Reasons To Have Your Nuptial And Wedding Photography Venue At A Barn

Though you don’t live in a farm or that you and your would-be spouse have been “city slickers” all your lives, there is a lot to be said about having a barn wedding.

But before you start conjuring up an image of having your wedding in a barn full of cows, horses and other animals, think again. Barns that are rented as venues for weddings and other events or gatherings are ones that are located in beautiful and sprawling estates. These barns were renovated and refurbished to make them excellent and spacious venues for parties and other gatherings. Aside from the barn, you will certainly find beautiful gardens, landscapes and even a river or lake in such areas, making such venues a really romantic setting for a wedding and for wedding photography shoots.

But why you should choose to have your wedding in a barn? For starters, a barn makes for a rustic, beautiful and comfy venue for the wedding ceremony and/or reception. It’s not a very formal place like hotels, churches or five-star restaurants wherein you and all your guests have to act all prim and proper during the event. When you have a wedding and the reception in a barn, you and everyone else can “let your hair down” and let loose a bit so that this important event can even be more fun, enjoyable and memorable.

Since a barn that is being rented as a wedding venue is usually located in a large estate that also encompasses woodlands, lovely gardens, natural bodies of water and even man-made water features, you won’t run out of amazing places to have your pre- and post-wedding photos taken at. You can have an expert wedding photographer take beautiful photos of you and your loved one in the woodlands, in front of the stunning flowing river, or in any area that is simply teeming with the beauty of nature. As such, barns are also great locations for wedding photography shoots as well.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a rather less traditional and common way to celebrate your wedding, having a barn as the venue will really be a good option. Although a lot of couples are choosing barns as wedding venues, this option is still not as popular or as common as weddings taking place in hotels, gardens, beaches or restaurants. You will really have a memorable and unforgettable one-of-a-kind wedding that will still turn out beautiful and a great event, as long as you make all the essential pre-nuptial preparations.

12 Hot Wedding Trends for 2015

2015 – 12 Hot Wedding Trends Countdown

Ah, weddings. There’s nothing more exciting than sitting down and planning one of the most memorable moments of your life, from the smallest details like the colors of your napkin holders to the embroidery on your champagne-rose colored wedding gown. For 2015, it’s all about class and pastel-clad elegance, classic themes and decor, dainty flower headpieces and lace, lots and lots of lace. If you are planning a 2015 wedding, here are the top 12 hot wedding trends for 2015 to get you inspired.

Stunning Floral

Flowers, flowers everywhere! From floral lace designs on the bride’s wedding gown to interesting floral bouquets, flowers are a staple in dresses, centerpieces and head wear. Popular choices for next year include hydrangeas, tulips, hyacinth and flowers you can easily pick from your garden like creamy orchids, foxglove and garden roses.

Bright and Airy Wedding Photographs

Wedding photography is such a huge part of a wedding and the trend today is shots and editing that reflect the natural color of the setting. We are seeing a veering away from over-processed yellow and vintage-style photos to bright, clean and airy photographs that showcase the vibrant colors of the flowers on the centerpieces and bouquets as well as the colors of the bridesmaids dresses.

Outdoor and Close to Nature

A move from indoor receptions to the great outdoors is one of the top 12 hot wedding trends for 2015. Couples now prefer the fresh air and vibrant colors of the outdoors when they are planning their ceremonies. This also makes it easier to wear light make-up, floral-inspired gowns and dainty flower crowns.

Classy Shabby Chic

The DIY-burlap-and-milk crate trend has obviously been overdone but couples who still want a little bit of that rustic vibe can opt for substitutes that are more classy, such as substituting white cotton sheets or dyed muslin for burlap table covers. Candles are still great choices but they should be placed in clean, tall glass vases instead of thick and clunky jars. When done in moderation, rustic weddings can also look chic and elegant without the high price tag.

Brunch Weddings

A lot of couples want a short and fun wedding ceremony and an intimate reception. Morning weddings are fun because you get to choose an entirely different menu than most people expect for a wedding and they are often more casual and laid-back than evening receptions. This also gives the couple plenty of time to spend with family and friends for the rest of the day before heading off to their honeymoon.

Eco-Friendly Wedding Supplies

Most couples are now aware of the amount of waste that goes with a typical wedding preparation and this could be the reason why green wedding suppliers are taking over the business with organic, reusable table cloths, napkins made of natural fibers, solar-powered series lighting and the like. Eco-friendly wedding supplies are one of the 12 hot wedding trends for 2015, with couples now willing to spend more just to lower their carbon footprint on their wedding day.


