Kelsey Cambridge’s Ten Tips for Hosting a Wedding at a Museum

Kelsey Cambridge is the Director of Barton Farm, a living history museum tucked away in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley. She has hosted many weddings on the Farm, but none like her ex-husband’s wedding to Krissie Pumpernickel. To help others who might find themselves in a similar sticky situation, she has compiled a list of helpful wedding hosting tips.

  1. When dealing with a disagreeable bride, especially if that bride is marrying your ex-husband, take deep cleansing breaths and count backwards down from ten a lot.
  2. Make sure your six-year-old son had plenty of activities to do during wedding planning so that a) he doesn’t get bored and b) he doesn’t realize how crazy the adults around him actually are.
  3. Make sure the attack chickens are stored safely in their coop.
  4. Give your theatrical father an assignment or he will always be underfoot.
  5. Make sure your gardener doesn’t have a nervous breakdown when the bride asks to remove all plants that might attract insects from the Farm.
  6. Be on the lookout for runaway sheep.
  7. Make sure your employees are not embellishing historical facts about the Farm for the entertainment value.
  8. Don’t mess with the oxen.
  9. Keep drunk Abraham Lincoln on a short leash. 
  10. If a dead body turns up, don’t be alarmed but track down the killer.

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Summer weddings at Barton Farm’s picturesque church were standard procedure for museum director Kelsey Cambridge―until the Cherry Foundation, which supports the museum, ordered Kelsey to host her ex-husband’s wedding on Farm grounds. Ambitious wedding planner Vianna Pine is determined to make the bride’s Civil War-themed wedding perfect. But each time Vianna’s vision threatens the integrity and safety of the Farm, Kelsey has to intervene. And when she finds Vianna’s dead body at the foot of the church steps, everyone’s plans fall apart. With both the wedding and Barton Farm at risk of being permanently shut down, Kelsey has to work hard to save her own happily ever after.

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