Last Saturday, May 25, was a beautiful day for a wedding here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm! We really enjoyed working with Jessica and John on their special day.
From burlap and lace to hydrangea and roses, this wedding was full of southern beauty. Jessica and all of her girls wore cowgirl boots, and John's groomsmen wore khaki jackets with dark denim pants that looked great with the bridesmaids' pink dresses! Everything coordinated flawlessly! Jessica also had lots of special touches that centered around John's love for fishing. There was no doubt that the decorations really reflected John and Jessica's personality as a couple!
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS John and Jessica! We are so happy that you chose The Barn for your wedding day, and we hope that you had a fantastic time! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Hey, y'all. We have another piece of wedding advice for you today! Lately we have seen a lot of brides trying to achieve the vintage look and feel for their weddings. Now, we know that it can be tough (not to mention costly) to search through antique stores or places like Goodwill to find the "perfect mismatched plate set" or beautiful oil-rubbed candelabras. A great solution to this problem is to use a vintage rental company for your big day! I know, I know, it seems like I am finding a business solution for everything you could think of...but I promise, if this is your vision, it is worth a look at a business like this. In fact, there are plenty of these in Georgia that have pieces which would look great in The Barn. Here are four that we would like to share with you:
Ever Thine Vintage Rentals is based in Augusta, Georgia. You can find them on Facebook by searching the same name or visit their website, which you can find here. Take the time to look through their albums, and you can view some of the inventory they have...both snapshots and photo shoots where it is actually being used. One of my favorite pieces is this mantle. I could definitely see it used as an "alternative altar," which we did a blog post about recently. The chair is fabulous as well!
Another great option is Re:Find Vintage Rentals. You can also find a spotlight on these lovely ladies from about a month ago when we did our styled shoot! They are located in Canton, Georgia, and they also have a lovely inventory at very reasonable prices. If you are in search of small pieces that add a vintage touch here and there, take a look at their Facebook page or website as well. We love these old suitcases and cameras...the lamp is just awesome too! We could totally see them incorporated into a vintage theme at The Barn. Perhaps they could add a little something extra to the guest book table!
Ooh La La Vintage Wedding Rentals is located in Watkinsville, Georgia, and they have an inventory that really does embody their name: Ooh La La! Once again, you should check them out on Facebook or their website here. We love their plate collection, but this double decker wash cart is to die for! Fantastic for setting out drinks in galvanized tubs, as shown, but I could also see it as a guest book table or even --possibly-- a cake table! That's the beauty of vintage finds...they can be used for just about anything your heart desires.
Last, but certainly not least, is Southern Vintage in Macon, Georgia. You can find them on Facebook and at their website, which you can find here. They have SO much stuff to choose from! Whether you're looking for place settings, furniture, or even little trinkets for your tables, they probably have it. One of my personal favorite pieces is this doorway, which can help create a little suspense and drama while your guests wait to see the blushing bride make an entrance for an outdoor ceremony!
See what I mean about there being so many awesome resources for you vintage brides? These businesses can make your planning a lot easier if you'll give them a call. Even better news? We think all of them have inventory that would look just fabulous in The Barn. Have fun browsing these neat websites!
Hello there, ladies and gents! Today, we're going to talk about one of the most fun parts of wedding planning: decorations and color! These days, many weddings are not simply a white dress and a black tuxedo. Brides (and grooms, too) are choosing colors that reflect a theme or mood, and some even base the entire wedding around these colors! We think this is a great idea here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm. Like we have said before, The Barn is a backdrop with charm and a southern feel. All it needs is your ideas and decorations to make it match the perfect picture of YOUR wedding!
There are tons of ways to come up with the perfect color palette. First, check Pinterest. The handy-dandy search bar in the top left corner of the page can find you pretty much whatever you're looking for. While I was searching for color combination examples to build our Pinterest board to accompany this post (which you can find here), I just typed in "Color Palettes" and up popped approximately 53 million results...give or take a few, I suppose. :) Some of my favorites were right up our alley, like this one, hello October Brides!
In all seriousness, Pinterest is such a great asset for wedding planning. Even better: it is a free network! Anyways, back to other resources. Another great place to look for colors that work well together is at any place that sells paint. You know those awesome little cards that have color families grouped together for paint color comparison? Bingo. An added bonus to using paint chips is their portability. It is easy as pie to slide that card into your wedding planning book or wallet. That way you will have it with you to compare wherever you go to look for potential decorations or table linens. There are tons of colors to choose from at hardware stores or other locations that sell paint, so there should easily be just about any color you could imagine to compare!
Last but not least, and possibly my personal favorite, is a website I found while doing a little research for this post. Color Hunter is an awesome, awesome, awesome tool for color planning. Say you find a picture you really like, but you can't easily identify the colors in it. Take this one for example:
You love the way the pinks get lighter and darker, and the background just makes the colors pop, but how do you translate that to the colors for your wedding? Go to www.colorhunter.com. The window will look something like this.
See up at the top, beside the search bar, there is an "upload an image" option. Click that. Follow the directions on the screen, and select the photo that you want to compare. Then, click "upload image." The next window will show you the colors it found in your photo, and voila! You have an awesome, personalized color palette to work with.
Like I said, this is a pretty awesome tool, and it is also free to use!
So, brides and grooms, think about colors that you think would be a good reflection of how you want your special day to feel. The right colors can make the whole atmosphere of your wedding feel comfortable and enjoyable. Maybe we can help you with that! We would be more than happy to discuss color ideas that we think would look incredible in The Barn. Like I said earlier, our Pinterest board is full of ideas as well. Happy planning!
One of the best things about a barn wedding is how personal a bride can make the space. Think of it as a masterpiece with a base coat already applied – the southern, rustic charm – and there it sits, waiting to bring your
vision to life.
One way that many brides are making their ceremonies unique is by using an “alternative altar.” These provide a backdrop that frames the bride and groom beautifully. But you know what the best part is? Working with an alternative altar means it isn’t built into the front of a room and, therefore, unchangeable. These altars can reflect the couple’s personality and vision for their ceremony to a T!
Y’all know we love Pinterest here at The Barn at Crooked Pines, and we have found some beautiful examples of ceremony backdrops to share. They range from simple and understated, like this one...
...to grandiose and lavish, like this one!
A bride can truly create (or find) any type of altar to suit her taste. Head over to our Pinterest
page. We have a board full of ideas for altars that would look fabulous on either the Event Lawn or inside The Barn. Come on over and let us talk vision with you, I’ll bet we can come up with something spectacular.
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