Valentine's Day Styled Shoots

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! Several years ago, The Barn Team put together two gorgeous, inspiring, colorful, super fun Valentine's-themed styled shoots. The details from these shoots were incredible. There were cakes (and mini cakes!), stunning floral arrangements, painted pallets, sodas with cute straws, beautiful stationery, bright and colorful streamer backdrops, two AMAZING gowns, a groom covered in lipstick kisses, sweet place settings and about a million other fun things. There were lots of patterns, textures and colors (shades of pink, red, orange and yellow).  You may even recognize the models for these shoots, Emily + Casey, from the glitz & glam Aztec-inspired wedding! We worked with some of the most talented vendors on this shoot, and it's definitely one of our best ones to date.

Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography

Florals & Decor: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch 

Bridal Gowns & Suit: Formal Affairs

Hair & Makeup: Erica Bragg at Bliss Salon

Cakes: Sweet Sensations

Calligraphy: Anchor Port Calligraphy

Love is Pink

This painted pallet. This cake! Too much pretty.

Emily's hair for this shoot was AMAZING! 

Look. At. Those. Eye. Lashes!!!! My goodness. 

I'm CRAZY for that pink dress! Soooo beautiful!

This place setting is just so pretty. Those colors!

Hot Pink Kisses

THAT DRESS!!! Major heart eyes. This was actually customized by The Barn, and it sure is great. It was recently purchased, and we'd love to see a photo of the bride who wore it!

Our rustic bouquet and floral arrangements at this shoot were stunning. They even incorporated fruit (pomegranates and oranges!), which is always an unexpected, yet beautiful element.

Did I mention how fabulous the cakes were at these shoots?! Holy smokes.

Ahhh, the famous streamer backdrop! This thing has taken Pinterest by storm. We LOVE it. 

Emily's hair was just one more AHHH-MAAAZING detail!

And this is how the shoot got its name, folks. ;)

Swoooooning over these details. <3

Baby cakes are ALWAYS a good idea. How cute are these?!

You can see even more photos from these shoots right here

I hope y'all have a great Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day/Galentine's Day/whatever you're celebrating this weekend. ;) I hope you feel loved and get lots of chocolate! 

xoxo,
Kelsi

Wedding Inspiration: Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Week! Whether you're celebrating with your new boyfriend, your husband of 20 years, your kids, or your Galentines, 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!&nbsp;

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 &amp; 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

The Barn Loves Kingfisher!

Kingfisher. It’s a little town in western Oklahoma with roughly 5,000 people, and although we’ve never been there, it’s a place that we’ve grown to love. Fourteen people from that tiny town have traveled all the way to our little corner of Arkansas to tie the knot at The Barn. And they just keep on coming! We’re not complaining at all… we LOVE our Kingfisher couples and all the western, ranch style, rustic charm they’ve brought to our venue.

We’ve asked ourselves countless times why so many people from a town five hours away have driven all those miles to get married at our venue, and here’s what we’ve come to understand: word of mouth advertising is the BEST. We’ve never once ran an ad in Kingfisher’s newspaper (although we’ve joked about it) or advertised in that area in any way. Apparently our Kingfisher couples love us, because they and their families keep recommending us to their friends, cousins, sorority sisters, and other acquaintances and sending them our way! We’re so thankful for that, and can I just say how proud I am of The Barn’s reputation?! I may be biased, but The Barn is really something special, and this is proof.

Anyway, here are seven of our Kingfisher weddings! We’ll have to update this post in the future, because we have even more Kingfisher couples booked for this year! Kingfisher, we love ya. <3

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Morgan and Wager were the OG Kingfisher couple. Their unique, gorgeous, boho cowboy elopement started it all! They eloped at The Barn back in the spring of 2016, and their elopement basically broke the internet. Their details were full of beautiful, fun colors, a little bit of vintage, some gypsy vibes, and a bunch of rustic touches, like steer heads, reclaimed wood and rusty tin. Their altar, made from pallets and rusty tin, was one of our all-time favorites, and we’ll be swooning over their cake table and bright colored florals forever. I guess this was the start of the Kingfisher cowhide! (If you know, you know.)

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Almost two years after our first Kingfisher wedding, Stacy and Aaron tied the knot at The Barn. Their wedding was so romantic and intimate. They chose a color palette of mauve, burgundy, gray and ivory, and their details were romantic and elegant. They got married in front of The Barn, and it was just the prettiest day ever. We loved their purple florals, their beautiful ceremony, and their dreamy reception - especially the stunning garlands on their tables!

