Michelle + Brandon's Colorful Boho-Western Elopement

This gorgeous elopement included tons of bright colors, prickly pear cactus, longhorns, and our brand new western teepee altar, so you KNOW it was right up our alley! Michelle and Brandon got hitched on a Wednesday, and it was such a perfect day! Who says you can’t get married on a weekday?! This couple was easygoing and let our team handle totally handle their details, and it all turned out spectacular. Lance and Kathryn Shingleur from Shingleur Photography photographed this wedding so perfectly… they’re always some of our favorite photographers to work with, and we were thrilled to work with them on this one!

Photographer: Shingleur Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Hair and Makeup: Abbey Lee at Southern Grace Salon | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery 

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Michelle and Brandon were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 1, 2019. Michelle’s only requirements for her wedding day were bright colored florals, turquoise, and western-meets-bohemian vibes. “I gave Lesleigh free rein to use her creative style and she went above and beyond our expectations to fit my style perfect,” she said.

Michelle’s punchy colored florals stole our cactus-loving hearts! They were full of corals, pinks and loads of greenery. “And of course the prickly pear cactus to totally fit my style!” she said. We finished off her bridal bouquet with a turquoise ribbon and a gold cactus concho.

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Michelle’s bridal gown was from David’s Bridal and it was absolutely jaw-dropping. The all-over lace, beading, belt, and plunging back were all stunning. Michelle also wore a great pair of boots! LOVE. Her hair, makeup and jewelry were all gorgeous, and she was seriously the most beautiful bride!

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Michelle and Brandon’s ceremony details were full of bright, punchy colors, and bohemian and western inspired details. We debuted a brand new teepee shaped altar on their big day, and would you just look at it! This thing is so fun and beautiful, and it was perfect topped with a few prickly pears, bright colored florals and turquoise ribbons. We (obviously) included a cowhide rug and a steer head in their ceremony details, too.

“Lesleigh and her team did amazing incorporating all of my favorite things to make our wedding fit my style,” Michelle said. “The steer heads on my altar and cake display, the cowhide rug, and the prickly pear cacti all fit me to a T!”

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Their ceremony, which was held on the lawn in front of The Barn, was intimate and sweet. “The entire day was so special and we will always remember the intimacy of spending it with each other and our closest family,” Michelle said.

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As always, I am OBSESSED with these portraits! This couple is gorgeous, and their post-ceremony portraits are giving us ALL the feels. (If y’all think these are pretty, just stay tuned for their portraits with our longhorns at the end of this post!)

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When looking for a venue we knew we wanted a small intimate ceremony with parents and grandparents but didn’t want to deal with the stress that comes with wedding planning. We were thrilled The Barn offered an all-inclusive elopement package that fit our exact wants! Not only was it completely stress free, the venue was absolutely breathtaking!
— Michelle
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Our elopements don’t include a full-on reception, but they do include a cake cutting for our couples and their guests. And our elopement cake set-ups are always the BEST. Michelle and Brandon had a simple scraped cape topped with more of those bright colored florals, sitting atop some stacked wood discs. Their table also included rustic candlesticks, old barrels and crates, a steer head, and pops of turquoise. And that adorable mini teepee, though!

“I don't think I could pick a favorite detail,” Michelle said. “Everything was so perfect! From the amazing altar and cake display to the beautiful pictures we took with the longhorns. Every single detail was so unique and special.”

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And then after their cake cutting, something purely magical happened. These two newlyweds went out in the pasture with some of our longhorns and horses, and these photos are EVERYTHING. Major heart eyes! (Excellent job, Shingleurs! These are stunning.) Michelle said the longhorns were actually one of her very favorite things about getting married at The Barn (her #1 favorite thing was “how easy and stress free” planning her wedding was with us, she said!).

