Naturally Elegant Arkansas Wedding at Kindred Barn

August 5, 2018 | juliette

From the decor to the wedding party attire, Madi and Jay’s Arkansas wedding at Kindred Barn was natural, elegant, and effortlessly beautiful. The white barn proved to be the perfect backdrop for a fresh, summery vibe, which Kindred Blooms brought to life with lush greenery, understated floral elements, and a stunning ceremony wreath installation! The couple also used a color palette of light blue, light grey, and a hint of pink to enhance that summery feel and give the overall design an airy yet elegant look. From Madi’s sweet reveal to her father to Jay’s emotional reaction as he saw his bride walk down the aisle to the dance party photos at the end of the night, photographer TJ Stansbury didn’t miss a beat of this beautiful barn wedding!

The Couple:

Madi and Jay

The Wedding:

Kindred Barn, Crawford County, Arkansas

One of the most important things in planning for us was picking the photographer. For us, the pictures are what stays with you from your wedding day forever. It was so crucial for us to find a photographer who would work so graciously with us to capture our perfect vision for the day. Picking a photographer with the same level of professionalism and people skills was so key to helping the day run smoothly.

From the groom: My favorite part of the day was undoubtedly seeing Madi walk down the aisle. Although it’s becoming mainstream to do the reveal beforehand, we decided on waiting until the aisle to see each other for the first time so that our ceremony would hold more raw emotion right off the bat. I’ll never forget that moment, which was undoubtedly the best 15 seconds of my life, let alone the most memorable moment of the day.

The most important part of our wedding was making sure that God was at the center of everything. Our efficient presented a nontraditional ceremony as he shared the gospel with our guests. Jay and I also had communion at the altar and were able to pray with our parents right before we said our vows.

Our advice would be to just enjoy the process! It’s easy to get caught up in the details especially in a social media generation. The week of the wedding I had a no social media rule for myself. I was able to enjoy our wedding for how it was with the freedom from the comparison of how others chose to do their wedding. Social media helps with decisions leading up to the big day, but once all of the decisions are made, there’s no point in stressing over the “what ifs” or “should haves.”

Kindred Barn was actually the only venue that we toured before we chose it. We just absolutely fell in love with the style and vibe of the barn. It was open and well lit and we knew that it would photograph so well. It also had a bridal sweet upstairs where the wedding party and I were able to stay there the night before the wedding.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – TJ Stansbury
Venue – Kindred Barn
Floral Design – Kindred Blooms
Catering – Noodles Italian Kitchen
Cake and Favors – Sweet Boutique
Videography – Emily Rhew
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – The Wax Studio
Wedding Dress – Belle Mariée Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Zales


Congratulations to Madi and Jay, and a huge thanks to TJ Stansbury for sharing this lovely Kindred Barn wedding with Junebug! Planning a barn wedding? This Red Barn Farm wedding is full of fresh spring goodness!

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  1. This is simply amazing work!

  2. Simply outstanding

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