This scenic wide-angle photograph was taken during a late afternoon wedding ceremony at the Barn at Sarah Bella in Picayune, Mississippi. This lovely rustic venue features beautiful, wide-open scenery that makes for a wonderful backdrop for a bride and groom desiring an outdoor wedding out in a rural setting. The Barn at Sarah Bella is only about a 20 minute drive from Slidell, and less than an hour from New Orleans, so couples getting married in southeast Louisiana wanting a quiet, natural, country setting for their event should definitely consider this location, as should southern Mississippi residents of course. The front area of the barn features rows of wooden benches which can accommodate up to about 80-100 guests, and additional seating can be brought in if needed, as was the case with this ceremony.
This couple's wedding took place in the month of October, which most people who live in the area would agree is the most pleasant time of year for an outdoor wedding in south Louisiana and Mississippi. The temperatures tend to be comfortably mild, and this is also historically the driest month of the year, so there's less of a chance of rain affecting your plans (though you should still always plan to have an indoor event space available as a backup just in case!).
There are several other similarly rustic venues around the New Orleans area, such as The Berry Barn near Hammond, Louisiana, and The Barn of Pearl River.
Location: 48 Flat Top Rd, Picayune, MS 39466.