The best thing about our receptions: the reception tables. Our team uses gorgeous linens, dinnerware, floral arrangements, and about a million different decor items to create stunning tablescapes. They can pull off any style or theme and make it look incredible. You'd think that since our venue is a rustic barn, we'd only be able to pull off rustic weddings and receptions, but that is so not the case! From elegant to glam, rustic, and bohemian, as well as a little bit of everything in between, our team creates masterpiece receptions weekend after weekend. They are all drastically different, and each one is just as stunning as the one before! Here are just a handful of my favorite reception tables from some of our past weddings!
We can't WAIT for colorful, crunchy leaves, boots and flannel weather, and chilly nights out at The Barn! This styled shoot was The Barn's very first, and it's still one of our most popular! I post this shoot every fall, so it's kind of become a tradition... If you've been following us for very long, you've probably seen it before! :) Every single rustic detail from this shoot was soooo pretty! We can’t even believe this was SEVEN years ago! OMG!
I don't know about in your neck of the woods, but in Arkansas, we are beginning to see the first signs of fall. The leaves are beginning to change, there is a crispness in the air (but then the next day, it's like 90 degrees... #ArkansasProblems), and every girl in front of me in the Starbucks line just ordered a pumpkin spice latte.
Here are some photos from our Fall 2011 Photo Shoot, before The Barn had even been built. Things have changed so much since then, but one thing remains the same: fall at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch just can't be beat.
Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Styling: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Attire: Formal Affairs
Hair: Meagan Ford of Short Cuts Salon
Makeup: Susann Crowell of Skin Renew
Cake and desserts: TheCakePlace
Nothing says fall like a bride in plaid!
That puppy! Be still, my heart.
Pie is the perfect dessert or favor for fall weddings!
See what I mean?! Fall at The Barn is the absolute best.
And there it is, y'all... the first ever photo shoot at The Barn! Come back here tomorrow to see another one of our 2012 weddings. Y'all won't want to miss this one!
The wedding I get to share with y'all today happened in the fall of 2016, and it is everything! The color palette was made for fall. There were so many unique, stunning details. And the couple was just the sweetest! We are so looking forward to our crazy busy fall wedding season, and we also love looking back on some of our past fave fall weddings. This is certainly one of our all time favorites! I can't wait for you to see all the gorgeous photos by B.Matthews Creative!
Holly and Caleb were married on September 17, 2016 at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch. Their color palette was gorgeous - marsala and ivory with hints of blush and gold. Holly said she wanted an "elegant wine" theme, which is definitely a theme we can get behind! "I wanted a fall wedding just for these colors!" Holly said. "I couldn't have been happier. It was stunning!"
Holly's bridal gown came from David's Bridal, and ohhhh, my goodness! It had an illusion neckline, beautiful lace, and a classic A-line silhouette. It was classic and gorgeous! This lady was such a pretty bride!
Holly's bridesmaids wore rich wine-colored, floor length gowns from Lulu's. Glamorous, stunning and perfect for fall! We always LOVE infinity dresses and how they allow each bridesmaid to choose a silhouette that she feels confident in! The groom and his guys wore classic black suits with burgundy ties. This bridal party looked fabulous!
Barn flowers are the best flowers, and this wedding was no different! The bouquets consisted of ivory roses, deep red dahlias, and a little bit of greenery. They were elegant and unique! Holly's bouquet was cascading, while the bridesmaids' bouquets were more tailored and rounded. "They looked beautiful together and especially with the dresses," Holly said. "I loved all of the florals! Even the boutonnieres were all different, but still cohesive and just amazing!"
Holly was lucky enough to have not one, but TWO first looks on her wedding day! She had a sweet, emotional first look with her dad, and then she and Caleb spent a few intimate moments together before their ceremony!
Holly and Caleb's first look was super sweet. Caleb got a little emotional at the sight of his beautiful bride, and who could blame him?! This lady was the most gorgeous bride! BJ Matthews always takes such romantic, dreamy portraits of the bride and groom on their wedding day, and these were no different. SO much pretty. I wanted to include them all, but I tried to narrow them down a little. ;)
This groom was soooo sweet!
