Inspiration, Venues

Transforming Barn Venues Into Magical Masterpieces

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Barn venues are really becoming a hot commodity lately for the big day and we are not disappointed one bit! We love the rustic ambiance and the endless opportunities that each barn provides. 

Take a peek at these MAGICAL photos below that reveal the rustic charm of this barn and the beauty of the decor that brought this wedding vision to life!

Newlywed couple in a barn entrance draped with white curtains pulled back with hanging greenery

Do you feel like your wedding will be just like all the others at that same venue?

Not to fear! I promise your vision is unique and so distinct to your personality that the same barn will feel like a whole new world. We have visited the same venues year after year and yet each wedding is so new and exciting! It gives us great joy to assist in making that vision that has been dreamt of for months, (or years even!) come to fruition.

Below are 4 WAYS to turn the same old barn venue into your very own magical masterpiece!

So no worries, you can take full advantage of your beauty rest, check another thing off your list, and KNOW that your venue will be spectacular and special to you and your family.

wedding reception inside a barn decorated with cafe lights and garland hanging from the ceiling and gold table runners on white table cloths
barn entrance draped with white curtains and garland
Minnesota wedding reception inside a barn with decor rentals like gold table runners, white linens, garland, and cafe lighting

Things to think about when creating your magical masterpiece:

1. Use extra decor material around your barn to tie everything together 

upclose curtains and garland with a chandelier and cafe lights in the background

There was extra garland left over so instead of wasting it, we put it to good use! We lined the curtains and placed it on tables to complete the greenery look and give the venue more texture and dimension. 

Gold satin table runner with gold candle votives and garland lining the runner

2. COLOR ! !

Color can change the aesthetic of an entire event. Choose a color that stands out to you and best represents your personality!

Reception table with garland down the middle on top of a gold satin table runner

The gold table runner added just enough color for a great contrast against the clean, crisp look of these white linens. 

Garland and cafe lights strung from beams in a Minnesota barn for a wedding reception

3. Lighting 

Strung with care, these lights were complimented with a garland that changed the ordinary to extraordinary! Using the garland not only gave the ceiling another color, but it gave length to the barn giving it the illusion that it is more spacious, yet still romantic. 

wedding barn reception with white table linens and chairs, garland hanging from the barn beams and cafe lights in between the garland

4. Make a S T A T E M E N T

Lastly, you want something that stands out upon first arrival. Whether that be a big sign, a picture, decor lining a walkway or something else! Make sure it represents you as a couple and I promise your guests are going to love it!

Red barn farm wedding venue with decor rentals including draping the entrance, table linens, table runners, garland and cafe lighting

The curtains to the entrance of this reception provided elegance and grace to the rustic charm, while still giving it the statement the barn needed. The vision that was dreamt of for days finally came to reality and was yet again another wonderful wedding that was like none other!

Still a little hesitant on knowing your barn will be unique to you? Check out our previous post on 15 Ways to Dress a Farm Table for more inspiration! 

Venue: Red Barn Farm

Planning: Rustic Elegance 

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Styled Shoot, Venues

Redeemed Farm Styled Shoot

This recently opened farm venue north of the Twin Cities was the perfect place for a styled shoot. The day was spectacular, and the people involved were just as incredible. The atmosphere of this setting was a great space for trying out some new rustic ideas with a sweet, elegant undertone. Filled with greenery, lavender hues, and soft grey chiffon, the historic ambiance of the barn was complimented well. Check out some of our favorites shown below! 

Farm styled shoot for wedding decor and head table inspiration / chair wraps
Head table wedding inspiration at Minnesota Farm Venue / Table Runners
Head table bird eye view of wedding decorations with flowers, table runners, chargers and napkins / Table Runners
Getting ready photos at a wedding farm venue in Minnesota / wedding decor

We love complimenting a draped arch with other decorations like these hanging glass ball vases with fresh flowers! 

Wedding ceremony arch draping decoration with hanging floral ball vases / arch drapery
Wedding reception table decor centerpieces with candles, flowers, and chargers / wedding centerpieces
Minnesota farm wedding venue reception with table and chair decoration / chair wraps
Dramatic draping hung in a classic red Minnesota barn for wedding ceremony / draping
Wedding ceremony backdrop decoration including white draping, candles, logs, flowers, and lanterns / draping
Wedding couple stands under beautiful draping on second story of a Minnesota barn venue / draping

And to top it all off, the shoot even had a horse! This day was nothing short of greatness! 

