Happy Throwback Thursday! Today, we're throwing it back to a colorful springtime wedding from 2014. This one is sure to make your chilly, dreary day feel a little more warm and cozy! Some of my favorite things about this wedding: one of the prettiest altars ever, amazing flowers, and the bride's dress! All these pretty colors make me super excited for spring... and it's not even officially winter yet. Bummer.
These photos by Whitney Bower Imaging are stunning! Whitney always does an excellent job at capturing all the important little details, and her portraits are always gorgeous and romantic! Can't wait for y'all to see this one.
Sarabeth and John were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on April 5, 2014. "I wanted a fresh spring palette full of light pinks, corals, avocado greens and creams," Sarabeth said. As far as their theme goes, Sarabeth said, "Long story short, I grew up on a ranch! I wanted my upbringing to be a big part of my wedding." I'm going to call their theme vintage-flower market-rustic-chic. Sounds legit, right?!
Sarabeth's family actually has barns on their property, but she chose to get married at ours anyway! We are flattered. :)
As I mentioned, Sarabeth's stunning bridal gown is one of my absolute favorite details from their day, and I'm sure you can see why! This dress, which came from Low's Bridal, is sort of everything. The silhouette. The gorgeous belt. The ruffles!!! Sarabeth, you are such a beautiful bride!
I'm always a fan of mismatched bridesmaids' dresses, and these are so fun. Sarabeth let her bridesmaids choose their own dresses so they could have something they'd like to wear again, rather than being stuck with something they'd only wear one time. She told them to pick something pink, and I love how these dresses look together! What a fun bride.
The bouquets and floral arrangements at this wedding were absolutely stunning. Don't y'all love this combination of feminine, pink flowers, succulents and scabiosa pods, the perfect amount of greenery, and a pop of yellow? So gorgeous!
"The bridal bouquet followed my color palette, including green succulents, coral roses, billy balls, peonies," Sarabeth said. The stems were wrapped with burlap, and she included an angel pin that was her "something borrowed." The bridesmaids' bouquets were smaller versions of Sarabeth's bouquet, and the boutonnieres also included succulents.
Sarabeth and John's ceremony details were gorgeous. This is one of our very favorite altars! A light blue desk with floral arrangements + baskets of flowers + an antique window + a gorgeous, flowing drape... this one was unique and absolutely stunning!
"My favorite wedding detail would have to be the altar and the unity cross," Sarabeth said. "I loved the old window and desk with flowers cascading from the drawers."
Love these sweet photos of the mamas of the bride and groom!
Their ceremony was very sweet and intimate. They had a special unity cross ceremony, which was one of Sarabeth's favorite moments of the day, along with "getting married to a great man, of course!"
"Most weddings involve the lighting of the unity candle or pouring of sand, but I found the unity cross special," she said. "I've added this special cross to our cross collection!"
After the kiss, Sarabeth, John and their guests headed inside The Barn for a gorgeous, flower market-inspired reception. Their table decor included wood discs, mason jars, milk glass, the cutest little floral arrangements, baby's breath, candles, rose petals... so many pretty things! They also had the sweetest little sweetheart table, with a cute Mr. & Mrs. banner. Sarabeth incorporated a few American and Canadian flags, because John is from Canada... his groom's cake was even a Canadian flag! The icing on the cake was, well, their cake. It was coral ombre and ruffled!
One of Sarabeth's favorite moments from the day took place during their reception, and it's a sweet one. "One thing that really sticks out in my mind is that I was my father's 'first' dance!" she said. "I can't believe I was able to convince him to dance with me. He was definitely out of his comfort zone as a stoic man, but it was so sweet! I was able to see a softer side of my dad."
Another fun reception detail: the favors! "I personally made small jelly jars of sugar scrub, which were vanilla or cinnamon scented," Sarabeth said. "They were so cute, and I had so many compliments afterward. My dad actually has been asking for some more! He states the sugar scrub gets grease off his hands nicely!"
At the end of the evening, Sarabeth changed into this pretty little lace dress, and she and her groom exited The Barn with a romantic sparkler getaway! "We left at 5:30 am the next day to head to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic," she said. "We were there for one week. It was so relaxing and just what we needed! The waters were a crystal clear blue! We ziplined, paddle boarded, and just lounged around without technology!" Sounds like the perfect honeymoon!
Sarabeth and John, thank you for choosing The Barn as your wedding venue! Even though you could have chosen to get married in one of your family's own barns, we're so glad you chose us. ;) It was an honor, and we wish y'all the very best! xoxoxoxo
Doesn't this wedding make a cold December day feel a little more cheery? I think so, too! Can't wait for springtime weddings! ;)