One of the coolest things about working at The Barn is seeing how different our venue looks for every wedding. We’ve styled weddings in every theme imaginable, and sometimes we style The Barn in two or three drastically different looks within one weekend! It is always mind blowing to see how different our ceremony sites look from one wedding to the next. The altar is one of our favorite wedding details to style, and we’ve never done the same one twice! I wanted to share with you five altars from this spring, just to show you how different and amazing they all are. Within a 30 day span, we had five weddings that were each completely different and so beautiful in their own unique ways. In one month, we designed weddings that were rustic, bohemian, minimalistic modern, and eclectic. And two of those weddings were inspired by Steel Magnolias! (I know, what?!) Here are the altars from each of those five weddings!
Samantha and Tyler tied the knot on March 30. Their altar was so beautiful and romantic, with its unique draping, gorgeous blush and burgundy florals, and hanging lanterns. The redbuds were in full bloom on their wedding day, and it made their ceremony even more romantic! Their color palette was blush pink and deep red, and their details were elegant and romantic, with a rustic touch. Several of their details were inspired by the movie Steel Magnolias, and we loved the combination of elegant details with a few hilarious movie references added in!
Casey and Awni were married on a rainy day in early April. They said their I do’s in a beautiful, intimate ceremony inside The Barn. For their altar, we used stacked wooden crates, lanterns, beautiful pink florals, and flower petals. The candlelight made it so romantic! Although it absolutely poured on their wedding day, this sweet couple was so laid back and joyful... The rain didn’t put a damper on their big day at all! Casey walked through the mud with bare feet and fully embraced the less than desirable weather. A few other must see details: their beautiful peach and pink florals, their guestbook quilt, their eclectic reception tables, and their stunning rainy day wedding portraits!
The dogwoods were stunning on April 12 for Holly and Alfred’s elopement! Their altar was an absolute dream. We tucked it right underneath a dogwood tree, and finished it off with a purple drape, a chandelier, and pink and purple florals. Their blush and lavender color palette was perfect for a spring wedding! It was also a little bit inspired by Steel Magnolias… blush and bashful! ;) Their altar was hands down our favorite detail, but we also loved their adorable cake table, Holly’s pastel bridal bouquet, and their bridesmaids’ pale purple and blue dresses. SO pretty!
The weekend of April 19 and 20, we had two gorgeous weddings, and both brides were named Rachel! Although they shared the same name, their weddings couldn’t have been any more different. :) First up was Rachel and Andy. We used a modern triangular altar for their ceremony (we call this one our mod teepee altar), and kept it simple with two offset arrangements that had loads of greenery and pale colored flowers. Their altar went flawlessly with their modern, minimalistic theme. We adored this unique wedding’s understated color palette and details, and the fun Italian-American inspired touches. Some of our other favorite details were their beautiful dessert table, Rachel’s simple, timeless bridal gown, their incredible cocktail hour details, and their modern, minimalist reception tables. You also have to see their stunning portraits with the dogwood trees! We truly loved every detail of this amazing wedding!
Rachel and Jimmy were up next! Once again, the dogwoods were stunning on this day, and their portraits among them are so romantic and beautiful. Their altar was truly unlike anything we’ve done before! We call it our “stick castle altar,” because it was literally made with sticks found around The Barn with wildflowers woven into it. They tied the knot while standing on a bohemian rug, and we were 100% into the boho, woodland vibes from this ceremony. We LOVED their wildflower bouquets, Rachel’s beautiful flower crown, their fun reception details, and their adorable s’mores bar. This wedding was so special!