When it comes to country weddings, nobody does them up quite like The Barn. When a couple chooses a country wedding theme, we make sure to pair the most country details (like burlap and shotgun shell boutonnieres) with plenty of details that are more chic. This wedding was the perfect blend of country-chic, and there were so many great details throughout their ceremony and reception! Plus, this wedding took place just as the colorful leaves were all falling off the trees last fall... such a magical time of year at The Barn!
Tryston Hines, one of our preferred vendors, photographed this wedding, and she captured all the prettiness flawlessly!
Brittani and Matthew were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on November 21, 2015. For their color palette, they chose colors found in fall wildflowers. There were yellows, browns, a little bit of blue, and lots of cream. "I picked the burlap and lace theme because I wanted to have a country wedding to match my wonderful country groom," Brittani said.
Brittani's bridal gown, which was from Low's Bridal, was classic and timeless. It was modest and had the loveliest details (look at that neckline!) and a gorgeous train. She also wore a beautiful knee-length veil, which she wore over her face until her groom lifted it when they were pronounced husband and wife. It's pretty rare to see brides choose to go with that tradition these days, and it was beautiful!
Brittani asked her bridesmaids to choose their own lace, cream bridesmaids dresses. We loooove the mismatched dress trend, and we love it even more when bridal parties wear boots! The groomsmen wore jeans, boots, plaid shirts of their choosing, and tan vests. Matthew wore a white shirt, jeans, and a tan vest and jacket. I love that this bridal party looks country, but also chic and beautiful!
Since Brittani and Matthew's color palette revolved around fall wildflowers, our floral designer Ginger had to go all out creating the most beautiful country-chic wildflower bouquets! The bouquets and floral arrangements were filled with fall wildflowers, baby's breath and a few roses. They were rustic and had a just-picked look. They were beautifully undone and messy looking... perfect for a country fall wedding! The guys wore wildflower and baby's breath boutonnieres. Shotgun shell bouts like Matthew's are a must-have for a country groom!
Brittani and Matthew are the sweetest, so their first look was obviously just precious. These two are so in love, and it's refreshing to see a couple who puts God at the center of their relationship the way these two have done! Also, even though it was crazy cold this day, you'd never guess it by looking at these romantic photos! The Barn in the fall is out of this world!
Because it was insanely cold on Brittani and Matthew's wedding day, the decision was made to move the ceremony indoors. If you're wondering how we have a ceremony and reception in the same place, we typically set up the reception tables and move them to the sides of The Barn (or to the back of The Barn, if the couple is getting married at the front), with the ceremony set up in the middle where our dance floor is. Our team has mastered rearranging for the reception in just a few minutes, so it all works out!
Brittani and Matthew's ceremony decor was kept to a minimum, but their details were country-chic and sweet. Brittani's favorite detail of the day was the cross covered in pretty wildflowers at their altar. "It was a beautiful reminder of what our marriage is built on," she said. Behind the cross was a simple burlap drape. For their guestbook, they asked their guests to highlight their favorite Bible verse and sign their name next to it.
Their reception details were country, rustic and full of beautiful fall colors. The table decor included ivory linens, burlap and lace runners, colorful wildflower arrangements in jars and wood vases, gold and ivory place settings with burlap and lace flatware holders, and candles. They also had little marriage advice cards for their guests to fill out in wooden boxes made by the bride and groom.
Brittani, Matthew and their families are pretty crafty, so they made several wedding details themselves! They made chalkboard signs, fun activities for the kids, and tic tac toe, ring toss and farkle games for the lawn.
One of my favorite details from this wedding: the dessert bar! They had a tiny wedding cake as well as pies, cookies and other delicious desserts. They were all spread out on an antique door on top of hay bales, with crates and a rustic wooden door backdrop. And Matthew's camo hunting-themed groom's cake was perfect for a country boy like him!
For favors, the bride and groom and their families made homemade applesauce and cookie mixes. They were all packaged up in pretty rustic-chic packaging. Edible favors are always the best, and these were the prettiest!
Brittani said one of the most memorable parts of her wedding day was getting to dance with her family and friends. Brittani and Matthew shared a first dance together, and they also had a cake cutting and bouquet and garter toss. Then they partied into the night with their loved ones!
At the end of the night, Brittani and Matthew made their grand sparkler exit and left for a weeklong romantic honeymoon. "We went to Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri, and spent a week seeing the sights, as well as visiting Silver Dollar City," Brittani said.
Brittani said her favorite thing about getting married at The Barn was "the unique country environment and the hassle-free day."
"It was an amazing day altogether and the staff at The Barn did an amazing job of making everything beautiful and making everything go smoothly," she said.
Brittani and Matthew, thank you so much for choosing The Barn as your wedding venue! We loved your sweet, country wedding! We wish y'all a lifetime full of love and happiness! xoxoxoxoxoxo
What was your favorite detail from this wedding? I really looooved the wildflowers and the dessert table! Even though I'm very much in spring mode, I loved looking back on this fall wedding! :)