Morgan + Hadley's Western Ranch Wedding

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

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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! 

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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! 

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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!

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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! 

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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! 

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Our wedding day was everything I’ve ever dreamed of and so much more... Honestly we had the PERFECT day at The Barn. Every single detail was so unique and special. Lesleigh is amazing to work with and she truly makes your day so special.
— Morgan
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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 

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The Twin Oaks team was amazing from day one. Lesleigh was so easy to talk to and get ahold of always. She truly listened and incorporated all of our ideas and wants, and on the day of she was a complete lifesaver, so so helpful. The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch is definitely the place to get married at!
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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! 

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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

Holly + Tyler's Shabby Chic Pink & Lavender Wedding

I hope you're prepared to see the cutest wedding ever! We love a sweet shabby chic wedding, so we were thrilled when this couple requested shabby chic details and a girly color palette. Holly and Tyler booked their wedding and tied the knot all within three weeks! That is more than enough time for us to pull off a gorgeous wedding... and, in fact, we've actually pulled a wedding off in just three days. Holly's bestie, Erin Kindy Photography, took these photos, and we can't wait to share all the adorable details with you! 

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Holly and Tyler were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 31, 2018. They chose a color palette full of shades of pink (bright pink! blush! all the pinks!) and lavender. Their theme was shabby chic, and there were rustic and vintage details, as well. 

Holly's bridal bouquet was one of my all time favorites! Our team combined bright pink peonies, alllll kinds of ridiculously pretty pink roses, a few lavender flowers, and a little bit of greenery, all tied up with pink ribbon to create the most gorgeous, girliest bouquet ever. LOVE! And that ring shot... swoon! 

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Holly's dress was simple and stunning. The scallop detailing and sheer back were so uniquely pretty. We love a simple dress, but this one was extra special! We also loved Holly's elegant hairstyle and jewelry. This bride was glowing! 

We were crazy about Holly and Tyler's shabby chic, vintage ceremony details! They used our vintage white doors at their altar, with the loveliest pink florals, pink fringe details (so cute), and little pink mason jars filled with flowers. The rustic wooden barrel and crates kept this altar from being too girly. Literally the most adorable wedding ceremony we've seen! 

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This pink fringe detail though. SO dang adorable. 

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Holly and Tyler had a small, intimate ceremony with their closest friends and family watching as they started their lives together as husband and wife. We seriously can’t get enough of this bouquet! 

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We all know by now that I live for portraits of the bride and groom. ;) These are so pretty and sweet! 

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Holly and Tyler had a short and sweet reception that included an adorable shabby chic cake display and hors d'oeuvres. They had the cutest, tiniest naked cake topped with pink and lavender flowers and lace. There were more pretty pink and lavender florals in pink mason jars, and even an arrangement on an old, rustic ladder. And more of that super cute pink fringe garland! 

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 I couldn't resist sharing one of our iPhone photos of this cute setup ;)&nbsp;

I couldn't resist sharing one of our iPhone photos of this cute setup ;) 

Holly and Tyler, your wedding was precious and we loved getting to plan it with you! Thanks so much for choosing The Barn as your venue! Congratulations and best wishes! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Jessica + Eli's Glamorous Pink & Gold Wedding

There was so much to LOVE about this gorgeous wedding! This sweet couple chose to tie the knot in front of The Barn, and the addition of gold glittery curtains at The Barn's front doors took it to the next level and made this wedding one to remember! Jessica and Eli chose our classic Elopement Collection and personalized it to their needs by adding reception tables and hors d'oeuvres. Jessica said it was "short and simple," which was just what they were hoping for! 

Paxton Anderson (from Paxton Goates Photography) took their beautiful photos, and we were thrilled to work with her again! She captured the dreamiest, most romantic photos, and we can't stop swooning!

Photographer: Paxton Goates Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design & Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Danielle's Bridal | Makeup: Anissa Ellison | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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Jessica and Eli were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 7, 2018. Their color palette included shades of bright pink and touches of sparkly gold. "Pink is my favorite color so I always knew that would be the color scheme of my wedding and I thought the gold added a nice sparkly touch," Jessica said.

Jessica's bouquets and florals were FULL of pink flowers, including bright pink peonies and roses in hot pink and light pink. They were feminine and GORGEOUS. "My bouquet was perfect!" she said. "I wasn't even sure what I wanted but Lesleigh was able to take my super vague requests and create a bouquet that I absolutely loved."

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Umm, we are OBSESSED with Jessica's dress, which she found at Danielle's Bridal. We love a bridal gown with sleeves, and the bell sleeves on this one were so pretty! The beautiful lace, off-the-shoulder neckline and gorgeous train made this dress extra special and unforgettable!

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Jessica's pretty bridesmaids wore long, elegant black dresses with different necklines and details. The dresses were timeless, and they looked incredible with the bridesmaids’ hot pink bouquets! 

