Bohemian florals, rustic details, a romantic indoor ceremony… We’re thrilled to share Jennifer and Nick’s fall wedding today, with all its bohemian-rustic goodness! We’re also a tiny bit sad, because this is the very last of our fall 2018 weddings, but that also means that our gorgeous spring 2019 weddings are just around the corner! Each detail at this wedding was planned to perfection - floral details, ceremony and reception details, their dinner menu, their favors, their first dances… EVERY detail was so well thought out. It’s so special when couples put effort into making every detail meaningful; it’s as if tiny pieces of their entire love story are surrounding them everywhere they look on the biggest day of their lives.
It takes a huge team of vendors to successfully pull off a wedding like this one, and Jennifer and Nick chose the most talented vendors around to make their wedding day extra amazing. We can’t wait to share their gorgeous photos by Lori Sparkman Photography with you! (If you didn’t see Jenn’s bridal photos, go swoon over them here!)
Photographer: Lori Sparkman Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Danielle’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie | Hair & Makeup: Aaron Perkins at Face Your Day Salon | Catering: Blue Willow Catering & Event Planning | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Ceremony Musician: Taylor Dawn Nealey | DJ: Mark Manning | Custom Garters: Heirloom Garter Co. | Floral Feathers: Spearpoint Ranch | Cake Topper: Needmore Heart | Custom Can Koozies: Sip Hip Hooray | Rings: HYO Silver
Jennifer and Nick were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on October 13, 2018. They chose a warm fall color palette of burgundy, navy and gold - and it was the fall color palette of our dreams! Their details were equally bohemian and rustic, with boho florals, burlap, a cowhide, steer heads and gold accents.
Jenn’s bridal gown, from Danielle’s Bridal, was feminine, classic and stunning. We loved this silhouette and neckline on her, and the lace detailing was beautiful. The back was so gorgeous… my favorite detail for sure! Jenn, you are the loveliest bride ever! You were absolutely glowing.
Can’t you feel the joy and excitement in these photos of Jenn and Nick?! Their happiness is contagious!
This bridal party was just the prettiest! The bridesmaids wore long burgundy dresses with different necklines (from Azazie), and the guys kept it semi-casual in jeans, tan jackets and boots. Their attire fit the wedding’s theme and color palette perfectly!
Jenn and her dad’s first look was the absolute SWEETEST ever. These photos will melt your heart, y’all. And just wait until you see the father-daughter dance they shared at the reception later on!
Jenn’s florals and bouquets were unique and absolutely stunning. They were full of rich shades of red, a few pops of light pink, vibrant greenery, and some really unique additions that we were crazy about. “Being the avid outdoor enthusiasts we are, one of the first things Nick and I agreed on was the use of turkey and pheasant feathers,” Jenn said. “We wanted them in all flower arrangements and boutonnieres.” We absolutely love it when couples include details that are special to them - the feathers used throughout their florals made them totally unique to this wedding!
Rainy weather pushed the ceremony inside The Barn, which only made it that much more beautiful and romantic. “The last minute storm really surprised everyone, but Lesleigh and her team made the best of the situation,” Jenn said. The Barn was already all set up for their reception, so most of their guests sat at the reception tables, and we made a small ceremony area for seating for their close family. They tied the knot in front of a boho-rustic altar - with a burlap drape, steer heads and more of those gorgeous florals - while standing on a cowhide that was a wedding gift from Jenn’s parents.
Jenn and Nick’s ceremony was so special, and these photos of Nick seeing his bride for the first time melt our hearts!
This sweet moment right after tying the knot… giving us ALL the feels.
Jenn and Nick’s reception was stunning, unique and super detailed. Jenn said the feathers used throughout the florals, “along with cow skulls, lanterns, and gold accent pieces made our reception into the rustic dream I've always pictured.” Their tables included navy tablecloths, burgundy and burlap runners, gold lanterns, gold jars and other vases, geometric gold vases, and the most gorgeous fall florals. Their place settings included burgundy and navy napkins, and vintage glassware in their wedding colors.
One of the most special details at Jenn and Nick’s reception was their “generations of love” table. “Nick and I are so fortunate to have parents and grandparents that were and still are happily married,” Jenn said. “Having the visual representation of being raised knowing our commitment to one another is for a lifetime was one of our absolute favorites details of our wedding decorations.”
Jenn said one of her favorite details of the day was the incredible food served at their reception by Blue Willow Catering… and their comfort food-filled menu had us drooling! “The vendors that Lesleigh referred were delicious cooks,” Jenn said. “Fried chicken and meat loaf?! Our wedding guests were in heaven. I feel like a lot of people getting married choose meals that are convenient to cook for quantity, but our catering company provided them wrong by making such good Southern food for a few hundred people!”
Their navy and gold cake from Kneading Hands Bakery was absolutely STUNNING. “Kneading Hands did an outstanding job with our cake!” Jenn said. “I honestly forgot what we had agreed and planned on, but our jaws dropped seeing the gorgeous gold details on our cake. It was so enjoyable to choose a venue that had such great reliable vendors!”
This couple thought of EVERYTHING, so the amazing, super thought out details kept coming! They sent their guests home with custom koozie favors from Sip Hip Hooray. One side read “Nick and Jen 10.13.2018” and the other said “Cheers to the firefighter and his flame.” We LOVED these!
“Nick being a full time firefighter for Conway, AR for almost 3 years, and on the volunteer department in Cleveland, AR for 7 years, we wanted make those pretty personable,” Jenn said. “They were perfect!”
Some of Jenn’s favorite moments from her wedding day occurred on the dance floor! “The dance floor was steady ALL NIGHT LONG,” she said. “It was overwhelming and awesome all at the same time. It was super cool to do a choreographed dance with my dad to get the night started off! We did the same Father Daughter dance for a recital in 2001 with Mrs. Ashley's Dance Studio. We danced to My Girl by The Temptations. It was SO special and a great way to start the party. Nick and his mom followed up with dancing to the classic You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman.”
My favorite photos of the newlyweds were these from the end of the evening underneath all the gorgeous twinkly lights outside The Barn. These are SO dreamy and romantic and an absolute fairytale.
At the end of the night, Jenn and Nick made their grand exit and headed off to Gatlinburg, Tennessee! “We rented a Jeep and took off to the mountains,” she said. “We drove the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail stopping to hike the trail to Grotto Falls. We also made a trip to Cade's Cove. We shopped and experienced Sugarland's Moonshine Distillery and, of course, the famous Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. We made tracks back west to stay a night in Nashville. We spent the night hopping from each live performance along Broadway in downtown. It was a super cool experience for us both, since neither of us had ever been. We continued our return home, making one last stop at the Memphis Zoo. Definitely a trip we plan to complete again!”
Jenn and Nick, we loved every bit of your amazing wedding! It was an honor to plan it with you! We wish y’all the very best! xoxo