If you needed another reason to love this wedding... There were BABIES! Cute, tiny little babies!
Let's talk about Holly and Caleb's gorgeous, romantic, unique ceremony details. Two of Holly's favorite details from the day were her aisle and altar! Their altar was simply elegant, with greenery, a few florals, and hanging lanterns. It was absolutely dreamy! Their aisle was lined with scriptures from 1 Corinthians 13 painted on pieces of wood, as well as wire sconces filled with florals. In keeping with the wine theme, they had their guests sign wine corks instead of a traditional guestbook. For their unity ceremony, they placed a bottle of wine and letters to each other inside a locked box, which is something they will treasure forever! Have we mentioned that wine-themed weddings are the best?!
Holly and Caleb's ceremony was super sweet - the perfect celebration of their love and the beginning of their lives as husband and wife! They had the cutest ring bearers around, who carried the most adorable (and appropriate!) wooden signs. Holly, Caleb and their loved ones were absolutely beaming as they said their I do's... It was such a sweet, unforgettable ceremony!
As you all know, our team LIVES for details. We love coming up with unique, show-stopping details for every single wedding, and one that really stood out at this wedding was a hanging drink display! We hung a black painted pallet with rope, added some florals, greenery and hanging wire vases, and used it to display their signature drink, The Real McCoy. Such a fabulous detail! In fact, Holly said it was her favorite detail of the day! "So unique and again just beautiful!" she said.
Holly and Caleb's reception was elegant, romantic and stunning! They had chocolate tablecloths with ivory and marsala runners on their tables, as well as florals in mercury glass vases, lanterns, candles, and simple place settings. They had a head table, which had large lanterns filled with candles in front of it - cozy and dreamy!
TheCakePlace did an amazing job on the cakes at this wedding! Nothing beats a simple white cake with cascading flowers (sitting on top of a wine barrel, of course!), a glittery custom cake topper, or that delicious chocolate groom's cake!
Holly and Caleb even kept the wine theme going with their favors! "Our favors were wine colored personalized koozies with the phrase 'cheers to many years!'" Holly said.
Barn weddings are always as fun as they are beautiful, and this one was no exception! There were SO many good dance moves at this wedding, judging by the photos. ;) Holly and Caleb had such a fun night with their loved ones, celebrating the beginning of their lives as newlyweds!
After Holly and Caleb made their grand exit, they left for an amazing honeymoon! "We went to Cancun, Mexico and stayed at an all-inclusive resort," Holly said. "We wanted to go where neither of us had gone before. We had a blast and loved it!"
Holly and Caleb, thank you so much for choosing The Barn as your wedding venue! We LOVED your gorgeous wedding, and we are so thankful we got to plan it with you! We wish y'all the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Have we mentioned that we LOVE boots?! If you ask us, they're an absolute must for weddings at The Barn. Barn Brides are the prettiest brides, and they always have the best footwear, no matter what style they choose. But we can't help but LOVE a little extra a bride in boots! We've seen so many gorgeous boots throughout the years - on brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests - and we're crazy for them all. Plus, if you're a Barn Bride, you can actually get a discount on a beautiful pair of boots from our sister store, Vaqueras! Here are some of our favorite boots, on brides, grooms and bridesmaids! xoxo
When this sweet couple from Oklahoma told us they wanted western-inspired, super rustic details for their elopement, we were thrilled! You'd think a rustic venue like The Barn would have lots of western, ranch-styled weddings, but that really isn't the case. We pulled out allll the hay bales, horseshoes, tooled leather details, burlap, pallets, cotton bolls, shotgun shell boutonnieres... ALL the necessary items for a true ranch-styled wedding! Kelly Glaze Photography captured every detail from this wedding so perfectly... she is quickly becoming one of our faves!
Photographer: Kelly Glaze Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Hair & Makeup: Dawn Richardson | Bridal Gown: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Leather Bouquet Wrap: Shaylee Wallace from Ramblin Ranch Girl Designs
Morgan and Hadley were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 28, 2018. Their western, ranch-styled theme fit flawlessly with our rustic venue and its surroundings. Their color palette was a gorgeous combination of blush, navy, mauve and champagne. "We didn’t really have a plan for the color scheme, it just kind of worked out with what looked best on the bridesmaids and groomsmen," Morgan said. "We truly wanted everyone to feel comfortable on our special day." Easygoing brides like Morgan are the best!
Morgan's bouquets and florals were ridiculously good, y'all. "Lesleigh did a PHENOMENAL job on the bouquets," she said. "I was absolutely blown away by all of the detail she put into them." They were full of pink and mauve peonies and roses, a little bit of blue thistle, touches of greenery, and a handful of cotton bolls, which really made these bouquets over-the-top amazing.
"I had a sweet friend of mine, Shaylee Wallace, hand tool a bouquet wrap for my bridal bouquet and it truly added such a sweet touch," Morgan said. This special detail made her bridal bouquet unique, unforgettable and truly extraordinary!
Morgan's pretty dress came from David's Bridal, and we are swooning over every detail - the simple silhouette, gorgeous lace, flattering neckline, fun sash, and her veil with the sweetest scalloped edges. "I wore my favorite pair of authentic turquoise earrings and my cowboy boots to complete my wedding dress," Morgan said. This beautiful bride is the real deal, y'all! Every western bride needs a piece of turquoise and a great pair of boots!
Blush pink, long bridesmaids dresses never, ever get old, and these from David's Bridal were SO pretty. These girls were elegant and fun, and they also kept things country with some sweet boots on their feet! The guys wore blue jeans, light blue button-ups, boots, and shotgun shell boutonnieres. The perfect look for a western wedding!
Morgan and Hadley shared a first look before their ceremony, and it was truly the most precious thing ever. Hadley was so happy to see his beautiful bride, and we can't get over how these two look at each other!
Morgan and Hadley tied the knot out on the lawn in front of The Barn, and it was so full of western goodness. Their altar was made of white-washed pallets, rusty tin and a burlap drape. There were hay bales, a cowhide rug, horseshoes, pink florals and burlap-wrapped mason jars. My favorite detail was the monogrammed hay bale! Their ranch-inspired details fit so perfectly into the surroundings of the Twin Oaks Ranch! There has never been a more perfect wedding for this place!
"There’s almost too many favorite details to pick, but I loved the wagon that Lesleigh decorated for our son to get pulled down in before I walked down the aisle," Morgan said. "It was the perfect touch! Also the chair that she incorporated for my late grandmother who passed the week before. To have her honored on the front row was so special for us."
Seriously though. This wagon! So so cute.
Happiest bride ever! This lady was glowing. <3
Our elopement collections include a cake cutting, and we made sure Morgan and Hadley had a cake that was as unique as the rest of their details! Lesleigh asked the decorators at Kneading Hands to recreate Morgan's leather bouquet wrap on their cake. And it turned out AMAZING! Seriously the most unique cake ever. The pink flowers and pops of blue thistle made this cake extra special. And of course we stuck it on a wooden crate on top of a rustic barrel, because that's just what you do for a ranch-inspired cake display!
Morgan's most unforgettable moment from her wedding day was a really precious one during their reception. "It felt like from the time we got there until the time we left, the two hours flew by," she said. "But the second I got on that dance floor with my husband and we two-stepped to 'When I Said I Do' by Clint Black, time just stood still completely. It was most definitely my favorite moment from our wedding."
Morgan and Hadley haven't gone on their honeymoon just yet, but they plan to go on a cruise to Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Cozumel in Februrary!
Morgan and Hadley, it was an honor to plan your amazing wedding with you! We loved EVERY detail, and we're overjoyed that you chose The Barn as your venue! We wish y'all the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo