Barn wedding venue creates rural, rustic and chic ambiance for Taylor and David Randall’s wedding.
Taylor Davis and David Randall started dating in high school. After graduating from Iowa Valley High School, David enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard. It was the toughest part of their relationship, Taylor says, being away from each other for so many months. The only form of communication was through letters and a few brief phone calls.
“I will never forget the feeling I had seeing him for the first time after being apart for so long,” she said. “We will forever cherish our love letters we wrote to each other.”
After basic training, David attended college at Iowa State University and achieved a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Systems Technology. He currently works for Kinzenbaw Earthmoving in Marengo, Iowa. Taylor is currently at Mount Mercy University and will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Navigation. She currently works at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg, Iowa as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
In July 2017, Taylor’s family was hosting a celebration they called the Davis Open. It was being held at the Marengo Golf Course to mark the 60th wedding anniversary of Taylor's grandparents, her sister’s 16th birthday, her parent’s 25th wedding anniversary, her Dad’s 50th birthday, and David’s little sister’s 15th birthday. The all-day event included golf, cocktails and dinner. Right after Taylor’s cousin, Lindsay, sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley to her grandparents, David got everyone’s attention, dropped down on one knee and proposed.
When Taylor first started looking at places to get married they wanted a place that was unique and rustic, like a barn venue. After searching around their home they found some places but they were either booked, did not accommodate enough people or were not air conditioned for the time of year they wanted. When she found The Legacy Barn in Barnett through a Google search, she noticed how close it was to Lake of the Ozarks, a place they visit at least once a year. They initially wanted a destination wedding so the venue was perfect — still a destination but close enough for friends and family to attend. It also has an interesting story, which made it even more special. Once a fully-functioning cattle barn, the now fully-equipped wedding and event venue has all the amenities and comfort needed for couples wanting to get married in a rural atmosphere.
The wedding took place on August 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. The barn was filled to capacity with 250 guests. Close friend and family member Dale “Stumpy” Kinzenbaw performed the ceremony.
“It is just a special feeling having all the people you care about in one spot celebrating the love you have for each other,” Taylor said. “Another thing that was memorable to us was seeing each other for the first time that day. Something that I will really cherish is that both sides of my grandparents were able to attend.”
A few months after the wedding the Randalls honeymooned at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple resides in High Amana, Iowa.
The Legacy Barn and surrounding property was purchased by Jack and Kathryn Hutchinson more than 40 years ago to care for cattle and crops. In 2016 their daughter Judy Jo turned the barn into a wedding and event venue. State-of-the-art adjustable LED lighting, cell-phone and camera charging stations, large chandeliers, Victorian brass details, polished concrete and other alterations were made to create a warm, charming and rustic ambiance. The original interior barn structure was kept, only needing to replace a few boards and nails. Ladders, a pigeon perch, hay track, rope and pulley system and a lookout window were also kept in place.
It was named The Legacy Barn for two reasons: the legacy Judy Jo’s father left behind, and “The Legacy” movie in which Jack and Kathryn appeared with their team of oxen during the late 1980s.
(Information provided by venue)
Bridal gown: Hope’s Bridal (Atkins, Iowa)
Bridesmaid’s gowns: XOXO Bridal (Tiffin, Iowa)
Hair: Taylor Furman (Norway, Iowa)
Makeup: Hello Gorgeous by Brook Roberts (Marengo, Iowa)
Photography: Diamonds and Dirt Roads Photography by Kimberly Maxwell (Williamsburg, Iowa)
Florist: Versailles Greenhouse (Versailles, Mo.)
DJ: DJ Boogie B by Brian Thiel (Kansas City, Mo.)
Lighting: The Legacy Barn (Judy Jo) and DJ Boogie B
Cake: Reinhardt Circle (Jefferson City, Mo.)
Cupcakes: Becky Fry (Marengo, Iowa)
Catering: Mary Ella Zimmerman- Mennonite (Versailles, Mo.)
Rings: Helzberg Diamonds
Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond and Target
Venue: The Legacy Barn (Barnett, Mo.)
Transportation: Zee’s Limo Service (Lake Ozark, Mo.)