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Words alone cannot express the gratitude for everything Lesleigh and her crew did to make our wedding day perfect. It was an experience we will never forget and we will forever be grateful for the simplicity and hospitality we experienced at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch.
— Michelle
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Michelle and Brandon headed off to New Orleans to begin their Southern honeymoon! “We started our honeymoon in New Orleans for several days visiting Jackson Square, the French Quarter, swamp tours and of course eating the best Cajun food,” Michelle said. “Then we drove down the coast to Destin, Florida and relaxed on the beach for a week.” Sounds perfect!

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Michelle and Brandon, we adored EVERY detail from your wedding day! We’re so, so thankful we got to plan it with you! We wish you two the best! xoxo

Rachel + Jimmy's Woodland Bohemian Wedding

A sweet ceremony on the most beautiful spring day, surrounded by gorgeous dogwood blooms. A stunningly unique altar. Wildflower bouquets. Bohemian, woodland themed details. Those are just a few of the good things about this uniquely beautiful wedding! Rachel and Jimmy are such a precious couple, and they were so full of joy and excitement on their wedding day. Seriously, just wait until y’all see these smiles! Their wedding was truly a breath of fresh air for us; it was so different from our “normal,” and it was just the most special day. We loved every free-spirited, boho, woodland inspired detail!

Rachel and Jimmy hired an amazing team of the most talented vendors to pull off their wedding day, and we loved what she said about how they chose each vendor. “Our head photographer and videographer were good friends of mine in college; we also went to school with the second shooters too,” Rachel said. “We wanted to use friends of ours and their talents to capture our day to make our wedding even more of a community thing where so many of ‘our people’ got to play a part.” This made every part of their wedding day even more personal! Their photos are so beautiful and special, and I had the most difficult time narrowing them down for this post… I cannot wait for you to see these!

Photographers: Abby Tran Photograpy (head photgrapher) and Ashel Parsons (second shooter)  | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Videographers: Jacob McCall (head videographer) and Evan Swearingen (second shooter) | Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Arrowood from Serenity Skincare and Salon | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery    

Rachel and Jimmy were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 20, 2019. They chose a bohemian, woodland theme and a color palette full of earth tones. “We both love nature and wanted to do something pretty with a natural feel, so we went neutral using earth tones and then let the greenery and wildflowers do their job by adding pops of color just like in overgrown fields and forests,” Rachel said.

We were absolutely head over heels for Rachel’s wildflower florals! “I. LOVED. THEM,” she said. “I was crazy about the bouquets. Obsessed. I wish we had someone grab them for us. I wanted us to use wildflowers, and Lesleigh took what I wanted and ran with it. When we first started talking about it she presented the idea of the bouquets looking like ‘a bunch of wildflowers...kinda wild looking...looking like they'd just been picked from a field.’ That was it. She made it happen.”

Rachel was such a beautiful bride! Her bridal gown was from David’s Bridal, and we loved every detail - the gorgeous lace, the sleeves, and especially the plunging back! We LOVED her gorgeous flower crown, and also that she wore it with a veil. This girl smiled from ear to ear all day long… she was absolutely beaming! Oh, and she tied the knot while barefoot, which she said was her dream! We love her.

The bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s attire were perfectly coordinated with the bohemian theme and neutral color palette. The bridesmaids’ dresses also came from David’s Bridal, and Rachel gave them four earth tone color options to choose from. “Each one got to choose their own style of dress that was the color they chose to reflect their personality,” Rachel said. These dresses are stunning!

Future brides, borrow this idea from Rachel! Each of her bridesmaids wrote on a chalkboard how they knew Rachel, as well as the year they met. What a fun photo idea!

The groom wore a navy suit, and the groomsmen wore navy pants, white shirts, brown suspenders and mismatched floral ties. “We chose the floral ties for the groomsmen last minute,” Rachel said. “We bought them from different vendors (mainly on Etsy) and loved how they turned out. We thought the mismatched earth toned feel went well with the wedding theme.”

Let it be known that we love ALL types of first looks. This one between Rachel and her bridesmaids was the most fun, and we wish more brides would do this! This girl has some good friends!

