Spring 2018 Wedding Recap: Part Two

Yesterday we started recapping last year’s spring weddings. Our upcoming wedding season kicks off later this month, and we’re celebrating by swooning over last spring’s weddings all over again! If you missed them on the blog the first time around, now is your chance to catch up on all the prettiness. Our spring season runs from March through June, and yesterday’s blog post highlighted some of the weddings that took place between March and May. The weddings I’m sharing today were all from last June - it was a busy month! June is so magical out here at The Barn; the landscape is green and lush, the weather isn’t usually insanely hot yet, and it’s just so pretty. There’s a reason why this is one of our most popular months for weddings! Here are our stunning June 2018 weddings.

Abbey and Jake’s wedding was literally a fairy tale. They chose a romantic woodland theme and a simple, neutral color palette of white, green and a few touches of gold. We’ll forever be obsessed with their altar, with its unique white drape, loads of ferns, greenery and white roses. We LOVED their simple, elegant white florals that included tons of greenery, as well as their chic, understated reception details. We also thought Abbey’s dress was one of the prettiest ever. Basically this is one of those weddings that you shouldn’t miss; every detail was gorgeous!

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We love a wedding with sparkles, and Delaney and Cy’s was literally perfect. Delaney saw a past wedding at The Barn that had a rose gold, glittery altar, and that inspired the theme and color palette for their whole day; they chose rose gold, blush, champagne, and white, and a glittery, glamorous theme. Delaney’s stunning gown fit the theme perfectly, and we loved that she chose simple white and blush florals. We loved the soft pinks in their bridesmaids’ dresses and bouquets, their glittery rose gold altar (with loads of blush flowers, of course!), their feminine and glam reception, and that insane cake!

Stacy Munford

Stacy Munford

Sydney and Michael’s rustic wedding was the same weekend as Abbey and Jake’s and Delaney and Cy’s weddings. It always amazes me how our team manages to transform The Barn from day to day - we had three weddings that weekend, each with a totally different look and theme, and our team pulled them off flawlessly. They were all SO pretty in their own way. We absolutely loved Sydney and Michael’s peach and blue rustic chic wedding. Their altar was one of our favorites of the year… I mean, just look at those peach and orange flowers and the gorgeous draping! I especially loved the denim accents used throughout their details.

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Paxton Goates Photography

Paxton Goates Photography

Jessica and Eli’s glamorous pink and gold wedding was full of eye candy! Is it crazy to say one of our favorite details from a wedding was the bride’s sleeves?! Jessica’s bell sleeves were stunning, and we’re literally never forgetting them. We loved Jessica’s girly pink bouquet full of roses and peonies, their simply adorable cake, their glam reception details, and this AMAZING ceremony set up. Ceremonies that take place right in front of The Barn’s front doors are some of our favorites, but the glittery gold curtains took this one up a notch. The sparkly gold matched perfectly with our Chiavari chairs, and the hot pink florals made it extra special. That photo should probably be on a postcard for The Barn, I’m just saying. ;)

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Oh my goodness, Ali and Chris’s ranch-style vow renewal was SO sweet and romantic. (Yes, vow renewals at The Barn are totally a thing!) This precious couple celebrated ten years of marriage with a pastel pink and light blue rustic, ranch-style, intimate ceremony and reception. Their ceremony was held inside The Barn, and there were hay bales, steer heads, beautiful florals, and rose petals scattered on a cowhide. We were obsessed with their hydrangea, rose and baby’s breath bouquets that were so sweet, yet perfectly fit their day’s rustic vibes. And Ali’s dress… holy smokes! Their kids were included in their big day, and it was seriously the sweetest thing ever. More vow renewals, please!

Bring on the spring 2019 weddings! We are seriously so excited, we can hardly stand it!

Spring 2018 Wedding Recap: Part One

It seems like we are FINALLY coming out of what has felt like a never-ending winter, and y’all, we could not be happier to see this long, soggy, cloudy winter go! We’re kicking off our 2019 season at the end of this month, and in celebration of the long-awaited warmer temps and our upcoming spring season, let’s take a few minutes to swoon over our most recent spring weddings all over again. Spring 2018 was FULL of prettiness. Spring is straight up magic out here at The Barn, and our spring 2018 couples chose the most beautiful color palettes and details that totally played up all the prettiness that our venue offers in springtime. These are the stunning weddings from the first part of our spring season last year - they all took place between March and May. Tomorrow I’ll share the rest of last year’s spring weddings! Grab an iced coffee (it’s finally warm enough!) and enjoy!

