Wedding Inspiration: Sweet Signs

It's obviously super important to pay attention to the big details of your wedding: the altar, aisle, florals, cake, reception tables... All the things your guests will pay a lot of attention to, and things that will be highly photographed. But if you ask us, all the little tiny details in between are what make your wedding day all your own. I'm talking about things like: the tiniest details of your place settings, down to the straws and napkin holders; pretty guestbook table details; and things that add just a touch of personality throughout your wedding decor. Although these items may be small, they all add up to create a look and theme that is customized just for you! One great detail that we love to incorporate into ceremony and reception decor: signage! Signs for the ceremony, reception, menu and bar... Chalkboard signs, hand-lettered signs, painted signs, pallet signs, and everything in between!

At The Barn, we take our signs seriously! Some of our most photographed details at The Barn are our signs... The ones lining the road to The Barn, our "espresso and a puppy" sign, and the "I do's, we did's" sign by the ceremony site. Here are some gorgeous signs, from weddings at The Barn and around the web!

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

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

Erika Dotson Photography , from  Anita + Wesley 's wedding at The Barn

Erika Dotson Photography, from Anita + Wesley's wedding at The Barn

Bridal Musings ;  Style Me Pretty . Amazing florals take pretty signs to a whole new level! 

Bridal Musings; Style Me Pretty. Amazing florals take pretty signs to a whole new level! 

Tryston Hines Photography , from  Jaime + Jake 's wedding. A hand-lettered chalkboard sign in a pretty frame made Jaime + Jake's lemonade bar complete!

Tryston Hines Photography, from Jaime + Jake's wedding. A hand-lettered chalkboard sign in a pretty frame made Jaime + Jake's lemonade bar complete!

Andrea Clark Photography , from  Megan + Drew 's wedding at The Barn

Andrea Clark Photography, from Megan + Drew's wedding at The Barn

Shingleur Photography , from  Morgan + Tyler 's wedding and  Mandy + Matt 's wedding

Shingleur Photography, from Morgan + Tyler's wedding and Mandy + Matt's wedding

Sterling Imageworks , from  Pam + Scott 's elopement at The Barn

Sterling Imageworks, from Pam + Scott's elopement at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography , from  Katie + Alan 's wedding. One of our romantic, sweet signs on the drive to The Barn. :)

Tryston Hines Photography, from Katie + Alan's wedding. One of our romantic, sweet signs on the drive to The Barn. :)

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

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

Melissa McCrotty Photography , from  mine + Richard 's wedding. I made several signs for our wedding, including this chalkboard sign that we used instead of wedding programs!

Melissa McCrotty Photography, from mine + Richard's wedding. I made several signs for our wedding, including this chalkboard sign that we used instead of wedding programs!

I have TWO gorgeous weddings to share with y'all this week! They're both throwbacks, and they're both uniquely gorgeous. Seriously can't wait for y'all to see these two! 

xoxo,
Kelsi

Wedding Inspiration: New Year's Eve!

I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas! Congratulations to all of you who got a big shiny rock out on your fingers last week! If you're considering The Barn as your wedding venue, get ahold of us ASAP! Seriously, we book up far in advance, and we don't want you to miss out on your preferred wedding date.

Even if you didn't get a ring over Christmas, keep in mind that New Year’s Eve is also a super popular date for proposals, so perhaps tonight will be your lucky night! What could be more romantic than your love dropping to one knee as the clock strikes midnight?! Speaking of NYE... I am always obsessed with weddings and events that have a sparkly, glamorous, chic NYE-inspired theme. Think glitter, black and white, gold, and lots of champagne. If you're unsure of how to decorate for your NYE bash, or if you're into chic, glittery weddings, here's plenty of New Years Eve wedding and event inspiration! Have a fun, safe NYE! See y’all in the new year with one of the prettiest weddings everrrr. 

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Meagan + Trevor’s wedding

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Meagan + Trevor’s wedding

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