling the newly planted tea olives, the gardens themselves testify of something old and something new for your wedding.
Is “Something borrowed, Something blue” more your speed? Pope’s Museum Farm has that too, whether it is borrowing The Bridal Cottage or the accommodations for your out-of-town guests.The “Something Blue” is evidenced in the hand painted murals, artistically crafted by Outsider artist Laura Pope Forester that are on the walls, or the blue hydrangeas that bloom throughout the historic gardens.
The last line in the wedding poem goes like this, “and a Sixpence in her shoe…” The intent is to wish prosperity upon the new bride. Popes Museum is a partner with the bride and groom in that as well. While elegant and historic, Pope’s Museum Farm does not break your bank account. In fact, wedding planners have testified that we are one of the best kept secret for brides that want beauty, elegance and affordability!
That makes Pope’s Museum Farm the perfect choice for your wedding and the perfect choice for your marriage!
Come schedule your tour. We have so much to offer and your mind will be humming the tune “Something old something new, Something borrowed Something blue and a Sixpence in your shoe,” knowing that you know the secret to having it all.
*Photos by Courtney Wahl Photography