Wedding couple with a horse for added wedding decoration / decor

Venue: Redeemed Farm

Planning: Rustic Elegance + Pure Event Planning & Design

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Videography: Jasper Meddock Productions

Flowers: Studio B Floral Designs

Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi

Makeup: Makeup by Mindie

Decor: We've Got It Covered

Desserts: The Thirsty Whale

Stationary: Ink Well

S'mores Bar: North Mallow

Dress Shop: Flutter Bridal Boutique

Dress Designer: Leanne Marshall

Groom Outfit: The Wedding Shoppe

Jewelry: Style By Cia

Models: Lauren Witte + Elliot Backer

Real Weddings, Venues

Comfy & Cozy at Bloom Lake Barn

From start to finish this bride was ready for her day, as most brides are. The rain tried to dampen the morning by making an appearance but did not keep this bride from walking down the aisle of her dreams. She made a quick change in ceremony sites, added some cafe lights and a chandelier, and had the comfiest, cozy ceremony, which was nothing short of greatness. With an umbrella in hand, and her dad at her side she was ready to walk through the curtains and down the aisle to the man she would soon call her husband!

Bloom Lake Barn Draping

With the rain drizzling down behind them and the soft glow of the lighting, they had a ceremony that would be remembered forever!


The simple chandelier that Elizabeth chose gave them such a great focal point and centerpiece for their first kiss as husband and wife!


Simple white curtains only added to the comfy feel of their ceremony and provided a great backdrop for the couple at any time of their beautiful day!


As the evening goes on and the party continues, the lighting only gets better! The cafe lights began to make their appearance and soften the evening even more with such a sweet, romantic glow.


Draping, Cafe lights, & Chandeliers: We've Got It Covered

Venue: Bloom Lake Barn

Photography: Ri & He Photography

Real Weddings, Venues

Classic & Contemporary Wedding at Aria

It's no secret that I love my job. I could fumble around with the words to explain just what makes my work so rewarding, but why try words when a single photo can explain it all! The look on the Bride's face when she sees that her dream has become a reality is everything to me. I was so lucky to work with Kristen on her wedding and overjoyed that her photographer captured the moment she walked into her reception and saw all her decor and design had come together just as she dreamed.

First look at wedding reception decorations all put together and in place.

Ok, now sappy stuff aside let's dive into the epic details of this ridiculously beautiful wedding!

Want to make a statement? Try hanging SIX chandeliers over your head table, and voila, you have a head table set for royalty!

Six crystal chandeliers hung above the head table for elegance and great style.

Chandeliers were just the beginning, Kristen carried her classic contemporary look throughout her reception. The tables were draped with black and white stripe runners and decked out with gorgeous white floral a top gold risers and surrounded by glistening gold mercury glass.

Table decor including flowers, candles and a back and white stripe table runner.
Wedding reception table decorations include gold chargers, black and white striped table runner, gold candles for an accent and beautiful flower arrangements as the focal point.

Kristen wanted to make a statement with her bar. We strung cafe lights 30ft down from the catwalks to create a backdrop for her bar.

Cafe lights strung down a beautiful brick wall with the accompaniment of a few crystal chandeliers.
Tall flower candlesticks are displayed with gold candle mercury glass votives on top of a classy table runner.

Pearls were a part of Kristen's design as well; they were scattered throughout the reception. Strands of pearls were swaged across the bride and groom's chairs and could be found dripping from the canopy of greenery centerpiece on the head table.

Great idea for chair backs is putting a table runner through the back to give it an elegant feel along with some added beads.
Wedding reception with gorgeous lighting from chandeliers, added garland for the head table and flowers that stand above all.
First dance as husband and wife on a stage with the glow of chandeliers and stunning decorations.

This photo has nothing to do with decor, but it needed to be shared. Look at the love between Kristen and her wedding planner, Casey! Casey did an impeccable job pulling off Kristen's wedding.

The love between the bride and a wedding planner as the day came together to be beautiful.

Linens, Chargers, & Lighting: We've Got It Covered

Venue: Aria

Coordinator: Belle Noelle

Floral: Studio C Floral

Real Weddings, Venues

A Timeless Wedding at the St. Paul Athletic Club

A timeless wedding at the St. Paul Athletic Club

From the minute I met with Danielle, I knew she had put a lot of thought into her wedding decor. Danielle had a very specific vision for how she wanted to adorn the ballroom at her venue, the St.Paul Athletic Club. Danielle picked out decor pieces to create a totally custom reception that transcended the definition of classy. Her linens, a champagne satin, set the tone for the timeless look. Danilelle's must have was a touch of sparkle which she incorporated with a rhinestone sash buckle. The table tops glistened with mercury glass candlestick and mercury votives, mixed with white floral by Sadies Floral and just a pop of red. Danielle wanted her head table to stand out so we picked our stunning Aubrey Lace as an overlay to make the head table stand out.

Wedding chair covers set up for a ceremony

Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers

Ivory chair covers set up for a Minnesota wedding ceremony
Birds eye view of wedding reception that has gold satin tablecloths and gold satin sashes
Gold satin sashes tied with a diamond buckle and tables with flowers and candle votives

Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers, Champagne Satin Linen, Champagne Satin Sash, Rhinestone Sash Buckle

Wedding reception with gold sashes and table linens with chandeliers and balconys.
Table numbers and centerpieces on gold satin linens
gold sashes with ivory chair covers and gold candle votives with white floral arrangements
diamond accent on gold sashes and ivory chair covers for wedding inspiration
Wedding reception with decoration ideas that include gold and ivory

Venues, Real Weddings, Inspiration

Navy and Gold Glimmer Wedding - Edina Country Club

Fall in love with the glimmer of this navy and gold wedding. Jessica, the bride, was a joy to work with. Jessica had a vision for her wedding and she carried that vision out with a lot of planning and attention to details. We think all Jessica's hard work paid off as you can see in the photos!

Harvest table with a rosette linen, gold chargers, variety of candle holders, tall floral plates and navy accents.

Jessica chose a harvest table for her head table seating. Harvest tables have been gaining in popularity over the last couple years and we are loving it! Get this look: Ice Chiavari Chairs, Ivory Rossette Chair Caps, Ivory Rosette Table Linens, Gold Chargers. 

Rosette chair backs with rosette linen, candleabras holding candles and flowers with various flower displays for centerpieces

Whether you are using a harvest table, a traditional head table, or a sweetheart table, it is always a good idea to make your head table stand out from your guest tables. You can make your head table stand out with something as simple as a specialitly linen.

Navy table linens with gold accents of runners, chargers, and tall flower holders

The guest tables had various centerpieces from tall to short, to create more depth in the room. Get this look: Ivory Chair Covers, Nay Polyester Table Linen, Gold Sequin Table Runner, Gold Chargers.

upclose navy table cloths with a gold runner and gold plates
gold sequin table runner on a wedding reception table with gold table numbers, gold chargers and gold candle votives
Bride and groom chairs with rosette flower linens and gold accents throughout

Linens & Decor:We've Got It Covered We've Got It Covered

Venue: Edina Country ClubEdina Country Club

Real Weddings, Venues

We've Got It Covered Wedding - Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

It's always a joy to be a part of a wedding at the beautiful Chankaska Creek Winery. For this wedding the couple picked a timeless color scheme with black and white. The wedding ceremony was held at the winery in front of a custom backdrop by We've Got It Covered. The reception was in the winery's onsite tent. We draped the reception tent with white and black fabric and hung a crystal chandelier over the head table. We also designed a custom head table backdrop based off of an inspiration photo the bride found on pinterest. The chargers, mirrors, and crystal centerpieces were provided by We've Got It Covered.

draping ideas for an outdoor wedding including wine barrels and wine
black and white classic style tent wedding with black and white draping and crystal chandeliers
black draping hung on a backdrop inside a tent for a Minnesota wedding featuring a crystal chandelier
Mirror centerpiece with babys breath, jewels, and crystal votive candle centerpieces
black table cloth inside a tent for a wedding reception
Hydrangea flowers with mirrors and wine bottles used for table decoration
First dance as husband and wife inside a beautiful tent with chandelier lighting and black and white draping throughout

Venues, Styled Shoot

Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard Styled Shoot

"I will stop loving you, when an apple fruit grows on a mango tree, on the 30th day of February."

Spring is in the air and we are swooning over this sunny, spring, apple blossom filled, styled shoot!

outdoor wedding arbor decorated with draping and pink accents on chairs and curtains

Get this look: Pink Chiffon Chair Backs and Ruffles, Ice Chiavari Chair, Ivory Draping.

chandelier hung outside above a farm table decorated with colorful flowers, chargers and chiavari style chairs
wedding invitations displayed with unique design and a lot of colors
Spring style wedding using an outdoor arbor draped with curtains and pink ruffles
Dessert ideas on glass plates for wedding reception with personalized wine bottles
pink ruffles used for wedding day decorations tied in with ivory curtains for a soft and simple look
Husband and wife sharing meal at a sweetheart table in the middle of an apple orchard

Linens/Chairs/Lighting - We've Got It Covered

Floral - Studio B Floral

Stationary - Paper Thick Ink

Venue - Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard

Photography - Brooke Ringdahl Photography

Dress - Flutter Boutique

Farm Table & Vintage Chair - Rudy's Event Rentals

Model - Laura Rudolph Bredice