Abbey + Jake's Woodland Fairy Tale Wedding

This wedding, which took place last month, was the SWEETEST. Abbey and Jake describe their love story as a "fairy tale," and their wedding was truly a fairy tale wedding. They chose a woodland theme, and every detail was classic, timeless and romantic. Many of their details were incredibly simple, and this wedding is proof that less really is more. It couldn't have been prettier! Stephanie Dunn King Photography took these magical photos, and we have alllll the heart eyes right now. 

Photographer: Stephanie Dunn King Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: JJ's House | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Tuxes: Formal Affairs | Bride's Hair: Nikki Taber, A Perfect Image Salon | Bride's Makeup: Hannah Keith | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Second Shooter: Matthew King



Abbey and Jake were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 1, 2018. They chose a beautiful, romantic theme and a simply lovely color palette. "Everything about our love so far has felt like a fairy tale, so we really wanted a bit of a romantic, fairy tale theme," Abbey said. "We also wanted something that looked timeless and classic, so we chose a woodland fairy tale type theme. Our colors were simple: shades of white, greenery, with hints of gold accents."

Abbey's florals were classic and elegant. She chose white roses and ferns to be used throughout her bouquets, altar arrangements and other florals. They were so simple, yet stunning. "We loved all the little details, especially the greenery and flowers," Abbey said. 


A fairy tale wedding needs a dress fit for a princess, and Abbey found the perfect one at JJ's House. It had a classic scoop neckline, the sweetest floral lace details, buttons down the back (so pretty!), and a gorgeous train. She also wore a floral hairpiece that was the perfect modern touch. Abbey, you're the epitome of a classy, timeless bride! 


The bridesmaids looked beautiful in elegant light pink dresses from David's Bridal, and the guys looked so very handsome in classic black tuxes from Formal Affairs. This bridal party will never go out of style!


Abbey said one moment she would never forget from her wedding day was the sweet first look she shared with Jake before their ceremony. "I loved getting to have a first look before the wedding!" she said. "It was so special to get those few moments together before we officially became husband and wife. I’ll also always remember how excited I was! I was literally jumping up and down at the altar because I was so happy."

Jake said his most unforgettable moment was, “Everything. I don’t think there’s one thing I’ll forget.” We love this groom!


The land out here at The Barn is lush and green during early June, so Abbey and Jake's woodland fairy tale theme and simple color palette fit flawlessly with their wedding's surroundings. These photos of them are so lovely and romantic, and they show just how much these two adore each other. Plus, The Barn just looks SO good in these! Early summer out here is pure magic. We're obsessed with this amazing couple and these incredible photos of them!

The whole day was a complete dream! Lesleigh did such an amazing job decorating and making our day feel unique and special to us... I love the atmosphere at The Barn. It was elegant, yet simple. It was also so easy and stress free for me! We didn’t have to worry about setting it up or cleaning or anything.
— Abbey

Abbey and Jake's ceremony felt just like a woodland fairy tale. Our outdoor ceremony site was full of green on this day, so their white roses and ferns fit right in to the setting. Have you ever seen a more perfect ceremony?! The Barn was really showing off on this day! Their altar was one of our favorites... a unique white drape with loads of ferns, greenery, and white roses. The aisle was lined with mason jars full of simple floral arrangements. They had the cutest little guest table and a picture puzzle inside a frame Jake made. One of the sweetest details was a photo display on a tree that showed precious photos of the two of them throughout their relationship! 


Abbey and Jake put a lot of effort into personalizing their ceremony, which made it extra special and sweet. "Jake made a box for our rings the day before the wedding," Abbey said. "The music before the wedding was instrumental versions of some of our favorite Disney songs, along with the Harry Potter theme song and the Jurassic Park theme song. My dad got ordained just so he got officiate our wedding, and my mom walked me down the aisle, which was really special to me!"


A bride and her mama... basically the sweetest photo we've ever seen! 

The Barn was amazing! They went above and beyond our expectations. I am a little bit of a control freak so it was hard to put the fate of my wedding in someone else’s hands, but Lesleigh really listened to all of our wants and eased any worry I had. Our wedding day was a breeze thanks to all Lesleigh’s direction! Thank you Twin Oaks for making the best day of our lives even better than we could’ve dreamed it!
— Abbey

Abbey and Jake's reception was elegant and classic. Their reception tables were understated and simple, with gold tablecloths and white runners, various gold vases and lanterns, and ferns. It all looked magical under our sparkling chandeliers and draping throughout The Barn! 


