Brittany and Jacob tied the knot here at The Barn this past Saturday, June 27. The love and happiness shared between them was so apparent to everyone in attendance! We were so glad that they chose to spend their wedding day with us.
Here are some photos we took of their gorgeous day!
Brittany and Jacob, thank you so much for choosing The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm for your special day! Your ceremony was truly one of the most beautiful ones we have seen! We hope the two of you have a lifetime of happiness together. Once again, congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. McClure!
We just loved being a part of Christina and Ben's wedding day on July 13! The happy couple held their reception here at The Barn, and their decorations were too cute! It was a great way to show that barn weddings don't necessarily have to be "rustic," but they can also be fun and whimsical!
Here are some photos of the decor:
Congratulations to you, Mr. and Mrs. Nirenstein! Thank you for sharing your day with us here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Handmade cake toppers and banners and coozies....favors and garters and wedding veils too-zies...custom made wedding dress tied up with string, Etsy is one of our favorite things!
Etsy is a website that, for lack of a better explanation, is like Amazon's way-cooler cousin mixed with Ebay's selling experience. All of us here at The Barn (well, minus Duncan) can get lost browsing around the site for endless periods of time. It is a treasure trove, I tell you.
I give you...a whole section of the site..just for weddings. Drool.
For the sake of examples, we will use our Marketing & Event Coordinator Amanda's Etsy shop, TheCreativePorcupine. Amanda simply set up a shop, posted her items, and voila! She's in business. Check out these cute as pie mugs that she made for a custom order:
The magic of Etsy is that anybody can do what Amanda did by setting up a "shop." That means that people who create really neat, original, incredible stuff can sell it all over the world, instead of only marketing through word of mouth locally.
One of our favorite things about Etsy is the weddings section as seen in the first photo up there ^^^. If there is anything at all you want customized for your wedding, chances are you can find it. Those really cool name hangers? Simply search for them and take your pick. There are 3,736 to choose from right now.
Want some really cute, really unique invitations? There's a whole section on that.
And we can't possibly forget those bridemaids' gifts that you need for your girls. Don't fret. There's 235,248 items there to choose from. I bet you'll find the perfect item.
So maybe now you all understand a little better why Etsy is so awesome. We here at The Barn LOVE when our brides show up to decorate and they have bunches of "Etsy items." We get a little bit giddy about it, no lie.
It is the little touches like this that can make your day (or even just every day of your life) unique. These items are often handmade according to your specifications, and you get the added satisfaction from knowing that you're buying something from an individual who takes pride and joy in his or her work!
I hope you're just as hooked on Etsy now as we are! Happy browsing!
Despite a rainy forecast early in the week, the weather on June 29 was beautiful for Erin & Casey Whieldon's wedding day! We had a great time helping them celebrate their special day. With awesome vendors like Tim Cadiere and At Your Service Catering, any event is sure to be a blast as well as entertain the guests.
Here are some snapshots of the gorgeous decor at their reception. I might add that Erin and her family did ALL of the decorating...they even put together the flower arrangements themselves! Stunning!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Whieldon! Thank you both for choosing to spend that special day with us here at The Barn at Crooked Pines Farm. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Every girl knows that the right pair of shoes can make her whole outfit just perfect. For all of you brides, this is especially true! In years past, virtually every bride wore a pair of conservative, white, closed-toe heels. Today, that is simply not the case! There are no limits to what you can wear on your wedding day. I have done a little research and found several different styles to present to you for a little inspiration.
First, and probably the most popular right now, are cowboy -- ahem -- cowGIRL boots. Especially with the popularity of southern, country, or rustic weddings in a barn like ours, this trend is everywhere. Boots have great qualities to take into account. The right pair of western boots can be super comfortable, they have ankle and arch support, and they can reflect your personality and wedding-feel if you are a boot-loving southerner.
Another option that is both good for your feet and somebody else's is to wear TOMS brand shoes. The company even makes a special line of "bridal" shoes with either lace or sparkly fabric. You can find their whole line here. The best feature of Toms is (in my opinion) the fact that for every pair of shoes they sell, they donate another pair to someone in need around the world! It is a great cause, and the shoes are super comfy.
Like I said at the beginning, brides used to always wear "typical" white shoes...pumps, flats, etc. While it isn't the ONLY type of shoes to wear on your wedding day now, traditions became traditional because they stand the test of time. For all you very classic brides, white shoes could be the perfect way to complete your bridal look. They can be spiced up with bling, peacock feathers, or just about anything else that you can imagine to make them personalized (and maybe a bit more modern) while still retaining that classic elegance.
The old saying goes: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something....BLUE! I have seen so many pictures of brides with blue shoes in every shade and hue all over Pinterest (which is where all of these fabulous footwear images came from). It seems that shoes are a quite popular item to use as a "Something Blue" to complete the adage of things a girl needs to have a complete wedding attire. Like I said, there are blue shoes in whatever shade and style suits your fancy.
My last piece of advice is certainly not least. Darling ladies, your wedding is exactly that...YOUR wedding! If you want to wear a pair of hot pink platform stilettos, while they might not be very comfortable, you should go right ahead and wear them! Whatever makes your heart sing is what you should wear. I personally love red heels. They have been my trademark shoes since I was in high school. So on my wedding day, I will most likely wear something like this:
I hope this post was informative and helpful! Happy shoe shopping, ladies!
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