Wedding Inspiration: Christmas Time is Here!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The couple weeks leading up to Christmas are always magical (and yeah, a little stressful), and I'm super excited to kick off this season by sharing some gorgeous Christmas wedding inspiration with you. We rarely have weddings at The Barn during the winter (it's when our team gets a ton of work done in preparation for our busy spring season), but we do host holiday events that are always so very pretty. The best Christmas weddings and events include plenty of greenery, pops of red, candlelight, snow white details, twinkle lights (the good kind, not the tacky kind) and rustic elements... bonus points for Christmas trees and Christmas-inspired favors! And even more bonus points if it snows on your wedding day! :)

Take a break from your online Christmas shopping (I know I'm not the only one), grab a cup of hot chocolate, and swoon over these stunning ideas for Christmas weddings and events!

 Sam Hagadorn, from  Cherie + Anthony ’s wedding

Sam Hagadorn, from Cherie + Anthony’s wedding

  Instagram  photo of a surprise proposal at The Barn!

Instagram photo of a surprise proposal at The Barn!

 Brooke Proctor Photography, from  Maranda + Mark ’s wedding

Brooke Proctor Photography, from Maranda + Mark’s wedding

  Instagram  photo of a magical Christmas party at The Barn

Instagram photo of a magical Christmas party at The Barn

 Sam Hagadorn, from  Cherie + Anthony ’s wedding

Sam Hagadorn, from Cherie + Anthony’s wedding

 Brooke Proctor Photography, from  Maranda + Mark ’s wedding

Brooke Proctor Photography, from Maranda + Mark’s wedding

 Sam Hagadorn, from  Cherie + Anthony ’s wedding

Sam Hagadorn, from Cherie + Anthony’s wedding

And a few of my favorite Christmas wedding ideas from Pinterest…

Black (Friday) Weddings

Black Friday is so not my thing, but you know what is?! Black wedding details! Black weddings can definitely be scary, but they can also be totally chic. It's pretty easy to cross the line from elegant to goth when you're using black in your color palette, so it's better as an accent color - unless you want a bit of a goth/creepy vibe at your wedding (like this Tim Burton-inspired shoot we did a few years ago!), and then by all means, go all out! I also happen to love black for bridal gowns... It's a gorgeous option for bold, fashion-loving brides! Here are a few ways to add black details into your wedding decor that are totally glam and not at all creepy!

  Sterling Imageworks Photography , from  Logan + Dusty ’s wedding at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks Photography, from Logan + Dusty’s wedding at The Barn

  Benjamin Martin Photography , from  Avy + Tisha ’s wedding at The Barn. Those black taper candles were the perfect addition to this moody, wintery elopement!

Benjamin Martin Photography, from Avy + Tisha’s wedding at The Barn. Those black taper candles were the perfect addition to this moody, wintery elopement!

 Sneak peeks from a recent gothic style wedding at The Barn! I cannot even wait to share this one!

Sneak peeks from a recent gothic style wedding at The Barn! I cannot even wait to share this one!

  Sterling Imageworks Photography , from  Logan + Dusty ’s wedding at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks Photography, from Logan + Dusty’s wedding at The Barn

  Miles Witt Boyer , from Lauren + Jack’s wedding at The Barn

Miles Witt Boyer, from Lauren + Jack’s wedding at The Barn

  JRowe Photography , from  Jana + Robert 's wedding at The Barn

JRowe Photography, from Jana + Robert's wedding at The Barn

  Sterling Imageworks Photography , from  Logan + Dusty ’s wedding at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks Photography, from Logan + Dusty’s wedding at The Barn

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

It’s officially one week until Thanksgiving, and if you aren’t yet sure how you want to decorate your dinner table, we have you covered! These tablescapes would be perfect for fall weddings, as well, and a few of them are from some gorgeous fall weddings at The Barn. The best part: many of these items are probably things you already have, or they're things you could snag on a quick trip to Hobby Lobby! None of these would take very much time or effort to put together, so even though you've only got a few days left before the big day, you've still got plenty of time to pull them off! Here are some Thanksgiving tablescapes that are (almost) as yummy as your Turkey Day dinner! 

 From our  Instagram

From our Instagram

  Photos by Manda , from  Leah + Parker 's wedding at The Barn

Photos by Manda, from Leah + Parker's wedding at The Barn

  The Kindred Collective , from  Jordon + Nick 's wedding at The Barn

The Kindred Collective, from Jordon + Nick's wedding at The Barn

Wedding Inspiration: Wedding in the Woods

Forest weddings aren't a new trend, but can they please stay around forever?! You can turn your own wedding into an enchanted forest with a neutral color palette (shades of green, ivory, browns, gold), lush greenery, pale colored florals (the messier, the better!), and natural details, like wood and moss. Weddings in the woods (or ones that bring the woods to the wedding!) are always the dreamiest, especially when they include magical lighting and major fairy tale vibes! Here are just a few forest-inspired weddings that I ADORE.

  Katie Childs Photo , from  Kelsey + Gueorgui's  wedding at The Barn

Katie Childs Photo, from Kelsey + Gueorgui's wedding at The Barn

  100 Layer Cake . That pretty old truck is the perfect getaway car for a woodsy wedding! 

100 Layer Cake. That pretty old truck is the perfect getaway car for a woodsy wedding! 

  Stephanie Parsley Photography , from Whitney + Jimmy's wedding at The Barn

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Whitney + Jimmy's wedding at The Barn

  Katie Childs Photo , from  Kelsey + Gueorgui's  wedding at The Barn

Katie Childs Photo, from Kelsey + Gueorgui's wedding at The Barn

Wedding Inspiration: Halloween!

Happy (almost) Halloween! I know, I know, the thought of a Halloween themed wedding conjures up all kinds of fright! It's just straight up scary! But a few Halloween inspired details can be totally chic... Think elegant dark-colored details (a black bridal gown would be perfect for a Halloween wedding!), pumpkins filled with flowers, low lighting with tons of lit candles, and maybe a Halloween themed favor, cocktail or candy buffet! Here are a few wedding details (and one fun Halloween themed playlist) that are subtly spooky... No ghosts, goblins, or vampires, I promise! Y'all have a great Halloween... I hope you get lots of candy, whatever your plans are!