Outdoor Archive

21 Beautiful Barn Ideas for Weddings

Oh, how I adore barn weddings! Barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of an outdoor wedding with added comfort for guests. The weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet. Inside, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath a dark night sky lit up by stars. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings are still all the rage, and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn ideas for weddings to ring in the new year and get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it!

Isn’t this dance floor breathtaking?

barn dance floor | barn ideas weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/barn-ideas-weddings/ ‎

photo: andria lindquist

Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

Wow! A Unique Woodsy Wedding in North Carolina

Wow, prepare to be impressed by this unique woodsy wedding! First meet the wonderful couple, Jen and Chris. Their forest wedding was at the Black Mountain Sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina. The wedding day was wet with lots of rain, but cleared enough for their outdoor ceremony. That sign of good luck continued throughout the day. Later that evening, wedding guests enjoyed toasting marshmallows around a roaring bonfire and even a desert station with s’mores. Then Jen and Chris rocked the dance floor and ended the night with a sparkler sendoff. Carolyn and Geoff from Carolyn Scott Photography were the creative team that captured these amazing photos…

Carolyn Scott Photography | Unique Woodsy Wedding in North Carolina at Black Mountain Sanctuary - http://wp.me/p1g0if-xTG


Jen + Chris’ Unique Woodsy Wedding

Unique Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitation plays a bigger role in your wedding than you might think. Your invitation essentially sets your tone and wedding theme, instantly revealing to guests what to expect: vintage? traditional? outdoors or indoors? classic? romantic? bohemian? It’s all included in the invitation based on its design, wording, and the enclosures you include. If you’ve been leaning towards a rustic floral wedding with hints of bohemian touches and a free-spirited feel, these invitations by Paper Street Press will set your tone perfectly. There’s even a matching guest book with a romantic psalm on the back. Read on for more…

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations

These rustic floral wedding invitations feature modern patterns with a mix of rustic textures like wood grain and kraft envelopes. It’s ideal for an outdoor wedding that, according to Paper Street Press, is “rustic with just a little bit of glam”. Perfectly stated, we say!

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

by paper street press

by paper street press

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

by paper street press

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

by paper street press

The Ultimate Bearded Groomsmen Guide

Beards. They grow on you, you know? I kid. But seriously, the more we see mountain weddings, rustic weddings, and woodland weddings, the more the look of the bearded groom and groomsmen is growing on us, too. And those vests. And bowties. And suspenders! It’s an entirely casual, laid-back look that’s we’re loving — and it proves that he doesn’t have to be clean shaven or overly polished to look his best on your wedding day. Today we’re sharing our favorite bearded groomsmen inspiration PLUS some gift ideas your bearded groomsmen will enjoy.

Bearded Groom / Groomsmen Inspiration

bearded groom in bowtie | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

bow tie: scocca papillon

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

left: photo – alex tenters photography via love my dress | right: photo – trent bailey via style me pretty

bearded groom | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

groomsmen with beards | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

via rock my wedding, photo: john day

Rustic Farm Wedding Gown Inspiration

Do you dream of a rustic farm inspired wedding? Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing a gorgeous rustic farm wedding inspiration shoot with photography by Cat Mayer Studio, floral design from 3 Leaf Floral, and gorgeous wedding gowns from Allure Bridals. In this feature, you’ll see a beautiful place setting, wedding gowns, table decor, a naked wedding cake, beautiful flowers, and more. Go on, take a look!

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

This first gown has an embroidered bodice and a full English net skirt, shown below:

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

Rustic Farm Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Photo: Cat Mayer Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/rustic-farm-wedding-inspiration/

This next gown is my favorite! It features an English net ballgown and delicate cap sleeves. I love a gown with sleeves.

And last but not least, this gown features a delicate, dramatic illusion back and symmetrical lace detailing.

To see more about these bridal gowns, be sure to check out Allure Bridals.

xo
-E.

This is a sponsored post by Allure Bridals.

Outdoor Seattle Wedding: Molly + Kenny

This outdoor Seattle wedding has plenty of Anthropologie and J.Crew-esque style! The couple, Molly and Kenny, were married earlier this summer in a small town just north of Seattle, Washington. Their wedding was captured by Kali from Kali Norton Photography. Find out more from Kali and see all their beautiful details…

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali tells us, “A couple of weeks ago, I had the utmost pleasure of traveling to a little town North of Seattle to photograph the nuptials of Kenny and Molly. We spent the most superb summer day in amidst their closest family and friends overlooking nearby mountains, eating the best food, drinking the best wine, and just celebrating their love. Kenny and Molly are people with a passion for food and an even bigger fervor for life. So, from pig roasts to local wine to the biggest laughs, everything was perfectly genuine.”

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

Kali Norton Photography - Outdoor Seattle Wedding

“It’s not always that I have the satisfaction of photographing a wedding where couples write their own vows, but every time I have the pleasure of hearing them, it ignites something so spine-tingling in me. Hearing words spoken out loud of things endured and how two people feel about one another, really brings to life the unique fibers that make up their love–in a way that we on the outside otherwise perhaps wouldn’t have the pleasure of ever seeing. Molly and Kenny’s carefully constructed words written for one another painted such a vivid picture for me of the fruition they bring to each other’s lives, that it brought me to tears.”

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

“From perfectly chosen Anthropologie and Jcrew-esque style to the most beautifully thought out speeches, I hope you enjoy a glimpse at their day.”

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Kali Norton Photography

Interested in seeing more amazing wedding photography? Then check out Kali Norton Photography. You can also see Kali’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Kali Norton Photography. All rights reserved.

8 Most Creative Wood Wedding Signs

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question, this time from bride-to-be, Sarah. She says, “I am having a rustic outdoor wedding and love the idea of a welcome sign or direction signs for our ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for unique wood wedding signs that might work?” Actually, we happen to have a whole lotta love for wood wedding signs — the shabbier + more rustic, the better! To keep it simple (and not overwhelm you), we’ve hand-picked eight wedding signs to share today. Which one is your favorite?

Wood Wedding Signs

1. This Way, That Way

this way, that way via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

via snixy kitchen

2. Mod Arrows

wedding sign arrows via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

photo: closer to love

3. Just Beachy

beach sign

photo: alesura photo

4. Pallet

pallett sign via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

amy arrington

5. I Do, We Did

i do, we did sign via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

green tree photography

6. Mutual Weirdness Forever

mutual weirdness forever via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

photo: larissa cleveland

7. Happily Ever After

happily ever after via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

photo: anni cee

8. Best Day Ever

best day ever via 7 Wood Wedding Signs You'll Want to Steal

ryan and denise

So, which of these signs is your favorite? Will you be having a welcome sign at your wedding, or wedding direction signs? Why or why not?

xo
-E.

Tyler Arboretum Wedding: PJ + Tushara

PJ and Tushara’s Tyler Arboretum wedding was fantastic! Their wedding was this past May in Media, Pennsylvania at the Tyler Arboretum. The arboretum’s natural beauty was the perfect location for their outdoor ceremony and tent reception. PJ and Tushara’s wedding had many unique and beautiful elements you’ll enjoy including the tables which featured rustic chic decor. Another amazing detail was the traditional Indian attire they wore at the reception. Their wedding photography was captured by Daniel from Daniel Fugaciu Photography. See the photos and relive their special day after the jump…

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - groom dips bride before ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Tyler Arboretum Wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bridal bouquet and wedding shoes

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride getting ready

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride's smile, white teeth, under veil

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - first look under tree - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom kiss - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - groom kissing bride under arbor at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride posing on pink bench at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - father walks bride down the aisle at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom under flowers arbor at tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - outdoor wedding at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom outdoor wedding at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride cries during ceremony - tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - tyler arboretum wedding vows

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom kiss, outdoor ceremony, tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom celebrate marriage, tyler arboretum wedding

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding table setting at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - purple rustic chic wedding table theme

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - outdoor wedding seating at the tyler arboretum

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding cocktails with orange slices

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding ring with blue gemstone

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - wedding couple Indian dress garments

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - purple wedding head table

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - Indian bride and wedding cake

Daniel Fugaciu Photography - bride and groom dressed in Indian wedding attire

Pennsylvania Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony + Venue – Tyler Arboretum
Wedding Dress – Liancarlo
Bride’s Make up – Mackenzie at Mack Stylist
Flowers + Cake – Jeffrey Miller Catering

If you enjoyed PJ and Tushara’s wedding photography, then be sure to check out their photographer Daniel Fugaciu Photography. You can also view Daniel’s Pennsylvania wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Daniel Fugaciu Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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