DIY'ing to Blog this! {Kelsi + Richard}

DIY'ing.. Get it?  I know you are all cracking up right this very second.. You're welcome.

Kelsi + Richard got married last October at The Barn, and I am so excited to share their super fab DIY details! From Kelsi's handpainted bicycle to homemade flower girl dresses, this gorgeous couple truly put their heart, soul and a lil' elbow grease into making their wedding day their own.. 

 All photographs are courtesy of  Melissa McCrotty Photography .

All photographs are courtesy of Melissa McCrotty Photography.

Before I begin let me just say that my name is Ashley, and glittery gold is my favorite...

So, this was definitely a bride after my own heart.. Her blush, gold, cream and glitter color scheme perfectly illuminated her whimsy yet romantic barn wedding.  Wanting their reception to have that same whimsical feel, they added pom poms for a splash of fun and even had hand painted glittery dinosaurs on their reception tables!  Yes, you heard me right.. DINOSAURS! Kelsi laughs about how everyone kept asking her what the point of the prehistoric creatures was, but there wasn't one!  What wedding wouldn't benefit from a few sparkly dinosaurs?  


Kelsi + Richard knew early on that they wanted to incorporate plenty of wedding day details that would reflect who they are not only as individuals, but as a couple.  They love riding bikes together, so it only made sense that Richard would paint Kelsi's bicycle blush and.. you guessed it.. glittery gold.  They also added a basket and some of those Sassfab Barn florals!  Not only was it the perfect ceremony detail, but it also provided tons of entertainment at the reception!  


Speaking of Sassfab Barn Florals.. When asked what her favorite detail of her wedding day was, Kelsi couldn't help but mention that her flowers were "to die for".. Well Kelsi, we must agree! Her bridal + bridesmaid bouquets were made up of all of her favorite flowers.  From garden roses to ranunculus, dahlias to peonies.. These flowers were a perfect fit for this pink lovin' bride!  Hydrangeas, spray roses, dusty miller and astilbe also helped make these florals "the prettiest wedding flowers ever".  Not to brag or anything, but we definitely agree..

One of my personal favorite details of this beautiful barn wedding is the crowns of astilbe that the flower girls wore.  Swoon.. 

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Kelsi entrusted The Barn Girls to rock all of the major details of her wedding, so she could focus on the little personal finishing touches.  Some of the other details that Kelsi + Richard added to their big day included the flower girls' signs, the chalkboards for the ceremony, their guest book and even the flower girls' dresses!  


Instead of the traditional unity candle or sand, Kelsi + Richard decided that they wanted to "spruce" up their ceremony a bit.. They placed a tiny Norway Spruce Tree (see what I did there?) on their guestbook table, and their guests were asked to write a wish for the newlyweds and place it on the tree.  During the ceremony the officiant read a passage as the couple watered the tree.. together.

They have big plans for their tree, and it will soon be planted on Mount Nebo where they got engaged.  As their love grows and their marriage strengthens, so will their little tree high up on the mountain where it all began.   


Kelsi + Richard had asked their family members to make lots of delicious pies, so that they could slice them, package them up (in handmade boxes of course) and give them to all of their friends and family who were there to support them on their big day.  These little bundles of sugary goodness came complete with wooden forks dipped in.. wait for it... gold glitter.  

Kelsi, you and I just became best friends.


When I asked Kelsi what her favorite part of her wedding day was, she had a lot of trouble narrowing it down.  After viewing all of these awesome images, I totally understand why!  There are however a few things that stuck out in her mind.  

I will always remember ending the night outside at the table with my favorite people in the whole world; most of our guests had left, but my parents, siblings and our closest friends stayed until the very end. Spending those special moments with them meant the world to us. We saw a shooting star.. That’s got to mean something special, right?
— Mrs. Kelsi Flinn

Melissa McCrotty did an amazing job capturing all of the small but important details of Kelsi + Richard's big day, but there was one thing that she wasn't able to capture... When the newlyweds pulled away from The Barn, they took a little detour into the closest parking lot to finally eat a little bit of the delicious BBQ from their reception.  As most brides know, you don't really get a lot of time to eat!  But it's these moments, the ones that we don't get to see, that they will treasure the most.  

Mr. and Mrs. Flinn, we cannot thank you enough for letting us be such a huge part of your big day.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at The Barn, and we wish you nothing but the very best in your new adventure.  

Oh, and Richard.. We'd like to personally thank you.. for this sweet little gem!  Talk about cuttin' a rug!  


To see what Kelsi had to say about her experience with The Barn, go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by y'all.  Until next time...