spring and summer white barn wedding ideas

From Lakin Stearns Photography “I love the warmth and color that spring and summer bring so I decided to make that happen myself – but indoors! I wanted to create something whimsical and a little bit feminine. I wanted to remind every one of the beauty of feminine elegance with this white barn wedding inspiration shoot.”

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“The design inspiration was a bright spring or summer day. When I was planning this shoot, I kept coming back to a picnic on a warm day in May. This shoot took place at a brand new wedding venue in Beechgrove, TN just outside of Nashville. I have a bride getting married there soon and wanted to check it out. As soon as I looked the venue up, I fell in love with it and that is where my vision for this shoot began. The colors highlighted during this wedding shoot were peach and dusty blue with pops of pale yellow.”

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“The flowers were organic, yet classic. I wanted something with a little bit of pop, but nothing that was overwhelming. I believe that the flowers tied the whole shoot together. They brought in the freshness of spring with the greenery, and added a nice bit of color. The bouquet was vibrant and brought life to the day and these pretty spring tones were the perfect accent to the white of the barn.

The dress we chose was The Altar by Lela Rose. It was a gorgeous thin strap gown with floral detail. I loved how the florals on the dress also played into the spring/summer theme.”

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“The tablescape was made up of white, cream, and blue china rimmed with gold dainty florals. The china contrasted beautifully with the gold flatware, adding a nice pop to the white washed farm table. We included pink and blue glass goblets to add color and dimension to the table. To add to the femininity, we set up an English tea set dotted with birds and whimsy florals.

We had two cakes for this shoot. We featured a trendy color drip cake and a feminine lace cake. They complimented each other nicely, both being topped with fresh fruit!”

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“Something unique about this white barn wedding editorial was the 15-foot hand letter banner. We hung the banner behind the tablescape and it utilized part of a poem by E.E. Cummings ‘yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: yours is the darkness of my soul’s return – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.’”

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Photography: Lakin Stearns Photography // Floral: Deanna Burks Design // Stationery: Collectively Meriweather // Wedding Dress: Lela Rose from White Dresses // Wedding Cake: Oh Crumbs Bakery // Rentals: Stockroom Vintage // Tableware: Tea and Old Roses // Hair & Makeup: Jordan Stribling for Nashville Wedding Stylist // Model: Sarah Ward // Submitted via: Matchology // Reception Venue: White Dove Barn in Beechgrove Tennessee.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.