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Stacy and Aaron’s mauve wedding last March was sooo pretty. We were especially into the shades of purple used throughout their details, their gorgeous florals, and their super chic, intimate reception that included loads of greenery garlands. Their ceremony, which was held in front of The Barn, was simple and elegant and so very pretty, with barrels topped with purple florals placed at the doors. Their reception was intimate, and it looked like pure magic under all the sparkling lights and chandeliers inside The Barn! This was the absolute prettiest way to kick off our spring 2018 season!

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The next month, Stacy’s cousin Nikki tied the knot with Mac in the prettiest vintage-meets-country elopement. (Both of these couples were some of our Kingfisher folks!) Nikki and Mac’s color palette was the ultimate combination of spring colors: pinks, mint, white and a little bit of orange. This wedding was so bright and just CHEERY. Their whitewashed pallet altar included bright, colorful florals and lots of greenery, and it was perfection. They also had one of the cutest cake displays ever! We loved the use of color in this one… every detail screamed springtime!

From The Barn's  Instagram

From The Barn's Instagram

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Jacque Cocanougher

Jacque Cocanougher

Brandy and Jon’s wedding was one of a kind, and it was so dreamy! Their theme was Shakespearean-rustic, and their color palette included shades of purple and gray. Every detail was so romantic, especially their feminine florals and unique altar! Lesleigh designed and created it with knotted strips of fabric in shades of light purple and topped it off with the prettiest purple florals. We also loved their sweet cake display. Who knew Shakespearean-rustic was a thing?! We’re so glad it is. ;)

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I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for shabby chic weddings. I am forever swooning over this one! Holly and Tyler chose a soft, feminine color palette of lavender and allllll the shades of pink. We ADORED their florals, which included all the spring bouquet must-haves: peonies, roses and the prettiest purple flowers. Their altar was such a dream, with vintage white doors, bright pink florals everywhere, and vintage wood crates to keep things from feeling too girly (you’re welcome, Tyler!). The pink fringe details from their ceremony were some of my absolute favorite details from the whole day. We also loved their adorable cake table!

Magical Meadow Styled Shoot

You guys, the official start of spring is SO soon, and we’re kicking off our 2019 wedding season in the very near future... we cannot wait! We're still in LOVE with this gorgeous spring styled shoot and we can’t wait for alllll the pretty spring vibes that are just around the corner. This is still one of my favorite styled shoots our team has ever done... the details were so dreamy! 

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If you've seen the sneak peeks of our Magical Meadow shoot on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, you already know how gorgeous it was. (Sorry y'all, but it's just too pretty, and we have no choice but to blow up the internet with it!) I'm beyond excited to share even more photos from this shoot with you today! This shoot was, as the name suggests, pure magic. The photos, by Stephanie Dawn Photography, are incredibly dreamy and so, so gorgeous. 

Our team worked with several fabulous vendors to make this shoot happen! We have the best vendors. They are so talented, and such great people! 

Photography: Stephanie Dawn Photography
Styling: Trisha Tubbs from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Venue/Decor/Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Gowns: Formal Affairs
Desserts: theCakePlace
HMUA: Manda Standridge 
Wedding Bands: Joshua's Fine Jewelry
Jewels: Chloe + Isabel
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Models: Cecelia Hampton and Logan Cox

This gorgeous shoot was styled by our intern-turned-planner, Trisha Tubbs, as part of her graduation requirements. Sometimes college is fun. ;) 

"This shoot was required in order for me to graduate," Trish said. "I just recently completed my internship through the hospitality administration at Arkansas Tech. One of the internship requirements was to complete a special project. I chose to do a photoshoot and it couldn't have turned out any better!" 

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Trish said she knew she wanted to use black lace before she chose the other details. "I wanted this shoot to have a natural look, but also display a sense of class and elegance," she said. "I fell in love with the idea of using a black lace topper! Once I decided to use black lace, everything else began to fall into place. I felt like the lace gave the shoot that touch of elegance while still keeping with a natural boho look."

love this combination of elegance plus natural/bohemian! It's unreal how gorgeous this is!

Some of the most beautiful details from this shoot? Those flowers, hands down. A gorgeous, enormous peony bouquet, plus all the small floral arrangements. Did you notice the flowers on the lanterns? Swoon!!! The flowers were all arranged by our floral designer, Ginger. She always does the best job! 

Another fabulous detail was this custom gown. Our team took a bridal gown from Formal Affairs and customized it with this pastel floral fabric. It's amazing! All of the gowns were beautiful!

No shoot is complete without a fancy, delicious, stunning dessert table, right?! TheCakePlace is one of our favorite vendors, and I think you can see why! Everything they make is beautiful... and it always tastes just as good (maybe better?!) than it looks.

