Wedding Inspiration: Stunning Veils

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!

10 Barn Weddings: Summer Loving

It's been way too long since I've written a 10 Barn Weddings post, and I'm not sure how I've managed to neglect my favorite blog series! Our super busy fall wedding season will be kicking off before we know it, and although we're a little bit sad to see summer go, we couldn't be more excited for our upcoming weddings! Summer weddings are oh, so sweet, and it's always a little bit sad when our summer season comes to a close! As a final farewell to this season, I wanted to share 10 of my favorite summer weddings we've ever done. Goodbye, sweet summertime! 

We'll be swooning over Regan and Cory's timeless, neutral summer wedding for literally FOREVER. Details for daysssss in this wedding, y'all. I couldn't possibly name all my faves, but here are a few that you CANNOT miss: those romantic, jaw-droppingly gorgeous reception tables!!! Omg. Regan's beautiful dress and accessories. Perfect white bouquets with loads of greenery. The sweetest chair signs. This couple thought of EVERYTHING, and it made their day absolutely amazing. 

As much as we love weddings with neutral color palettes, we also get super excited when one of our couples requests something BRIGHT and FUN! Megan and Drew's wedding had perhaps the happiest color palette ever - "punch colors," as Megan described it. Their theme was rustic, and their florals, reception details, and the bridal party's attire were full of fun, bold colors. My faves from this wedding: Megan's dress (sooo good!), the bridesmaids' dresses in shades of pink, bright florals + succulents, colorful reception details, and that fantastic burlap altar! 

I think of Kassie and Adam's rustic glam wedding as the most "The Barn" wedding we've ever done, if that makes sense... haha ;) It had lots of rustic details that perfectly fit a rustic venue like The Barn, but it also had several glam weddings that made it feel totally like us! There's a reason why this wedding was in Southern Weddings aka the wedding planning bible! This was one of those weddings were you seriously must see EVERY detail. It was all so good - just look at those tables! 

Tara and Casey's was the sweetest of summer weddings. They went with a color palette of shades of blue, ivory and gold, and their theme was classic meets modern. Their details were simple, sweet and totally gorgeous. Although their ceremony details were all-white and very minimalist, it was one of our dreamiest ceremonies of all time. We also loved the vintage books used on their reception tables, their watercolor cake, and their blue and white florals - they were simple but stunning. This was the perfect Southern summer wedding! 

Morgan and Tyler's wedding was super unique, because if was one of the VERY few weddings our team has ever done not at The Barn. They chose to get married at a historical church in downtown Dardanelle, and our team totally rocked it. Their details were full of greenery, white florals, and timeless, classic touches. After their ceremony, they held their reception at The Barn, which was just as classic and romantic. This wedding will always be in style! 

This was another one of those bright colored weddings that makes us all giddy! Alyssa and Matt wanted their wedding to be FUN and not-too-serious - that was seriously their only requirement for their theme. They chose a royal blue, red and yellow color scheme, which made for beautiful, bright florals and gorgeous, bold reception details. I loved ALL of the bridal party's attire - the bridal gown, the groom's tie (so fun), and the blue and yellow bridesmaids' dresses. And that dessert table - one of our faves, for sure! 

Megan and Daniel's pretty peach and mint wedding is one that I ALWAYS come back to when I think of my all-time favorites. Their peach and pink florals were definitely my favorite part of this wedding, with their dreamy altar and Megan's amazing dress closely following. We also loved their rustic chic reception tables (those adorable pink bow napkins!) and their candy buffet, which perfectly matched their color scheme. Perfection! 

Dreamiest. Ceremony. Ever. Let's throw it back to 2014 and swoon over Anita and Wesley's ceremony details all over again! This couple chose a pretty turquoise and coral color palette and their details were both elegant and fun. They ended up moving their ceremony outside, but it was SO dreamy and romantic inside The Barn, too. Future couples, let's please do this again! P.S. You gotta see their groom's cake. 

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

I'm always gonna love Samantha and Danny's boho chic wedding! Beautiful pastel florals (some of the best florals we've ever, EVER done, imo). A green ombre cake. The floral crown of every boho bride's dreams. This aisle and altar combo!!! A barefoot bride. Those are just a few of the highlights from this wedding! 

The ultimate summer wedding bouquet! Lindsey and Matt's wedding was rustic and colorful. Their ceremony was super detailed, with antique doors, antique windows, barrels topped with flowers, lanterns, and loads of bright florals. Their reception was perfect - bright, colorful, sweet and summery. Sunflowers were made for summertime weddings! :)

One Month of Altars - May 2017

Last week, we finished recapping our spring 2017 weddings! If you missed any of them, check out the entire 2017 weddings tag. These weddings were all over the place in terms of style - rustic, classic, glam, and even a Beauty and The Beast inspired wedding - and it's always sorta mind blowing to see how our team transforms The Barn from one weekend to the next. Last fall, we looked back at all of the amazing altars we styled in October 2016, and I wanted to share a few of our spring ones again, too! They're WAY too pretty to not look at them again! Let's take a look back at all the altars we did in May, just so you can get a quick glimpse of how many ways we can style our ceremony site in a month!

Danielle and Bart were married on May 6, and their wedding had a fun mint and coral color palette. Their theme was inspired by their favorite place, Morro Bay, California - specifically the beautiful succulents and wildflowers that grow in that area. Their florals were AMAZING - like every girl's dream wedding Pinterest board come to life. Their altar was sooo pretty, with loads of greenery that gave it a boho feel, as well as the prettiest coral peonies. Check out this wedding if you haven't already. Gorgeous details for days! 

Brooke and Robert's wedding was on the 11th, and my goodness, was it the perfect rustic summer wedding! Their colors were purple and ivory, and their theme was rustic, simple and timeless. Their altar was SO good, y'all. Burlap, baby's breath, greenery, and purple and white florals... Rustic wedding essentials! This wedding was proof that less can certainly be more - it was very simple and minimalist, but absolutely gorgeous and romantic! 

Kristen and Brett's green, yellow and gold wedding took place on May 20, and it was both rustic and modern. They chose to get married inside The Barn because of possible rain, and their ceremony details were beautiful and romantic. We LOVED their simple burlap altar (with the prettiest sunflower arrangements) and the hanging lights that created such a romantic, intimate look. Other favorite details from this wedding: their rustic reception tables, beautiful cake, and all the gorgeous yellow and green! 

Ashley and Trent's May 27 wedding was romantic and beautiful. They chose a color palette of blush, plum, gray and metallics, and their theme was "romantic, classic and kind of jazzy" in the bride's own words. We loved their sequined rose gold altar with hanging jars full of pink flowers. So glam! You also can't miss their unforgettable wedding cake or their stunning reception details, which included loads of metallics and the prettiest pink florals. 

Wedding Inspiration: Team Spirit!

It's officially August, which means the start of school is right around the corner. And that also means FOOTBALL SEASON is right around the corner! ;) That's a huuuuge deal for many of our couples, and for many southerners in general. Many couples want to show their team spirit on their wedding day, but is it appropriate to represent your alma mater or favorite football team in your wedding decor? We say YES to giving a shoutout to your favorite team through your wedding details! However, it's easy to go from cute to hot mess when incorporating a nod to your team... You don't want too many team-related details or it'll look like you're having a full-on football themed wedding! There are several classy, tasteful ways to show your team spirit. From color palettes inspired by your favorite team to groom's cakes and more, here are a few ways to show your team spirit in your wedding decor! 

Color Palettes Inspired by Your Team

Have Fun With Your Photos!

Your Team's Colors Throughout Your Details...

And Flowers...

And Bridal Party!

Groom's Cakes

Stephanie Parsley Photography, from Samantha + Danny's wedding at The Barn

Garters/Garter Toss

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

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

Fun Grand Exits

Mary Ann + Alexander's Red & Gold Fairy Tale Wedding

The stunning, unique wedding I get to share today was our very first wedding of the year, and it's also the only wedding from our spring season that I haven't yet blogged! Autumn is going to be FULL of amazing weddings, and I can't wait to share those with you as well! This wedding was certainly one of the most unique we've done, and it was the epitome of a fairy tale wedding. Manda Standridge from Photos by Manda beautifully photographed this wedding, and I'm so excited for y'all to see all the romantic, glamorous details! We call this our Tale As Old As Time wedding, and you are about to understand why... ;) 

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Mary Ann and Alexander were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 29, 2017. We love the story and inspiration behind their red and gold color palette and their romantic Tale as Old As Time theme. Mary Ann chose the colors based on her husband's favorite super hero, Iron Man (what an awesome bride!) and then their theme quickly fell into place. 

"I knew I wanted all the roses they could find, but once we told the team that he proposed to me with a Beauty and the Beast glass encased rose, that theme seemed to take shape," Mary Ann said. "They took our chosen colors and turned it into a beautiful, romantic, fairy tale wedding! It was stunning!"

A fairy tale wedding needs a fairy tale bridal gown, and Mary Ann found the perfect one at Low's Bridal! It was classic and elegant, and it had the prettiest details - including gorgeous beading and an open back. The dress perfectly fit with their romantic, glamorous theme, and her accessories, which all had pops of red, were the perfect touch. 

Mary Ann chose to go totally RED with her bouquets, and they were so elegant and stunning! "Oh, don't get me started on the bouquets!" she said. "There were large red roses and baby roses and buds. There were other beautiful flowers of deep red and magenta. To accent, they added small white flowers with greenery that complimented the roses so well! The bridal bouquet had a gold handle and the bridesmaids' were wrapped in gold ribbon that added that final touch of elegance. The bouquets were so incredible that I wish mine could have stayed alive forever!"

This fun bridal party looked fabulous in red, black and gold. The bridesmaids' dresses (which came from Dillard's) were the epitome of elegance. The guys wore classic black suits, and Alexander wore a gold vest and tie while the groomsmen wore red. 

Mary Ann and Alexander had the most romantic first look before their ceremony. I LOVE how romantic, glamorous and elegant these photos are - they perfectly capture the whole vibe of their wedding day! 

It was absolutely amazing! It was everything I wanted it to be and more!... I didn’t have to dictate or stress. The Barn crew took care of everything allowing us to live, laugh, and love with our friends and family.
— Mary Ann

Mary Ann and Alexander said their I Do's inside The Barn, in an intimate, romantic, gorgeous ceremony. Their altar included gold sequined and red fabric, greenery with red flowers, and a barrel topped with more florals, gold vases, and their really awesome unity ceremony. My favorite detail may be the red rose petals lining the aisle - they made such a glamorous statement! 

"We did a glass unity ceremony which uses colored glass instead of sand that we got from the company Unity in Glass and after the ceremony, we sent the mixed glass back and they turned it into a beautiful glass sculpture for us!"

The Twin Oaks team was phenomenal! They listened to us and were dedicated to making sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. Our guests loved it too!
— Mary Ann

Their reception was fabulous - it was full of rich, red details and gold, glittery accents. Their tables included white linens, gold, glittery runners, gold and white place settings with red napkins, and gold vases filled with red flowers. The glass encased rose and the gold candelabras really gave this reception a Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest feel! :)

"My favorite part was the decor!" Mary Ann said. "The gold detail with the red flowers was a perfect representation of what I wanted. I wanted it classic, romantic, and elegant. They brought that to life for me!"

We LOVED their white and red cake - the roses and gold trim perfectly fit their theme. And we also loved their sweet cake topper, which paid a tribute to their two doggies as well! 

The newlyweds had a super fun time celebrating the beginning of their marriage with their loved ones. "I will always remember dancing with our family and friends!" Mary Ann said. "Our DJ was phenomenal and it was hard to leave the dance floor!"

After their wedding day, Mary Ann and Alexander left for a Jamaican honeymoon! "We are active people so we were able to hike waterfalls, zip line and sail, but we also had days where we didn't stray far from the beach outside our room!" she said. "Our last night included a beautiful candle lit dinner that was a perfect conclusion to a week of bliss!"

Mary Ann and Alexander, we LOVED your gorgeous wedding and your fun, romantic theme! We're so glad we got to plan your big day with you, and we wish y'all a lifetime full of happiness! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo