Rustic Fiesta Styled Shoot

With Cinco de Mayo coming up tomorrow, it's time to show off our Rustic Fiesta styled shoot yet again! This shoot is from 2012, so it's kinda vintage... But we still adore it and all its fun colors and details! Grab yourself a margarita and a taco, and check out all the colorful, festive prettiness! 


Cinco de Mayo is one holiday that I can totally get behind. Margaritas and tacos?! Yes, please. In honor of this holiday, let's take a look back at our spring 2012 styled shoot. The theme was Rustic Fiesta, and it was beautiful. This shoot had so much beautiful color, as well as the prettiest details. Colorful flowers and decor, succulents, tiny Patron bottles, papel picado, colorful streamers, a fabulous cake, and so many other fun details. This theme was certainly one of our most fun ones ever!

You may notice that this shoot was done in The Barn's early days. In fact, we hadn't even had our first wedding out here when we did this shoot! The concrete floor hadn't even been poured. We've come a looong way since then, which makes it even more fun to look back at where we've been!

Photos: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Venue, Styling, Decor, Flowers: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Makeup: MaRya Hunnicut from VSpa
Hair: La House of Beaute
Dresses & tuxedos: Formal Affairs
Cake & cookies: theCakePlace

You can see a few more photos from this shoot right here. And now I'm off to make myself a pina colada! 


Spring Styled Shoots

Happy first day of Spring! These spring styled shoots are from a few years back, and they're full of bright, colorful, fun details! They're too good not to share them again! xoxo


Some of my favorite things to share on this blog are the gorgeous, inspiring styled shoots The Barn team has pulled off. They are all full of beautiful, incredible details, and I feel like our team's individual talents really shine when they work on styled shoots! Our team creates incredible wedding after incredible wedding, but when they get to work on styled shoots, amazing things happen! With no creative limitations, things get a little crazy, and it always turns out awesome!

With the official start of spring just around the corner, I thought it'd be a good time to show off a couple of our spring styled shoots. These are both full of colorful, beautiful details and flowers, and they're both as country as it gets. They're sweet and Southern and are sure to put a smile on your face!

Chickin -n- Biskits

This shoot was styled by one of our former interns, Melanie. When an intern decides to use real, precious baby chicks in a styled shoot... well, you know it's going to be good. Our team worked with several amazing vendors to create Southern, sunflowery magic. You can see more of this shoot here

Styling, Design and Coordination: Melanie Blankenship of The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Florals and Hairpiece: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch

Country Girl Chic

As its name suggests, this shoot is country, rustic and just the prettiest thing. It's full of colorful flowers, rustic-chic details, a fabulous streamer backdrop, and the cutest little girl with red painted toenails. Love! This shoot was styled by our Facilities Manager, Milissia. 

Styling, Design and Coordination: Milissia Gray of The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Gown: Formal Affairs
Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Hair and Makeup: Amber at Bliss Salon
Flower Girl Hair Accessories: Haute Glue Boutique
Bride's Jewelry: Joshua's Fine Jewelry

Don't these beauties make you so excited for spring?! 


Vaqueras Styled Shoot

Did you know The Barn has a sister store in downtown Russellville? Vaqueras is owned by The Barn's owner and creative director, Lesleigh Smith, and it's the only place in our area where you can buy the finest western wear, bags, boots and jewelry. Every item is handpicked, seriously gorgeous, and top of the line! Vaqueras teamed up with Melissa McCrotty for a shoot with some of her teen models out at The Barn, and I'm simply in LOVE with everything these girls are wearing. Each piece is amazing quality and unique, and these girls totally rocked it. You can read more about the shop and see Melissa's first shoot with Vaqueras here. If you see something you've just gotta have, we'd love to see you at the store, which is located at 114 South Commerce in Russellville! (And if you're a Barn Bride, we've got a 25% discount on boots with your name on it!)

Photography: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Styling: Lesleigh Smith of The Barn and Vaqueras
Models: Melissa McCrotty Teen Models
Clothing & Accessories: Vaqueras
Brands Featured: Double D Ranchwear, Tasha Polizzi, Old Gringo Boots, Liberty Black boots, Charlie 1 Horse hats, Stetson hats & jeans, Brokedown Clothing, Peyote Bird, Bohemian Butterfly Design


Magical Meadow Styled Shoot

We're still in LOVE with this gorgeous spring styled shoot. It's still one of my favorite styled shoots our team has ever done! The details of this shoot were unreal... Happy spring, y'all! 


If you've seen the sneak peeks of our Magical Meadow shoot on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, you already know how gorgeous it was. (Sorry y'all, but it's just too pretty, and we have no choice but to blow up the internet with it!) I'm beyond excited to share even more photos from this shoot with you today! This shoot was, as the name suggests, pure magic. The photos, by Stephanie Dawn Photography, are incredibly dreamy and so, so gorgeous. 

Our team worked with several fabulous vendors to make this shoot happen! We have the best vendors. They are so talented, and such great people! 

Photography: Stephanie Dawn Photography
Styling: Trisha Tubbs from The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Venue/Decor/Florals: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Gowns: Formal Affairs
Desserts: theCakePlace
HMUA: Manda Standridge 
Wedding Bands: Joshua's Fine Jewelry
Jewels: Chloe + Isabel
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Models: Cecelia Hampton and Logan Cox

This gorgeous shoot was styled by our intern-turned-planner, Trisha Tubbs, as part of her graduation requirements. Sometimes college is fun. ;) 

"This shoot was required in order for me to graduate," Trish said. "I just recently completed my internship through the hospitality administration at Arkansas Tech. One of the internship requirements was to complete a special project. I chose to do a photoshoot and it couldn't have turned out any better!" 


Trish said she knew she wanted to use black lace before she chose the other details. "I wanted this shoot to have a natural look, but also display a sense of class and elegance," she said. "I fell in love with the idea of using a black lace topper! Once I decided to use black lace, everything else began to fall into place. I felt like the lace gave the shoot that touch of elegance while still keeping with a natural boho look."

love this combination of elegance plus natural/bohemian! It's unreal how gorgeous this is!

Some of the most beautiful details from this shoot? Those flowers, hands down. A gorgeous, enormous peony bouquet, plus all the small floral arrangements. Did you notice the flowers on the lanterns? Swoon!!! The flowers were all arranged by our floral designer, Ginger. She always does the best job! 

Another fabulous detail was this custom gown. Our team took a bridal gown from Formal Affairs and customized it with this pastel floral fabric. It's amazing! All of the gowns were beautiful!

No shoot is complete without a fancy, delicious, stunning dessert table, right?! TheCakePlace is one of our favorite vendors, and I think you can see why! Everything they make is beautiful... and it always tastes just as good (maybe better?!) than it looks.

Another highlight from this shoot: the drink table! Drinks are good, but pretty drinks are better. Trish garnished these drinks with berries, arrows and little tiny signs. 

The reception table was also stunning! I can't say enough how much I love this combination of classic elegance and a bohemian vibe. The black lace, lanterns and china combined with the lush, natural flowers... LOVE.

And now I'm sorry for the amount of photos I'm about to post, but I just couldn't help myself! You're welcome. ;) 


Finally, I asked Trish if she had anything else she wanted to say about this shoot, and here's what she said: "I want to say thank you to Stephanie, our photographer and our models, Logan and Cecelia. They were all troopers! And Manda Standridge, no one can compare to her hair and makeup skills! And especially Lesleigh and Ginger. I couldn't have done it without them!"

Trish, you did such a great job! I can't wait to see all the gorgeous weddings and shoots you plan in the future. :)


Circus Styled Shoot

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up!

We recently teamed up with Melissa McCrotty and a few of her senior models for a prom and bridal styled shoot, and we decided to do something totally different than anything we've done in the past. We wanted to do something big and dramatic and with tons of over the top details, so our team worked with Melissa to create a shoot inspired by The Greatest Showman and the circus! Melissa has wanted to do a vintage circus themed shoot for a long time, and we're thrilled that it finally came together so beautifully. This shoot included lots of bold red, as well as several vintage circus inspired props: a top hat, gold hoops, a vintage trunk, beautiful headpieces, vintage circus posters, and so much more. My favorite details were the gorgeous red drapes at The Barn's doors and the amazing red gowns! 

Have you guys seen The Greatest Showman yet? I may or may not have watched it twice already! ;) Many of the gorgeous details from this shoot reminded me of the amazing costumes and set designs from the movie, especially the sparkly hairpieces, the gorgeous gowns, and of course, the very P.T. Barnum top hat! If you're already a fan of the movie, turn on your Greatest Showman soundtrack (I know you bought it) and get ready to scroll through the prettiest circus of all time!  

Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography | Venue, Styling, Set Design: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch | Gowns: Formal Affairs | Hair & Makeup: Jamie White

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Want to see some of our past styled shoots that we've collaborated on with Melissa? Check out Pirate Bride, Wild West Gypsy, Vaqueras, Valentine's Day and Fall 2011. She's been our favorite for a long time!