Wedding Chicks

How Your Venue Choice Can Influence The Look Of Your Wedding Day


Romantic wedding kiss

Are you feeling a little lost in how to choose a theme for your big day, don't get down on yourself. There is a ton of fantastic ideas out there and picking just one might seem impossible. How do you know if your style is more Glam-tastic or new age boho-chic? Great question, well if you are looking for an easy way to eliminate several of those dream wedding themes you've been pinning, we recommend taking a cue from this next couple; they let their wedding venue inform the laidback rustic wedding day vibe. Genious! 

You can see more of this classy rustic barn wedding by scrolling down and when you visit the full galleryKrystle Akin provided us with oodles of fabulous photos to share with you. 

Also if you are still a little shaky on how to pin down your wedding theme check out Jamie Wolfer's helpful advice on how to style your wedding!  


classic eucalyptus themed wedding stationery


lacy and strappy wedding shoesHayley Paige wedding dresscute bridal party getting ready loungedusty blue bridesmaid dresses


dusty blue and ivory wedding bouquets


bridal party in dusty blueanemone and ivory wedding bouquet


Hayley Paige wedding gown


groom in silver grey suit and groomsmen in navy


sharks skin silver grey groom suitbride and groom wedding kiss

Wedding Party Style

This girl had an eye for details. Trying on over 50 dresses and shopping in New York she finally landed on a cathedral length dramatic Hayley Paige gown from Now & Forever Bridal. This was the only time I could think that I would be wearing such a lavish gown and twirl around like a princess.

Twelve bustles later this gown turned into a beautiful piece to the couples first traditional waltz dance. With only three lessons that Cameron set up for us, we turned into dancing machines. We had the best time practicing and the best time performing it at our wedding. The pictures say it all. The groom's custom-made suit was the perfect match next to his bride. With a charcoal silk suit and vest, his dapper look was a perfect standout next to his groomsmen in navy.

breathtaking rustic wedding chapel


white wedding floral decorrustic chic wedding decor


tying the knot


bride and groom wedding kiss

How to stumble upon a wedding theme

Finding a place and picking a date was the first hurdle. We had no intentions of a rustic wedding but once we found this hidden gem we couldn’t pass it up. With this rustic elegant wedding venue, we had to book 2 years out waiting for the perfect date. A Fall wedding was a perfect match for us considering the summers in Texas are way too hot and we couldn’t pass up the beautiful Fall weather and colors. We also landed on a date that we shared with our grandparents' wedding anniversary, Nov 3rd. That’s a perfect heirloom. Its safe to say it was well worth the wait. 

Top of our priority list was a great venue. Somewhere that did not need much decorating and spoke for itself and was diverse. We wanted a venue that was so simply breathtaking and elegant but could also be casual and comfortable for all guest to enjoy at the same time. So we picked a place called Big Sky Barn, this was in an area of town we spent a lot of time growing up around. This venue had everything from a beautiful chapel, a magical chandelier lite bridge, fireplace reception hall and ample outdoor space for peace, privacy and fun games. 


formal wedding dinner with a rustic vibe


rustic chic barn wedding receptionwhite lantern and table number centerpiecetulle and greenery garland wedding centerpiecerustic chic wedding table decor


round table centerpiece idea for your rustic chic wedding


choreographed wedding dance

Food and Flowers

The food we also picked was something we know everyone would enjoy! Who doesn’t like fajitas and Mexican street corn? Cameron and I absolutely love Mexican food and being from the south we have it on almost every corner. so we wanted to bring what we love to the people we love. 

The couples favorite colors were green and blue, which didn’t make it hard for the couple to settle on green earth tones, slate blues, and ivory florals. I wanted the effortless look of natural loose garden florals with anemones everywhere! What else to accent better against the blues of the suits and bridesmaid dresses? 

white and gold wedding cake

wedding dancewedding dip kiss at sparkler exit

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ServiceVendor
Accessories & LingerieLe Rose
Bella Belle Shoes

Bridesmaid DressesThe Dessy Group
VenuesBig Sky Barn
Cakes & CateringCreative Confections
FlowersLinda Doyle
Groom & His MenQ Clothier
Hair, Makeup & BeautyBlushd Beauty
DJ - LightingJohnny Black Productions
ChoreographerWedding Dance Houston
Paper Goods & CalligraphyAlexa Nelson Prints
PhotographersKrystle Akin
RentalsHouse of Hough
Wedding DressesHayley Paige