Kelby + John Max's Shabby Chic Pastel Wedding

The wedding I get to share with y'all today is from the summer of 2014, and its pastel color scheme and shabby chic, rustic theme were unique and so very pretty! This couple is the sweetest, too. They had so many gorgeous, fun details that made their wedding day feel romantic, light-hearted and dreamy! 

These photos, by Tryston Hines Photography, are the loveliest! "She is absolutely amazing and so easy to work with!" Kelby said. "She made us, who are really awkward in pictures, feel very comfortable. We were/are so thankful for Tryston capturing such beautiful moments!" 


Kelby and John Max were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on July 26, 2014. They chose a pastel color scheme, and their details were shabby-rustic-chic. "Our wedding was very bright and very much reflected my personality," Kelby said. "Our colors were coral, pink, green, yellow and purple! They all came together beautifully!" 

Kelby's strapless, lace dress came from Low's Bridal, and it couldn't have been any prettier on her. It had a classic, timeless silhouette, and the lace, sash and details at the bust made it special and perfect for her! Kelby, you are such a stunning bride! 

This bridal party looked incredible! Kelby's girls wore one-shoulder, knee-length dresses in different shades of pastels from Light In The Box. "When I found 'the ones,' I was ecstatic!" Kelby said. "It was such a relief!" The groom and his groomsmen wore classic khaki pants and white shirts. And the tiny members of the bridal party looked precious, too. I love those little headbands! 

One of the most special, most beautiful details of Kelby and John Max's wedding were their florals. "My bouquet was literally the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers I have ever laid my eyes on!" Kelby said. "It was a combination of many different types of flowers in my wedding colors. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of baby's breath. They were simple yet elegant. The ladies at The Barn did an amazing job bringing my dreams to reality!"

My favorite thing about Kelby's bouquet: the pops of yellow and purple! John Max wore a pretty boutonniere of ranunculus, baby's breath and dusty miller... Simple, classic and perfect! 

Kelby and John Max chose to wait to see each other until their ceremony, but they did share a sweet time together without seeing each other. They met at the corner of The Barn, held hands and prayed together. While I'm all about a first look, I love this idea, too! I don't think there's anything sweeter than these photos. 

Kelby and John Max's ceremony was full of unique, shabby chic details... Many of which I don't believe we've done since! Their altar was covered in pastel flowers, baby's breath, burlap and wood vines. At their altar, they had a table filled with pictures... What a sweet, meaningful detail! There were lampshades on the chandelier, which created a shabby chic, vintage feel. The aisle was lined with wire sconce vases filled with flowers, with crystal strands between them. 

"The altar was just breathtaking!" Kelby said. "The ladies at The Barn took all my crazy ideas and mixed them together in a way that perfectly displayed what I wanted. The chandelier, the table of pictures, the flowers all around. It was a dream come true!" 

The ceremony was incredibly sweet and romantic, and these photos make it obvious how much these two love each other! One of Kelby's most memorable moments came from the moment she walked down the aisle to marry her best friend. 

"I'll always remember seeing John Max as I began to walk down the aisle," she said. "We chose to wait to see each other until this moment. By my request, Tryston had her camera on JM. She caught that first look and the tears that streamed down his face. I'll never forget that moment. It was the moment I had dreamed of since I was a little girl.

Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and the epitome of my dreams! Besides it being 104 degrees in the shade, it was perfect!
— Kelby

Sometimes flower girls steal the show. ;)

The staff was so incredibly sweet and helpful! My wedding day was not full of the stress I believe a lot of brides feel. I didn’t have to worry about whether something was decorated or ready for guests. I knew it was taken care of. All I had to worry about was getting ready, keeping my emotions together, and not tripping while walking down the aisle.
— Kelby

Portraits of the newlyweds right after they say their I do's and share their kiss are always my favorites! These dreamy photos speak for themselves. These two are so, so in love! They sure look happy together as husband and wife. :)

Kelby and John Max's reception was full of shabby chic, rustic, vintage-inspired details! Their reception tables included burlap and lace runners, milk glass, jars and antique watering cans filled with flowers, and place settings that included bow napkins (cute!). They also had a tiny cake and the cutest cupcakes! 

"In between our ceremony and reception, we had an ice cream bar," Kelby said. "It's one of my favorite foods so it was a must-have, especially in the Arkansas heat." What a fun, yummy detail!

Kelby and John Max incorporated a piece of their love story into their favors. They gave their guests tiny burlap and lace sacks full of peanuts. "John Max and I met at Colton's Steakhouse, where peanut covered floors are a staple," she said. "It's an important part of our love story!"

The rest of their reception included a first dance, cake cutting, and all the other fun traditions! At the end of the night, they exited The Barn through a bunch of bubbles... such a fun exit! They also discovered their truck was full of balloons. ;) They left for New Orleans, where they spent a night before going on a four night cruise. "It was so nice to just be with my husband... no cell phones, no distractions," Kelby said. "We went to Cozumel and swam with dolphins!"

Finally, Kelby gave us a little bit of feedback on her planning process and her wedding day. "I was so impressed by The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch!" she said. "I have recommended this venue many times! Thank you all for the hard work you put into our special day! It wouldn't have been such a success without y'all!"

Kelby and John Max, thank you SO MUCH for choosing The Barn as your wedding venue! We looooved your big day and all the sweet details that you chose! We wish y'all a lifetime full of love and happiness! xoxoxoxoxoxo


I lovelovelove the sweet details of this wedding! To see even more of this wedding, plus their engagements and bridals, click here. I have another pretty wedding to share with y'all on Thursday! Can't wait!