Spring 2018 Wedding Recap: Part Two

Yesterday we started recapping last year’s spring weddings. Our upcoming wedding season kicks off later this month, and we’re celebrating by swooning over last spring’s weddings all over again! If you missed them on the blog the first time around, now is your chance to catch up on all the prettiness. Our spring season runs from March through June, and yesterday’s blog post highlighted some of the weddings that took place between March and May. The weddings I’m sharing today were all from last June - it was a busy month! June is so magical out here at The Barn; the landscape is green and lush, the weather isn’t usually insanely hot yet, and it’s just so pretty. There’s a reason why this is one of our most popular months for weddings! Here are our stunning June 2018 weddings.

Abbey and Jake’s wedding was literally a fairy tale. They chose a romantic woodland theme and a simple, neutral color palette of white, green and a few touches of gold. We’ll forever be obsessed with their altar, with its unique white drape, loads of ferns, greenery and white roses. We LOVED their simple, elegant white florals that included tons of greenery, as well as their chic, understated reception details. We also thought Abbey’s dress was one of the prettiest ever. Basically this is one of those weddings that you shouldn’t miss; every detail was gorgeous!

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We love a wedding with sparkles, and Delaney and Cy’s was literally perfect. Delaney saw a past wedding at The Barn that had a rose gold, glittery altar, and that inspired the theme and color palette for their whole day; they chose rose gold, blush, champagne, and white, and a glittery, glamorous theme. Delaney’s stunning gown fit the theme perfectly, and we loved that she chose simple white and blush florals. We loved the soft pinks in their bridesmaids’ dresses and bouquets, their glittery rose gold altar (with loads of blush flowers, of course!), their feminine and glam reception, and that insane cake!

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Stacy Munford

Sydney and Michael’s rustic wedding was the same weekend as Abbey and Jake’s and Delaney and Cy’s weddings. It always amazes me how our team manages to transform The Barn from day to day - we had three weddings that weekend, each with a totally different look and theme, and our team pulled them off flawlessly. They were all SO pretty in their own way. We absolutely loved Sydney and Michael’s peach and blue rustic chic wedding. Their altar was one of our favorites of the year… I mean, just look at those peach and orange flowers and the gorgeous draping! I especially loved the denim accents used throughout their details.

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Paxton Goates Photography

Paxton Goates Photography

Jessica and Eli’s glamorous pink and gold wedding was full of eye candy! Is it crazy to say one of our favorite details from a wedding was the bride’s sleeves?! Jessica’s bell sleeves were stunning, and we’re literally never forgetting them. We loved Jessica’s girly pink bouquet full of roses and peonies, their simply adorable cake, their glam reception details, and this AMAZING ceremony set up. Ceremonies that take place right in front of The Barn’s front doors are some of our favorites, but the glittery gold curtains took this one up a notch. The sparkly gold matched perfectly with our Chiavari chairs, and the hot pink florals made it extra special. That photo should probably be on a postcard for The Barn, I’m just saying. ;)

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Oh my goodness, Ali and Chris’s ranch-style vow renewal was SO sweet and romantic. (Yes, vow renewals at The Barn are totally a thing!) This precious couple celebrated ten years of marriage with a pastel pink and light blue rustic, ranch-style, intimate ceremony and reception. Their ceremony was held inside The Barn, and there were hay bales, steer heads, beautiful florals, and rose petals scattered on a cowhide. We were obsessed with their hydrangea, rose and baby’s breath bouquets that were so sweet, yet perfectly fit their day’s rustic vibes. And Ali’s dress… holy smokes! Their kids were included in their big day, and it was seriously the sweetest thing ever. More vow renewals, please!

Bring on the spring 2019 weddings! We are seriously so excited, we can hardly stand it!

Spring 2018 Wedding Recap: Part One

It seems like we are FINALLY coming out of what has felt like a never-ending winter, and y’all, we could not be happier to see this long, soggy, cloudy winter go! We’re kicking off our 2019 season at the end of this month, and in celebration of the long-awaited warmer temps and our upcoming spring season, let’s take a few minutes to swoon over our most recent spring weddings all over again. Spring 2018 was FULL of prettiness. Spring is straight up magic out here at The Barn, and our spring 2018 couples chose the most beautiful color palettes and details that totally played up all the prettiness that our venue offers in springtime. These are the stunning weddings from the first part of our spring season last year - they all took place between March and May. Tomorrow I’ll share the rest of last year’s spring weddings! Grab an iced coffee (it’s finally warm enough!) and enjoy!

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Stacy and Aaron’s mauve wedding last March was sooo pretty. We were especially into the shades of purple used throughout their details, their gorgeous florals, and their super chic, intimate reception that included loads of greenery garlands. Their ceremony, which was held in front of The Barn, was simple and elegant and so very pretty, with barrels topped with purple florals placed at the doors. Their reception was intimate, and it looked like pure magic under all the sparkling lights and chandeliers inside The Barn! This was the absolute prettiest way to kick off our spring 2018 season!

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The next month, Stacy’s cousin Nikki tied the knot with Mac in the prettiest vintage-meets-country elopement. (Both of these couples were some of our Kingfisher folks!) Nikki and Mac’s color palette was the ultimate combination of spring colors: pinks, mint, white and a little bit of orange. This wedding was so bright and just CHEERY. Their whitewashed pallet altar included bright, colorful florals and lots of greenery, and it was perfection. They also had one of the cutest cake displays ever! We loved the use of color in this one… every detail screamed springtime!

From The Barn's  Instagram

From The Barn's Instagram

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Jacque Cocanougher

Jacque Cocanougher

Brandy and Jon’s wedding was one of a kind, and it was so dreamy! Their theme was Shakespearean-rustic, and their color palette included shades of purple and gray. Every detail was so romantic, especially their feminine florals and unique altar! Lesleigh designed and created it with knotted strips of fabric in shades of light purple and topped it off with the prettiest purple florals. We also loved their sweet cake display. Who knew Shakespearean-rustic was a thing?! We’re so glad it is. ;)

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I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for shabby chic weddings. I am forever swooning over this one! Holly and Tyler chose a soft, feminine color palette of lavender and allllll the shades of pink. We ADORED their florals, which included all the spring bouquet must-haves: peonies, roses and the prettiest purple flowers. Their altar was such a dream, with vintage white doors, bright pink florals everywhere, and vintage wood crates to keep things from feeling too girly (you’re welcome, Tyler!). The pink fringe details from their ceremony were some of my absolute favorite details from the whole day. We also loved their adorable cake table!

Jennifer + Nick's Bohemian Rustic Wedding

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 

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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.

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Can’t you feel the joy and excitement in these photos of Jenn and Nick?! Their happiness is contagious!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Jenn and Nick’s ceremony was so special, and these photos of Nick seeing his bride for the first time melt our hearts!

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Our day was everything we could have ever dreamed of! Lesleigh and her team are a pure JOY! She did absolutely everything to make sure me, my groom, and my loved ones had the day of our lives. I am forever grateful for the execution of our dream wedding!
— Jenn
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

The Barn Loves Kingfisher!

Kingfisher. It’s a little town in western Oklahoma with roughly 5,000 people, and although we’ve never been there, it’s a place that we’ve grown to love. Fourteen people from that tiny town have traveled all the way to our little corner of Arkansas to tie the knot at The Barn. And they just keep on coming! We’re not complaining at all… we LOVE our Kingfisher couples and all the western, ranch style, rustic charm they’ve brought to our venue.

We’ve asked ourselves countless times why so many people from a town five hours away have driven all those miles to get married at our venue, and here’s what we’ve come to understand: word of mouth advertising is the BEST. We’ve never once ran an ad in Kingfisher’s newspaper (although we’ve joked about it) or advertised in that area in any way. Apparently our Kingfisher couples love us, because they and their families keep recommending us to their friends, cousins, sorority sisters, and other acquaintances and sending them our way! We’re so thankful for that, and can I just say how proud I am of The Barn’s reputation?! I may be biased, but The Barn is really something special, and this is proof.

Anyway, here are seven of our Kingfisher weddings! We’ll have to update this post in the future, because we have even more Kingfisher couples booked for this year! Kingfisher, we love ya. <3

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Morgan and Wager were the OG Kingfisher couple. Their unique, gorgeous, boho cowboy elopement started it all! They eloped at The Barn back in the spring of 2016, and their elopement basically broke the internet. Their details were full of beautiful, fun colors, a little bit of vintage, some gypsy vibes, and a bunch of rustic touches, like steer heads, reclaimed wood and rusty tin. Their altar, made from pallets and rusty tin, was one of our all-time favorites, and we’ll be swooning over their cake table and bright colored florals forever. I guess this was the start of the Kingfisher cowhide! (If you know, you know.)

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Almost two years after our first Kingfisher wedding, Stacy and Aaron tied the knot at The Barn. Their wedding was so romantic and intimate. They chose a color palette of mauve, burgundy, gray and ivory, and their details were romantic and elegant. They got married in front of The Barn, and it was just the prettiest day ever. We loved their purple florals, their beautiful ceremony, and their dreamy reception - especially the stunning garlands on their tables!

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A month after Stacy and Aaron’s wedding, Stacy’s cousin Nikki and her husband Mac made the trip to The Barn for their elopement! They had first heard about The Barn way back when Morgan and Wager were married here, and they knew it was where they wanted to tie the knot as soon as they got engaged. What’s funny though is that Stacy and Nikki were both planning their weddings here without ever knowing about the other cousin’s upcoming wedding at The Barn! Nikki and Mac had the prettiest spring wedding, with touches of country, woodsy, vintage and rustic that fit them perfectly. Their altar was so pretty, and we also loved their cake display!

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We loved every single detail from Morgan and Hadley’s western, ranch style wedding! They brought a little bit of the Wild West with them to The Barn, and it was truly a wedding after our own hearts! We’ll forever be in love with the amazing hand tooled leather wrap around Morgan’s bouquet that matched their cake (best details ever). We adored their white washed pallet altar, their pretty pink florals, their monogrammed hay bale, and literally EVERYTHING. Y’all can’t miss a single detail from this one!

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Amanda and Jon were the first of three fall 2018 Kingfisher couples! They chose the ultimate fall color palette - tan, burnt orange and sage green - and their details were rustic and so perfect for fall, with the prettiest fall florals, earthy details and wood accents throughout their decor. Their reception was absolutely stunning. They chose to have a full-on dinner party for their small guest list, so it was incredibly intimate and dreamy. And of course they included the Kingfisher cowhide in their ceremony decor!

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Our beloved windmill wedding… Erica and Matt’s fall wedding was just so pretty. Their colors were red, brown, turquoise and cream, and their details were rustic. We used windmills, lots of old rusty things, wheat and creamer cans throughout their decor, and it was one of my personal favorite weddings of the year. We LOVED everything about their ceremony… and yep, there it is, the Kingfisher cowhide! We loved their bold red florals. We loved their gorgeous cake display. And their portraits were some of the prettiest we’ve ever seen! Go check out their post and swoon over them all!

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The next weekend, Autumn and Tanner eloped at The Barn. Tanner is actually Matt’s son… as in Matt from the wedding the previous weekend! He and Autumn got ahold of us the Friday after Erica and Matt’s wedding, and we planned their wedding in just two days! It turned out SO gorgeous, and we’ll always lovingly refer to this one as our longhorn wedding. If you know us, you know their longhorn altar was one of our all-time faves (we also included the Kingfisher cowhide, obviously). We loved their elegant white and green color palette, their timeless florals, and literally every detail!

We can’t wait to share even more Kingfisher couples with y’all in the future! I’m thinking we need a second location in Kingfisher, or at least a Kingfisher Collection!

Black & Red Gothic Victorian Wedding

“But we loved with a love that was more than love— 
    I and my Annabel Lee— 
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven 
    Coveted her and me.”
- Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”

Every once in a while, a couple asks us to do something crazy and outside of our comfort zone, and in all honesty, we LOVE it. We’ve done several weddings that fall into the “one of a kind” category, and this one should definitely be filed as one of The Barn’s craziest weddings ever. And we mean that in very much a GOOD way. How awesome is our team for being able to pull off everything from more traditional weddings to Gothic-Victorian weddings like this one. There’s nothing they can’t do!

Kai from Khaleel Photography was the most perfect photographer we could’ve imagined for a wedding like this one; his photos are moody, a little dark and gorgeous. This one probably won’t fit with most of our readers’ styles, but it’s so uniquely beautiful and we know you will love it! Our team’s creativity really shines through in this wedding’s details… just wait until y’all see the ceremony and reception details and the most insane cake you’ve ever laid eyes on!

Photographer: Khaleel Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Always & Forever | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair: The Scarlet Locke Hair Lounge | Catering: Pasta Grill | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery

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This couple eloped at The Barn on November 10, 2018. The bride described their theme as “Gothic Victorian.” Honestly, this wedding gave us major Edgar Allan Poe vibes and we were 100% feeling it. Their color palette was perfect for a wedding with goth details - black, deep reds, rose gold and ivory. The bride said her absolute favorite thing about her wedding day was “the really Gothicy feel.”

There were so many incredible, unique details at this wedding, but the bride’s dress (from Always & Forever) was one of our favorites, hands down. The Barn’s first black bridal gown EVER, and we’re in love with it! She kept the goth vibes going with her nails and accessories, as well. This couple went all out with their theme and they rocked it!

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For the couple’s bouquets and florals, our team chose dark red roses and black star calla lilies. “It was so me!” the bride said.

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The ceremony details were a little creepy and seriously cool. We did an epic dark red rose petal design down their aisle, and their altar was Gothed out with a black drape, and black and dark red florals. Their aisle was lined with lanterns with black ribbons and hanging dark red flowers. It was uniquely gorgeous, and even though it was not our norm, we were totally into it.

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Their reception was equally Gothic, Victorian and elegant. Their tables included black tablecloths, sparkly black sequined runners, black and red florals in mirrored boxes, candles (including some awesome black tapers in black candlesticks), lanterns, and vases filled with branches. Their sweetheart table included hanging bulbs and a little bit of fog action for the perfect creepy touch. It was beautiful, and the bride said the inside of The Barn was one of her favorite parts of her wedding day. Who knew goth could be so darn pretty?!

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Remember when I said this wedding had the most insane cake ever?! Here it is in all its glory! Kneading Hands Bakery absolutely blew us away with this gorgeous, super detailed Victorian style cake. Check out that level of detail! Our team created a custom red “til death do us part” skull topper and added dripping black calla lilies and red roses. The black candles and sparkly black runner on their cake table were the icing on the cake!

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Kai took such gorgeous pictures around The Barn, and since this bride said The Barn itself was her favorite detail of the day, let us just brag for a minute about how pretty this place is. ;) Check out the creepy vibes in that first photo!

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This wedding is officially one of our most unforgettable weddings of all time. We will never forget this one, and we wish this couple the very best! xoxo