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!
Ready to book your wedding reception venue? WAIT! — don’t do anything until you ask these important questions. They’ll save you a headache later on and guarantee that you and your venue are on the same page. After all, don’t you want to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the fun, like this cute couple?
Brides: have you ever imagined getting married on the beach? Does your perfect wedding day include sounds and sights of the ocean with your feet in the sand? Look no further: we’ve found the perfect wedding spot for you! We’re pleased to introduce you to Eden Roc Miami Beach, a breathtaking venue with exceptional wedding concierge services. Read on to see some photographs and find out more details about this beautiful wedding venue…
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Eden Roc is located oceanfront on Miami Beach and has a beautiful backdrop that is ideal for couples. Whether you’re getting married on the sandy shoreline or inside their gorgeous floor-to-ceiling window-filled ballroom, their culinary team will serve up a menu to delight your guests and event specialists will make your wedding décor stand out.
Eden Roc takes the guesswork out of planning your wedding. With an exceptional staff ready to help with your wedding, you’ll have everything you need all in one place. Their event specialists will help you pick a photographer, a florist, and give advice on where to find everything you need for your big day. They’ll also work one-on-one with you to create an amazing wedding reception menu and wedding cake of your dreams.
Guests Will Love It, Too
Your guests will love to attend your destination wedding because they’ll feel like they’re on vacation, too! The resort offers delicious food, beverages, and has a stunning infinity pool. There are views of the ocean and Biscayne Bay Waterway from select rooms.
Relax at the Spa
Be sure to leave room in your schedule for a trip to the spa with your wedding party. Miami Beach’s premier spa salon, The ELLE Spa, offers a custom scrub bar, hot whirlpools, hydro-experience showers, and a boutique hair and nail salon for your perfect wedding day look. Be sure to check out ELLE Spa salon for bridal party specials!
Planning a Church Wedding?
That’s no problem! You can always have your reception at Eden Roc Miami Beach or jet-set there for your honeymoon. From the sights of it, I’m adding this resort to my own travel list for an upcoming anniversary. It sure looks relaxing, doesn’t it?
Autumn and Joe’s Nashville wedding was a hit! Their Nashville area wedding has lots of lovely details that are sure to get you in the planning mood. Autumn and Joe’s event planner was Elaine from Events by Elaine. Elaine tells us, “Married on a gorgeous fall day, Autumn and Joe’s day was filled with emotion and love. Inspired by vintage elements, a pink, yellow and gray color scheme was included in the flowers and the mismatched bridesmaid dresses. The bride made the jars for the centerpieces using lace and fabric. The couple included their mothers by hanging their dresses and wedding photos for the guests to see…”
“Some of the unique details included both a hot tea bar and a cigar bar. Instead of a traditional cake, guests enjoyed strawberry shortcake. After a dress change, the couple left to a shower of flower petals.”
We love to find a new honeymoon venue for our readers, so when we saw the gorgeous images from Secrets Resorts & Spas, we knew we couldn’t help but share them. If you are looking to get away and enjoy paradise after planning your wedding, this may be the perfect location for you. Read on to find out more…
Honeymoon Venue: Secrets Resorts & Spas
At Secrets Resorts & Spas, you’ll enjoy dining at gourmet a la carte restaurants, toast the future with premium brand cocktails at any one of the multiple chic bars and lounges, and enjoy each other’s company with endless daytime activities, dance classes, snorkeling, Hobie Cats, and more.
If you like what you see here, you can find out more at SecretsResorts.com. There are some fantastic specials going on now, too.
This is a sponsored post by Secrets Resorts & Spas.
This Saugatuck garden wedding was beautiful! Joanna and Ryan’s wedding was this past year in the city of Saugatuck, Michigan. Their amazing wedding photos include a heartfelt first look, walks along Lake Michigan’s sandy shore, and more. Their wedding photographer was Kristen from K. Holly Photography. The bride’s hair was magnificently styled by Jennifer from Jennifer Grace Stylist. Relive Joanna and Ryan’s Saugatuck garden wedding after the click…
Saugatuck Garden Wedding
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Laketown Conference Center, Saugatuck MI
Videography: KRR Production
Photography: K. Holly Photography
Hair : Jennifer Grace
Transportation: Grand Rapids Trolley Company
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Favors: bottles of home brew with personalized label
Have you thought about a destination wedding but want something a bit closer to home? Las Vegas makes a beautiful destination spot and we have a spectacular recommendation for you today! Have you heard of ARIA Resort & Casino? It is a luxurious, stylish venue created to express your individual style and preferences. Read on to find out more about this resort and how to plan a Las Vegas wedding of your dreams…
Plan a Las Vegas Wedding
Whether you dream of a traditional chapel service, an intimate fireside affair or a festive outdoor celebration, ARIA Resort & Casino has a wedding package for you! Here are some images from this venue:
When you plan a wedding with ARIA, you’ll have a team of experts who will turn your vision into a celebration of your dreams. We love the idea of a Las Vegas wedding because you (and guests) can travel without a passport AND you can extend your stay with a Las Vegas honeymoon!
Rooms and suites inside the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning ARIA offer spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling windows, distinctive décor and advanced guestroom technology. Upgrade your stay to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ARIA Sky Suites for even more indulgence, including a private porte-cochère, personal concierge services, private limousine service to and from McCarran International Airport, and more.
ARIA also boasts an impressive collection of 16 restaurants from award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, each with their own unique ambiance, offering innovative cuisine and extensive wine collections. You’ll also find some of the hottest nightlife on The Strip to help celebrate your joyous occasion.
Learn more by visiting www.Aria.com/Weddings or contact one of their Wedding Chapel Planners at 877.371.2742.
This Sonoma winery wedding is one you need to see! Eriko and Roland’s wedding this past November was at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California. Their inspiring wedding has plenty of amazing details both rustic and vintage. The photographer who captured their wedding was Sandra from White Ivory Photography. Check out the beautiful golden sun during their ceremony and all the photos next…
Sonoma Winery Wedding
Venue: Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Catering: Grapevine Catering Company
Cake Designer: Patisserie Angelica
Florist: Daisy Rose Floral Design
Officiants: Bobby Horn & Ryan Zellers
Make-Up Artist: Rita Nguyen
Getting Ready Venue: Springhill Suites
Finding the perfect wedding venue for your big day can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Where should you tie the knot? Today we’re here to inspire you with another wedding venue spotlight. The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey is one of the most beautiful locations we’ve seen yet and includes gorgeous views overlooking the beautiful Marina seascape. From an intimate ceremony in a private rose garden to a grand entrance in the stunning Marina Vista ballroom, this venue has it all. Read on to find out more…
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey
This venue offers five elements that set it apart from other wedding locations:
Guests can travel from anywhere with ease! The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey is located only ten minutes away from the Los Angeles International Airport, five minutes from the authentic Venice area, and fifteen minutes away from Santa Monica.
3. Outdoor space
This venue has multiple outdoor locations, from the Marina Promenade situated right on the waterfront; the Pool (one of the most filmed pools in Los Angeles); the secret Rose Garden; as well as fire-pits by the pool where guests can enjoy marina themed cocktails.
4. The Spa
Indulge in exclusive and revitalizing body treatments at the Spa del Rey. Set in a metropolitan oasis, the Spa offers new and refreshed facilities for the bride and bridal party to experience a relaxing morning before the ceremony – or the groom can also join her for an invigorating post-wedding spa experience.
5. Marina Activities
Guests can participate in activities before or after the wedding on the marina. Some of the activities include yacht charters, fishing excursions, parasailing, paddleboarding, a walk-able promenade, west side beaches, and breathtaking views of the California sunset.