Retro wedding themes have definitely taken their last bow but the new trend is taking just a hint of retro and adding a bit of nostalgia into a modern wedding. Whether it’s the use of vintage chalkboard signs or finger food wrapped in newspaper, adding just a touch of retro can put a unique twist to a wedding without overdoing it.


Watercolors are a great way for the couple to personalize some elements of the wedding such as the Bride and Groom signs, thank you notes, and even place holders. Water colors produce vibrant, pastel colors and they are cheap to boot.


Rarely will you see bright and bold colors on brides and bridesmaids for 2015 weddings. The trend in color palettes leans more towards soft, pastel colors, such as light peach, light pink, mint green, powder blue. This also rings true for dresses and flower choices. Brides love the soft and dainty effect these colors give to a wedding set-up and these colors also photograph very well, creating dreamy wedding photos.

Lace Wedding Dresses

Lace has always been a staple choice in wedding gowns for decades but this year and the next is showing signs of some serious lace loving among brides. From body-hugging lace wedding dresses to floor-length gowns with intricate lace sleeves, the options for lace bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses are endless. Short, above-the-knee lace dresses are also the popular go-to pieces for brides in civil ceremonies since these semi-formal pieces still give off that delicate, feminine vibe.

Mercury Glass Stemware

Shiny and colorful, mercury stemware makes the perfect substitute for high-end crystal and is not as dainty so it is perfect for daytime weddings. The stemware’s shiny surface is great for bouncing off the colors of your floral centerpieces and adds some sparkle to your table.

Flower Crowns

Most brides love the dreamy and whimsical theme that is currently all the rage, which is why Loral headpieces are among the top 12 hot wedding trends for 2015. It looks like this trend has no plans of dying down, with suppliers coming out with the most beautiful headpieces for next year’s brides. Whether it’s an all-natural crown made purely out of baby’s breath blossoms or an extravagant headpiece of cherry pink roses, we can expect 2015 brides to walk down the aisle with a stunning floral hair adornment to match an equally stunning gown.

Including Sentimental Photos in Your Wedding Decor

There is a charming new trend popping up at weddings these days. More and more couples are choosing to make their wedding not only a celebration of a new future, but also a chance to honor the past. A wonderful way to do this is to include sentimental photos in your wedding d├ęcor.

The people whom you choose to showcase in your pictures usually include parents, grandparents, as well as the bridal couple. There are some really great ways to use the photos; it is even better if you can keep at least some of your intentions a secret from those you are honoring so they will encounter a happy surprise when they arrive at your wedding. This can also be a special way to pay tribute to a loved one who has passed on.

A very fun thing to do is to hang pictures of the bride and groom as children somewhere in the ceremony or reception site. Your guests will have such a great time looking at all the pictures of the newlyweds when they were little. Start with baby pictures and work through time, including photos showing the early days of the bride and groom’s relationship, up until the present day.

Of course you will want every part of your wedding to be stylish, so be sure to arrange the photographs artistically. They tend to look best when presented in a large group, and some sort of visual continuity is also important. You might decide to have all the pictures printed in black and white or display them in coordinating frames of different sizes. At one wedding in a rustic barn, the couple used clothespins to suspend black and white photos along a clothesline in chronological order in the walkway to the barn. It had great visual style, and their guests all had fun taking a trip down memory lane.

Your wedding is also a great time to honor close family members. One lovely trend is to display the wedding photos of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents at the ceremony. People love seeing old wedding pictures, especially the vintage gowns and custom bridal jewelry on the brides. Of course, it is important to be sensitive to individual situations; you would not display pictures of a divorced couple’s wedding, for instance. In that circumstance, it would be more appropriate to hang a group of individual portraits of each parent, perhaps showing them at around the same age as the bride and groom are now.

This concept can be taken even further. If you can get your hands on the wedding gowns of the mothers of the bride and groom, it is fabulous to display them at your weddings on mannequins. This can be a fairly large project, so be sure to start early. The antique gowns are likely to need some restoration and pressing to look nice enough to display. Complete the effect with photos of the original brides accompanying the gowns. It would be really special if the bride had a set of custom bridal jewelry created that echoed some of the features of her mother’s wedding jewelry, especially since the guests will be able to see the inspiration for it.

One final idea for using sentimental old family photos is to set them up on the tables at the reception. Instead of table 1, you can have table Uncle Fred and Aunt Miriam. Your guests are bound to get a kick out of it, and it is a wonderful way to personalize your wedding.