This is an idea for us since our wedding will be outdoors. Sitting by the fire is always something we enjoy so why not do it our families? Fire pit with hay bale seating for an outdoor fall wedding - Today's Gardens
How to build a straw bale garden, this site has more information. Idea from previous pinner: "I did it this year and I'm amazed at the size of my tomatoes! I put them around my Rhubarb patches and I was harvesting rhubarb into late September!