Morgan + Wager's Rustic Cowboy Elopement

If you're one of our Facebook fans (and if you're not, get it on it!), you have most likely seen us blowing up our Facebook page with this incredible, magnificent, jaw-dropping, ahh-maaazzzzing elopement for nearly a year now. (Never gonna get over this one... We’ll be talking about it forever!) We are CRAZY about this one, y'all! If you've never read about our elopements, let me tell you how they work: The bride and groom let us know an overall theme and color palette they like, and then we sort of just go to town creating a magical, gorgeous, romantic elopement for just the two of them, or for a handful of guests. Because we get total creative freedom on our elopements, they often turn out the best of all! And this one sure was the best. This gorgeous bride and groom ran away from central Oklahoma to get married at The Barn, and they were the sweetest Southern couple ever!

Sterling Imageworks perfectly captured all the amazing details, as well as this beautiful couple. Get ready to swoon, y'all! This one is something else!

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Morgan and Wager were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 2, 2016. For their theme, Morgan told us that Wager was a cowboy and that she liked rustic, vintage, steer heads, reclaimed wood, and old tin. If I had to define their wedding theme, it would be rustic-boho-gypsy-cowgirl. (Does that even make sense?!) She loves bold colors and wanted lots of bright greens, pinks, purples and turquoise. "I said, 'I've seen your creative style, so just go with it!'" Morgan said.

About choosing their decor and theme, Wager said, "I put my beautiful and talented wife in charge!" What a good, smart guy! ;)

First of all, let's talk about what these pretty people wore. Morgan's stunning bridal gown came from Bella Rose Bridal in Edmond, Oklahoma. There's a lot to love about this dress... lace detailing, a pretty neckline, a gorgeous silhouette and train, and a little bit of bling on a sash at the waistline! Wager stayed true to his cowboy roots and wore boots, a cowboy hat, jeans and a gray jacket. What a handsome groom!

Since Morgan and Wager eloped without any guests, they obviously didn't have a bridal party, but they did bring along a very special part of their family... Their sweet mini Australian Shepherd, Mabel! "Embarrassingly, she's like our first child!" Morgan said. "She loved The Barn as much as we did, and fit right in! We were trying to boot her out of pictures more often than not." ;)

"Mabel was a little detail, but also a major part that helped make our wedding extra special and unique," Wager said. "She loves the country and being with us 100% of the time, so it only seemed appropriate for her to be included."

We always get wayyyy too excited when our couples bring their pups (or cats, horses, chickens, turtles, whatever) along for their big day! 

Morgan's bouquet was out of this world! It was vibrant and colorful, and it even had a few unexpected additions... Cacti, a cowhide wrap, and a silver concho accent!  "I gave no specifics as far as what I wanted," she said. "I never would have thought to put a cactus in a bouquet, but how cool is that??!!" I agree, Morgan! This bouquet was unforgettable!

The ceremony decor is where this elopement started getting straight up ridiculous. (The good kind of ridiculous, obviously!) One of Morgan's only requests for her decor was a cowhide rug at the altar, and she told us that she wanted the altar to be "spectacular"... She also told us she trusted us and let us do our thing, and it totally paid off! ;) Spectacular is an understatement, y'all! Lesleigh and our team constructed the altar out of pallets and old tin. It was finished off with hanging florals, steer heads, string lights, a fern, and Morgan's cowhide, complete with rose petals! The aisle was lined with logs and shepherd hooks, with mismatched jars and bottles full of bright, colorful, unique floral arrangements. 

Morgan's favorite detail of the day was that amazing altar! "I have a creative mind and that's exactly something that I would have created!" she said. "It's me, my style exactly... but the hanging flowers, ribbons, greenery and lighting added an over the top WOW factor!"

The Barn far surpassed my expectations! Lea was my planner and she is on top of her game!... It was definitely a great experience. From The Barn and its surroundings, to the awesome decorations and thought that it took to prepare it.
— Morgan and Wager

One of Morgan's favorite moments of the day happened just before the ceremony. "I snuck a sweet card into Wager's coat pocket, that he wouldn't find until he got dressed," she said. "The envelope read, 'Don't read until I go to put my dress on.' He didn't have a first look until I walked down the aisle, and he was a cry'n mess! That's why I fell so hard for him. He's a cute cowboy, with an ornery grin and a cute butt! Most importantly though, he's got the softest heart of any man I know." 

"It felt like a dream," Wager said. "I will never forget the feeling I had the moment I saw Morgan walking towards me down the aisle. I was somewhat nervous, but it was all gone when I saw her." 

These two! Holy cow... they are so sweet!

I hope y'all are ready for these romantic, swoon-worthy wedding portraits of a cowboy and his stunning bride! Heart. Eyes. For. Everrrrrr. Morgan and Wager, why aren't y'all models?! 

As with every other detail of Morgan and Wager's elopement, the cake and cake table were out of this world! Seriously, theCakePlace killed it with this lightly frosted cake! Where do I even begin with this table?! A cowhide. An antique window (with flowers!). Pink macarons to match the pink flowers. Gingham fabric accents. A grapefruit (who knew how pretty of a detail that could be?!). Even this pretty pink drink added so much to this table! There is a whoooole lot of eye candy (eye cake?) on this table.

When I asked Morgan to tell me about her favorite thing about getting married at The Barn, she said, "Obviously, the people made it a breeze and truly care about their couples. They provide more than a venue... it was a laid back, enjoyable elopement experience. The next best thing is the scenery. Since we eloped without any family, I wanted phenomenal pictures. It's a photographer's dream, and we had so many different places to take pictures. We're planning a reception in Oklahoma in June and will display them all on a slideshow throughout the reception. Everyone will get to see just how unique The Barn truly is!"

"Everyone at The Barn worked so hard on everything to make our day so special," Wager said. "They prepared so well and took a ton of work off our shoulders to help ensure we enjoyed every minute of our day. They provided an awesome facility and hospitality like no other. It was such a great place."

Morgan and Wager haven't yet gone on a honeymoon ("We're always on the go!" Morgan said... "It's always a honeymoon at our house!" said Wager. Ha!), but Morgan said they may plan one after their reception this June!

Morgan and Wager, we can't thank you enough for allowing us to plan this amazing wedding for the two of you! Please invite us to your reception this June, because we know it's going to be fun and fantastic! (Only half kidding...) We wish y'all the very best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Ooooh, I love this wedding so! I couldn't think of a theme more perfect for these two, and our team had the most fun ever putting this one together. Keep an eye out, because we're sure you're gonna be seeing this one ALL over the internet! ;)

xoxo,
Kelsi

Maranda + Mark's Romantic Christmas Elopement

We're counting down the days until spring's arrival, but we also can't stop thinking about this beautiful December elopement! This couple is so sweet, and their Christmas-inspired details were magical. Their wedding was intimate, romantic, and full of ALL the candlelight! Brooke Proctor took these photos, and they could not be more beautiful! 

Elopements at The Barn are a huge deal - they're what we're asked about more than anything else - so if you're curious about our elopement collections, click here for all the details!

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Maranda and Mark were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on December 9, 2017. Their colors were burgundy and navy, and their details were romantic, wintry, and a tiny bit boho. Maranda wanted a Christmas theme, "but without the snowflakes and all that," she said. We used candlelight throughout their details to create super romantic, cozy vibes! 

"If you know me...you know I love candlelight and sunsets," Maranda said. "That was the most important part to me. I wanted my hopeless romantic, bubble bath with candlelight, sunset watching, love story reading parts of me to shine through, and they did. Perfectly."

Maranda's gorgeous dress came from David's Bridal, and its trumpet silhouette, beautiful lace, and touch of bling have us swooning over here! And while we're on the subject of things that make us swoon, let's chat about that bouquet! There's never been a more perfect Christmas-inspired bridal bouquet, and my favorite detail was probably the navy ribbon. "The pine cones and roses, omg," Maranda said. "I still have it on my dresser. I will never throw it out. It’s still beautiful a month later."

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My favorite photos from this wedding are these super romantic portraits. Not only is this couple gorgeous, but The Barn just looks so darn pretty in these! We love the moody, wintry vibes in these photos! 

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You guys were honestly perfect. It was so easy and simple. That’s what I wanted. I’m a nurse and my husband works in a factory with swing shift, so with our crazy schedules planning wasn’t really an option. But you guys made a beautiful wedding still possible, I’m so thankful!
— Maranda
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Maranda and Mark said their I Do's inside The Barn in a very intimate ceremony. Their details were super romantic, and The Barn has probably never looked so cozy! Their aisle was lined with red rose petals, lanterns and candles. There were hanging bulbs and burgundy drapery at their altar, as well as beautiful floral arrangements that included red roses, pinecones and greenery. I loved the wood elements in their altar, and of course, the candlelight!

Maranda said her favorite details were the candles. "So romantic," she said. "So perfect. I couldn’t have done it better myself. She did exactly what I pictured, if not better!" And one moment she'll never forget was when her veil fell off during the ceremony! ;)

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How adorable is their little white and navy wedding cake?! This was one of my favorite cake displays ever. 

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Maranda and Mark's wedding day ended with a sparkler exit... even intimate elopements need a stunning grand exit! They have yet to go on their honeymoon, but they play to go on one in March!

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Maranda and Mark, y'all had the prettiest Christmas wedding ever! We loved your big day, and we loved planning it with you! Best wishes and congratulations! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Wedding Inspiration: Sweet Signs

It's obviously super important to pay attention to the big details of your wedding: the altar, aisle, florals, cake, reception tables... All the things your guests will pay a lot of attention to, and things that will be highly photographed. But if you ask us, all the little tiny details in between are what make your wedding day all your own. I'm talking about things like: the tiniest details of your place settings, down to the straws and napkin holders; pretty guestbook table details; and things that add just a touch of personality throughout your wedding decor. Although these items may be small, they all add up to create a look and theme that is customized just for you! One great detail that we love to incorporate into ceremony and reception decor: signage! Signs for the ceremony, reception, menu and bar... Chalkboard signs, hand-lettered signs, painted signs, pallet signs, and everything in between!

At The Barn, we take our signs seriously! Some of our most photographed details at The Barn are our signs... The ones lining the road to The Barn, our "espresso and a puppy" sign, and the "I do's, we did's" sign by the ceremony site. Here are some gorgeous signs, from weddings at The Barn and around the web!

B.Matthews Creative, from Holly + Caleb's wedding at The Barn

B.Matthews Creative, from Holly + Caleb's wedding at The Barn

Erika Dotson Photography, from Anita + Wesley's wedding at The Barn

Erika Dotson Photography, from Anita + Wesley's wedding at The Barn

Bridal Musings; Style Me Pretty. Amazing florals take pretty signs to a whole new level! 

Bridal Musings; Style Me Pretty. Amazing florals take pretty signs to a whole new level! 

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jaime + Jake's wedding. A hand-lettered chalkboard sign in a pretty frame made Jaime + Jake's lemonade bar complete!

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jaime + Jake's wedding. A hand-lettered chalkboard sign in a pretty frame made Jaime + Jake's lemonade bar complete!

Andrea Clark Photography, from Megan + Drew's wedding at The Barn

Andrea Clark Photography, from Megan + Drew's wedding at The Barn

Shingleur Photography, from Morgan + Tyler's wedding and Mandy + Matt's wedding

Shingleur Photography, from Morgan + Tyler's wedding and Mandy + Matt's wedding

Sterling Imageworks, from Pam + Scott's elopement at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks, from Pam + Scott's elopement at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Katie + Alan's wedding. One of our romantic, sweet signs on the drive to The Barn. :)

Tryston Hines Photography, from Katie + Alan's wedding. One of our romantic, sweet signs on the drive to The Barn. :)

B.Matthews Creative, from Holly + Caleb's wedding at The Barn

B.Matthews Creative, from Holly + Caleb's wedding at The Barn

Melissa McCrotty Photography, from mine + Richard's wedding. I made several signs for our wedding, including this chalkboard sign that we used instead of wedding programs!

Melissa McCrotty Photography, from mine + Richard's wedding. I made several signs for our wedding, including this chalkboard sign that we used instead of wedding programs!

I have TWO gorgeous weddings to share with y'all this week! They're both throwbacks, and they're both uniquely gorgeous. Seriously can't wait for y'all to see these two! 

xoxo,
Kelsi

Regan + Cory's Timeless Neutral Wedding

Regan and Cory's wedding was a DREAM. We're in love with timeless, neutral weddings and this one was the most gorgeous ever. Sigh! Plus, this bride thought of everything, so this wedding was super detailed - from personalized hangers, custom wine glasses and matching robes for her bridesmaids to gorgeous bridal accessories (and even her wedding date embroidered on the inside hem of her dress!) to a custom unity wine box to a ton of reception details (the sweetest chair signs, personalized forks/toasting glasses/napkins) and EVERY little thing in between. Y'all know our team LIVES for the details, so we're gonna be swooning over this super detailed, SUPER pretty wedding for a longgggg time.  

