Wild West Gypsy Styled Shoot

If you haven't noticed, we're always a little bit obsessed with fall wedding details! Our fall season is about to be out of control, and we're going to love every crazy second. Get ready for tons of unbelievably gorgeous wedding photos in the next few months! In the meantime, I wanted to share this styled shoot from a few years ago. I still cant get over the western, gypsy-inspired details! And so many of these details would be perfect for fall weddings at The Barn. Prepare yourselves for some serious eye candy!

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Y'all, our team has been killing it with styled shoots this year. In the spring, there was the stunning, totally dreamy Magical Meadow styled shoot. This fall, we've done the Wild West Gypsy shoot, which I get to share with y'all today. Our team also did another fabulous styled shoot this past weekend, which you can see sneak peeks of on our Instagram and Facebook. It was a beauty as well! 

This shoot was unique not only for the gorgeous details, but also because we had not one, but two fabulous photographers. Melissa McCrotty and Paxton Goates both took the most stunning photos of all the gorgeous details. Paxton also got several behind-the-scenes photos that I'll share with you another day, so you can see just how "glamorous" it is to work on one of these shoots... (Hint: Everything going on behind the camera is NOT glamorous. ;) 

And now let's talk about all the amazing details from this shoot. As the name suggests, this shoot was full of gypsy-meets-cowgirl vibes. Faux fur. Cowboy hats and boots. Dreamcatchers. A teepee. Cowhides. Horses. Stunning florals (we can't do a shoot without 'em!). A rustic wagon. Gorgeous place settings with stone slab chargers (amazing!). And of course there were lots of pretty outfits, too. There were way too many great details to name, so you'll just have to check them out in the photos!

We couldn't have pulled off this shoot without these incredible vendors!
Photographers: Melissa McCrotty Photography and Paxton Goates Photography
Venue/Florals/Styling: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Black Lace Dress, Bling Tie Belt: Formal Affairs
Faux Fur Fox Vest: The Rollin' J Salon
Blush Tulle Skirt: I Do Declare Boutique
Jewelry: Maverick Fine Western Wear, Lenny & Eva, Chloe + Isabel
Boots: Sunbaked, Old Gringo
Hats: STETSON for Kemosabe Aspen
Hair: Victoria Hudson
Model: Alexandra Evans

Gorgeous, am I right?! Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a fun, colorful, unique fall 2015 wedding that I'm super excited about!

xoxo,
Kelsi

Wedding Dress Wednesday

Barn Brides are ALWAYS unbelievably gorgeous; they truly are the prettiest brides. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that they're also the least stressed out brides, since our team does all the work for them! Wink, wink. ;) I am always blown away by their bridal gowns, whether they're trendy, glam, classic, super simple, covered in ruffles, etc. I find myself swooning over every. single. dress... They're all so unique! We've had brides in short dresses, dresses with crazy long trains, every neckline imaginable, fashion-forward gowns that look like they're straight off a runway, mermaid gowns, the fluffiest princess dresses you've ever seen, classic A-line dresses, their mothers' dresses, and literally EVERY style you could imagine. Just for the heck of it, let's take a look back at a few of the stunning, stand-out bridal gowns our pretty Barn Brides wore! 

 Paxton Goates Photography, from  Jessica + Eli 's wedding

Paxton Goates Photography, from Jessica + Eli's wedding

  Lela & Lyla , from  Kassie + Adam 's wedding

Lela & Lyla, from Kassie + Adam's wedding

  Andrew Arceri , from  Megan + Daniel 's wedding
 KMWarford Photography, from  Bethany + Jamie 's wedding

KMWarford Photography, from Bethany + Jamie's wedding

Wedding Inspiration: Altar Love

Your altar is a pretty darn important detail of your wedding, so you might as well go all out making it stunning! After all, there are going to be tons of photos of you standing in front of it, so it's gotta be pretty. ;) At The Barn, we take our altars seriously! We put a lot of effort into making each one as unique and special as the couple who says their I do's in front of it. Looking back through our weddings, I think it's safe to say that we've done every style of altar, from classic to whimsical to glam to rustic and everything in between! Here are some ideas I love for altars that are bohemian, rustic, romantic and glamorous, all from weddings at The Barn. Can't wait to see what our fall 2018 brides dream up for their altars! <3

Bohemian

Rustic

Romantic

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

Glamorous

 Paxton Goates Photography, from  Jessica + Eli 's wedding

Paxton Goates Photography, from Jessica + Eli's wedding

  Tryston Hines Photography , from Monica + Ryan's wedding

Tryston Hines Photography, from Monica + Ryan's wedding

10 Barn Weddings: We Can't Wait For Fall, Y'all!

Our super busy, completely insane fall wedding season is so, sooo close and we can't wait! This fall will be full of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind weddings, and we are so excited to celebrate with all of our upcoming brides and grooms. We can't wait to share with y'all their unique visions for their weddings! We're looking forward to fall florals, unique details, amazing altars, fall color palettes, how gorgeous our ceremony site is when the leaves change colors, cozy vibes, and everything else that comes along with our fall wedding season. SO PUMPED! Let's take a look back at a few of our fall weddings from years past! 

Whitney and Jimmy's wedding was a dream! They chose a neutral color palette and a boho theme, and it was timeless and stunning. We're still swooning over Whitney's entire bridal look - the floral crown, dress, veil, shoes... she was the prettiest bride ever! We loved their altar, all the greenery garlands used throughout their decor, and their timeless reception details. The fall colors surrounding The Barn in November made this wedding extra gorgeous and romantic. We'll love this one forever! 

Hailey and William's wedding last November was dreamy and magical! Their burgundy and blush color palette was sooo pretty... we loved how they incorporated a pastel shade into a fall wedding by combining it with a darker color! Their reception was pure magic - the burgundy details, candles and beautiful florals underneath The Barn's chandeliers, twinkle lights and beautiful drapes was breathtaking. We also LOVED their altar (the flowers across the top were so pretty!) and their cake!

Oh my, Allison and Patrick's wedding was sweet, special and unique. Their colors were cranberry and blue, and they chose a book theme. We adored the sweet book details used throughout their wedding - beautiful vintage books, book page runners, and a book page backdrop. Their ceremony decor was absolutely stunning, and we're also never gonna forget their reception details! Please go swoon over every little detail with us!

Holly + Caleb's wine themed wedding was soooo pretty and full of unique details. We LOVED their florals, their hanging pallet drink display, their aisle (it was lined with verses from 1 Corinthians 13 painted on pieces of wood), and their amazing altar (we forever love hanging lanterns!). When Holly requested a wine theme, we knew it was gonna be good. ;) 

Jennifer and Troy eloped at The Barn last November, and it was the sweetest rustic chic elopement ever. They chose a color scheme full of shades of purple, and they wanted rustic details that were flawless with the surrounding fall landscape. We LOVED their burlap altar, sweet purple florals, the cutest burlap and lace streamer wands, their adorable little cake, and most importantly, Jennifer's AMAZING purple dress! 

Abigail and Ben had the quintessential country fall barn wedding. There were sunflowers, burlap, lace, wood details, portraits with a tractor... ALL the essentials needed for a rustic chic wedding! Their colors were yellow, chocolate and tan, and every detail was rustic and country. My favorite detail was Abigail's amazing bridal gown! We also loved their ceremony aisle decor and their rustic burlap altar. 

Jessica + Brett's wedding had a lot (like, A LOT) going on, and it was truly unforgettable. Their modern-meets-rustic-meets-glam theme and bright jewel tones were unlike anything we'd done before! Their flowers, geometric details, six favors (yup, SIX), and cake table were all insaaaaane. Oh, and that bridal gown?! Unreal. This one was good, y'all! Most detailed wedding ever. 

Mandy + Matt traveled 3,030 miles from Alaska to get married at The Barn!!! Yes, you read that correctly. We sort of couldn't believe it either. Their rustic chic wedding was GORGEOUS and unique. There were fox tails, the prettiest Alaskan details, some really cool bouts, and so many other sweet details! 

Samantha + Matt's navy and gold wedding was unique for many reasons. It was pineapple themed (yes, that's a thing, and yes, it was amazing!). They chose orange flowers and succulents for their florals, which was completely unexpected and AMAZING. Aaaand the bride pretty much planned her entire wedding around the gorgeous Badgley Mischka bridesmaids' dresses pictured above. These two were married inside The Barn on a gloomy fall day, but that didn't stop their wedding from being fabulous! 

Emaly + Thomas' bohemian wedding was full of gorgeous, unique details! Their ceremony was amazing, with red flower petals, logs and lit candles lining the aisle, and one of the most unique altars we've ever done! Emaly had such a lovely vision for her altar, including hanging bottles, Spanish moss, and gorgeous flowers, and it was incredible. We also LOVED her simple greenery crown and their reception tables. This one was extra pretty!

