Leanne ask me if it was OK if Dave built and put a pergola on our property for the wedding ceremony. I immediately said "yes" - after all, how could I say "no" to the perspective bride and groom? My immediate next thought was "what the heck is a pergola? Ok, I guess I'm just a simple girl from the midwest so I didn't have any idea. Turns out that a pergola is merely an oversized trellis. Dave ordered plans and he built this gorgeous pergola with Leanne's painting help. Now I am "in tune" to the pergola scene and can be very smug that I think that Dave and Leanne's is way nicer than any I've seen (that is now that I know what I'm looking at). Here's some pergola building and installation tips for you all. Enjoy!