Wedding Inspiration: Stunning Veils

I can't get Meghan Markle's veil off my mind after this weekend, so let's talk about veils today! (Sorry (not sorry) to be that person who can't shut up about the royal wedding. I'm still swooning over every perfect detail... the amazing florals, her simple dress, and literally everything. Perfection.)

You can totally go without a veil on your wedding day, but if you choose to wear one, deciding on the perfect veil can be difficult. There are so many styles and lengths to choose from, as well as many price points. (FYI: A showstopping, detailed, long veil is typically pretty darn expensive. Like, it could be almost as much as your dress!) You've got to make sure it compliments your dress. And you've got to figure out what hairstyle will look best with it. But a great veil can totally make your wedding day look! I find myself swooning over a good veil just as much as bridal gowns. I'm pretty sure you could have the most plain, boring, blah bridal gown and pair it with a jaw-dropping veil, and you'd still look amazing. 

Like the idea of a veil but not sure you want to fully commit? Wear it for your bridals, but not on your wedding day. Or wear it during your ceremony, but not to the reception. I'll quit rambling now and show you some swoon-worthy veils, from gorgeous Barn Brides... We have the prettiest brides around!

  Stephanie Parsley Photography , from our  Legado: Wedding Collective  styled shoot at  The Barn . Oh helloooo, most gorgeous veil ever. (And don't even get me started on that gown!)

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from our Legado: Wedding Collective styled shoot at The Barn. Oh helloooo, most gorgeous veil ever. (And don't even get me started on that gown!)

  B.Matthews Photo , from  Tara + Casey 's wedding
  Stephanie Parsley Photography , from  Mackenzie + Tyler 's wedding. The realllyyyy long veils are the ones that really get me. LOVE this one.

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Mackenzie + Tyler's wedding. The realllyyyy long veils are the ones that really get me. LOVE this one.

  Tryston Hines Photography , from  Monica + Ryan 's wedding. Monica's veil had the perfect amount of bling, but it was simple enough to not take anything away from her amazing dress.

Tryston Hines Photography, from Monica + Ryan's wedding. Monica's veil had the perfect amount of bling, but it was simple enough to not take anything away from her amazing dress.

  Stephanie Parsley Photography , from  Samantha + Danny 's wedding. Flower crown + veil? Definitely YES!

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Samantha + Danny's wedding. Flower crown + veil? Definitely YES!

  Meredith Melody Photography , from  Ashley + Ivan 's wedding. Wedding veils were MADE for photos like this! This one is just too good.

Meredith Melody Photography, from Ashley + Ivan's wedding. Wedding veils were MADE for photos like this! This one is just too good.

  Lela & Lyla , from  Kassie + Adam 's wedding. When you're wearing the most gorgeous gown on the planet, a simple, classic veil is all you need. 

Lela & Lyla, from Kassie + Adam's wedding. When you're wearing the most gorgeous gown on the planet, a simple, classic veil is all you need. 

  Danielle Davis Art/Photography , from  Emily + Blake 's wedding. Wearing a veil guarantees that your first look photos will be romantic and dreamy!

Danielle Davis Art/Photography, from Emily + Blake's wedding. Wearing a veil guarantees that your first look photos will be romantic and dreamy!

  Lady With A Camera , from  Hannah + Dallas ' wedding. A birdcage veil is perhaps the most difficult style to pull off, but Hannah ROCKED it. 

Lady With A Camera, from Hannah + Dallas' wedding. A birdcage veil is perhaps the most difficult style to pull off, but Hannah ROCKED it. 

  Cottonwood Studios Worldwide , from  Ally + Tyler 's wedding. The longer the veil, the more likely I am to be totally IN LOVE with it. Heart eyes!

Cottonwood Studios Worldwide, from Ally + Tyler's wedding. The longer the veil, the more likely I am to be totally IN LOVE with it. Heart eyes!

