Tag: Rustic Wedding Venues

Apr 13

EWE Weekend Reads: Celebrating Popular April Events & Narrowing Down Venue Options

Private Wedding & Event Venues

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Happy Weekend everyone!

Are you enjoying one of April’s Most Noteworthy Events or in the midst of planning one?

OR perhaps you are planning the biggest event of your life… your wedding! If that is so, the articles we’ve written below will point your compass in the right direction, right to the location of your perfect wedding venue.

This week, we’ve laid out almost everything you need to narrow the options for possible wedding locations. Take a look at some of the possibilities below for the scoop on Outdoor Weddings, Destination Weddings, and Barn Weddings. For more visual inspiration, our Pinterest board has endless inspiration!

We hope you will enjoy our posts. We love to keep you updated on the latest wedding and event news as well as offer our expert advice.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks for reading!

Here is what you missed this week…

How to Choose the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue

5 Things to Consider Before Planning a Winter Wedding

April’s Most Noteworthy Events & Festivals

Destination Wedding Venues: Top Picks Around The World

A Needle in a Haystack: A Guide to Finding a Barn Wedding Venue

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About the Author

Nancy is Community Manager for Estate Weddings and Events.  When not typing away, she enjoys discovering new wedding trends and attending weddings and events to see all the people and private estates get dressed up! You can follow her on Google+,  Twitter or LinkedIn.



Mar 6

Elegant Barn Weddings

Barn Wedding Venues

For those who prefer a wedding location a bit more outside the box, a barn could be the perfect solution.

Barn weddings combine the charm of natural surroundings and rich history, evoking a true sense of warmth.

We’ve compiled tips, event inspiration, and potential barn wedding locations to help you plan the perfect, elegant barn wedding.

Add Elegant Elements

Event though your wedding may be taking place in a rustic barn where tractors and animals were once housed, that does not mean that your barn wedding has to be entirely rustic.

Add elegant elements, such as dramatic fabric draping and chandeliers to transform the rustic space into an chic, romantic setting.

Elegant Barn Weddings & Ideas

Given that barns are often huge in size (and feature extremely high ceilings), incorporating elegant elements that would generally be found in an upscale home or hotel can also help to bring a more intimate feel to the barn and personalize the space.

Embrace the Barn’s History & Charm

When choosing a unique venue, it is always a great idea to share the location’s history or significance with your guests.

Include a story of how the barn came to be or use a silhouette of the barn in your paper products and invitations.

Embrace the barn’s charm by incorporating classic “barn” elements, such as hay bails.

Barn Wedding Venues

Use Natural Elements & Fabrics

By using natural colors, fabrics, and elements into your florals and decor, you will create an event space that is complimentary to your surroundings and the architecture of the barn.

For example, the incorporation of twigs, assorted vases, mason jars, and burlap table runners (below) brings the feeling of the barn and surrounding land to the dining table.

Barn Wedding Locations

Decor inspiration photos are courtesy of Cosmopolitan Events by Katy Higgins. Courtney & Chris’ Rustic Barn Wedding (at The Olsen Barn in Chester, CA) has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

About the Author

Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York TimesThe Baltimore SunGrace OrmondeStyle Me PrettyWE TVPremier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not managing Luxury Events at EWE, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.