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One of my fondest childhood memories was spending hot, humid summer days and cool(ish) summer nights on my grandparents farm in rural Alabama. Everytime I pass a cornfield or see raw cotton or eat corn on the cob, my heart aches a little for that time of my life and the people I held so close to my hear for so long. I’ve always dreamed of getting married on their farm or having a farm/barn inspired wedding. These brides have taken their similar roots form the Midwest and brought them into their big days in a chic and vintage-inspired way. I love it! We’ve collected a few of our favorites below:

Do you have any special memories around a farm or barnyard? Do you just like the look and feel? Would you have your wedding or reception at a farm?

This wedding is truly one of a kind, and the photography is just as amazing as the day that was captured. The way that the pre-ceremony details are captured are truly amazing – these are the details I would encourage every bride to have their photographer document. The details that happen behind the scenes can be just as beautiful as the moments that happen before your eyes. This is a stunning couple, who had a lovely, emotional, gorgeous outdoor and barn wedding. 
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From the Photographer:

The best thing about Greg and Gretchen’s wedding is something you can’t necessarily capture in pictures. The entire day was filled with a sense of the community coming together to celebrate these two people joining their lives together. It’s there in the scenes of Greg and a family friend working to set up the ceremony site. It’s there in the crowded bathroom, packed with close friends, where Gretchen got ready. It’s there in the quiet moments we stole with the couple. It’s clearly there at the ceremony in the round, in which multiple family members and friends took their turn on the small stage, singing songs and speaking words about love. It’s there in the handmade details, like the corn filled box holding the escort cards. And, it’s most definitely there, in the turkey barn: in the basement where succulent roasted pig and tender farro were served family style to guests and upstairs, where white lights strung on the rafters provided the perfect ambiance for indulging in pie and dancing. The pictures get close, but if I could bottle up that feeling and send it to you, I absolutely would.

Photographer: Hawes Photography / Flowers & Decor: Distinctive Gardens / Ceremony Venue: Baker Family Farm / Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang / Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker

This past weekend I was able to celebrate the marriage of a dear friend here in Knoxville. Not only is this photo taken by Life’s Little Stories simply breathtaking, it also inspired today’s blog post.  The architecture, the character and the simplistic beauty in which a barn setting can create is both magical and romantic, but allows for some pretty amazing photos as well.

 Life’s Little Stories

KD Photography | Jen Finch Photography 

 Geneoh Photography

Violet Photography & Design | Photo via The Knot

 Adam Foster Photography

Linda Rivard Photography

 Ben Pancoast Photography

 Shannon Nicole Smith Photography

 Fuse Photographic 


Congratulations to Amanda and Kevin on their wedding this past weekend, and to all brides-to-be planning their upcoming barn wedding — have fun and show off all of the artistic details your venue effortlessly provides!