Megan + Daniel's Peach & Mint Rustic-Chic Wedding

This wedding was our most viewed wedding of the year, so we’re bringing it back! The best word to describe it? Lovely. It has a gorgeous color scheme, the prettiest flowers and the sweetest details. This couple is so sweet, and I'm totally swooning over every single detail from their day! I never knew I could love napkins until I saw this wedding on our Instagram last summer... You'll know what I mean in a few minutes. ;)

These photos were taken by Andrew Arceri, who is a friend of the groom, and they're so beautiful. I love this photography style, and I think it perfectly captures the magic of The Barn. (I know I use the word "magic" to describe The Barn all the time... I'll admit it, that's super cheesy, but it's true! This place is where fairy tale weddings come to life!... Umm, I think I even made myself throw up that time.)

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Megan and Daniel were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on July 5, 2014. The inspiration behind their wedding colors came from Megan's wardrobe! "It started out as coral and mint, but as I began searching for bridesmaids' dresses, the color slightly changed into more of a coral/peach and mint," she said. "These colors have been a staple in my wardrobe for years, so it seemed like a no-brainer!"

The rustic-chic theme Megan and Daniel chose for their wedding is one that's been very popular for several years, but it was insanely gorgeous nonetheless! "Sadly, a lot of my taste is like that of many brides around my time, so it may not seem to unique, but it was perfectly me," Megan said. "We loved every detail, from the lace to the beautiful wire sconces and mason jars; it was all amazing." 

Megan and Daniel are one of our sweet out-of-state couples! " I always knew a church wedding just wasn’t for me and when I realized there weren’t any barns that fit our style in Oklahoma I took to the Arkansas website," Megan said.

These photos of Megan and her bridesmaids getting ready in the Bridal Suite are precious. Do you love those silk floral robes as much as I do?! 

Megan's dress, which was from Pomp & Pageantry in Oklahoma City, is UNREAL. The back of this dress is breathtaking! Just look at that train! And her veil is so perfect. Seriously swooning right now!

Megan's bridesmaids wore the cutest peach dresses from Amaranth Collection in Tulsa. They were casual, a little bit vintage-inspired and so very pretty. 

Daniel and his groomsmen looked pretty darn fancy, too. This look is one of my favorites for guys! Those mint green bow ties... I literally cannot. 

This wedding party is looking fierce!

Did I mention how beautiful Megan and Daniel's flowers were? Their bouquets and arrangements contained peach roses, peach ranunculus, pink garden roses, lamb's ear and a little bit of greenery. "First off, they were gorgeous!" Megan said. She said she's not an "all rose kind of girl," so she loved the mixture of roses, garden roses and ranunculus. "I absolutely loved the bouquets," she said.

We're big fans of first looks at The Barn, and it's even more special when a bride also had a first look with her dad! These photos of Megan and her dad are so precious and heart-melting!

Megan and Daniel's first look was incredibly romantic. I have no words, so I'll let these stunning photos do the talking! 

Our wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed of! As Daniel and I drove away that night we looked at each other and realized that nothing, that’s right, NOTHING, went wrong. It was such an enjoyable time and I did not feel any stress. I was pleased with every detail. It all came together so beautifully!
— Megan
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Megan, you are so beautiful!

Megan and Daniel's ceremony decor was simply stunning. Their altar was one of my absolute favorites! It was draped with tulle, with the most beautiful, enormous floral arrangements. The aisle was lined with mason jars filled with lovely arrangements. They had sweet fans for their guests on their guestbook table, and even their welcome refreshment table was pretty! As I mentioned, I first fell in love with their wedding when I saw it on our Instagram, so this first photo is from there. 

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By the way, this is what it looks like when the bridal party hides behind The Barn while waiting to walk down the aisle! So much anticipation. :)

Megan said one detail of their wedding day that she'll never forget is her walk down the aisle. Megan loves Disney, so she chose to walk down the aisle to one of her favorite songs from the movie Tangled. "I will never forget the moment walking down the aisle to 'I See The Light,'" she said. "The pianist and cellist duet was incredible, which I would have never thought of using if it weren't for The Barn staff. There is also a funny part to that special moment; while walking down the aisle looking at all the beauty and our friends and family, I heard this odd sound and realized I had snagged a twig in my dress." Little imperfections like that are part of what make your wedding day so special!

This dress!!!

I loved how The Barn staff treated us as royalty. The Barn is professional and efficient. I cannot choose just one wedding detail, since everything was exactly what I wanted. My favorite part of getting married at The Barn is just that, getting married at The Barn. I continue to have local friends inquire about the wedding and compliment the beauty.
— Megan

The way these two look at each other... incredibly sweet!

I love this photo of Megan and Daniel during their unity cross ceremony. 

This kiss is SO sweet! That is one happy couple, y'all! 

I'm  big fan of photographers who take a few portraits of the newlyweds immediately after the ceremony, especially when they take a few from afar as the couple enjoys a few private moments to themselves before heading over to the reception. There is nothing like that newlywed glow!

Just like their ceremony decor, Megan and Daniel's reception details were beautiful! Their tables had burlap runners, floral arrangements in wire vases and the cutest napkins I've ever seen, folded into bows with gold glitter napkin rings. They also had a memory table with a pallet backdrop. There were so many sweet details at this reception! 

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From our Instagram

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From our Instagram

From our Instagram

Their wedding cake was made by theCakePlace. The details on this cake were amazing! Daniel is a Sooners fan, and his groom's cake was perfect!

All of Megan and Daniel's wedding portraits are gorgeous, so of course their first dance photos are swoon-worthy and romantic. These two are so in love!

Megan and Daniel had an adorable candy bar, which doubled as their favors. We all know how into good, useful favors I am, and in my opinion, you can never go wrong with candy!

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From our Instagram

When their reception was over, Megan and Daniel made their grand exit through a bunch of sparklers! They went on their honeymoon to Disney World. "It was an incredible experience! We stayed at a resort and spent four days at the parks," Megan said. "This vacation was a perfect fit for us. From wedding day to honeymoon, the whole experience was perfect."

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I always ask our brides to tell us how we did, and these were the sweet words Megan had to say!

"You all were amazing! I have used that word over and over, but it’s because it is so true! I just officiated a wedding and seeing how stressed the bride was about all of the details and coordinating with the vendors made me appreciate The Barn even more. Even being an out of state bride with a short engagement you accommodated my needs perfectly!" - Megan

Megan and Daniel, thank you SO MUCH for choosing The Barn as your wedding venue! It was an honor! We wish you nothing but the very best life has to offer! xoxoxoxoxo

I hope y'all adore this wedding as much as I do! It's so pretty, it hurts. I'm not even sure what that means. But... yeah. LOVE. ;)

xoxo,
Kelsi

Our Most Popular Posts of 2017

2017 was a big year for us, and I'm feeling all kinds of nostalgic looking back on our fabulous weddings, amazing couples, and inspirational styled shoots from the past 12 months. I'm all about an end of the year recap post, and it's always really fun to look back and see which posts our readers LOVED. I wanted to share 20 of our most popular posts of the year, just in case you missed any of them the first time around! These posts weren't all written this year, but they're the ones with the most views. Can't even wait to see what 2018 will bring our way! 

1. Let's Elope: Elopements at The Barn

2017 was the year of the elopement! I'm not one bit surprised to see that our elopement collection post was our MOST popular post of the year. Elopements are what I'm emailed about the most, and Barn Elopements have grown to be truly legendary. If you're interested in eloping at The Barn, check out the post for all the details!

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2. Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Cake Alternatives

Okay, this one makes me laugh! I wrote this post back in 2014 when I had just started writing this blog. I'm a little horrified at the variation in the image sizes, and the fact that I mentioned the Duggars. Cringe. If you can get past all of my newbie blogger mistakes, there are actually some pretty fun, unique ideas in this post! ;) 

3. What To Wear To A Wedding

This post is for wedding guests rather than future brides and grooms, and it decodes what your invitation says about the attire you should wear to an upcoming wedding. Just as important as what you SHOULD wear, this post also gives a short list of what you should NOT wear to a wedding.

4. How I Spent Under $200 On My Wedding Invitations

This is still one of my personal favorite posts! In this one, I spill the details on how I did my own wedding invitations on the cheap. Budget brides, check this one out!

5. Megan + Daniel's Peach & Mint Rustic-Chic Wedding

Our most viewed wedding post of the year was Megan and Daniel's pretty summer 2014 wedding... This is one of my FAVORITE weddings ever, and I'm thrilled that it's still so popular more than three years later. You've got to see all the pretty peach and mint details!

6. Kelsey + Gueorgui's Woodland Chic, Forest Inspired Wedding

7. The Barn's Big Plans for 2017! (HAHAHA. I'm glad y'all appreciated our April Fools post, because I sure did have a fun time writing it!)

10. Melody + Brett's Colorful Butterfly-Themed Wedding

This one is extra special to us. Brett unexpectedly passed away recently, and Melody has had an extremely difficult year for many reasons. We loved their sweet butterfly themed wedding, and we know it warmed many of your hearts as well. Please keep Melody and their loved ones in your prayers as they head into the holiday season without Brett. <3

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15. Logan + Dusty's Elegant Burgundy & Black Fall Wedding

One of our most fabulous weddings of 2017! This one was unforgettable. Every single detail is a must see! 

18. Vaqueras

This year, The Barn's sister store, Vaqueras, opened up in downtown Russellville! Lesleigh, who is The Barn's owner and creative director, opened the store early this year, and it has provided Russellville and the surrounding areas with such a unique place to shop for the finest Western wear you could ever find. 

Wedding Inspiration: Ultra Violet

Pantone released their 2018 Color of the Year last week, and it sort of made us feel like trendsetters. Next year's color is Ultra Violet, and we're feeling ahead of the times because of the many purple weddings we did in 2016 and 2017. Pantone describes the bluish-purple as: "Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come." We're into it! And despite the bazillion purple weddings we've done recently, we're still not tired of them. Bring on the Ultra Violet, 2018 Barn Brides!

We're big color nerds over here, so we've blogged about Pantone's Color of the Year for a few years in a row now: this year, it was Greenery (still digging it, btw), and there were two in 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I also wrote about Pantone's Fall Colors in 2016, as well as 2015's Color of the Year, which was Marsala. Here are some of our favorite Ultra Violet wedding details from a few weddings at The Barn!

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Photos by Manda, from Maudie + Matt's wedding

Samantha + Danny's Bohemian Chic Wedding

The Throwback wedding I get to share with you today is pure magic. The boho-chic theme. The incredible florals. The precious bride and groom and their obvious adoration for one another. The whole thing is just totally swoon-worthy. It’s also proof that rain on your wedding day is definitely not a bad thing; in fact, it can be one of the most beautiful, unforgettable details from the whole day.

Samantha and Danny’s photos were taken by Stephanie Parsley Photography, and they sure are magical… I can already tell I’m going to be using that word a lot in this post, but when you see these photos, you’ll understand why!

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Samantha and Danny were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 1, 2014. Their wedding included a barefoot bride (the best!), rain and sunshine, lace and skulls, the prettiest flower crowns, and my very favorite color, seafoam! The story behind Samantha's wedding colors is extremely sweet. Her inspiration came from Danny himself.

“When we first started dating, he gave me this seafoam green, braided headband he had gotten from a mission trip in Haiti,” Samantha said. “From the moment he gave it to me, I knew that seafoam green was my favorite. I still have it, and it was my first thought when we talked about a color scheme. We ended up going with seafoam, gold and cream.”

The day was perfect. I think I was smiling almost all day long. It was definitely better than I could’ve ever hoped for. Everything, even the little road bumps, came together perfectly and made it unique. I love thinking back on my wedding day because it just makes me smile. It was a happy, glorious day that still resonates with me even now.
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Samantha described the wedding theme as "woodland, bohemian chic." 

"Danny and I both are really artistic, passionate, fun loving people, so we knew we didn’t want to have a traditional wedding because it wouldn’t have been us," she said. "We wanted things to be carefree and meaningful at the same time. We definitely wanted something different and unique and totally us."

And beautifully unique, it was.

Samantha's dress was jawdroppingly beautiful. It came from The Dress Theory in Nashville, and it fit the theme and style of her wedding perfectly. And don't you LOVE her floral crown? It's the most beautiful one I've ever seen, and I just can't get enough!

How pretty are these bridesmaids? I'm obsessed with their mismatched cream dresses and headbands. Most of the dresses are Free People, and they are the definition of boho-chic. 

Danny and his groomsmen looked pretty darn great, too. You just can't beat light gray and suspenders. And doesn't this look like the most fun group of guys?

When it came to her bouquets, Samantha knew she didn’t want anything round or very formal. “My original idea for the bouquets was that I had wanted something more wild looking, something more organic,” she said. “I really wanted the flowers to waterfall over my hands. I wanted it to be filled with pastel colors with a pop of some brighter pinks and yellows, along with some greenery.” She wanted her bridesmaids’ bouquets to be the same shape and style, but with white flowers.

And let me tell you… Samantha’s bouquets are some of my favorites ever

Samantha and Danny's ceremony decor is so pretty, I could seriously cry. Like I said, these are some of my favorite florals ever, and their altar is so simple, yet uniquely pretty.

As I mentioned before, it rained on Samantha and Danny's big day. Actually, it rained throughout their entire outdoor ceremony. But look at their faces when they first saw one another as Samantha walked down the aisle... The rain sure didn't have an effect on this sweet couple's joy!

Ladies, if your man doesn't look at you like this when you're walking down the aisle, turn around and do it again

See what I mean? PURE JOY. Samantha said the rain ended up being her favorite wedding detail. Say WHAT?! Isn't that what every bride dreads? This precious bride has an amazing little story that will totally destroy all your rainy wedding day fears:

"The wedding coordinator held the ceremony for a few minutes hoping that the rain would let up before I walked outside, but it was inevitable.  So, with a deep breath and a quick prayer, I walked outside underneath the umbrella they held up for me until I would reach the aisle. Oh, did I mention I was a barefoot bride, too? Yeah, there was mud ALL over my feet and eventually my train. I didn’t care though. I was so, so happy and excited to see Danny. As soon as I appeared at the back of the aisle, I saw Danny’s face and I grinned so big. I then fully realized how much I actually loved that it was raining. It was like God was showering His blessings down on us and making us new before we said, “I do”. Here’s the craziest part of this story though, and this is the part I will never, ever forget: our song choice for when we walked down the aisle together was “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. As soon as we kissed and the band started playing it, the sun came out and the rain stopped. It was perfect timing, just like in a movie. It was awesome and it didn’t rain again that entire evening. Not in a million years could I have planned a more perfect way to walk down the aisle with Danny than that." 

And that, dear friends, is what you call a miracle.

Some of Samantha and Danny's talented friends sang "hippie-ish" (in Samantha's own words) songs during their ceremony, which made it even more special. "It set the tone of the wedding that we wanted and added that carefree feeling we wanted. It was beautiful and they did a spectacular job," she said. 

After the kiss, Samantha, Danny and their guests headed on over to The Barn for a gorgeous woodland, boho-chic reception. Their reception decor included lace and burlap, incredible floral arrangements, a few seafoam mason jars, photos of the bride and groom throughout their lives, and some seriously fabulous cow skulls and antlers. And my goodness, does this reception look like it was fun!

Oh, gosh. The Barn sure is magical in those colors!

The Barn was amazing at helping us figure out the details. We sat down with them and showed them everything we wanted and they guided us to help make it perfect.
— Samantha

Samantha and Danny wanted to stay true to their Southern roots, so it only made sense that they feed their guests with "the best kind of food there is." (And y'all, it's a fact. Southern food is the best food there is.) They served fried catfish, gumbo, fried okra, mashed potatoes and, of course, sweet tea. Yum! Danny's mom created a signature cocktail that perfectly fit in with the color theme. The drink, called "Mint to Be," was so delicious that by the time Samantha and Danny showed up, there were only two glasses left! 

Samantha and Danny's first dance, as well as the father/daughter and mother/son dances, were super special. Samantha said Danny's mom wanted them all to take dancing lessons to prepare for the reception, and her practice dances with her dad felt "a little lackluster," she said. "It just didn't feel like what my dad and I would do, but I went along with it because I knew Dad was excited about learning the dance."

At the reception, they started their planned dance to Journey's "Faithfully," but it still didn't feel right. Just before the song's big drum/guitar solo, Samantha whispered to her dad, "You ready to rock out?"

"Next thing everyone knows, we are breaking out in a drum and guitar air solo along with the music," Samantha said. "It was hysterical and totally us. It was only natural that we did what we do best, which was being absolute dorks in front of everyone together."

If only ALL dads were this cool!

As with all the other details of Samantha and Danny's wedding, the cake is also one of my favorite cakes ever. This seafoam ombre cake just makes my heart happy! The groom's Razorback cake is so stinkin' cute. Those little Razorbacks in love! I just can't. The cakes were made by the always fabulous TheCakePlace, who we adore!

For wedding favors, this creative couple had a build-your-own trail mix bar. Samantha said she and Danny were too busy having a great time to even see the trail mix bar, but they heard that their guests loved it!

After sweet toasts made by their family and friends and a really fun party, these two ran through a tunnel of sparklers and left for their honeymoon, which Danny surprised Samantha with! (You're a good man, Danny.)

Samantha told Danny she wanted their honeymoon to include a beach, some adventure and a lot of relaxation. Danny kept suggesting locations, but none of them ever stood out to Samantha. He decided to surprise her and planned a trip to Kauai, Hawaii.

"We didn’t feel like tourists because of how small the island was, and we got to do everything we both wanted," Samantha said. "Danny had planned every bit of it, including a night where we camped on the beach and also a day where we went deep sea fishing." 

Looking back on her wedding day and the whole planning process, this is what Samantha had to say:

"My favorite part about getting married at The Barn was that it was the absolute perfect location we had been looking for and the huge amount of help we received from the people who work there. We had looked at a couple of other outdoor places, but they just didn’t feel right. As soon as we pulled up to the Barn, we knew it was the place for our wedding. It was so beautiful and the whole layout was perfect for us. It looked picturesque and fit our bohemian theme so well. And everyone on the team was very helpful and made our wedding feel special and like they only had ours on their mind. We really appreciated all of their inputs and the way they listened to our wants and needs. We could not have planned a beautiful wedding in seven months without them. It definitely would not have been successful."

Samantha and Danny, it was an honor to get to be a part of your special day. Y'all are the sweetest, and we wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness!

Y'all will definitely want to go check out the rest of this couple's amazing photos on Stephanie Parsley Photography's Facebook page. They're stunning!

I hope y'all enjoyed this wedding as much as I did, and I'll see you back here tomorrow. 

xoxo,
Kelsi

Meagan + Trevor's Glamorous, Romantic Purple Fall Wedding

Are we dreaming, or did this wedding really happen?! 'Cause it was seriously MAGICAL... someone pinch us! Every detail was absolutely over-the-top and completely gorgeous, from the stunning ceremony details to the fabulous bridal gown and bridesmaids' dresses and every. single. detail. in between! Plus, Meagan was THE happiest bride ever. She is probably The Barn's biggest fan and we LOVE her. 

A wedding this fabulous doesn't happen without a host of amazing vendors, and here are the ones Meagan and Trevor chose for their big day!

Photographer: Stephanie Parsley Photography | Venue, Florals, Planning & Coordination: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Hair & Makeup: Face Your Day Salon in Little Rock | Bridal Gown: David Tutera from Lulu's Bridal Boutique in Dallas | Bridal Veil: Carolina Herrera from Carolina Herrera in Beverly Hills | Tuxes: Calvin Klein | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Groomsmaid Dress: Adrianna Papell | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Catering: Old Post Barbecue | DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment | Videography: Branchout Weddings | Specialty Beers: Bitter Sisters Brewing Co. in Addison, Texas | Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas

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Meagan and Trevor were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on October 20, 2017. Their color palette was a beautiful, elegant combination of gray, silver, and pops of fall-toned purples. They chose an aviation theme because of where they both work and the fact that they met on an airplane while working, but they wanted the theme very subtly worked into their details. Their wedding was glamorous and romantic, and the subtle aviation-themed details made it totally unique and all their own. 

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There are a TON of amazing details from this wedding that we've got to cover (they were all SO good, I can't leave anything out!), but first up, let's talk about what these beautiful people wore! Meagan's David Tutera bridal gown and Carolina Herrera veil were absolutely exquisite. The illusion neckline and lace details on her dress were insaaaaane, y'all. STUNNING doesn't even begin to cover it. And her veil was one of the prettiest we've ever seen! This bridal look will never go out of style, and it was perfectly accented by the bridesmaids' glamorous, sequined Donna Morgan dresses (one of our fave details!). 

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See what I mean?! Happiest bride ever!

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Trevor and his groomsmen wore classic black Calvin Klein tuxes (this bride and groom have great taste!), and they looked pretty much straight out of a bridal magazine. Groom goals right here, y'all! Trevor's groomsmaid wore a gorgeous Adrianna Papell dress. 

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Meagan’s purple florals were stunning, and the addition of darker shades kept them totally fall appropriate. "The flowers in general were extraordinary," she said. "They were magnificent. The flow from almost black purple to violet to a blush tone was breathtakingly perfect. The bouquets were absolutely exquisite! My aunt reached out to touch a flower at the reception and exclaimed, 'These are real?!?' She was completely awe-struck."

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Meagan and Trevor's ceremony details were out of this world, and in my opinion, this was one of the most elegant ceremonies we've ever done! I cannot get over their altar, with its elegant draping, gorgeous greenery, and fabulous purple florals! To top it off, they had a gorgeous petal design down their aisle, as well as purple floral arrangements and lanterns. 

One of Meagan's favorite things about getting married at The Barn was "the perfect blend of the country, rustic, rural venue with the chandeliers, draping, sequins, opulence, glamorous decor, romantic twinkle lights, and our beautiful guests all dressed to the nines in black-tie optional attire; it was a perfect blend of who we are as people," she said. "Country & classy. A little farm, a little city." LOVE!

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"I know every bride probably thinks their wedding was the best one to ever take place at The Barn," Meagan said. "But y'all, TRULY! They not only completely out did themselves; the level to which they surpassed my expectations was immeasurable. I was overwhelmed by the elegance, the drama, and the luster. Trevor admitted to me after the wedding that he never had the vision to understand how it would look fully decorated & put together. He told me that he was impressed to a level of speechlessness on our wedding day. He was completely shocked at how gorgeous it turned out. And he's deeply thankful to the entire staff, especially Lesleigh and Victoria."

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During our year-long planning process, I sincerely felt like I was the only wedding they were planning. There were many times that I questioned how on earth they could plan and execute so many fabulous weddings. Because I literally felt like I was their only priority! But they do it. Week in and week out. Every wedding has top priority!! Every bride is indeed special. They take their incredibly important job with the utmost seriousness.
— Meagan
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Aren't y'all dying over this dress?!

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These portraits of Meagan and Trevor in their first few moments as newlyweds are absolutely beautiful, romantic and perfect. Their excitement and pure JOY are so obvious in these photos! All the love <3

"I'll never forget the moment when Trevor and I went to the back side of The Barn to see the inside before our guests," Meagan said. "They stood us outside the sliding doors and asked if we were ready. When they slid the doors open to reveal the inside in such a way, we both felt like we were on a tv show! It was so enchanting that I screamed!! All of our guests at cocktail hour heard my exclamation of excitement! The Barn completely stole our breath! We both slowly moved throughout the reception area, taking it all in. My heart felt so full, I thought it might explode! As I got closer to the dance floor, with What a Wonderful World playing, Trevor grabbed my hand & said, 'I know this isn't supposed to be our first dance, but it's going to be...' It was so incredibly sweet & romantic! I'll never forget having that private moment with my new husband surrounded by such spectacular loveliness."

We spy Meagan's pretty "something blue" shoes! Fun fact: she did the whole "something old, blue, borrowed and blue" tradition, AND she even wore a sixpence in her shoe! 

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The fabulous, romantic, glamorous details continued into The Barn for Meagan and Trevor's reception. Just a few of the details I'm absolutely in love with: the gorgeous place settings, purple hues, romantic florals, SEQUINS (swoon!), and that insane draping, which automatically makes The Barn a hundred times more magical and dreamy!  

"I know it's a bit cliche to say this, but I'm not sure I can pick a favorite detail, because there were SO many details!” Meagan said.  “From honoring Trevor's dad who passed away earlier this year to the leaves magically falling during our ceremony to the stellar service provided by the staff to our scrumptious and beautiful cake of 4 different flavors, to the incredible dance party provided by our DJ! It was all phenomenal!! My favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was Lesleigh and Victoria. I'm a Type A personality with attention to detail. So I know I probably drove both Victoria and Lesleigh up a wall with my questions and instructions. They couldn't have been more gracious and incredible throughout the process. The fact that they handled practically everything was a huge stress reliever for me. And the relationship we developed created an unbridled trust. I was at complete ease putting the most important day of my life in their hands.”

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It's pretty much our favorite thing ever when our couples use their details to tell a little bit of their love story. That's why we LOVED Meagan and Trevor's aviation theme. "Trevor and I both work for a major airline, and that's how we met," Meagan said. "So we had subtle hints of travel and airplanes throughout the day. Our escort cards were tiny paper airplanes pointing at a beautiful globe. The tables were named for places Trevor and I have visited, accompanied by a black and white photo of us in that location. The favors also reflected our aviation connection." Their favors were small metal bottle openers that were shaped like airplanes... adorable! 

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Meagan and Trevor have impeccable taste, so they chose a design for their cake that was elegant, unique and beautiful. I LOVE this cake. It was a (mostly) classic, simple white cake with one gray and black ombre layer and tons of beautiful purple florals. 

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Meagan and Trevor's reception was one big, amazing party with their guests, who came all the way from Texas (and all across the country) to be here for their big day! "At the reception our guests kept coming up to me repeating the same things. 'We understand now why you made us come this far. It was the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. It was perfect. It was stunning.' But the one thing I heard the most; 'It was magical.' And it was. Pure magic," Meagan said.

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Meagan and Trevor went on an incredibly romantic, EPIC Italian honeymoon. "We were gone for 10 days," she said. "It was very busy! We saw Rome, Florence, the Tuscan countryside, Pisa, and Cinque Terre!"

Finally, Meagan had the sweetest things to say about our team when I asked her for some feedback on her planning process and her wedding day. "It was purely MAGICAL," she said. "I was floored by how perfectly everything was executed. Everything flowed without me having to worry. Victoria was on top of order and timing and detail. I keep saying, I wish I could hit rewind and do it all again! My heart is so full from our special day. I still get teary just thinking about it. And I owe it all to the good Lord above and the place where dreams come true and magic happens... The Barn At Twin Oaks Ranch."

As if Meagan hasn't already completely blown us away with her kind words, here is the super sweet, heart melting review she left us on Facebook. Meagan, please be our BFF! 

Meagan and Trevor, your wedding was one we will never forget! It was EVERYTHING, and you two are such a special couple! We are so, so, soooo thankful you came all the way from Texas to say your I do's at The Barn! Best wishes! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo