Pirate Bride Styled Shoot

We did this pirate-chic styled shoot with Formal Affairs and Melissa McCrotty two years ago, and we’re still in love with it. The details were incredible, the gowns were arrrr-mazing (see what I did there?!), the models were GORGEOUS... Seriously, one of the most beautiful, creative shoots EVER. Melissa's senior models were a huge part of the shoot, and they wore the most gorgeous formal dresses from Formal Affairs, one of our favorite vendors.

One of our favorite parts of the shoot was the Pirate Bride portion. The shoot was styled by Lesleigh Smith, the founder and creative director at The Barn, and she said her inspiration for this portion of the shoot was "as if Jack Sparrow had a bride." Our Pirate Bride was on a pretty little rustic chic pirate ship, which was decked out with gorgeous florals, a gold candelabra and an old whiskey barrel. She wore a pirate chic bridal gown (that is totally a thing!), pirate booty (aka jewelry), and the most gorgeous headpiece. And our team couldn't have pulled it off without the most talented vendors around!

Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Venue, Florals, Styling & Set Design: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Model: Stephanie Foreman
Hair: Abbey Lee from Southern Grace Salon
Makeup: BriAnne Riley of BriBeautiful Makeup
Gown: Formal Affairs
Chunky Pearl Necklace: Formal Affairs

Black & Red Gothic Victorian Wedding

“But we loved with a love that was more than love— 
    I and my Annabel Lee— 
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven 
    Coveted her and me.”
- Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”

Every once in a while, a couple asks us to do something crazy and outside of our comfort zone, and in all honesty, we LOVE it. We’ve done several weddings that fall into the “one of a kind” category, and this one should definitely be filed as one of The Barn’s craziest weddings ever. And we mean that in very much a GOOD way. How awesome is our team for being able to pull off everything from more traditional weddings to Gothic-Victorian weddings like this one. There’s nothing they can’t do!

Kai from Khaleel Photography was the most perfect photographer we could’ve imagined for a wedding like this one; his photos are moody, a little dark and gorgeous. This one probably won’t fit with most of our readers’ styles, but it’s so uniquely beautiful and we know you will love it! Our team’s creativity really shines through in this wedding’s details… just wait until y’all see the ceremony and reception details and the most insane cake you’ve ever laid eyes on!

Photographer: Khaleel Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Always & Forever | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair: The Scarlet Locke Hair Lounge | Catering: Pasta Grill | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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This couple eloped at The Barn on November 10, 2018. The bride described their theme as “Gothic Victorian.” Honestly, this wedding gave us major Edgar Allan Poe vibes and we were 100% feeling it. Their color palette was perfect for a wedding with goth details - black, deep reds, rose gold and ivory. The bride said her absolute favorite thing about her wedding day was “the really Gothicy feel.”

There were so many incredible, unique details at this wedding, but the bride’s dress (from Always & Forever) was one of our favorites, hands down. The Barn’s first black bridal gown EVER, and we’re in love with it! She kept the goth vibes going with her nails and accessories, as well. This couple went all out with their theme and they rocked it!

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For the couple’s bouquets and florals, our team chose dark red roses and black star calla lilies. “It was so me!” the bride said.

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The ceremony details were a little creepy and seriously cool. We did an epic dark red rose petal design down their aisle, and their altar was Gothed out with a black drape, and black and dark red florals. Their aisle was lined with lanterns with black ribbons and hanging dark red flowers. It was uniquely gorgeous, and even though it was not our norm, we were totally into it.

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Their reception was equally Gothic, Victorian and elegant. Their tables included black tablecloths, sparkly black sequined runners, black and red florals in mirrored boxes, candles (including some awesome black tapers in black candlesticks), lanterns, and vases filled with branches. Their sweetheart table included hanging bulbs and a little bit of fog action for the perfect creepy touch. It was beautiful, and the bride said the inside of The Barn was one of her favorite parts of her wedding day. Who knew goth could be so darn pretty?!

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Remember when I said this wedding had the most insane cake ever?! Here it is in all its glory! Kneading Hands Bakery absolutely blew us away with this gorgeous, super detailed Victorian style cake. Check out that level of detail! Our team created a custom red “til death do us part” skull topper and added dripping black calla lilies and red roses. The black candles and sparkly black runner on their cake table were the icing on the cake!

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Kai took such gorgeous pictures around The Barn, and since this bride said The Barn itself was her favorite detail of the day, let us just brag for a minute about how pretty this place is. ;) Check out the creepy vibes in that first photo!

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This wedding is officially one of our most unforgettable weddings of all time. We will never forget this one, and we wish this couple the very best! xoxo

Bailey + Mason's Navy, Blush & Burgundy Fall Wedding

This intimate October wedding was just the prettiest, sweetest wedding ever. A super sweet couple, a beautiful fall color palette, the most elegant details, and some seriously gorgeous florals… we loved every second of this one. We’re absolutely swooning over these dreamy photos by Hannah Motes, who is the sister-in-law of the bride, and we know y’all are going to adore this one!

Photographer: Hannah Motes | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Videographer: Blue Box Videography | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various | Hair: Chelsey at Pampered & Pretty Hair Studio | Makeup: Scarlett Endsley at SKesthetics | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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Bailey and Mason were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on October 26, 2018. Their navy, blush and burgundy color palette was stunning, and it was absolutely perfect for a fall wedding. Their details were elegant and luxurious. Every piece of this wedding was pure beauty! “Honestly I give Pinterest all the credit,” Bailey said. “But I knew I wanted a fall wedding and wanted the colors to match.”

Wedding videography is always a good idea, and we encourage our couples to work it into their budget if they’re able to! It’s truly the best way to remember every moment from your wedding day that you don’t want to forget - all the emotions, all the details, all the people who made your day so special. A video really captures the vibes from your wedding day, and we can’t recommend them enough. We LOVE Bailey and Mason’s sweet, romantic video from Blue Box Videography.

Bailey’s florals were luxurious and beautiful, with white roses, deep red dahlias, a little bit of blush astilbe and greenery. They were simple yet gorgeous. The white ribbon tied around her bouquet was the perfect touch. “I asked for something simple and not too big and that’s exactly what I got,” she said.

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Bailey found her dream dress at David’s Bridal, and it was perfection. It had a gorgeous neckline, the prettiest lace, and a lovely silhouette. It was timeless and classic, but the plunging back kept it totally modern. You were the most gorgeous bride, Bailey!

This sweet bride said her absolute favorite moment of the day was her first look with her soon-to-be husband. “The beautiful background and the privacy of it was so special,” she said. “I still tear up when I think about it.”

[Our wedding] was EVERYTHING I had hoped for. I had been engaged for a year and a half before I called The Barn. I was overwhelmed with planning and finally decided to call and ask for help. Lesleigh took over and made it exactly what I wanted. The day of went so smoothly and I loved how laid back and calm it was. I never once felt pressured or overwhelmed. I was able to truly enjoy my wedding day. Having my wedding at The Barn was the best decision I could have made.
— Bailey
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Some of my favorite details from this wedding were the bridal party’s attire. The guys’ navy suits and burgundy ties paired with the girls’ blush and burgundy dresses... it was just so beautiful. Bailey allowed her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, and it could not have turned out any prettier! “I gave them a color and let them decide,” she said. “I love the way it turned out with all the different shades of blush.”

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Bailey and Mason’s ceremony was intimate and dreamy. Their altar was so romantic, with burgundy drapes and lush florals. Their aisle was lined with wire sconces filled with burgundy and white flowers, and they had a simple, adorable guestbook table with a small floral arrangement and a spot for guests to drop their written well wishes for the couple.

Baileys favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was “how intimate it was,” she said. “I can’t pick a favorite detail because it was all the little details put in together that really made it feel special. I felt like everything flowed and tied my vision together perfectly.”

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I’m in a really busy part of my life right now trying to finish my last semester of college and am so indecisive. I made a Pinterest page and kind of told Lesleigh she had free creative range of my wedding to do what she thought looked best. She combined everything from that Pinterest board and turned it into something so much better! She is honestly the sweetest person and I’m so thankful for her!
— Bailey
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How precious is this family?!

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Bailey and Mason had a cake cutting inside The Barn, and it was romantic and so dreamy under The Barn’s gorgeous lighting and draping. How magical does this look?! They had the cutest little cake ever. I never get tired of this style of cake… super simple with a few beautiful flowers. Perfect!

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Bailey and Mason, thank you so much for letting us plan your wedding with you! It was absolutely perfect, and we loved every bit of it. Best wishes and congratulations! xoxo

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

Autumn + Tanner's Neutral Ranch Wedding

Happy New Year! We’re so excited that our first post of the new year features one of our very favorite weddings from last year! We’ve dubbed this our “longhorn wedding,” and if you know us at all, you know this was right up our alley! This sweet couple was another of our beloved Kingfisher couples, and it made our month that they drove all the way from western Oklahoma to get hitched at The Barn! Tanner just so happens to be Matt’s son, and he and Autumn tied the knot just one weekend after Matt and Erica were here! Autumn got ahold of us on a Friday and asked if they could get married on Sunday… as in two days later. It was kinda crazy, but we LOVED this gorgeous wedding and this couple! Crystal Malloy Photography captured this wedding so beautifully - she’s pretty much the official photographer for our Kingfisher couples, and we’re always obsessed with her work.

Photographer: Crystal Malloy Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Face Your Day Salon | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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Autumn and Tanner were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on December 9, 2018. Their color palette was full of whites and greens. They chose a rustic, ranch style theme, and many of their details were also classic. It was just SO pretty and perfect for The Barn’s surroundings!

Autumn was the prettiest bride ever, y’all. She wore a classic, timeless dress from David’s Bridal, and we loved every part of it - especially the gorgeous lace neckline. She wore beautiful, classic accessories, including a gorgeous pair of earrings, the prettiest sash around her waist, a stunning veil trimmed with lace, and a great pair of boots. Autumn, you were absolutely glowing!

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We loved this beautiful mama getting ready for her wedding day while holding her adorable baby boy!

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Autumn had the most timeless bouquets and florals. She wanted loads of white roses and greenery, and it was so simple yet stunning. The wrap on her bouquet consisted of leather and lace, which was such a unique, personal touch. “It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!” she said. “It was everything I could’ve asked for!”

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At The Barn, we LOVE our longhorns, so we were thrilled when Autumn and Tanner wanted longhorns used throughout their decor. We were CRAZY about this longhorn altar! Autumn said that was one of her favorite details, and it made their ceremony so unique and personal. In their altar setup, we also included ivory and burlap drapes, white flowers and lots of beautiful greenery, an old whiskey barrel, and of course, the Kingfisher cowhide. (If you don’t know, our Kingfisher couples love to tie the knot while standing on this thing, so we’ve officially named it after them! ;) This ceremony was just SO pretty. We can’t get over it!

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Autumn and Tanner’s ceremony was incredibly intimate. Only their precious baby boy and Tanner’s mom were in attendance, and it was the sweetest little ceremony. Autumn said one moment she would always remember was “walking down the aisle to my handsome husband greeting me with the biggest smile on his face, telling me over and over again how beautiful I looked!”

Autumn’s absolute favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was “how unique Lesleigh made everything to make it our day,” she said. “My favorite part was how stress free and relaxed everything was!”

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They did WONDERFUL and went above and beyond to make it everything we wanted in such a short amount of time. I literally messaged her on a Friday and we had a wedding 2 days later on a Sunday. It was everything I could’ve hoped and dreamed for!!
— Autumn

Crystal takes the best portraits of her couples, and we are swooning over these. They are incredibly romantic and beautiful, and I just can’t get over how lovely it is out here even in December! These two make such a gorgeous couple… get ready for some serious eye candy!

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I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding! It was so relaxed and went so smooth. All we had to do was show up and get dressed. It was such an amazing experience. If you want a stress free wedding at a very reasonable price, I would choose The Barn any day! It was the best!! Lesleigh is such a sweetheart and is up for anything, even my crazy adventure of wanting to take pictures with her beautiful Longhorns! Overall it was amazing and so much fun!
— Autumn
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Their white cake, topped with and surrounded by white roses and the loveliest greenery, matched their other details so perfectly - it was simple, rustic and totally stunning. We sat it atop an old whiskey barrel, and of course we added more longhorn details! Gosh, this cake display was so pretty.

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The newlyweds shared their first dance as husband and wife inside The Barn, just the two of them, and it was incredibly romantic under the chandeliers and sparkling lights. This is one reason why elopements are the best! SO insanely romantic.

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Autumn and Tanner, we LOVED your wedding. We are so glad you made the trip to The Barn to tie the knot! We’ll never forget your gorgeous wedding details! Best wishes and congrats! xoxo