Rachel and Jimmy’s first look was intimate, emotional, and so very sweet. The portraits that followed were stunning and unique, and we’re always thrilled to see more unique photos of our couples, our venue and its surroundings. I could have included WAY more photos, but I tried really hard to narrow it down! (Those dogwoods, though!)

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The natural beauty The Barn brings is incredible. It was my dream to get married in the woods barefoot, and it was better than I imagined. The Barn has its own charm to it. You honestly have to see it to understand. The tall trees, the fields, the barn that’s made from reclaimed wood-its all awesome. The flowers and rustic decorations they incorporated just accentuated its beauty. Our favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was knowing they take care of everything and that, no matter what, it will be good. From the incredible southern food to the schedule, it will all be well done and taken care of.
— Rachel
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Rachel and Jimmy’s ceremony details brought all the boho vibes, and they were unlike any we’ve done before! They were not only beautiful, but they were personal and sentimental, as well.

“The Barn called our wedding ‘the stick castle wedding’ because they made our altar literally out of sticks found around The Barn with wildflowers woven into it. We were fans,” Rachel said. “My husband and I were best friends in college...and that was it...just best friends who hung out every week for hours...in the friend zone. We didn't figure out what we had until a year after college and (finally) started dating. We loved our friendship that built our dating relationship...and then our marriage, so we have details dedicated to that. Our aisles were lined with pictures from our friendship. We had railroad ties from an old railroad bridge we used to explore.”

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Rachel and Jimmy’s ceremony was intimate, personal and so full of love - not only between the two of them, but also poured out upon them by their family and friends. There were so many special components to their ceremony: a worship service, communion as their unity ceremony, readings by their friends. This one was extra special.

“In our ceremony and reception, we had friends tell stories about our friendship and relationship,” Rachel said.  “My old boss who was the principal at the first school I taught at officiated our wedding. Our faith was also woven into our ceremony. We had communion as our unity event. Our instrumentalists (also friends from college) played worship music and led us in worship at the end. We centered our ceremony around the theme that God turns conclusions into introductions… We also had our recessional song be the A team theme song because Jimmy offered me $20 to walk down the aisle to it, and I refused... so we compromised.”

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When people ask us how it went we usually say, ‘It was the dream,’ because it truly was everything we hoped it would be. We knew The Barn would make it that way though. Every detail we talked about and more was there. Our only regret is that we wish we had more time. People told us the day goes so fast. It did. Our wedding was fun, sentimental, and beautiful. We were fans of every single thing. We wish we could relive it!
— Rachel

This altar… totally, insanely amazing and gorgeous!

^^That feeling when you’re finally married!

Rachel and Jimmy’s reception tables included neutral tablecloths and burlap runners, with pops of colors from the turquoise napkins in their place settings and their wildflower bouquets in mismatched vases and jars. Their reception details felt lighthearted and fun and really set the tone for their fun evening of celebrating with their guests!

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Kneading Hands Bakery did an amazing job with our cake,” Rachel said. “It was scraped with alternating layers of chocolate with raspberry icing and wedding cake with buttercream. We had many people tell us how much they loved it!”

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This reception was truly FUN. There were activities inside and outside The Barn for guests to enjoy. Out on the lawn, guests played games and indulged in some seriously delicious goodies from the all-time cutest s’mores bar.

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Inside The Barn, Rachel and Jimmy shared their first dance, which was just as fun and joyful as these two themselves! “Our first dance was You Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates,” she said. “We actually choreographed it ourselves. It was so much fun to do together and was a sweet surprise our guests loved. Definitely memorable.”

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There was dancing, toasts, and amazing memories made with their family and friends who traveled from all over to celebrate their marriage with them. “The stories will be the one of the biggest things I'll remember,” Rachel said. “Hearing people we love who have walked with us through different stages of our relationship share their thoughts. I'm from Tennessee. Jimmy is from Louisiana. We went to college in Arkansas. Our people are all over the place. Having loved ones from everywhere come to our wedding...having all of our people in one place...was a truly special thing.”

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At the end of their wedding day, they headed off to the Pacific Northwest for their honeymoon! “We landed in Seattle, Washington and roadtripped down to Portland, Oregon eventually,” Rachel said. “We alternated between staying in the city and in the mountains. We experienced the best of both while exploring that area.”

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“BATOR did a wonderful job!” Rachel said. “They never hesitated to answer any question quickly and thoroughly. During planning, they were innovative and creative, which we are so appreciative for. On our wedding day, they made sure everything went smoothly. From the start, they were 100% for us and what we wanted with our day. We are thankful!”

Rachel and Jimmy, we LOVED planning your incredible wedding with you! It was so, so special. We’re so thankful you chose The Barn, and we wish you the very best! xoxo

Casey + Awni's Fun Rainy Day Wedding

This couple is one of our all-time favorites. They and their family and friends traveled to The Barn from Houston and California, and they won our hearts when they all showed up to their rehearsal dinner wearing old denim overalls! That pretty much explains how fun this group was; they managed to have the best time, even though it poured (and we mean poured) on their wedding day. They were SO joyful and smiled literally all day, and they fully embraced the less than ideal weather and didn’t let it dampen their spirits for a second. This amazing, laidback couple, plus their gorgeous details, made this a wedding that we won’t forget! Stephanie Parsley captured this wedding so perfectly… shooting weddings in the rain is hard, but these photos are beautiful, full of emotion, and pure magic. They’re some of our favorites of the year!

Photographer: Stephanie Parsley Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Makeup: Brittany McMahon | Hair: Suzanne at Serenity Skin Care and Salon | Bridal Gown: Amazon | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mori Lee from Belle Saison Bridal | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery 

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Casey and Awni were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 6, 2019. They didn’t choose a specific theme or color palette, but instead went with a beautiful combination of all the styles they love. “I have a very eclectic taste,” Casey said. “I love rustic, vintage, modern. For that reason I had a hard time choosing a theme. Fortunately for me, though, Lesleigh didn’t make me choose. She was able to pull bits of each and combine them into something I never could have put together myself. I was so happy with the use of mixed metals, vintage glassware, succulents, and flowers.”

Casey’s florals were so beautiful. She chose a combination of pink and peach David Austin roses, ranunculus, and succulents and had it all tied off with the sweetest mementos. “I found a bouquet on Pinterest that I loved,” she said. “Lesleigh and her team made me my very own perfect version of it. It had just the right combination of peachy pinks, whites, succulents and other greenery. It was girly without being too girly, just the right balance for me. From it hung 3 very special charms, photos of all of my grandparents on their wedding days.”

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Casey purchased a bridal gown from a salon in Austin, but several weeks before the wedding, she tried it on and realized she just wasn’t in love with it. “It was too tight and I was having major buyer remorse,” she said. “It just wasn’t right! I took a chance and ordered a dress I found on Amazon. It arrived quickly and was perfect. About a week or 2 before the wedding I was looking through my Pinterest boards and found a picture of a dress I had pinned months before that was almost the exact same dress I had. It was meant to be!”

The dress was such a fairytale dress, and we’re so glad Casey decided to take a chance on it! We can’t imagine the first one would have been any prettier. Here’s proof that you can change your mind on any wedding detail, even something as major as the dress, if it just doesn’t feel right. :) Casey, you were such a gorgeous bride, and your joy is contagious! We’ve never seen a more joyful bride. <3

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Casey’s bridesmaids wore Mori Lee dresses in the color Dove, and they were simply lovely. “I let each of the girls pick a style they felt comfortable in and I love each of the ones they chose,” she said. Can’t you tell this is the most fun group ever?!

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Casey and Awni had their first look in the pouring rain, and their joy in these photos is palpable... plus the umbrellas were such a cute detail! These two had such a great attitude about the less than desirable weather on their wedding day, and we loved this quote from Casey: “[Our wedding day] was absolutely perfect! It was everything I could have asked for and more. Sure, I wasn’t anticipating the rain. But the mud and bare feet added an element no one could have planned. Sure, we didn’t get to get married outside amongst the trees, in front of the beautiful hexagon altar. But the romantic indoor lighting was just as beautiful.” Future brides, take a note from this girl!

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I will always remember my sense of peace and ease throughout the entire day. (The entire planning process, really!) The wet weather forecast early in the morning could have been enough to stress out any bride. The heavy downpour that hit us on the way to The Barn could have had me in tears and no one would have blamed me for it, but it didn’t phase me for a second. I knew, deep in my heart, that Lesleigh and her team would do whatever it took, make whatever changes necessary to make our celebration seamless and amazing. I knew, deep in my heart, that regardless of the weather, the end result would be the same....I was going to marry the man of my dreams!
— Casey
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Casey and Awni planned to tie the knot in front of an outdoor hexagon altar, but the rain pushed their ceremony indoors - and it was every bit as pretty! They exchanged vows in front of stacked wooden crates, peachy pink florals, and lanterns… the candlelight and pink rose petals on the floor made their ceremony so romantic. They were all smiles and just so happy to be marrying each other!

This couple and their family and friends are from Houston and California, but they still managed to bring a touch of Arkansas to their ceremony (and the hilarious overalls at their rehearsal!). “When we were first considering traveling to Arkansas for a most unique destination wedding, I got a lot of grief about my choice of locale based on some Arkansas stereotypes (particularly hillbillies, marrying cousins and banjos),” Casey said. “Instead of letting the stereotypes stop me, I chose to embrace them. While I didn’t marry my cousin, I chose a banjo player for our ceremony instrumentalist (which was a surprise for my groom) and we had a hillbilly good time in our overalls at the rehearsal. I only wish I could have enjoyed the banjo more myself. By the way, people quickly changed their tune about Arkansas once they saw its beauty and experienced the fun we all had at The Barn.”

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One of the most unique details from this wedding was their guestbook… or guest quilt, rather! “I love quilting,” Casey said. “I decided to incorporate that by making a mini quilt to use as a ‘guestbook.’ So instead of a book collecting dust somewhere, the quilt now hangs beautifully in our home.” This is one of the best guestbook alternatives we’ve ever seen!

After they said I do, the rain let up enough to take some photos outside, and would you just check. out. that. newlywed. glow!!! These two, y’all. We’ll probably never meet another couple like them. They fully embraced the muddy landscape and just went with it. Casey’s bare feet and muddy dress made for some of our favorite wedding photos ever! Plus, the redbuds and dogwoods were blooming on this day, and it was just so pretty out there. So much magic in these.

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Casey and Awni’s reception was full of an eclectic mix of vintage, rustic and modern details. Their tables were covered in pink florals in various mixed metal and glass vases, lanterns, and a few geometric details. They had simple white and gold place settings with vintage glassware. The lighting inside The Barn, from the chandeliers, string lights and candles, made this reception so dreamy!

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Our time at The Barn went by so fast I feel like I didn’t really have a chance to soak it all in, to really appreciate all the little details. Even if I had, though, I don’t think I could choose a favorite. I loved the decor, I loved the flowers, I loved the ambiance, I loved the food, I loved the cake. I loved the fact that we were able to just show up to party...no set, no tear down, no watching the clock. Easy for us as the bride and groom, but also easy for our family.
— Casey
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We loveloveloved Casey and Awni’s simple scraped cake, with its peach flowers and rustic wooden backdrop. And we have to say, this was probably the funniest cake cutting ever!

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One of my personal favorite details of the day was Casey’s embroidered denim jacket that she wore during their first dance and throughout the reception. This is the coolest wedding detail ever! I’m in love. And I totally wish I would’ve thought of this for my own wedding!

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Casey and Awni didn’t send their guests home with favors from their wedding, but they did welcome bags in their guests’ hotel rooms instead. “They included some of our favorite family treats and snacks representing our California roots and Texas home,” Casey said. We love this idea!

The newlyweds haven’t gone on a honeymoon just yet, but they have a couple of options in the works. “The original plan was an Alaskan cruise, but we’re now considering Scotland for a double duty trip...honeymoon and a friend’s wedding,” Casey said.

Finally, this bride had the sweetest things to say about us when I asked her for feedback on her wedding planning process. Here’s what she said! “Lesleigh and the team were everything! I found The Barn through a Google search for all-inclusive wedding venues. The Barn truly is that, all-inclusive. Planning a wedding long distance can probably be a nightmare, especially in a destination you’ve never even been to. But from the first moment we met Lesleigh I knew it was the right choice. She was so kind and welcoming. Her attention to detail from the very beginning was impressive (at our planning meeting she knew what time sunset would be on the day of our ceremony). She had suggestions for all the extras we would need, photography, hair and makeup, DJ, rehearsal dinner. She happily responded to all the little questions or requests we had. I didn’t get a chance to meet the rest of the team, but I am so thankful for all of them. I would recommend The Barn to anyone looking for the perfect low stress, super friendly, dream wedding location!”

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Casey and Awni, y’all are the BEST, and we are so thankful we got to celebrate your marriage with you! We truly LOVED every detail of your wedding day. Come back and visit! Best wishes! xoxo

Barn Elopements Three Ways

Elopements at The Barn have gotten sorta HUGE. In fact, I am emailed about our elopement collections more than anything else! Barn Elopements are romantic, inexpensive (they start at $1,850... say what?!), and super easy. As with all of our other collections, the only thing our elopement brides and grooms have to do: show up and have a great time! Our elopements are perhaps even less stressful than our other wedding collections (which are already the least stressful weddings EVER), because our team does literally all the planning, coordinating, decorating, etc. If you haven't read about our elopements before, this is a quick rundown of how they work: you tell us the colors and overall theme you like, and our incredibly creative team just runs with it. Our elopements are always some of our prettiest weddings, because our team gets to go all out with the details, and it's always such a wonderful surprise for our couples! 

I've written about our elopement collections many times... if you need more info, check out these posts: our Classic Elopement Collection, our new Sip-Sip Celebrate Collection. and 10 reasons to elope at The Barn. We also have an Elopements section on the blog, where you can see all the gorgeous details from every elopement we’ve blogged so far! Just click “Elopements” over there on the sidebar! 

Here are three of our favorite, most talked about elopements... they’re all a few years old, so if you’ve recently started following us, you may have missed them the first time around! They all vary in style, colors, themes, etc. And they are ALL amazing! 

Intimate, Simple Fall Elopement

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Ali and Lee's intimate fall elopement was perhaps the most simple one we've ever done, but it was just as beautiful as every other one we've done! These two have such a sweet love story, and they wanted a wedding that was as laidback as they are. The love they have for each other was definitely the most beautiful detail of their wedding day. They had a beautiful, rustic altar, the prettiest pink florals, the sweetest cake of all time, and a beautiful fall setting. My absolute favorite details were Ali's dress and accessories. Sometimes simple weddings are the sweetest and most beautiful of all! 

Colorful Rustic-Cowboy-Gypsy-Chic Elopement

If you've been reading The Barn Blog for very long, you've undoubtedly seen this elopement a time or two... I can't stop talking about it! Morgan and Wager's elopement was super detailed, and it was one that we will never forget. Morgan loves all things bright, rustic, cowboy and gypsy inspired, so our team took all of those things and made THIS gorgeous masterpiece elopement. We're never, EVER gonna be over that altar (rusty tin, pallets, steer heads, hanging florals and lights, a cowhide, etc.) orrrr that macaron-topped cake. This elopement was right up our alley! It was a little bit rustic, a little bit cowboy, a little bit gypsy, and a LOT fabulous.

Colorful, Whimsical Balloon Elopement

Sujey and Jeffrey were married over two years ago, and I still can't get over their sweet, creative, adorable Up-inspired elopement. It's been on this blog a lot, and I'm sure I'll continue to bring it up, because I'm obsessed. (Sorry, not sorry!) When this precious couple told us they wanted an Up theme and a bright, bold color palette, our team went to town blowing up balloons and making the most epic altar ever. Other highlights from this elopement: colorful florals, adorable tiny naked cakes, and a balloon arch behind their cake table. 