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A month after Stacy and Aaron’s wedding, Stacy’s cousin Nikki and her husband Mac made the trip to The Barn for their elopement! They had first heard about The Barn way back when Morgan and Wager were married here, and they knew it was where they wanted to tie the knot as soon as they got engaged. What’s funny though is that Stacy and Nikki were both planning their weddings here without ever knowing about the other cousin’s upcoming wedding at The Barn! Nikki and Mac had the prettiest spring wedding, with touches of country, woodsy, vintage and rustic that fit them perfectly. Their altar was so pretty, and we also loved their cake display!

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We loved every single detail from Morgan and Hadley’s western, ranch style wedding! They brought a little bit of the Wild West with them to The Barn, and it was truly a wedding after our own hearts! We’ll forever be in love with the amazing hand tooled leather wrap around Morgan’s bouquet that matched their cake (best details ever). We adored their white washed pallet altar, their pretty pink florals, their monogrammed hay bale, and literally EVERYTHING. Y’all can’t miss a single detail from this one!

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Amanda and Jon were the first of three fall 2018 Kingfisher couples! They chose the ultimate fall color palette - tan, burnt orange and sage green - and their details were rustic and so perfect for fall, with the prettiest fall florals, earthy details and wood accents throughout their decor. Their reception was absolutely stunning. They chose to have a full-on dinner party for their small guest list, so it was incredibly intimate and dreamy. And of course they included the Kingfisher cowhide in their ceremony decor!

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Our beloved windmill wedding… Erica and Matt’s fall wedding was just so pretty. Their colors were red, brown, turquoise and cream, and their details were rustic. We used windmills, lots of old rusty things, wheat and creamer cans throughout their decor, and it was one of my personal favorite weddings of the year. We LOVED everything about their ceremony… and yep, there it is, the Kingfisher cowhide! We loved their bold red florals. We loved their gorgeous cake display. And their portraits were some of the prettiest we’ve ever seen! Go check out their post and swoon over them all!

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The next weekend, Autumn and Tanner eloped at The Barn. Tanner is actually Matt’s son… as in Matt from the wedding the previous weekend! He and Autumn got ahold of us the Friday after Erica and Matt’s wedding, and we planned their wedding in just two days! It turned out SO gorgeous, and we’ll always lovingly refer to this one as our longhorn wedding. If you know us, you know their longhorn altar was one of our all-time faves (we also included the Kingfisher cowhide, obviously). We loved their elegant white and green color palette, their timeless florals, and literally every detail!

We can’t wait to share even more Kingfisher couples with y’all in the future! I’m thinking we need a second location in Kingfisher, or at least a Kingfisher Collection!

Wedding Inspiration: Spring Fever

It's only early Februaryand I've already got spring fever! I'm anxiously awaiting warmer weather, longer days and spring blooms. Our spring wedding season will be here before we know it! Our weddings keep getting better year after year, so I'm really excited to see what our team has in store for our 2019 couples. I’ve heard there are some really unique details in the works already for this year, and I can’t wait!

Spring weddings are maaaaybe my favorites. (I think I say this about every season, but you know. ;) The Barn in spring is the most gorgeous backdrop for a wedding, when the landscape turns green and everything starts to bloom. Spring was made for pastel color palettes, lush bouquets and floral arrangements, and sweet, colorful details. Here are just a few of my favorite spring-inspired wedding details from past weddings at The Barn!

Sterling Imageworks , from  Morgan + Wager 's elopement at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks, from Morgan + Wager's elopement at The Barn

Stephanie Dawn Photography , from our  Magical Meadow &nbsp;styled shoot
Elmer Escobar , from  Amanda + Brad 's wedding

Wedding Inspiration: Spring Bouquets

It’s so darn cold in Arkansas, and we can’t wait for warmer days, sunny skies, bright colored flowers, and spring weddings! Just for fun, I wanted to share some of our past spring bouquets. Spring is the perfect time for pastel flowers, lots of fresh greenery, and fun pops of color. Our florals are always the absolute best, so I know our upcoming 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 ever, from past spring weddings at The Barn! 

Stephanie Parsley Photography , from Mackenzie + Tyler's wedding

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Mackenzie + Tyler's wedding