You’ve planned the perfect barn wedding reception with rustic details, that is both elegant and comfortable, invited all of your guests and even wrangled up tasty meals within the stunning scenery, warm atmosphere, and rustic setups.
There’s just one thing left…
You and your significant other will have your wedding date marking the start of spending the lifetime together. It’s no surprise that you want to make every moment as memorable as possible.
Including special moments at your reception helps to make it more than just another wedding event. It makes it an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance. We’ve got a few ideas for how you can do just that.
To learn how you can include special moments at your barn wedding reception, keep reading!
Barn wedding reception: Branding your initials
It’s your wedding day, and we know you want everything to be perfect. Your tireless planning and undying devotion to one another over the course of many months have resulted in this momentous occasion.
What better way to symbolize your unity than to brand your initials into a cow hide and put your stamp in our barn?
That is why couples that book with us receive a custom branding iron to do just that. It not only is a fun unique experience to do together but something that deeply symbolizes the commitment that you both are making.
We can incorporate this into the wedding ceremony and into the reception where you will brand our staircase leading to the groom’s loft.
When we say your legacy starts here we mean it.
Barn wedding reception: Settle in a dreamy and romantic sweetheart table
A sweetheart table is a special table in the corner of the barn where you and your significant other can sit and sip on champagne or wine. This table is fully for you. So it should be an extension of your love as it is the first of many tables you will share time to connect with your spouse.
Being at a barn venue you don’t have to keep it traditional either. You can use fun table and chair combinations to create that romantic ambiance. You can easily do this by adding decorations like rose petals, candles and a table runner, or even backdrops.
Sweetheart tables are perfect for sharing a special moment together from a kiss, to holding each other’s hands or simply enjoying the presence of your spouse. This is your first dinner after tying the knot with everyone you love around you.
Barn wedding reception: Having a special moment in the loft
Taking advantage of our loft at our barn venue is a must at some point during the reception.
If you can find time to spend a moment in the loft, then this will be a place where you can truly get lost in each other and enjoy the joy of the first moments of your marriage while everyone is celebrating below.
We feel it is important to have these brief intentional moments during your wedding as it can be easy to get swept up in the craziness of it all.
Even if it is two minutes up in the loft embracing each other watching your friends and family celebrate and feel the joy in the air, it will be the most memorable two minutes of the night that you will talk about for years to come.
Include a schedule for a private last dance
Sometimes it can be overwhelming being the constant center of attention during your wedding. Your mind might be conscious of your every move with all the eyes (and cameras) on you.
Our suggestion is to plan a special (private) last dance for you both. Whether it be in our barn or under the stars on the back patio.
Just have that moment to really take in everything that happened, slow the pace down and be able to only focus on each other. After all that is why you are having this celebration to begin with.
A perfect time for it is after everyone leaves the barn. We usually recommend our couples to do a sparkler exit. So the Dj can announce to your guests to head outside to get ready to participate in the final exit of the night. While everyone is getting ready this provides the perfect setting for that one last dance where it is just the both of you (and maybe your photographer) fully present in the moment.
Why choose Legacy at Oak Meadows
Want to include special moments but aren’t sure what to do or where to start?
If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue in northeast Florida, Legacy at Oak Meadows is a perfect choice. With its rustic charm, you and your loved ones will be able to create memories that will last a lifetime.
At Legacy at Oak Meadows, we know that your wedding is the most important day of your life.
Our barn wedding venue will allow you to create your first memory together as a married couple without a worrying thought about the event passing by your mind.
The team ensures everything to be right so that when you walk down the aisle and take your vows, you know that everything is complete and taken care of. Your vision for a dream barn wedding will be a reality.
To schedule a private tour, click on this price sheet, and our team will be in touch very soon.
Your Legacy starts here,