The bridal party was seated at long tables through the center of the barn. One tip we like to pass along to brides is to use their bridesmaid bouquets in their reception. The bridesmaid bouquets are the low flower arrangements on long tables. The girls were able to pick up the hand tied bouquets out of the mercury glass vases for the ceremony, then when they return to the reception area, they have a designated places to drop their bouquet, which only adds to the decor of the reception. Along with the flowers, there was assorted candles placed throughout the reception. I don't like seeing the bridesmaid bouquets discarded and simply laid in a chair and forgotten during the reception, so this is one option for utilizing them. (Others have chosen to display on the cake or food tables.)
All of the above photos were provided by the bride and taken by her wedding photographer, Jamey Smith.
The following pictures were taken by myself, as we were setting up everything.