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Eli wore a black suit with a black bow tie and black suspenders - a fun, modern addition to a classic look! His groomsmen also wore black suspenders and pink bow ties. This was probably the classiest bridal party ever!

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Jessica and Eli's ceremony site was unique and gorgeous, and it was for sure the highlight of this wedding for us! They were married in front of The Barn's front doors, and our team made it even more beautiful with the addition of glittery gold drapes. They made such a statement that not much else was needed, so our team added a small pink floral arrangement at each door, and that was it for ceremony details! How pretty are our signature gold chairs with the gold curtains?! Jessica said this set-up "worked out perfectly for our smaller wedding since everyone was a little less spread out."

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One of the most memorable moments of the day for Jessica came during the ceremony. "The one thing I'll always remember is Eli's face when he turned around as I was walking down the aisle," she said. Their ceremony was intimate and sweet, with their closest family and friends watching as they said I do. 

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As MOB I wanted to shield my daughter from all the usual wedding stress thinking I would head off any potential missteps. Lesleigh was way ahead of me! The set up was beautiful with every detail taken care of... The decorations, the flowers, the cake and the food were perfect. Mothers of the bride, if you’re going to help your daughter with her wedding, talk to these ladies.
— Teresa, Mother of the Bride
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These beautiful portraits of Jessica and Eli look like they're straight from a movie! The lighting is so pretty and magical in these, and they are soooo romantic and dreamy! Jessica and Eli, y'all are really pretty people. And Paxton, you are incredible! 

My favorite part of getting married at The Barn was that I didn’t have to worry about anything. The cake, decorations, and flowers were all taken care of. All I had to do was show up! I also loved the wedding timeline that Lesleigh sent. It can be stressful for even a small wedding not knowing where you’re supposed to be and at what time, but I was able to send that out to our wedding party and everyone knew exactly what to do.
— Jessica

Our signature Elopement Collection includes a cake with a beautiful display, but it doesn't typically include dinner or any other reception details. However, we are always happy to customize any of our collections to meet our couples' needs, and Jessica and Eli added on a short (but gorgeous!) reception with hors d'oeuvres.

Their reception tables were girly and glamorous, with glittery gold table runners, hot pink fabric, gold lanterns, and pretty pink florals in gold vases. "The Barn was decorated even better than I could have imagined," Jessica said. 

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They had a super simple white cake (from Kneading Hands Bakery) topped with a few flowers, as well as a little bit more glittery gold in their cake display. The perfect addition to the prettiest reception!

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Their guests held sparklers as they made their grand exit from The Barn, and then the newlyweds headed off to Disney World for a fun, romantic honeymoon!

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We LOVE feedback from our brides, but it also totally melts our hearts when their mamas reach out to us with the kindest words. Here is what Jessica's mom, Teresa, had to say about us! Thanks so much, Teresa! <3

"Weddings are about the bride and groom, but who gets the majority of them there? Mother’s do and this mother of the bride was super impressed. As MOB I wanted to shield my daughter from all the usual wedding stress thinking I would head off any potential missteps. Lesleigh was way ahead of me! The set up was beautiful with every detail taken care of and my daughter’s wedding was an elopement package. The decorations, the flowers, the cake and the food were perfect. I can not say enough good things about her. The only thing that could have been better was the heat and I’m sure if she could have controlled that she would have. Mothers of the bride, if you're going to help your daughter with her wedding, talk to these ladies."

Jessica and Eli, thank y'all so much for letting us plan your wedding with you! We loved every bit of it, and we couldn't be happier for you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Avy + Tisha's Winter Elopement

Avy and Tisha's elopement was unlike anything we've ever styled before, for many reasons. First, we rarely schedule winter weddings - since most of our couples get married outdoors, it isn't often realistic to have a wedding with lots of guests in chilly weather. Avy and Tisha hoped to elope on a snowy day, but unfortunately, we didn't have much snow in our area this year... they ended up tying the knot at the end of January, in a creek bed that runs through The Barn's property. It was cold and windy, but also so romantic and full of love that we didn't even mind! It was unique and gorgeous, and our team loved styling something completely different. We're still in love with these photos by Benjamin Martin Photography, and we're thrilled to finally share them on the blog! (Spoiler alert: there was a smoke machine involved, so you don't wanna miss this.) 

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Avy and Tisha were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on January 30, 2018. Their color scheme was full of rich reds, dark greens, and touches of black and gold. Their details were wintery, elegant and moody. 

A wedding as unique as this one obviously needs a unique bridal gown, and we're still swooning over Avy's! This dress was simple and gorgeous, with a few standout details (those shoulders! that neckline!) that made it totally amazing! She also wore a beautiful flower crown and a pair of black and deep red shoes that fit their wedding's theme perfectly. Tisha wore a fitted classic black tux and bow tie... these ladies couldn't have been more gorgeous! 

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Avy's bouquet was full of deep red roses, dark red berries, baby's breath and the prettiest greenery, and it was tied with long, deep red ribbons - the perfect winter bouquet! 

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Lesleigh designed a gorgeous altar that managed to feel cozy even in the middle of a frigid creek bed. Avy and Tisha tied the knot in front of a downed tree, which was covered in the prettiest (literally the prettiest) greenery garland with burgundy fabric gorgeously draped across. There were a few black candles, black tapers on gold candlesticks, deep red dahlias, roses and berries. They stood in fallen leaves in the middle of a bare forest, and somehow it couldn't have been any more breathtaking. This ceremony was truly unforgettable! 

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And now for those smoke machine pics! These are some of the most romantic portraits we've ever seen. They are moody and romantic and seriously breathtaking! 

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The final gorgeous detail from Avy and Tisha's elopement was a berry-topped, chocolate-drizzled cake from Kneading Hands Bakery. It was both delicious and beautiful, with layers of chocolate cake and strawberry filling. My favorite thing about this elopement was that every single detail flowed together perfectly and fit the wintery, moody vibes, including this cake! It was flawless, y'all. 

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Avy and Tisha, we're never going to forget your beautiful, romantic elopement! We're so glad we were able to plan it with you, and we wish y'all the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Brandy + Jon's Shakespearean-Rustic Elopement

I'm sure you read the title of this blog post, and you're thinking, "This girl's lost her mind... Shakespearean-Rustic?! Nope." But hear me out, y'all! This is probably the first time we've had a couple request a Shakespearean wedding, and it honestly couldn't have turned out more beautiful! Think A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Barn! Jacque Cocanougher took these photos, and we can't wait for y'all to see them... just wait until you see this altar!

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Brandy and Jon were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 18, 2018. Their color scheme was a romantic combination of light purple and grey. "We wanted a Shakespearean romantic wedding and The Barn delivered that," Brandy said. "We both wanted something very romantic and elegant."

Brandy's beautiful dress was from Formal Affairs, and we loved it! It was traditional and classic, but had a few details that kept it totally modern. The perfect dress for this gorgeous lady! She said she LOVED her bouquets and that they were some of her favorite details of the day! "They picked wonderful purple flowers that I never would have thought of," she said. "I loved them so much."

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Portraits of the bride and groom are ALWAYS my favorite photos from basically any wedding, so it's no surprise that these pretty pictures are my favorites from this day. Brandy and Jon have five sweet kiddos, and their family photo out in front of The Barn is so, sooo cute! 

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Our wedding was perfect... exactly how I was hoping it would be. The flowers, the colors, everything was so wonderful... The Barn is so beautiful already and then how beautiful they made it look for our day was so wonderful.
— Brandy
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Brandy's favorite detail from her day was her unique altar! Lesleigh designed and created an absolutely stunning altar that was Shakespearean meets rustic. We’re feeling all the Midsummer Night’s Dream vibes! She knotted together strips of fabric in various shades of light purple, hung them all from our outdoor altar, and topped it all off with the prettiest purple florals. There were vintage wooden crates (and more pretty flowers!) at the base of the altar, as well as mason jars full of florals lining the aisle. 

 Altar photos are from The Barn's  Instagram

Altar photos are from The Barn's Instagram

Some of Brandy's favorite memories from her wedding day occurred during her and Jon's sweet ceremony. He said she would never forget his face when he first saw her, or when he saw his wedding band! (You'll see the sweet look on his face below... he was one happy groom!) She said Jon's most memorable moments were seeing the altar and watching her walk down the aisle. 

Brandy and Jon exchanged traditional vows during their ceremony, but they made it all their own by also reading vows they wrote themselves. Brandy's mom walked her down the aisle, and I loved seeing the pride on her mama's face in these photos! 

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The Barn is amazing... Very pleased and would tell any couples wanting a great venue to use them!
— Brandy
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If you're unfamiliar with our elopements (or our brand new Sip-Sip Celebrate Elopement Collection!), they not only include a pretty little ceremony, but they come with the prettiest little cake and cake table details, too. Brandy and Jon had a super classic, simple white cake with purple flowers. The purple floral arrangement and purple fabric on top of an old barrel were the perfect additions. 

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They toasted with champagne and then headed off on their honeymoon! "We drove all night after the wedding to Gulf Shores, Alabama," Brandy said. "We were there on vacation and got engaged, so we went back for our honeymoon. We had fun at a waterpark and we rode a scary rollercoaster. It was a lot of fun... we got matching tattoos also of our wedding date in Roman numerals."

Brandy and Jon, it was such a pleasure to plan your gorgeous, unique elopement with you! We wish y'all the very best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo