A Glamorous Barn Wedding

We don’t usually think of a wedding and a barn in the same breath.  After all a wedding is a time to celebrate, get dressed up and take a bunch of photos during the process.  So why would we think of a barn?  Isn’t that a place where animals live and sleep? Doesn’t it smell musty and need to be cleaned on an hourly basis?  How on earth would you turn it into a wonderland worthy of a glamorous celebration.

We asked ourselves the same question. Then we found a Bride who did exactly that.

barn-glamorous-weddingWhat started as just an ordinary barn, became a glamorous place for a celebration.  The draperies, chandelier and perfect little details are stunning.



You might expect to see burlap and twine as accent decor, but this couple wanted a more royal feel to their special day.  They were able to acheive that by adding accents of gold and soft touches of hand embroidered lace on the table linen.



The draperies created a soft romantic feel to the barn, and masked the hard cold edges of the open stall doors.



Everything tied wonderfully into the barn.  So much so, that we found we hardly noticed it. What do you think? Would you get married in a barn?

Designed by Sonia Hopkins of XOXO Bride | Photography by Braedon Flynn | Via SMP


Pantone Color of the Year 2013 Dusk Blue

Working through this years fashion colors of the year has given us a chance to brainstorm ideas for each color combination.  This week, we take a look at Dusk Blue 16-4120.

Pantone Color of the Year 2013 Dusk Blue 16-4120

Pantone Color of the Year 2013 Dusk Blue 16-4120

Blue has been on the list of most popular colors for weddings for well over 15 years, and continues to be one of the most chosen colors moving into the next decade.  This soft lighter shade is a nice retreat from last years rich Olympian Blue.

Dusk Blue Pantone Wedding Color collage

Dusk Blue Pantone Wedding Color collage

How about coordinating your rehearsal attire to give your guests a glimpse of what your wedding will be like?

Soft Dusk Blue outfit for the rehearsal dinner

Soft Dusk Blue outfit for the rehearsal dinner

For more color of the year inspiration visit our color categories here.