FAQ About The Barn

There's a whole long list of questions that couples ask us frequently, so we wanted to answer several of them in one place! If you have a question that we don't cover below, holler at us on Facebook or via the contact page listed above! xoxo

 Paxton Goates Photography, from  Jessica + Eli 's wedding

Paxton Goates Photography, from Jessica + Eli's wedding

Where are you located? Can I stop by to see The Barn? We are located right outside of Dardanelle, Arkansas, on over 35 acres of gorgeous land! Due to our very busy schedule, we do not allow drop-in visits. If you are interested in seeing The Barn, please contact us to set up a time! 

Do you have my date available? How far in advance should I book my date? Hopefully so! We book up way in advance for larger weddings, but since we can plan elopements so quickly, we can often book an elopement with only a few days’ notice. (Literally, as long as we have enough time to get your flowers in, we can pull off an elopement. We've put elopements together in as little as three days!) 2018 is almost completely full, and 2019 is filling up quickly. Our best advice... don't wait! If you think you want a date, go for it. :)

I’m interested in The Barn, and I have a wedding date chosen. I'm just not sure if The Barn is my final choice, so can you hold my date until I decide? Our dates are in very high demand, and for that reason, we do not hold dates. They are booked on a first come, first serve basis. If you think you want it, book it. That's our best advice. Many of our couples book The Barn without ever seeing it!

What is the fee for renting The Barn? This totally depends on the collection you choose. Our elopements start at $1,850. For larger weddings, we prefer not to list our pricing online, because every wedding is so drastically different. Contact us with your wedding needs, and we’ll be happy to give you a precise quote! And just an FYI, you can’t rent our venue! (This means we don't rent just the venue... it's all or nothing, y'all!)

What exactly does the price include? Every collection we offer is all-inclusive. For elopements, this means designer florals, ceremony decor (including a gorgeous altar), a cake and cake display are all included. For full-on weddings, this means designer florals, ceremony and reception details (including linens, dinnerware and all decor), an instrumentalist for your ceremony,  cake, catering, entertainment, a bar, and so much more. Each collection includes planning, coordination, set-up and tear-down. We are happy to add stationery, favors, and even honeymoon planning to your collection as well. We are truly a one stop shop! We offer just about everything but the dress. :)

What does The Barn not provide? You will need to bring your photographer and officiant, and we are happy to help you find the perfect ones! Check out our list of preferred photographers to find one that fits your budget and style.

What collections do you offer? Classic Elopements. Sip-Sip Celebrate Elopements. Simply Sweet. Rustic Chic. Pearl Snaps. Diamond Horseshoe. We offer a collection for everyone, and they are all completely customizable! Contact us for all the details!

How many people can The Barn hold? We can accommodate up to 200 folks!

How many hours will we get to be at The Barn? Couples who book our Classic Elopement collection get The Barn to themselves for two hours. For the Sip-Sip Celebrate elopements, it’s three hours. And our full-blown wedding collections allow for five to eight hours onsite, depending on the collection you choose. 

Where should our guests park? We have a large, grassy lot that’s just a short walk from The Barn. It’s marked with lots of cute signs, so your guests can’t miss it!

Do y'all do set up and tear down? Yes, for EVERY wedding! Having someone to set up and tear down your wedding decor is worth its weight in gold, if you ask us. 

Is there a back-up location if the weather is bad? Yep! We will move your ceremony inside The Barn if the weather doesn’t cooperate on your big day. It’ll be just as pretty and even more romantic and magical, promise!

If our ceremony and reception are held in the same area, how will you quickly transition the space with guests present? Unless the weather is just straight up crazy, we will ask your guests to go out on The Barn’s lawn or out to our covered patio while our team quickly and flawlessly transitions The Barn from a ceremony into a reception. Your guests can have a cocktail and maybe some hours d’oeuvres while they wait, and we promise it won’t take long! Our talented team has this process down to an art!

Is there a bridal suite or a groom's suite? Yes, we have both! Our Bridal Suite is the perfect place for a bride and her entourage to get ready for the big day. There are restrooms, mirrors for primping, a comfy chaise, a kitchen and plenty of seating inside. We even have a closet stocked with wedding day essentials and emergency items! Our Groom’s Room is such a fun hangout for the groom and his guys to have a couple drinks in while the ladies get ready. ;)

 BnBauman Photography, from  Alyssa + Matt 's wedding

BnBauman Photography, from Alyssa + Matt's wedding

Do you have a website?Yes, we sure do! We are also on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!

Is there a charge to use The Barn for regular portrait sessions? We currently only allow Barn Couples to use The Barn for portrait sessions.