barn weddingsWelcome Maggie!!

The romance and beauty that goes with having a country wedding is hard to match. From unique wedding locations like to barns to wide open fields decorated with tiny string lights, the countryside is just a magical place for a wedding. For decades couples in rural locations have been hosting these very types of weddings and been pulling them off effortlessly thanks to the natural settings and country charm. In recent years couples from all over the globe have been opting to go with a more country or rustic style wedding, the reason is simple, couples want to be able to put more of “themselves” into their wedding day.
By deciding to break out of the traditional wedding mold of hosting a hotel ballroom wedding, couples are finding more creative and personal ways to mark their day. Hosting a wedding in a country location such as on a farm, in a barn, or at a vineyard allows couples to create a day centered around who they are and what they love.
Hosting a country wedding is a wonderful chance for a couple to invite all of their nearest and dearest to a location where their guests can take a break from the day to day, enjoy the natural beauty and celebrate the wedding couple – I think this is the very core of what draws people to the modern day country style wedding. Now, if this sounds like something that is appealing but you are afraid that it means having to get rid of some of the elegance that goes along with a wedding then think again. Today couples are finding ways to tie together wedding elegance and country charm. Yes, a couple may offer hay bales as seating at their outdoor ceremony but that does not mean the guests will not enjoy dinner on fine china and drink from proper glassware. It is the ability to bring together the two parts of a wedding, elegance and charm that couples find so attractive about a country wedding.

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barn weddings

Ideas, Advice, and How-To for one of the Hottest Wedding Styles


  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142363165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423631651


A barn is a magical place for a wedding. Straightforward in its construction yet sturdy enough to last for generations, the barn has always been a shelter and gathering place.  In Barn Weddings (Gibbs Smith, $30.00, Hardcover, 160 pages, August 2013, ISBN 978-1-4236-3165-1) get inspiration on how you can plan your magical day in one of the most popular and visually appealing wedding locations today.

In Barn Weddings, Maggie Lord offers ideas and advice on how to create a barn wedding, including information on different styles and décor as well as tips from the pros for making the day a special one to remember. Part indoor, part outdoor, but all beauty, history and romance, barn weddings are as practical as they are rife with opportunity for charm and creativity.

Barn weddings offer a great deal of flexibility and ample room for imagination.  Your ceremony and reception can use the barn as a backdrop for a lovely day in the fresh country air.  It can serve as the perfect canvas for an indoor reception, dappled by twinkling lights hung from the rafters and the glow of candles from tables full of loved ones.  A barn works equally well as a backup for inclement weather or as the centerpiece of a wedding’s design.


A bit about the author……

Maggie Lord is the founder and editor of, the number one wedding blog for brides planning a rustic and country-style wedding. She is the author of the book Rustic Wedding Chic and a contributing writer to The Huffington Post, DIY Weddings, as well as other publications, and is a sought-after wedding expert who frequently appears on television talk shows to discuss trends, styles and wedding planning advice. Maggie also curates the, a collection of some of the finest rustic and country wedding venues and vendors in the country. Maggie is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds a master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jon, and their son, Jack.



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Thanks to Maggie, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a signed copy of “Barn Weddings”. Giveaway will run from October 9 until October 16,2013.

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  1. That looks like a great idea. Apparently my daughter believes that I will come up with some wonderful ideas when here and her boyfriend decide to get married.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  2. What a beautiful book! I love barns and old things. I would love to gaze through the beautiful pages of this book and see what talented people came up with to make a bride and groom's day a day to remember.

  3. BARN WEDDINGS sounds so sweet. I can see how the two connected, weddings and barns, can be so appealing.

  4. I'm having a barn wedding next August and would LOVE to have this book! I would be so helpful!

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