Who says a country venue always has to have burlap, lace and mason jars? We certainly don’t. Nicole Reese of Elegant Inspirations was excited to break out of the barn wedding mold.

Starting with the ceremony site, Nicole chose to set up by the side sliding doors, romantic lighting spilling out to backlight our couple. Red roses tied to twine, hung as the backdrop, deep red flower arrangements and candlesticks atop wine barrels and lanterns along the aisle brightened up the altar. Clear Chiavari chairs are the latest trend, working with any color scheme, were wrapped with two-tone bows and roses.

The wooden barn with partially paved floor had built in twinkle lights throughout, hosted the reception. Inside, the tables were covered in dark grey satin linens, with red rosette table runner, and tall and short centerpieces on candelabras. Table settings consisted of black chargers, white with gold accent plates, cut crystal glassware and napkins transformed into red rosettes at
each setting. Elegant!

Pretty pink, gray and white invitations and menu cards accented the overall look. We love chocolate, so truffles were chosen as favors. Dark gray box and red bow held each individual treat. Our baker created this stunning cake, the textured silver layer and red rose layer matching the table runners to perfection.

The bridal bouquet was a stand-out with lush red peonies and cascading greens.

PHOTOS: Ranalla Photo & Films

GOWN: Always Elegant Bridal

HAIR & MAKEUP: Crimson Rose

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