These photos by Sterling Imageworks are absolutely magical. They are always some of our favorite photographers to work with! 

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Regan and Cory were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 10, 2017. Regan wanted a classic, timeless theme and "something that I would not regret in years to come," she said. They chose a neutral color palette of grey, ivory, gold and a dusty blush. Their details were timeless, elegant and romantic! 

Regan was such a beautiful bride! Her bridal gown, which was from Low's Bridal, had a stunning mermaid silhouette, the perfect amount of bling at the waist, and fun, flirty ruffles. She also had several great accessories: shoes, a garter and earrings that all coordinated perfectly. Best dressed bride ever! 

Regan's florals were classic and stunning, and they had enough of a messy, undone look to keep them feeling modern and fresh. They consisted of white peonies, white roses and eucalyptus. 

Regan spoiled her bridesmaids with all the fun details, like matching robes, personalized wine glasses and dress hangers! Their dusty blush tone dresses were from Show Me Your MuMu, and they were fabulous. They were super modern, which made this otherwise timeless wedding feel very 2017! Such a great detail. And they coordinated perfectly with the groom and groomsmen's very handsome, classic gray suits! 

Regan and Cory chose not to see each other before their ceremony, but she did have a first look with her bridesmaids and with her dad. We're big fans of the first look, whether between a bride and groom or a bride and her gals/parents/whoever! The more, the merrier. :)

Also, Regan was the sweetest bride ever and wrote letters to several of her loved ones, which were all caught on camera and all made me weepy. SO sweet. I wish I could include all the photos, but I'm already getting carried away here. ;) 

Regan and Cory's ceremony was simple, but stunning. Their altar was draped in white fabric with a garland made of eucalyptus, and their aisle was lined with lanterns and candles. They had a beautiful guestbook table with a rustic wood disc for their guests to sign. 

Our wedding was truly the wedding of our dreams and the best day of our lives. The Barn was decorated even better than I imagined! We truly had the time of our lives!
— Regan

Their ceremony was filled with special details, too. Cory's dad was their minister, and they had a special unity ceremony: a box made by Regan's dad that they filled with their vows and a bottle of wine, which they will share on their first anniversary. 

"Of course I will remember walking down the aisle, and seeing my groom's reaction," Regan said. Cory's reaction to seeing his bride was so precious and unforgettable! 

My favorite part about getting married at The Barn was how stress free it was. I fully trusted my wedding coordinator, Cindy, and she did an absolute fantastic job in taking care of all my wants and needs. She truly cared in making me and my groom happy, and definitely succeeded. I could not be more thankful for her and her team!
— Regan

This bride and groom! So in love, happy and blissful. <3

Ohhhh, this reception! The details were incredible. The tables were absolutely stunning, with eucalyptus garlands, gold candlesticks with tons of gold candles, and simple white and gold place settings. Even details as simple as these can make such a huge statement! Between the candles and the hanging lights above their sweetheart table, the lighting in The Barn was straight up magical for this wedding. 

"My favorite wedding detail was our sweetheart table," Regan said. "The table was the center of The Barn and definitely an eye catcher! The decorations and hanging greenery was my favorite part." It was gorgeous! The "better together" chair signs were just the icing on the already delicious cake. :)

When my groom and I were able to see The Barn, I cried! The Barn was decorated just as I had asked, and was even prettier than I imagined! I honestly would not have changed anything about it.
— Regan

Regan and Cory's cakes were just as beautiful as all of their other details! You can't go wrong with an almost-naked cake with greenery, white flowers and a simple, rustic backdrop. And Cory's groom's cake was the perfect cake for a duck hunter. :)

Regan and Cory's reception was one big party, with a whole bunch of dancing - seriously, so many good dance pics! They had a romantic getaway at the end of the evening, and then headed off for a short getaway. "I am currently finishing up my master's degree and Cory just recently got a promotion at work," Regan said. "Therefore, a honeymoon did not quite fit in our plans! However, we took a two night stay in a cabin on Table Rock Lake!"

