Can you believe that The Barn has been open and creating dream weddings for more than SIX years now?! We can't believe it either! Our first styled shoot took place back in the fall of 2011, and our first wedding was the following spring... it is absolutely crazy to look back over the last several years and see how much has changed since then. We've been in love with every single wedding since the beginning, but we've definitely made some improvements, and we continue to do so. We have a "Barn Way" of doing things, and our team has worked hard over the past few years to really perfect the way they do things. We're ALWAYS learning and trying to be better than we were before. Looking back on those first few styled shoots and weddings, it's easy to see how far we've come. Things look pretty different out here these days! Just for fun, let's take a look back on just a few things that have changed at The Barn since the beginning!
The Barn: Before
The Barn has been gorgeous since the very beginning. With its chandeliers, the famous barn doors with their drapes, and rustic barn wood, it's never been anything but jaw-dropping! After the first couple of years, we added a few strands of cafe lighting inside The Barn. They add such a romantic touch, and they look magical in photos! They make every reception at least 50 times prettier. :) We’ve also added some gorgeous draping above the dance floor, and occasionally we will do draping throughout The Barn. It is STUNNING!
Ceremony Site: Before
Our ceremony site has changed SO much since the beginning. Back in 2011, before The Barn was even built, we had a styled shoot that included a little ceremony set-up in the area in which the ceremony site would eventually be. As you can tell, there was NOTHING there. Then we put up our rustic altar that you've seen so many times, but we still didn't have our famous gold chiavari chairs, so we had hay bale seating at our first wedding! (We can still do hay bale seating if that's your style!) Next, it was rows of gold chairs alternating with rows of old church pews. So pretty! These days, we've got the prettiest wooden benches. Which look is your favorite?
We’ve also added a few new ceremony sites since those first years!
Love Swing: Before
We've been through a few blue swings since the beginning, and they just keep on getting prettier! First, it was our pretty blue chair swing. Then the "love" swing that was rustic chic and so fun for photos. And then we sorta combined the two by painting "love" on an old, distressed blue chair!