He built the metal frame based on years of accumulated research and study on the construction of churches. He then implemented a specialized tree-moving machine to help take out some of the grunt work required to relocate the trees.
Barry selected the Cut Leaf Adler, wanting a variety of tree with low foliage, specifically for sunlight to pour through. The walls of the church are denser, made from Copper Sheen, an Australian tree known for its heavy textured leaf, giving the main structure its thick and lush walls.
The 100-person space was initially meant to be the man’s very own personal sanctuary, but with such a magical hotspot like this, folks have been lining up to say their “I Dos” like it’s going out of business. And the opposite couldn’t be truer–Barry’s gorgeous 200-acre property also features a labyrinth walk, and outdoor canopy, perfect for the elaborate weddings, receptions, parties and other events he hosts twice a week.
Although he didn’t get to live out his dream of becoming the Pope, Barry’s fairy tale set up is making the dreams of couples everywhere come true. Take a look at the video below to get a better feel for why people are falling in love with (and in!) the tree church.