Horsefeathers Farm offers rustic elegance for weddings
Published 3:09 pm Thursday, March 24, 2016
By JENNIFER MAIER / Community Columnist
A charming split rail fence on the left and a beautifully manicured pasture on the right is what visitors to Horsefeathers Farm experience as they make their way along the gravel road leading to Don and Candye Lundy’s home in Columbiana.
Since 2001, the Lundys have made their home on the 10-acre property where they have worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind place for them to enjoy time with family, friends and of course, their horses.
But running a farm requires a lot of work, and for a brief time Don and Candye considered downsizing.
But leaving behind what they had worked so hard to create just didn’t seem like the right choice for the couple.
What did make sense to them was offering their beloved home and property as a wedding venue to be enjoyed by couples looking for a rustic yet elegant place to exchange vows.
“We’ve poured our hearts and souls into this place,” said Candye, explaining that she and Don just weren’t ready to leave the farm.
So much time and attention has been put into the design of the log cabin home, which is constructed of logs from British Columbia.
Candye has a background in interior decorating and worked for the well-known decorator Richard Tubbs.
Every last detail of the home is well thought out, down to the custom kitchen that was built in England.
“The design, along with American wood, was sent to England where craftsmen built the kitchen, and mailed it back to us on a boat. Local craftsmen assembled it and installed it in the house,” Don said.
It’s that attention to detail that Don and Candye feel is something that sets them apart from other wedding venues.
They have limited the number of weddings to 14 a year so that each wedding gets the special touch it deserves.
Hosting special events is not a new thing for Don and Candye, who have opened their home in the past for special events, including weddings.
The property has several locations to choose from for the ceremony.
There is also a private bridal suite and groom’s guest house. The guest house is also available to the couples for their wedding night stay.
Those wanting to learn more about Horsefeathers Farm-Wedding Venue may contact Executive Director Pam D’Armond at (205) 424-6355 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An open house is being held April 10, from 3-5 p.m. where brides-to-be can come and view the property and talk with vendors that will be on hand.
Horsefeathers Farm is located at 3663 Highway 77, Columbiana, AL 35051.
Visit the website at www.horsefeathersfarmweddingvenue.com.