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

Showing Team Spirit In Your Wedding Decor

It's almost time for back to school, and those of us living in the South know what else that means... it's also almost time for a little thing called football season. If you don't live in the South, let me briefly explain just how big of a deal that is: football is sort of a religion, and it's taken very seriously. God first, family second, football third. Priorities, y'all! If you're a football fan, you don't get married on a game day, especially if it's a home game. You pick a wedding date that falls during a bye week, or you plan your wedding for a different season.

For diehard football fans, incorporating your love of your team into your wedding decor is a must. But it's easy to go from tasteful to tacky really quick, if you use too many football team-related details. You don't want a full on Razorback-themed wedding, obviously! Here are some ways to show your team spirit that aren't at all tacky! 

Use Your Team's Colors In Your Decor...

...Or In Your Flowers

Groom's Cakes

Shaker/Wand Getaway!

Ring Bearer Football or Pillow

Garter Toss

Cufflinks

If nothing else, you could always just call the Hogs after your ceremony ;)

Have a great day, and woo pig sooie! ;)

Wedding Inspiration: Cocktail Hour

With the recent announcement of our brand new Sip-Sip Celebrate Elopement Collection, we wanted to share some inspiration with you for drinks that are as pretty as they are tasty! A quick word of advice for our future Barn Couples: if you want your guests to have a good time and not leave immediately after dinner, your reception must include a bar. And if you're gonna have a bar, you might as well do it up right. I'm talking signature cocktails, adorable drink stirrers, and fancy signage and decor!

Even if you're not a fan of serving alcohol at your wedding, you can still serve adorable mocktails at your bar! They're such a fun detail that you and your guests are sure to remember. 

We've already talked all about pretty bars (and a few ways to serve your drinks) here, and I wrote all about bar tips and etiquette here. And here are some gorgeous ways to serve up your signature cocktails! 

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

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

  Salt &amp; Sky Studios , from  Nikki + Scott 's wedding at The Barn. This is some of the disposable drinkware we offer!

Salt & Sky Studios, from Nikki + Scott's wedding at The Barn. This is some of the disposable drinkware we offer!

  Tryston Hines Photography , from  Breanna + Bryan 's wedding at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Breanna + Bryan's wedding at The Barn

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

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

  Tryston Hines Photography, &nbsp;from  Jaime + Jake 's wedding at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jaime + Jake's wedding at The Barn

Happy Independence Day from The Barn!

Happy Independence Day from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch! We hope your 4th of July week is filled with fireworks and sparklers, good food, friends and family, and lots of red, white and blue! To celebrate, here's a little bit of patriotic prettiness to kick off your week. 'Merica, y'all!

  Shingleur Photography , from  Tang + DJ 's wedding at The Barn

Shingleur Photography, from Tang + DJ's wedding at The Barn

One Month of Altars

This spring has been CRAZY at The Barn - we've had several big weddings, loads of elopements, a couple big events, a vow renewal, an intimate anniversary dinner for two, and a whole bunch of fun. Perhaps the craziest time of all was from early May to early June, when we had weddings back to back - including FIVE weddings in one week, which was our busiest week to date. We are so not complaining! This spring has been one for the books, and we've loved each wedding's unique style and details. One of my favorite things about The Barn is just how different it can look for each wedding! Of course it offers the same beautiful backdrop for every wedding and event, but I love seeing each wedding's unique details and how this space can be transformed from day to day. From May to June, we saw weddings that were rustic, shabby chic, country, glam, and every style in between. It's so fun to see The Barn dressed up in one style one day and a totally different style the very next day - it takes a lot of work to build a wedding from the ground up in ONE day, and then turn around and do something totally different the very next. Our team is incredibly talented to be able to pull this off! Here are some of the altars they did in a one month span. These are some of our prettiest altars ever! *Most of these photos are from our Instagram, and we'll be sure to share the professional ones with you as soon as we get them!*

  Stephanie Dunn King Photography , from Abbey + Jake's wedding

Stephanie Dunn King Photography, from Abbey + Jake's wedding

 From Brandy + Jonathan's wedding

From Brandy + Jonathan's wedding

 From Ali + Chris's vow renewal

From Ali + Chris's vow renewal

 From Delaney + Cy's wedding

From Delaney + Cy's wedding

 From Holly + Tyler's wedding

From Holly + Tyler's wedding

 From Jessica + Eli's wedding

From Jessica + Eli's wedding

 From Sydney + Michael's wedding and Katy + Tyler's wedding

From Sydney + Michael's wedding and Katy + Tyler's wedding