Another highlight from this shoot: the drink table! Drinks are good, but pretty drinks are better. Trish garnished these drinks with berries, arrows and little tiny signs. 

The reception table was also stunning! I can't say enough how much I love this combination of classic elegance and a bohemian vibe. The black lace, lanterns and china combined with the lush, natural flowers... LOVE.

And now I'm sorry for the amount of photos I'm about to post, but I just couldn't help myself! You're welcome. ;) 

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Finally, I asked Trish if she had anything else she wanted to say about this shoot, and here's what she said: "I want to say thank you to Stephanie, our photographer and our models, Logan and Cecelia. They were all troopers! And Manda Standridge, no one can compare to her hair and makeup skills! And especially Lesleigh and Ginger. I couldn't have done it without them!"

Trish, you did such a great job! I can't wait to see all the gorgeous weddings and shoots you plan in the future. :)

xoxo,
Kelsi

Jennifer + Nick's Bohemian Rustic Wedding

Bohemian florals, rustic details, a romantic indoor ceremony… We’re thrilled to share Jennifer and Nick’s fall wedding today, with all its bohemian-rustic goodness! We’re also a tiny bit sad, because this is the very last of our fall 2018 weddings, but that also means that our gorgeous spring 2019 weddings are just around the corner! Each detail at this wedding was planned to perfection - floral details, ceremony and reception details, their dinner menu, their favors, their first dances… EVERY detail was so well thought out. It’s so special when couples put effort into making every detail meaningful; it’s as if tiny pieces of their entire love story are surrounding them everywhere they look on the biggest day of their lives.

It takes a huge team of vendors to successfully pull off a wedding like this one, and Jennifer and Nick chose the most talented vendors around to make their wedding day extra amazing. We can’t wait to share their gorgeous photos by Lori Sparkman Photography with you! (If you didn’t see Jenn’s bridal photos, go swoon over them here!)

Photographer: Lori Sparkman Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Danielle’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie | Hair & Makeup: Aaron Perkins at Face Your Day Salon | Catering: Blue Willow Catering & Event Planning | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Ceremony Musician: Taylor Dawn Nealey | DJ: Mark Manning | Custom Garters: Heirloom Garter Co. | Floral Feathers: Spearpoint Ranch | Cake Topper: Needmore Heart | Custom Can Koozies: Sip Hip Hooray | Rings: HYO Silver 

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Jennifer and Nick were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on October 13, 2018. They chose a warm fall color palette of burgundy, navy and gold - and it was the fall color palette of our dreams! Their details were equally bohemian and rustic, with boho florals, burlap, a cowhide, steer heads and gold accents.

Jenn’s bridal gown, from Danielle’s Bridal, was feminine, classic and stunning. We loved this silhouette and neckline on her, and the lace detailing was beautiful. The back was so gorgeous… my favorite detail for sure! Jenn, you are the loveliest bride ever! You were absolutely glowing.

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Can’t you feel the joy and excitement in these photos of Jenn and Nick?! Their happiness is contagious!

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This bridal party was just the prettiest! The bridesmaids wore long burgundy dresses with different necklines (from Azazie), and the guys kept it semi-casual in jeans, tan jackets and boots. Their attire fit the wedding’s theme and color palette perfectly!

Jenn and her dad’s first look was the absolute SWEETEST ever. These photos will melt your heart, y’all. And just wait until you see the father-daughter dance they shared at the reception later on!

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Jenn’s florals and bouquets were unique and absolutely stunning. They were full of rich shades of red, a few pops of light pink, vibrant greenery, and some really unique additions that we were crazy about. “Being the avid outdoor enthusiasts we are, one of the first things Nick and I agreed on was the use of turkey and pheasant feathers,” Jenn said. “We wanted them in all flower arrangements and boutonnieres.” We absolutely love it when couples include details that are special to them - the feathers used throughout their florals made them totally unique to this wedding!

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Rainy weather pushed the ceremony inside The Barn, which only made it that much more beautiful and romantic. “The last minute storm really surprised everyone, but Lesleigh and her team made the best of the situation,” Jenn said. The Barn was already all set up for their reception, so most of their guests sat at the reception tables, and we made a small ceremony area for seating for their close family. They tied the knot in front of a boho-rustic altar - with a burlap drape, steer heads and more of those gorgeous florals - while standing on a cowhide that was a wedding gift from Jenn’s parents.

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Jenn and Nick’s ceremony was so special, and these photos of Nick seeing his bride for the first time melt our hearts!

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Our day was everything we could have ever dreamed of! Lesleigh and her team are a pure JOY! She did absolutely everything to make sure me, my groom, and my loved ones had the day of our lives. I am forever grateful for the execution of our dream wedding!
— Jenn
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This sweet moment right after tying the knot… giving us ALL the feels.

Jenn and Nick’s reception was stunning, unique and super detailed. Jenn said the feathers used throughout the florals, “along with cow skulls, lanterns, and gold accent pieces made our reception into the rustic dream I've always pictured.” Their tables included navy tablecloths, burgundy and burlap runners, gold lanterns, gold jars and other vases, geometric gold vases, and the most gorgeous fall florals. Their place settings included burgundy and navy napkins, and vintage glassware in their wedding colors.

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One of the most special details at Jenn and Nick’s reception was their “generations of love” table. “Nick and I are so fortunate to have parents and grandparents that were and still are happily married,” Jenn said. “Having the visual representation of being raised knowing our commitment to one another is for a lifetime was one of our absolute favorites details of our wedding decorations.”

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Jenn said one of her favorite details of the day was the incredible food served at their reception by Blue Willow Catering… and their comfort food-filled menu had us drooling! “The vendors that Lesleigh referred were delicious cooks,” Jenn said. “Fried chicken and meat loaf?! Our wedding guests were in heaven. I feel like a lot of people getting married choose meals that are convenient to cook for quantity, but our catering company provided them wrong by making such good Southern food for a few hundred people!”

Their navy and gold cake from Kneading Hands Bakery was absolutely STUNNING. “Kneading Hands did an outstanding job with our cake!” Jenn said. “I honestly forgot what we had agreed and planned on, but our jaws dropped seeing the gorgeous gold details on our cake. It was so enjoyable to choose a venue that had such great reliable vendors!”

This couple thought of EVERYTHING, so the amazing, super thought out details kept coming! They sent their guests home with custom koozie favors from Sip Hip Hooray. One side read “Nick and Jen 10.13.2018” and the other said “Cheers to the firefighter and his flame.” We LOVED these!

“Nick being a full time firefighter for Conway, AR for almost 3 years, and on the volunteer department in Cleveland, AR for 7 years, we wanted make those pretty personable,” Jenn said. “They were perfect!”

Some of Jenn’s favorite moments from her wedding day occurred on the dance floor! “The dance floor was steady ALL NIGHT LONG,” she said. “It was overwhelming and awesome all at the same time. It was super cool to do a choreographed dance with my dad to get the night started off! We did the same Father Daughter dance for a recital in 2001 with Mrs. Ashley's Dance Studio.  We danced to My Girl by The Temptations. It was SO special and a great way to start the party. Nick and his mom followed up with dancing to the classic You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman.”

My favorite photos of the newlyweds were these from the end of the evening underneath all the gorgeous twinkly lights outside The Barn. These are SO dreamy and romantic and an absolute fairytale.

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At the end of the night, Jenn and Nick made their grand exit and headed off to Gatlinburg, Tennessee! “We rented a Jeep and took off to the mountains,” she said. “We drove the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail stopping to hike the trail to Grotto Falls. We also made a trip to Cade's Cove. We shopped and experienced Sugarland's Moonshine Distillery and, of course, the famous Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. We made tracks back west to stay a night in Nashville. We spent the night hopping from each live performance along Broadway in downtown. It was a super cool experience for us both, since neither of us had ever been. We continued our return home, making one last stop at the Memphis Zoo. Definitely a trip we plan to complete again!” 

Jenn and Nick, we loved every bit of your amazing wedding! It was an honor to plan it with you! We wish y’all the very best! xoxo

Spring at The Barn

One of the most common questions we get from prospective brides and grooms is: "What does The Barn look like in (a specific month)?" We wanted to share what The Barn looks like in both of our wedding seasons - spring to early summer and fall to early winter. The Barn is beautiful in every season, and the landscape will be the most gorgeous, dreamiest backdrop for your big day no matter what month you choose to get married in. But there's just something about The Barn in the spring that I can't get enough of. Early March is still a little bit wintery - trees and flowers haven't started to bloom just yet, and sometimes these weddings are chilly! Late March and April weddings are absolutely stunning, with new blooms adding pops of color into the landscape - the prettiest details that we don't even have to plan! During May and June, the landscape is super lush and green, which makes for the dreamiest photos. Here is what The Barn looks like from March to June! 

March

J. Millwood Photography, from  Kaleena + Spencer 's wedding

J. Millwood Photography, from Kaleena + Spencer's wedding

April

May

Elizabeth Leighton Photography, from  Mae + Mike 's wedding

Elizabeth Leighton Photography, from Mae + Mike's wedding

June

Lela & Lyla , from  Kassie + Adam 's wedding

Lela & Lyla, from Kassie + Adam's wedding

B.Matthews Photo , from  Tara + Casey 's wedding