Ashley & Josh’s country wedding, captured by, Meagan White Photo, is simply the sweetest ever! They were married this past September at Farm Haven in Union, KY – a beautiful venue with rustic surroundings including a red barn perfect for a special occasion such as theirs. And I don’t know about you but I can’t get enough of barn weddings!
Their wedding palette contained a mixture of pretty colors including teal, navy, and lavender. And of course it’s not a barn wedding without burlap, lace, and bunting.
From the Bride, Ashley:
How did you meet?
We met at a party of mutual friends and I felt an immediate connection. I called my mother the next day and told her I met my soul mate.
What were your Wedding Planning Inspiration and Style?
My inspiration was very rustic. I originally wanted to get married in some fairy tale wooded setting but realized those places didn’t really exist near where we lived and changed to a rustic chic barn wedding. We got married at the most perfect venue, Farm Haven, and did very little in regards to decoration since the scenery was so pretty. It’s strange because I am definitely not a farm type of person, in fact I’m not even outdoorsy. But for some reason it’s what I wanted.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
My favorite memories are hard to pinpoint since it was such a wonderful blur, but I loved when Josh drove up and I was able to sneak a peak through a window of how handsome he looked, I loved that I didn’t have a first look with Josh but instead chose to have a first look with my father, I loved my father walking me down the aisle then crying during the ceremony, I loved every moment that involved Josh at the reception, etc.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My only advice is to ignore any advice. Everyone said we wouldn’t have time to eat, that it would fly by, that we needed to find time to absorb the moment with each other but everything happened seamlessly. We ate plenty and Josh even grabbed my hand and said to me at one point (and this still makes me tear up) that we would remember this moment forever–totally unprovoked by me!! He wasn’t very into the whole wedding planning event but still found it important to appreciate. I think a lot of times grooms aren’t given enough emotional credit. I didn’t feel the need to force anything, including memories. My husband was invested in the emotions even though he wasn’t invested in the wedding planning part. I think a lot are.