Over The Top Altars

Wedding altars are serious business. Since the altar is one of the most important details of your wedding day, we put a lot of thought and effort into making them beautiful, show-stopping eye candy. After all, you're pledging your life to someone in front of it and the whole thing will be highly photographed, so it's got to look gorgeous! We adore dreamy, airy altars, but nothing makes us happier than a couple who asks for a completely over-the-top, highly detailed, fabulous altar! Here are some altars from some of our more recent weddings at The Barn, as well as some oldies, that are a little bit crazy and totally awesome!

  Callie Kirtley Photography , from Nikki + Mac's wedding

Callie Kirtley Photography, from Nikki + Mac's wedding

  The Barn's Instagram . This altar was from one of our elopements a few years ago, and it was maybe our most romantic altar ever! 

The Barn's Instagram. This altar was from one of our elopements a few years ago, and it was maybe our most romantic altar ever! 

The Prettiest Bridal Hairstyles

Barn Brides always make us swoon! (Barn Grooms are seriously the luckiest.) They always wear the prettiest bridal gowns and accessories, and we always love the hairstyles they choose for their big day. Picking a hairstyle for your wedding day is kind of intimidating. It needs to look good with the neckline of your dress and whatever necklace or earrings you may be wearing. It needs to stay put through an entire day of photos, wedding festivities, and a night of dancing. Most importantly, it needs to be something that makes you feel confident and like the most beautiful bride in the world! Whether it's a classic updo, romantic curls, a beautiful hair accessory, or something a little more unique, we're always blown away by our brides' lovely locks! 

Beautiful Braids

 Found Lovely Photos, from  Sarah + Gordy 's wedding

Found Lovely Photos, from Sarah + Gordy's wedding

  The Jame , from  Rachel + Johnnie 's wedding

The Jame, from Rachel + Johnnie's wedding

Timeless Updos

 Elmer Escobar, from  Amanda + Brad 's wedding

Elmer Escobar, from Amanda + Brad's wedding

 Andrew Arceri, from  Megan + Daniel 's wedding

Andrew Arceri, from Megan + Daniel's wedding

Romantic Curls

Hair Accessories

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

Wedding Inspiration: Dreamy Details

One word I use to describe many of our weddings at The Barn is dreamy. (I know I say it a lot, y'all, but it's true... we have sooo many dream-come-true weddings at The Barn!) Our team creates so many altars, floral arrangements and other details that are gorgeous, romantic and seriously what dreams are made of! There are a few specific things that weddings which fall into the "dreamy" category share in common... details that are sweet, a little bit dainty, and totally beautiful. To create an ethereal vibe, go for light colors (shades of white, pink, green and other pastels), lush florals, airy fabrics (organza altars are the definition of dreamy!), princess-worthy bridal gowns, romantic lighting, and other sweet, whimsical details. Here are some super dreamy details from some of our past weddings at The Barn that are total eye candy! I seriously want to crawl inside these photos and soak up the dreaminess. :) I absolutely can't wait to see all the dreamy details that this spring wedding season will bring! 

  B.Matthews Photo , from  Tara + Casey 's wedding
  Lela & Lyla , from  Kassie + Adam 's wedding

Lela & Lyla, from Kassie + Adam's wedding

  Instagram , from  Megan + Daniel 's wedding

Instagram, from Megan + Daniel's wedding

  Meredith Melody Photography , from  Ashley + Ivan 's wedding at The Barn

Meredith Melody Photography, from Ashley + Ivan's wedding at The Barn

Wedding Inspiration: Spring Color Palettes

We kicked off our spring wedding season over the weekend, and we’re so excited for the weddings we have coming up in the next few months! This is the perfect time of year to draw inspiration from your surroundings for your wedding color palette. Shades of green paired with neutrals look perfect with the lush, green setting that spring provides. Pastels are also perfect for springtime weddings... Look for inspiration in the pink, purple and yellow blooms on trees and flowers! Metallics always look gorgeous with pastels, or touches of rich colors, like fuchsia or navy. Here are a few color palettes that were made for spring weddings!

Which one is your favorite? I love the mauve and all the greens!

xoxo,
Kelsi