Spring Bouquets

It's Barn Flower Friday, y'all! With the beginning of spring in just a few weeks (hooray!), it's time to start sharing tons of spring wedding inspiration that I hope we'll be seeing at The Barn when our wedding season kicks off very soon! Let's start with my favorite wedding-related topic: bouquets. Spring is the perfect time for pastel flowers, lots of fresh greenery, and fun pops of color. My favorite style for spring bouquets: messy vibes, an undone/natural/organic look, and nothing too round/formal/plain. Our floral designer Ginger is the absolute best, so I know our spring brides are going to have some unique, completely stunning bouquets! Can't wait to see them! If you're needing inspiration for your own wedding bouquet, or if you just have major heart eyes over spring bouquets like I do, look no further! Here are some of the prettiest spring wedding bouquets everrrrr, from past spring weddings at The Barn! 

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Mackenzie + Tyler's wedding

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Mackenzie + Tyler's wedding

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,
Kelsi

Rustic Barn Weddings 3 Ways

The Barn was made for rustic weddings!!! ...Or rustic weddings were made for The Barn? Either way, the two go together like peanut butter and jelly, and rustic weddings always fit right in with The Barn's rustic charm! While we've done a ton (like, a TONNNN) of rustic weddings, they are not all created equal! We've done really rustic weddings (think lots of burlap and hay bales) and we've done rustic-meets-glam, too... And everything in between! Rustic details pair so well with other styles (boho, glam, and shabby chic, for example), and even though we've done about a million of 'em, we never get tired of rustic weddings! Here are three of our most popular rustic weddings, which are all super different but have a few rustic details in common. (P.S. Check out three boho Barn weddings, too!) 

Rustic Chic

Mandy and Matt's wedding was the epitome of rustic chic! They had allll the details required of a rustic chic wedding (burlap, lace, boots, wood accents), plus a whole bunch of really cool, unique details. These two came all the way from Alaska to get married at The Barn, and they brought a few touches of Alaska with them! There were fox tails in their florals, facts about Alaska on their reception tables, and Alaskan Gold Rush mining pans. 

Rustic-Boho-Gypsy

Morgan and Wager's rustic-boho-gypsy-cowgirl elopement had a lot going on, and it couldn't have been any better! When we were planning this wedding, Morgan told us she liked rustic, vintage, steer heads, reclaimed wood, old tin and bright colors. Then she literally said, "I've seen your creative style, so just go with it!" Okay, girl!!! This is what happens when you tell our team to "just go with it." The most epic pallet + rusty tin altar, bright florals, cowhides and steer heads, the prettiest cake and cake table of all time (seriously though), and so many other one-of-a-kind details! Wedding goals right here, y'all. 

Rustic Glam

Kassie and Adam's wedding was equal parts burlap and sequins. It was rustic meets glam at its finest! There were pink, glittery, girly details, and there were also plenty of wood, rusty, masculine details. It was the best of both worlds! There were soooo many details to love, but some of the most memorable included: pretty pink florals (with plenty of texture to keep them from feeling too feminine), the most perfect ceremony details (vintage wooden doors, florals, wood accents, an amazing petal design down the aisle), a gorgeous naked cake, a fun/sweet ice cream bar, and a super rustic escort card display. Oooh, and Kassie's dress + boots. Seriously the most gorgeous bride ever! 

Wedding Inspiration: Minimalist Weddings

As much as we love an over-the-top wedding with countless details, we also happen to love a simple, low-key wedding. One trend I think you'll see a lot of this year (if you obsessively follow wedding blogs, magazines and trends like I do!) is minimalist weddings. Minimalism doesn't have to mean boring; it means understated color schemes, simple (but still beautiful) decor, and uncomplicated florals. Minimalist weddings are perfect for couples who want the focus of their wedding to be on the food, entertainment, or, you know, the marriage itself... But who don't want to sacrifice having a beautiful, stylish wedding with classic, chic details. Less really can be more, y'all! 

To get the look, go for: lots of white, greenery, wood details, candles, clear glass. From invitations to reception decor and everything in between, here are a few minimalist wedding ideas that I LOVE!

Katie + Cory's Rustic Purple & Turquoise Wedding

I'm so excited to share this Throwback Thursday wedding from last spring with y'all! Katie and Cory's wedding was one of our many purple weddings from last year, and we loved it so. Their details were SO fun (just like the two of them!), and every little part of their wedding day was truly special. Plus, this wedding has me even more excited for our upcoming spring weddings!!! Tracye Harned Photography beautifully captured this sweet couple's day, and I can't wait for you to see it!

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Katie and Cory were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 21, 2016. Their color palette included purple and turquoise. "I knew that I wanted peacock colors in my wedding, but I just did not know how to incorporate them," Katie said. "The Barn did a great job of tying all the colors in." Their details were rustic chic and super fun (I mean, look at that paper airplane exit... these two are FUN!). 

Katie's florals were stunning - the were full of bright turquoise and purple, and they had such a beautiful rustic look. "My bouquet had a peacock feather in it and my grandmothers brooch on the front," Katie said. "I told the ladies at The Barn that I was not a big fan of flowers and that I did not want any roses. They did a great job of making the bouquets look fabulous with greenery and peacock colors. They were beautiful."

Check out this adorable boutonniere... We love Katie's use of peacock feathers! 

Katie's bridal gown was from Low's Bridal, and it was perfect for such a fun, late spring wedding! I love everything about this dress: the neckline, the lace, the back, the train, the silhouette... It is all perfect, and Katie couldn't have been more gorgeous! 

I seriously LOVE these bridesmaids' dresses, which were also from Low's! They were such a fun shade of purple, and I love the length, the fuller skirt, and the gorgeous, lacy neckline on these. Plus, each of these girls wore BOOTS, which was just the icing on the cake! The guys looked so great too, in jeans, boots, white shirts, brown vests, and turquoise ties. Such a fashionable bridal party!

There were also a few adorable, little bridal party attendants, too! The tutus, boots, denim vests, and flower crowns on those flower girls... My heart can't handle the cuteness!

Katie and Cory had such a sweet, emotional first look. Okay, is it terrible to admit that we love it when a groom cries?! There is truly nothing sweeter! 

My favorite part about getting married at The Barn was that it was so stress free. They allowed me to just be happy and not worry about anything on or before my wedding day.
— Katie

Katie's favorite details of the day were her ceremony details, and can you blame her?! They were amazing! They were rustic and a little bit boho, with painted glass bottles hanging on their altar and tons of bright colored flowers. "The aisle was decorated with my colors and flowers that looked so pretty," she said. "The altar also had the peacock colors and glass bottles which was one of the things that the ladies at The Barn suggested."

The wedding went off without a hitch! Everything was beautiful and very organized... They did a wonderful job. They did everything that we asked and so much more. I was not good at picking out what I wanted but the team did such a great job on our wedding!
— Katie

Katie and Cory's reception was also fun and gorgeous, with rustic chic tablescapes and several fun, special details! Their tables included white tablecloths, burlap runners and purple runners, purple and turquiose napkins, and bright, beautiful floral arrangements. They had a candy buffet, which included all of their favorite candies. "We also had a memorial table set up for those guests who are no longer with us," Katie said. 

"The groom's cake was a welder because that is what my husband does for a living," Katie said. "Our wedding cake also looked like a tree and had our initials carved into it because I wanted something unique." Fun fact: the groom's cake was featured on the Weldporn Instagram account. ;) 

Katie and Cory shared their first dance, danced with their parents (Cory and his mom had such a fun choreographed dance!), and had such a fun party with their loved ones. One moment of the day that Katie will never forget was their paper airplane send off! After their day was over, they headed off to Disney World for their honeymoon. "We had a great week at the most magical place on earth," Katie said. "We got to act like kids and not be judged!"

Katie and Cory, your big day was so sweet and special! We're so thankful that we got to plan your best day ever with you! Cheers to y'all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

See more of this pretty wedding here

Wedding Inspiration: Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Or Galentine's Day, whichever you're celebrating. :) Whether you're celebrating with your new boyfriend, your husband of 20 years, your kids, or your best girls, we hope your day is fun, sweet, and full of chocolate, and we hope you feel spoiled and so very loved!

Even though Valentine's Day is admittedly the cheesiest holiday ever, we can't help but love wedding details inspired by February 14th. Valentine's Day parties or weddings need lots of hearts, pink and red, pops of glitter, and sweet, romantic details. Here are some glam ideas for Valentine's Day parties or weddings! xoxo

Tryston Hines Photography, from Katie + Alan's wedding at The Barn. Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a blush bridal gown, red lips, and our famous LOVE marquee sign! 

Tryston Hines Photography, from Katie + Alan's wedding at The Barn. Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a blush bridal gown, red lips, and our famous LOVE marquee sign! 

Salt & Sky Studios, from Nikki + Scott's wedding at The Barn

Salt & Sky Studios, from Nikki + Scott's wedding at The Barn

Melissa McCrotty Photography, from Emily + Casey's wedding at The Barn

Melissa McCrotty Photography, from Emily + Casey's wedding at The Barn