Holly + Alfred’s Pastel Spring Elopement

I’ve been looking forward to this day for a while! It’s the day that I finally get to begin showing off our spring 2019 weddings! So far we’ve had five weddings this spring, and we have several to go, plus an amazing event coming up this weekend. I’m so excited that the first one I get to share with y’all is this magical elopement. It was so romantic and pretty, in part because it took place on the most gorgeous spring day, when the dogwoods were in full bloom and looked absolutely stunning. It included the prettiest spring color palette, the dreamiest altar set up right underneath a dogwood tree, and so many other pretty details. Crystal Malloy is one of our absolute favorite photographers, and we couldn’t stop swooning when she sent these photos over! 

Photographer: Crystal Malloy Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Makeup: Kristen at Affinity Day Spa | Hair: Ashley at Affinity Day Spa | Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone Couture | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal and Birdy Grey | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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Holly and Alfred were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 12, 2019. This bride drew some inspiration for her color palette from none other than Steel Magnolias! “Pink is one of my favorite colors so I enjoyed talking about my ‘two colors of blush and bashful’ in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Of course I said this in my best southern accent! Seriously, I wanted the colors of spring, so blush, lavender, muted blue and gray worked well together! My shoes were even a pale blue.” It was the pastel color palette of our dreams! 

Holly’s pastel florals were hands down some of our favorite details from this wedding. They were the ultimate spring florals! They were full of soft purples, pinks and blues, and they included hydrangeas, roses and dusty miller. 

Holly also included a super sweet detail in her bridal bouquet. “Because I didn’t have anything of either of my grandmother’s, one of my girlfriends loaned me her grandmother’s antique rose pin and I had it attached to the ribbon wrapping the bouquet for my something old,” she said. 

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We loved the gorgeous simplicity of the guys’ lavender bouts!

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Holly’s bridal gown was from the Claire Pettibone Couture Romantique collection, and it was jaw-dropping. The silhouette and neckline were timeless, and the delicate beading and lace were so beautiful. Holly, you were the most gorgeous, classic bride!

The bridesmaids wore the prettiest pastel dresses from David’s Bridal and Birdy Grey. They were romantic and feminine, and they fit so well with the colors and romantic, spring-inspired theme of this wedding.

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Thanks to Lesleigh we had no stress and no worries over any detail. She was readily available by text, email or phone anytime I had a question. That made the day and anticipation leading up to the wedding so much more enjoyable than if we had been doing everything ourselves.
— Holly
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Holly and Alfred’s ceremony was one of our dreamiest ceremonies ever, all thanks to the dogwood trees that make The Barn pure magic in the spring. We tucked their altar right into a dogwood that was in full bloom, and it was so, so lovely. We added a little bit of purple draping, our signature chandelier, and some of those gorgeous pale pink, purple and blue florals. Holly said the ceremony set-up was one thing she’d never forget about her wedding day. “One day I’ll tell the story of how Alfred and I were married beneath a blooming dogwood tree on one of the prettiest days April has ever had,” she said.

“The ceremony and day was perfect,” Holly said. She said her absolute favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was “the quaintness of the Barn, the little details brought from a Pinterest idea board to life by Lesleigh.”

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Holly and Alfred’s cake display was springy and sweet. We topped an antique desk with lots of pastel florals (the arrangements in the drawers were my favorites!), some purple fabric, and an adorable cake. We always love this simple style of cake, and it was topped with one of Holly’s favorite details of the day. “I made the peg people cake topper to look just like me and Alfred,” she said. “I’ll treasure it forever.”

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The newlyweds spent a week in Isla Mujeres following their elopement, and they’re planning to have a big barbecue with their extended family and friends at their home in the near future.

Holly and Alfred, thank you so much for allowing us to plan your beautiful elopement! We loved every bit of it. Best wishes! xoxo