Valentine's Day Styled Shoots

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! Several years ago, The Barn Team put together two gorgeous, inspiring, colorful, super fun Valentine's-themed styled shoots. The details from these shoots were incredible. There were cakes (and mini cakes!), stunning floral arrangements, painted pallets, sodas with cute straws, beautiful stationery, bright and colorful streamer backdrops, two AMAZING gowns, a groom covered in lipstick kisses, sweet place settings and about a million other fun things. There were lots of patterns, textures and colors (shades of pink, red, orange and yellow).  You may even recognize the models for these shoots, Emily + Casey, from the glitz & glam Aztec-inspired wedding! We worked with some of the most talented vendors on this shoot, and it's definitely one of our best ones to date.

Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography

Florals & Decor: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch 

Bridal Gowns & Suit: Formal Affairs

Hair & Makeup: Erica Bragg at Bliss Salon

Cakes: Sweet Sensations

Calligraphy: Anchor Port Calligraphy

Love is Pink

This painted pallet. This cake! Too much pretty.

Emily's hair for this shoot was AMAZING! 

Look. At. Those. Eye. Lashes!!!! My goodness. 

I'm CRAZY for that pink dress! Soooo beautiful!

This place setting is just so pretty. Those colors!

Hot Pink Kisses

THAT DRESS!!! Major heart eyes. This was actually customized by The Barn, and it sure is great. It was recently purchased, and we'd love to see a photo of the bride who wore it!

Our rustic bouquet and floral arrangements at this shoot were stunning. They even incorporated fruit (pomegranates and oranges!), which is always an unexpected, yet beautiful element.

Did I mention how fabulous the cakes were at these shoots?! Holy smokes.

Ahhh, the famous streamer backdrop! This thing has taken Pinterest by storm. We LOVE it. 

Emily's hair was just one more AHHH-MAAAZING detail!

And this is how the shoot got its name, folks. ;)

Swoooooning over these details. <3

Baby cakes are ALWAYS a good idea. How cute are these?!

You can see even more photos from these shoots right here

I hope y'all have a great Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day/Galentine's Day/whatever you're celebrating this weekend. ;) I hope you feel loved and get lots of chocolate! 

xoxo,
Kelsi

Pirate Bride Styled Shoot

We did this pirate-chic styled shoot with Formal Affairs and Melissa McCrotty two years ago, and we’re still in love with it. The details were incredible, the gowns were arrrr-mazing (see what I did there?!), the models were GORGEOUS... Seriously, one of the most beautiful, creative shoots EVER. Melissa's senior models were a huge part of the shoot, and they wore the most gorgeous formal dresses from Formal Affairs, one of our favorite vendors.

One of our favorite parts of the shoot was the Pirate Bride portion. The shoot was styled by Lesleigh Smith, the founder and creative director at The Barn, and she said her inspiration for this portion of the shoot was "as if Jack Sparrow had a bride." Our Pirate Bride was on a pretty little rustic chic pirate ship, which was decked out with gorgeous florals, a gold candelabra and an old whiskey barrel. She wore a pirate chic bridal gown (that is totally a thing!), pirate booty (aka jewelry), and the most gorgeous headpiece. And our team couldn't have pulled it off without the most talented vendors around!

Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Venue, Florals, Styling & Set Design: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Model: Stephanie Foreman
Hair: Abbey Lee from Southern Grace Salon
Makeup: BriAnne Riley of BriBeautiful Makeup
Gown: Formal Affairs
Chunky Pearl Necklace: Formal Affairs

Legado: Wedding Collective Styled Shoot

Each fall, our team puts together a fabulous, over the top styled shoot, and it's one of the things we look forward to most each year! A ton of time and effort goes into planning every specific detail. Each shoot is unique, super detailed, and amazing! We always team up with the best of the best vendors around to create something amazing, and not to brag or anything, but our styled shoots usually break the internet! 

A few years ago, we got to be a part of the Legado: Wedding Collective shoot, and we are STILL swooning over all the prettiness. It was glamorous and elegant, with so many delicious details! The gowns, the florals, the garlands, the dark, rich colors paired with gold accents, the models (so many gorgeous people in this shoot), the tablescapes, the donuts (yep!), those floral necklaces (omg!)... every detail was STUNNING! 

We worked with some extremely talented vendors on this shoot, including a videographer, which we hadn't done on a styled shoot before! The video really shows off all the details, and it is just TOO MUCH. This shoot was so, sooo good!

Photography: Stephanie Parsley Photography
Videographer: Truebadours
Concept/Direction: LaDonna Lanier
Gowns/Tux: She Said Yes
Styling/Decor/Venue/Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch

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Fall at The Barn: 2011 Styled Shoot

We can't WAIT for colorful, crunchy leaves, boots and flannel weather, and chilly nights out at The Barn! This styled shoot was The Barn's very first, and it's still one of our most popular! I post this shoot every fall, so it's kind of become a tradition... If you've been following us for very long, you've probably seen it before! :) Every single rustic detail from this shoot was soooo pretty! We can’t even believe this was SEVEN years ago! OMG!

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I don't know about in your neck of the woods, but in Arkansas, we are beginning to see the first signs of fall. The leaves are beginning to change, there is a crispness in the air (but then the next day, it's like 90 degrees... #ArkansasProblems), and every girl in front of me in the Starbucks line just ordered a pumpkin spice latte. 

Here are some photos from our Fall 2011 Photo Shoot, before The Barn had even been built. Things have changed so much since then, but one thing remains the same: fall at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch just can't be beat.

Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Styling: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Attire: Formal Affairs
Hair: Meagan Ford of Short Cuts Salon
Makeup: Susann Crowell of Skin Renew
Cake and desserts: TheCakePlace

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Nothing says fall like a bride in plaid!

That puppy! Be still, my heart.

Pie is the perfect dessert or favor for fall weddings!

See what I mean?! Fall at The Barn is the absolute best. 

And there it is, y'all... the first ever photo shoot at The Barn! Come back here tomorrow to see another one of our 2012 weddings. Y'all won't want to miss this one!

xoxo,
Kelsi

Wild West Gypsy Styled Shoot

If you haven't noticed, we're always a little bit obsessed with fall wedding details! Our fall season is about to be out of control, and we're going to love every crazy second. Get ready for tons of unbelievably gorgeous wedding photos in the next few months! In the meantime, I wanted to share this styled shoot from a few years ago. I still cant get over the western, gypsy-inspired details! And so many of these details would be perfect for fall weddings at The Barn. Prepare yourselves for some serious eye candy!

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Y'all, our team has been killing it with styled shoots this year. In the spring, there was the stunning, totally dreamy Magical Meadow styled shoot. This fall, we've done the Wild West Gypsy shoot, which I get to share with y'all today. Our team also did another fabulous styled shoot this past weekend, which you can see sneak peeks of on our Instagram and Facebook. It was a beauty as well! 

This shoot was unique not only for the gorgeous details, but also because we had not one, but two fabulous photographers. Melissa McCrotty and Paxton Goates both took the most stunning photos of all the gorgeous details. Paxton also got several behind-the-scenes photos that I'll share with you another day, so you can see just how "glamorous" it is to work on one of these shoots... (Hint: Everything going on behind the camera is NOT glamorous. ;) 

And now let's talk about all the amazing details from this shoot. As the name suggests, this shoot was full of gypsy-meets-cowgirl vibes. Faux fur. Cowboy hats and boots. Dreamcatchers. A teepee. Cowhides. Horses. Stunning florals (we can't do a shoot without 'em!). A rustic wagon. Gorgeous place settings with stone slab chargers (amazing!). And of course there were lots of pretty outfits, too. There were way too many great details to name, so you'll just have to check them out in the photos!

We couldn't have pulled off this shoot without these incredible vendors!
Photographers: Melissa McCrotty Photography and Paxton Goates Photography
Venue/Florals/Styling: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Black Lace Dress, Bling Tie Belt: Formal Affairs
Faux Fur Fox Vest: The Rollin' J Salon
Blush Tulle Skirt: I Do Declare Boutique
Jewelry: Maverick Fine Western Wear, Lenny & Eva, Chloe + Isabel
Boots: Sunbaked, Old Gringo
Hats: STETSON for Kemosabe Aspen
Hair: Victoria Hudson
Model: Alexandra Evans

Gorgeous, am I right?! Tomorrow, I'll be sharing a fun, colorful, unique fall 2015 wedding that I'm super excited about!

xoxo,
Kelsi