Their cake table included a ruffly white tablecloth (we love these!), a classic cake stand, custom champagne flutes, and a simple white cake topped with, of course, ferns and white roses! Classic, elegant, and soooo pretty!


Abbey made the cutest favors to send home with their guests! "We got honey sticks and tied two together with thin twine, then attached a tag that said 'Love as sweet as honey' with the wedding date and our names," she said. 


Abbey and Jake had the most romantic grand exit. "I loved the rose petal send off, having all our loved ones cascade us with petals as we walked out of the reception," Abbey said. 

Then they went on probably the most fun honeymoon ever... "We went on an 'old school,' unplanned road trip out west using only maps and road signs (no Google Maps lol)!" Abbey said. "We saw the Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Mount Zion, etc. We left the day after the wedding and came back 8 days later. It was a blast!"


Abbey and Jake, it was such an honor to plan your wedding with you! You are the sweetest couple, and we couldn't be happier for you both. Congratulations again! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Jessica + Eli's Glamorous Pink & Gold Wedding

There was so much to LOVE about this gorgeous wedding! This sweet couple chose to tie the knot in front of The Barn, and the addition of gold glittery curtains at The Barn's front doors took it to the next level and made this wedding one to remember! Jessica and Eli chose our classic Elopement Collection and personalized it to their needs by adding reception tables and hors d'oeuvres. Jessica said it was "short and simple," which was just what they were hoping for! 

Paxton Anderson (from Paxton Goates Photography) took their beautiful photos, and we were thrilled to work with her again! She captured the dreamiest, most romantic photos, and we can't stop swooning!

Photographer: Paxton Goates Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design & Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Bridal Gown: Danielle's Bridal | Makeup: Anissa Ellison | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery


Jessica and Eli were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 7, 2018. Their color palette included shades of bright pink and touches of sparkly gold. "Pink is my favorite color so I always knew that would be the color scheme of my wedding and I thought the gold added a nice sparkly touch," Jessica said.

Jessica's bouquets and florals were FULL of pink flowers, including bright pink peonies and roses in hot pink and light pink. They were feminine and GORGEOUS. "My bouquet was perfect!" she said. "I wasn't even sure what I wanted but Lesleigh was able to take my super vague requests and create a bouquet that I absolutely loved."


Umm, we are OBSESSED with Jessica's dress, which she found at Danielle's Bridal. We love a bridal gown with sleeves, and the bell sleeves on this one were so pretty! The beautiful lace, off-the-shoulder neckline and gorgeous train made this dress extra special and unforgettable!


Jessica's pretty bridesmaids wore long, elegant black dresses with different necklines and details. The dresses were timeless, and they looked incredible with the bridesmaids’ hot pink bouquets! 


Eli wore a black suit with a black bow tie and black suspenders - a fun, modern addition to a classic look! His groomsmen also wore black suspenders and pink bow ties. This was probably the classiest bridal party ever!


Jessica and Eli's ceremony site was unique and gorgeous, and it was for sure the highlight of this wedding for us! They were married in front of The Barn's front doors, and our team made it even more beautiful with the addition of glittery gold drapes. They made such a statement that not much else was needed, so our team added a small pink floral arrangement at each door, and that was it for ceremony details! How pretty are our signature gold chairs with the gold curtains?! Jessica said this set-up "worked out perfectly for our smaller wedding since everyone was a little less spread out."


One of the most memorable moments of the day for Jessica came during the ceremony. "The one thing I'll always remember is Eli's face when he turned around as I was walking down the aisle," she said. Their ceremony was intimate and sweet, with their closest family and friends watching as they said I do. 

As MOB I wanted to shield my daughter from all the usual wedding stress thinking I would head off any potential missteps. Lesleigh was way ahead of me! The set up was beautiful with every detail taken care of... The decorations, the flowers, the cake and the food were perfect. Mothers of the bride, if you’re going to help your daughter with her wedding, talk to these ladies.
— Teresa, Mother of the Bride

These beautiful portraits of Jessica and Eli look like they're straight from a movie! The lighting is so pretty and magical in these, and they are soooo romantic and dreamy! Jessica and Eli, y'all are really pretty people. And Paxton, you are incredible! 

My favorite part of getting married at The Barn was that I didn’t have to worry about anything. The cake, decorations, and flowers were all taken care of. All I had to do was show up! I also loved the wedding timeline that Lesleigh sent. It can be stressful for even a small wedding not knowing where you’re supposed to be and at what time, but I was able to send that out to our wedding party and everyone knew exactly what to do.
— Jessica

Our signature Elopement Collection includes a cake with a beautiful display, but it doesn't typically include dinner or any other reception details. However, we are always happy to customize any of our collections to meet our couples' needs, and Jessica and Eli added on a short (but gorgeous!) reception with hors d'oeuvres.

Their reception tables were girly and glamorous, with glittery gold table runners, hot pink fabric, gold lanterns, and pretty pink florals in gold vases. "The Barn was decorated even better than I could have imagined," Jessica said. 


They had a super simple white cake (from Kneading Hands Bakery) topped with a few flowers, as well as a little bit more glittery gold in their cake display. The perfect addition to the prettiest reception!


Their guests held sparklers as they made their grand exit from The Barn, and then the newlyweds headed off to Disney World for a fun, romantic honeymoon!


We LOVE feedback from our brides, but it also totally melts our hearts when their mamas reach out to us with the kindest words. Here is what Jessica's mom, Teresa, had to say about us! Thanks so much, Teresa! <3

"Weddings are about the bride and groom, but who gets the majority of them there? Mother’s do and this mother of the bride was super impressed. As MOB I wanted to shield my daughter from all the usual wedding stress thinking I would head off any potential missteps. Lesleigh was way ahead of me! The set up was beautiful with every detail taken care of and my daughter’s wedding was an elopement package. The decorations, the flowers, the cake and the food were perfect. I can not say enough good things about her. The only thing that could have been better was the heat and I’m sure if she could have controlled that she would have. Mothers of the bride, if you're going to help your daughter with her wedding, talk to these ladies."

Jessica and Eli, thank y'all so much for letting us plan your wedding with you! We loved every bit of it, and we couldn't be happier for you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Avy + Tisha's Winter Elopement

Avy and Tisha's elopement was unlike anything we've ever styled before, for many reasons. First, we rarely schedule winter weddings - since most of our couples get married outdoors, it isn't often realistic to have a wedding with lots of guests in chilly weather. Avy and Tisha hoped to elope on a snowy day, but unfortunately, we didn't have much snow in our area this year... they ended up tying the knot at the end of January, in a creek bed that runs through The Barn's property. It was cold and windy, but also so romantic and full of love that we didn't even mind! It was unique and gorgeous, and our team loved styling something completely different. We're still in love with these photos by Benjamin Martin Photography, and we're thrilled to finally share them on the blog! (Spoiler alert: there was a smoke machine involved, so you don't wanna miss this.) 


Avy and Tisha were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on January 30, 2018. Their color scheme was full of rich reds, dark greens, and touches of black and gold. Their details were wintery, elegant and moody. 

A wedding as unique as this one obviously needs a unique bridal gown, and we're still swooning over Avy's! This dress was simple and gorgeous, with a few standout details (those shoulders! that neckline!) that made it totally amazing! She also wore a beautiful flower crown and a pair of black and deep red shoes that fit their wedding's theme perfectly. Tisha wore a fitted classic black tux and bow tie... these ladies couldn't have been more gorgeous! 


Avy's bouquet was full of deep red roses, dark red berries, baby's breath and the prettiest greenery, and it was tied with long, deep red ribbons - the perfect winter bouquet! 


Lesleigh designed a gorgeous altar that managed to feel cozy even in the middle of a frigid creek bed. Avy and Tisha tied the knot in front of a downed tree, which was covered in the prettiest (literally the prettiest) greenery garland with burgundy fabric gorgeously draped across. There were a few black candles, black tapers on gold candlesticks, deep red dahlias, roses and berries. They stood in fallen leaves in the middle of a bare forest, and somehow it couldn't have been any more breathtaking. This ceremony was truly unforgettable! 


And now for those smoke machine pics! These are some of the most romantic portraits we've ever seen. They are moody and romantic and seriously breathtaking! 


The final gorgeous detail from Avy and Tisha's elopement was a berry-topped, chocolate-drizzled cake from Kneading Hands Bakery. It was both delicious and beautiful, with layers of chocolate cake and strawberry filling. My favorite thing about this elopement was that every single detail flowed together perfectly and fit the wintery, moody vibes, including this cake! It was flawless, y'all. 


Avy and Tisha, we're never going to forget your beautiful, romantic elopement! We're so glad we were able to plan it with you, and we wish y'all the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Delaney + Cy's Glamorous Rose Gold Wedding

They say that rain on your wedding day brings good luck, and at The Barn, it also brings an opportunity to have the most romantic indoor ceremony ever! While a rainy wedding day may feel like the worst thing that could happen, our couples have the option to move their ceremony into The Barn, and these weddings are sooo romantic. Delaney and Cy moved their outdoor ceremony inside at the last minute due to rain, but their day couldn’t have been any dreamier or more beautiful. 

Delaney and Cy are also one of our out of state couples... they drove up from Louisiana with all their besties and close family and brought the party with them! If you think planning a wedding from out of state can't be done, here's proof that it's totally possible - and its even EASY with The Barn's all-inclusive collections! 

These photos by Kelly Glaze Photography are stunning! We have been patiently waiting to see them, and when Kelly sent us the link, our jaws hit the floor! Here are all the vendors who made this day happen.

Photographer: Kelly Glaze Photography | Venue, Coordination, Design, Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Hair: Danielle Wilson, La’Bella | Makeup: Abby Lee, Southern Grace Salon | Bridal Gown: Debbie’s Bridal | Cake: Kneading Hands Bakery | Catering: Blue Willow Catering | DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment



Delaney and Cy were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on June 2, 2018. Their color palette was glam and gorgeous - rose gold, blush, champagne and white. “I noticed one of the previous weddings at The Barn had beautiful rose gold curtains at their altar and that did it!” Delaney said. “It had to be rose gold!”


Delaney’s bouquets and florals were everything! The bridal bouquet was full and lush, with white roses, the prettiest (and hugest) peonies, and a little bit of greenery. It was wrapped with lace and a touch of bling. Timeless, classic and totally gorgeous! The bridesmaids carried pink and white roses, and these are the cutest bouquets ever to me... I love bouquets in this size, and the colors were such pretty eye candy! 


We are completely obsessed with Delaney’s jaw-dropping bridal gown, from Debbie’s Bridal in Gonzales, Louisiana! This dress had a lot going on - gorgeous beading, fun ruffles, a flirty silhouette -  and we loved every bit of it! A classic, long veil, stunning jewelry, and fun, sparkly shoes were the perfect additions to Delaney’s bridal look. And her hair... seriously goals. Cy, you’re a lucky man! 


The bridesmaids' floor-length, champagne dresses also came from Debbie's Bridal, and they were basically the absolute best bridesmaids' dresses EVER. You can't go wrong with this color, length or style, and we're always big fans of a bride who allows their bridesmaids to choose a neckline they feel comfortable in! The flower girls wore beautiful, vintage-inspired lace dresses and the prettiest braids in their hair. 


Cy and his groomsmen looked SO great. They wore navy suits, white shirts, champagne ties, white boutonnieres, and brown shoes (you know you're #weddinggoals when the guys are all wearing matching shoes!). OBSESSED with this bridal party... they just don't come prettier than this group of folks!

And this little fella... breaking my heart! 

I hope you're ready for the prettiest bridal portraits ever, because here they are!!! Delaney and Cy are not only super sweet and super in love, but they are also GORGEOUS people. Get ready to swoon! 


Delaney and Cy had planned on an outdoor ceremony, and Delaney said her favorite detail of the day was the altar that they would have used. "It was so beautiful!" she said. However, their ceremony ended up having to be moved inside due to rain... "But inside The Barn for the ceremony, it was so beautiful as well!" she said. "It was small and intimate. The flowers mixed with the shimmering from the rose gold sequins everywhere turned out amazing!"

There ceremony also included a few details that made their day extra special and personalized. "I added in a memory board with all of our loved ones who couldn’t be there," Delaney said. "My dad also made us our guestbook from scratch. It was beautiful! It got a little wet, but it still served its purpose."

 Instagram photo of the outdoor altar before it was moved inside The Barn

Instagram photo of the outdoor altar before it was moved inside The Barn

My wedding was amazing! It wasn’t what I expected at all (due to the heat and rain), but it still turned out to be amazing. We appreciate everything that the amazing staff did to make it that way. When the rain came they managed to get everything in and ready for our guests. They got soaked so we didn’t have to. We didn’t get to have the ceremony outside but they managed to give us a BEAUTIFUL ceremony inside The Barn. It was a blast and so stress free! The staff took all the stress away from a bride trying to plan a wedding out of state. Lesleigh was there to answer any and every question I had at any time of day or night. She was so helpful with everything!
— Delaney

Delaney and Cy's reception was sparkly, romantic and dreamy! They had white tablecloths with sparkly rose gold runners, and pink roses, white roses, white anemone and touches of greenery in mercury glass and rose gold vases. Their blush, white and gold place settings were simple and pretty. Their gorgeous cake, from Kneading Hands Bakery, blended in flawlessly with their decor... it was seriously just as pretty as every other detail! The gold detailing on it was stunning, and the pink roses and white anemone made it absolute perfection. 


Delaney and Cy brought the most FUN group with them, and their reception was such a great party. One thing Delaney will never forget about the reception... "My HUSBAND danced for the first time in front of me! Haha! It was all a blast! We were all able to let loose and just enjoy the night to it’s fullest!"

The newlyweds made sure to leave their guests with awesome favors, but they did something a little different (and we totally love this idea)... "We made bags with snacks and drinks for everyone who came," Delaney said. "We brought it to each person’s hotel room. Everyone needs some free snacks to munch on while they’re taking a long ride!"


Delaney and Cy's grand exit from The Barn was a sparkly one, but they didn't rush off on a romantic honeymoon just yet. "We will be taking our honeymoon at the end of July," Delaney said. "We plan to fly to Washington and drive through Oregon and the top of California for two weeks. We love seeing nature and all of its mountains. You can never get enough of it! We plan to take our time and visit anything that catches our eyes."

Delaney and Cy, we're SO thankful you and your wonderful family and friends made the drive all the way to Arkansas to tie the knot at The Barn! We loved your glamorous, sparkly, GORGEOUS wedding! Best wishes and congratulations! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Brandy + Jon's Shakespearean-Rustic Elopement

I'm sure you read the title of this blog post, and you're thinking, "This girl's lost her mind... Shakespearean-Rustic?! Nope." But hear me out, y'all! This is probably the first time we've had a couple request a Shakespearean wedding, and it honestly couldn't have turned out more beautiful! Think A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets The Barn! Jacque Cocanougher took these photos, and we can't wait for y'all to see them... just wait until you see this altar!



Brandy and Jon were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on May 18, 2018. Their color scheme was a romantic combination of light purple and grey. "We wanted a Shakespearean romantic wedding and The Barn delivered that," Brandy said. "We both wanted something very romantic and elegant."

Brandy's beautiful dress was from Formal Affairs, and we loved it! It was traditional and classic, but had a few details that kept it totally modern. The perfect dress for this gorgeous lady! She said she LOVED her bouquets and that they were some of her favorite details of the day! "They picked wonderful purple flowers that I never would have thought of," she said. "I loved them so much."


Portraits of the bride and groom are ALWAYS my favorite photos from basically any wedding, so it's no surprise that these pretty pictures are my favorites from this day. Brandy and Jon have five sweet kiddos, and their family photo out in front of The Barn is so, sooo cute! 

Our wedding was perfect... exactly how I was hoping it would be. The flowers, the colors, everything was so wonderful... The Barn is so beautiful already and then how beautiful they made it look for our day was so wonderful.
— Brandy

Brandy's favorite detail from her day was her unique altar! Lesleigh designed and created an absolutely stunning altar that was Shakespearean meets rustic. We’re feeling all the Midsummer Night’s Dream vibes! She knotted together strips of fabric in various shades of light purple, hung them all from our outdoor altar, and topped it all off with the prettiest purple florals. There were vintage wooden crates (and more pretty flowers!) at the base of the altar, as well as mason jars full of florals lining the aisle. 

 Altar photos are from The Barn's  Instagram

Altar photos are from The Barn's Instagram

Some of Brandy's favorite memories from her wedding day occurred during her and Jon's sweet ceremony. He said she would never forget his face when he first saw her, or when he saw his wedding band! (You'll see the sweet look on his face below... he was one happy groom!) She said Jon's most memorable moments were seeing the altar and watching her walk down the aisle. 

Brandy and Jon exchanged traditional vows during their ceremony, but they made it all their own by also reading vows they wrote themselves. Brandy's mom walked her down the aisle, and I loved seeing the pride on her mama's face in these photos! 

The Barn is amazing... Very pleased and would tell any couples wanting a great venue to use them!
— Brandy

If you're unfamiliar with our elopements (or our brand new Sip-Sip Celebrate Elopement Collection!), they not only include a pretty little ceremony, but they come with the prettiest little cake and cake table details, too. Brandy and Jon had a super classic, simple white cake with purple flowers. The purple floral arrangement and purple fabric on top of an old barrel were the perfect additions. 


They toasted with champagne and then headed off on their honeymoon! "We drove all night after the wedding to Gulf Shores, Alabama," Brandy said. "We were there on vacation and got engaged, so we went back for our honeymoon. We had fun at a waterpark and we rode a scary rollercoaster. It was a lot of fun... we got matching tattoos also of our wedding date in Roman numerals."

Brandy and Jon, it was such a pleasure to plan your gorgeous, unique elopement with you! We wish y'all the very best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo