Three years. 156 weeks. 1,095 days.

Just about each minute, of those 1,095 days, we are focused on, “what’s next,” or “how will this work?” We are constantly trying to improve the venue and constantly trying to work on how to give a better experience to each bride and groom.

Sometimes we are still in shock that God has blessed us with this opportunity. When He gives you something like this, you better be prepared to work, work, work and then work some more. Many people want God to move in their lives, but when He does, it’s not what they thought it would look like-or they don’t want to make the sacrifices needed to be successful. You know when you are walking in the will of God and when you aren’t. We have been in both situations several times over.

We have loved seeing this property transform into what it is today and we look forward to what it will be in the years ahead, but the single most important thing that you have to carry with you on a massive project is-vision. As it says in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”

To accomplish anything, you must have vision. Your vision determines your goals. Your goals direct your actions. Your actions are what accomplishes the vision.

Without having vision, we could have never turned this…

Into this…

The vision is the reason we keep going; why we continue to improve. It’s the overarching theme when we think about the manor and all the potential it has. It’s so easy to stop and just be satisfied with where you are and NOT continue to move forward (I’m not saying to overlook your accomplishments or never celebrate where you’ve come from, because all that’s important too!). But, to grow, you must always take the next step.

As always, Chad and I are so thankful to our community. I can NOT say that enough. We have amazing family and friends that volunteer wayyy too much to help us and the absolute best brides-HANDS DOWN! We are honored to get to run this manor and hope that you stay with us on this journey.

Can’t wait to see what year four holds!


Chad and Lori