Erica + Matt's Rustic Windmill Wedding

We lovingly refer to today’s wedding as the “windmill wedding.” It was unlike anything we’ve done before and we LOVED it. Have we mentioned how much we adore our Kingfisher, Oklahoma couples?! Erica and Matt were one of our Kingfisher couples (there have been several now) who made the drive all the way from western Oklahoma to elope at The Barn. Their family apparently really loves The Barn, because a few days after Erica and Matt’s wedding, Matt’s son Tanner and his fiance Autumn got ahold of us and asked if they could book their elopement with us… for two days later! They came from Kingfisher and tied the knot on Sunday; it was gorgeous and we can’t wait to share it with you! (FYI, we thought it was time for a Kingfisher tag on here, so you can scroll through all the Kingfisher weddings we’ve had so far.) We’re absolutely swooning over their photos by the always incredible Crystal Malloy Photography! She’s basically our official photographer for Kingfisher couples! :)

Photographer: Crystal Malloy Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Face Your Day Salon | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery     

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Erica and Matt were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on December 1, 2018. They chose a gorgeous color palette of red, brown, turquoise and cream. Their details were rustic… this bride LOVED windmills, rusty old things, wheat and creamer cans. It was right up our alley!

We’re head over heels for Erica’s bridal gown (from David’s Bridal) with its plunging illusion neckline, stunning back and romantic lace! We also loved the unique, sheer detailing on the sides, as well as her fun red heels. This bride had the most joyful smile on her face all day, which made her the prettiest bride ever!

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Erica’s florals were some of the prettiest details from their wedding. They were unique and full of the prettiest late fall/early winter colors, with a combination of rich red dahlias, a mix of brown and cream flowers, seeded eucalyptus, and wheat, all tied up with twine and some blue ribbon. Erica’s dad is a wheat farmer, so it was such a special touch to add wheat in her florals and throughout her other details. Erica simply said her florals were “GORGEOUS!”

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One of Erica’s most unforgettable moments from her wedding day was her first look with her dad. These photos absolutely melted us! “It was a very unique and a treasured moment when my Dad saw me for the first time,” Erica said. “He has such a soft heart! As I'm sure you can tell by the pictures!”

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Erica and Matt’s ceremony was stunning, thanks in part to the gorgeous 70 degree weather in December! Erica wanted something a little different; she loves rusty old things and windmills, so we used our vintage doors, an old windmill, wooden crates, two rusty creamer cans, and a few mason jars to make the perfect rustic ceremony backdrop. We added florals above the windmill and in the creamer cans and mason jars, and the pops of red were so gorgeous! Erica wanted to use turquoise in her decor as well, so we added that in with a few jade-turquoise ribbons. She and Matt exchanged their vows while standing on what we’ve dubbed our “Kingfisher cowhide.” ;) What can we say?! Our Kingfisher couples love it!

“The windmill and touches of wheat were probably my favorite details,” Erica said.

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Erica and Matt’s ceremony was very intimate and sweet, with only her parents in attendance. Erica’s favorite moment of the day was “when I first got to see my husband as I was walking down the aisle,” she said. Can’t you feel the love and pure happiness in these photos?! These two are the absolute sweetest.

Erica said the best thing about getting married at The Barn was that it was “so laid back and non-stressful!”

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It was absolutely beautiful! Everything plus more than what we expected!! We are both still in awe at how amazing and perfect it was!
— Erica
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Are y’all ready to see the most gorgeous wedding portraits of all time?! We are IN LOVE with these! Erica and Matt are so sweet together, and these photos of them in their first few minutes as husband and wife are so full of joy and love. And they’re just so PRETTY!

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It was absolutely perfect! We cannot thank Lesleigh and the team at The Barn enough for how beautiful everything was and how smoothly it all went. It was completely stress free, which was great! We definitely recommend it to anyone looking to tie the knot!
— Erica
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For their cake display, we kept things rustic with an old window (with the prettiest red and white flowers) hanging over a wooden crate sitting on an old whiskey barrel. The turquoise ribbon on the floral arrangement and the drink bottle were the perfect finishing touches for this cake display. Their cake was super unique, and I’m not even gonna pretend like I know what this technique is called, but it was amazing! The best cake for a unique, rustic wedding.

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After their wedding, Erica and Matt spent a night in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and she said they plan to go on a honeymoon next year!

Erica and Matt, we LOVED every detail of your wedding! It was a dream, and we’re thrilled that you came all the way to The Barn to tie the knot! We wish y’all the best! xoxo