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Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. Going on throughout the day stress free, relaxing, and enjoying the time with my bridesmaids and family is truly what the day is about. The planning meetings held prior to the wedding day were extremely organized and proactive. The team fully expressed their desire to make my dream reality and portrayed their success in doing so. Because of the Twin Oaks Team, my relaxed day was enjoyable, I could not complain! Y’all are truly a wonderful, successful team, and I would highly recommend this venue as a place to take care of the best day in a person’s life.
— Regan

Regan and Cory, we're going to be talking about your wedding forever! We're so glad we got to plan it with you! Best wishes, y'all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Brooke + Jeffrey's Glamorous Fall Wedding

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Brooke and Jeffrey were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on October 28, 2017. Their color palette was a beautiful, romantic combination of burgundy, blush, shades of white, and greenery. "I love flowers and being outside, so I wanted a ton of flowers all over," Brooke said. They had gorgeous flowers everywhere, as well as several glitzy details! This wedding was glam, feminine and romantic! Enjoy their sweet photos by Shawna Long Photography!

We LOVE wedding videography, and we encourage our couples to hire a videographer if they can possibly work it into their budget. This video by Arkansassy Productions includes all of the moments Brooke and Jeffrey will always want to remember, as well as sweet messages from their guests and shots of all their pretty details.

Two of the highlights from this wedding were Brooke's fabulous bridal gown and her stunning bouquet! Brooke found her dress at Inverness Bridal Couture, and it was AMAZING. We absolutely loved the full skirt, the subtle bling at the waist, the illusion neckline and the cut-out back. I also loved her gorgeous hairpiece!

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Brooke's bridesmaids wore navy, floor-length dresses in different styles. She let them pick their dress, shoes, makeup, hairstyle, and accessories. What a laidback bride! These girls couldn't have looked more gorgeous, and their dresses went together flawlessly! The guys were also super fashionable and handsome, and I'm really into Jeffrey's navy jacket and bow tie! 

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When a bride requests tons of flowers everywhere, we obviously have to go all out with her bouquets and florals! Brooke's bridal bouquet was EPIC, and she said it was her favorite detail! It was enormous, with burgundy roses, white and blush flowers, and loads of greenery. "The greenery in my bouquet was the prettiest I have ever seen," Brooke said. "I was in love with my bouquet and felt it perfectly matched my personality and my gown! My bridal party had mini versions of my bouquet so of course I loved them as well!"

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Their flower girl's little flower crown was the CUTEST floral detail!

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Brooke and Jeffrey’s ceremony details were glam, full of flowers, dramatic and GORGEOUS. Their altar was stunning, with a sequined backdrop, the prettiest greenery, and white and burgundy flowers. We loved the signs lining their aisle that had verses from 1 Corinthians 13 painted on them in a beautiful calligraphy!

Their ceremony was extra special, because they included their two little boys in every moment, including their unity ceremony. This family is precious! 

Y'all, this precious little guy walking down the aisle is melting our hearts! We could eat him up!!!

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Have you ever seen a happier groom?! We love that smile.

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I’ll never forget the customer service. The day of my wedding was the first really cold day of the year. It was like 30 degrees outside. I’ll never forget walking into the bridal suite and the smell of fresh flowers from all the bouquets and how gorgeous they were. I’ll never forget the caterers who worked in freezing temperatures and effortlessly hauled food back and forth to serve my guests. I’ll never forget Lesleigh sitting with us at the end of the night while we waited for the limo to pick us up.
— Brooke
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The team at The Barn is compassionate, professional, and reliable. These characteristics are demonstrated in how they conduct themselves around the bride and groom on their biggest day and all the days leading up to it!
— Brooke
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Brooke and Jeffrey's reception was as fun as it was gorgeous! "The dinner tables had cream color tablecloths, and pink sequin runners added the right amount of glitz and glamour," Brooke said. "Lace fabric laid on top of the runners for an elegant vibe. Subtle greenery and flowers flowed along the tables and I wanted tall centerpieces full of flowers."

"My favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was the consideration that I was shown from everyone who worked to make my wedding happen- food, flowers, cake, decorations, setting everything up, taking everything down," she said.

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Brooke and Jeffrey left straight from The Barn, headed to the airport, and went off to Nassau, The Bahamas for a weeklong honeymoon!

Brooke said all she wanted to do on her wedding day was "show up and show out" (we love her honesty!), and she said her all-inclusive wedding collection made that possible. "I enjoyed time with friends and family," she said. "Lesleigh and her team provided me with the best support system possible. The day of my wedding I arrived and felt the calmest I had in weeks."

We LOVED your wedding, Brooke and Jeffrey! Thank you for allowing us to plan it with you! We wish your little family the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo