Lindsy & Keith’s Wedding | The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, Arkansas

Lindsy + Keith wanted to find a location that their guests could feel comfortable and have a good time. Keith’s love for duck hunting and Lindsy’s love for barrel racing made The Barn the perfect fit for them. Their festive orange and turquoise colors set the tone for a beautiful rustic design which included gorgeous, casual invitations and beautiful florals that included horseshoe’s from Lindsy’s own barrel horse! The evening ceremony was engulfed in candlelight and their altar that was draped in eucalyptus and soft lighting. A casual cocktail hour consisted of a popcorn bar, s’mores bar by the fire pit, horseshoes & bean bag toss. Afterwards, Lindsy + Keith joined their guests inside The Barn for some dinner & dancing. It was a gorgeous night and guests didn’t leave empty handed. Homemade pancake mix in mason jars with tags “Have Breakfast on Us” was the perfect parting gift for this southern soiree!

Photographer:  Shingleur Photography
Caterer: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Reception Venue: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

SWN: So he popped the question! Tell us a little about it.

Lindsy: We planned a date night for Friday night (February 22, 2013 to be exact). When I got off work we met at my house then went to eat at Fuji. He said that I could get whatever I wanted. Afterwards we went to Toadsuck Park. His plan was to watch the sunset but it was already dark. Remind you it was freezing still. We sat on a bench for a moment then we walked over to the bridge. This is when thoughts started running through my head. He started talking saying little romantic things and before I knew it he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I responded to I can’t see the ring! LOL I said Yes

SWN: Tell us a little about your venue. Where did you get married? Why did you choose it? What did you love about it?

Lindsy: We got married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle, AR. I choose The Barn because it fit my lifestyle. I grew up around animals all my life and started to rodeo when I was 12. What a better way to represent who I was. I never pictured getting married in a church; not saying that anything is wrong with that it just was not for me. I loved just about everything the offer. Even though the ceremony was outside I still wanted it to feel like we were inside. The guest sat on church pews and chairs (the rows alternated) and I had two doors at the beginning of the aisle. The Barn staff is amazing! They have packages to choose from and just about everything is all included! The only thing that I had to do on my own was to pick my dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses, and invitations and choose what my cake would look like and the flavors. I still got to personalize every detail but I did not have to do the work! Very stress free!

SWN: Tell us about finding THE dress. Was it love at first sight or were you caught off guard when you tried it on?

Lindsy: The Dress… I had always wanted an all lace gown. I was still unsure on the other little details like what kind of top I wanted, did I want a keyhole back, zip, lace I didn’t know. I went to one dress shop and tried on maybe 10 dresses. I tried on the “comforter” style, “ruffled” style, and then finally the lace. I thought I had the perfect lace gown picked out, keyhole back that buttoned up the rest of the way. Then came THE dress. Once again, an all lace gown. But this one was different, it sparkled, it was strapless, and had a corset back! The best part the train was the perfect length! I did not want a mile long train. A few alterations and it was perfect.

SWN: What were some of the most important components of your wedding? In other words, what details were you most passionate about and why?

Lindsy: The most important components to the wedding were…
a. My shoes: Cowboy boots that had turquoise inlay
b. All of the bridal party wore boots
c. The groom and the groomsmen had duck feathers in their boutonnieres (My husband loves to duck hunt)
d. Along the aisle were horse shoes intermingled with flower arrangements as well as the flower arrangements on the tables
e. The colors: Turquoise (My favorite color) and Orange (Keith’s favorite color)
f. The theme was rustic

SWN: Pictures. Pictures. Pictures. Tell us about the photos. What shots were important to you? Which picture is your favorite?

Lindsy: My bridal pictures I had one guy in mind. Huh? A guy? His name is Bubba. Bubba is my horse that I have owned for 10 years. I was not sure as to how I was going to pull the pictures off with him cooperating. Somehow it happened and Lance got amazing pictures. The best one is the one with my sitting on him with my wedding dress on! Now as for the wedding day pictures our favorite is of us under the chandelier in the barn. It is hanging in our living room.

SWN: As you think back on that day, what stands out as being your favorite moment?

Lindsy: Looking back my favorite moment would be as soon as we were announced and got down walking down the aisle together. In that short amount of time when we were alone it was a feeling that I can’t explain. We reached a wonderful time in our lives when our separate everyday lives were now changed to being our everyday lives.

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