VENUE TYPE: Barn / Farm / Ranch

Better Together
Better Together: From Besties To Married Folk, These Instagram Duos Inspire
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


To many the month of love is all about red roses, chocolate and how you can impress that special someone in your life. Don't get us wrong, we love the romance of tradition. However, this year has us thinking differently. For us, February is about the people in our lives that make us better - that push us to be the best we can be in all situations including the lowest points in our lives. Thanks to the power of social media, we've been inspired by dynamic duos all around the world that not only crush it indivually but man do they kill it with their better halves. 

These leading characters inspire with their travels near and far, unique and on-point style, and of course, the other half to their whole. Follow along with these 20 power of romantics, BFF's, siblings, and professional pairs. 

 

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Women's Retreat
Ladies of Northern California, We’ve Got A Real (Re)Treat for You
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown



Ladies, ladies, ladies! We’ve got a real (re)treat for you! This collection of thoughtful, inspired, creative women have rallied together to establish a series of restorative weekends in Northern California. Set in Tomales Bay during the first weekend of March, their next multi-day retreat is all about gathering women to establish new friendships and inspire one another creatively, personally and professionally.

The retreat in March is set to take place at a sprawling 19th century homestead, complete with organic farmland, towering eucalyptus trees, and an adorable cozy farmhouse. Hello, relaxation! The weekend will include workshops about storytelling, creativity, sparking inspiration, and practicing personal and professional mindfulness. Guests can also expect delicious farm-to-table meals between sessions and hanging with a community of cool ladies to boot. We recently sat down with the founders of Fog & Sage, Flynn and Stef, to chat about the inspiration behind these events. Naturally, we’re already feeling inspired to unplug, reconnect and recharge.

Words by Flynn Coleman of Fog & Sage | Photography: Stef Etow + Stephen Wakulchik


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Outdoor Wedding
See What Makes Pippin Hill the Wedding Venue Gem of Virginia’s Wine Country
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

5022 Plank Road, North Garden, Virginia

 

The great outdoors make a wedding seem gigantic. By having a soaring sky and an epic landscape, a couple’s celebration of love seems elevated right from the start. The big day feels as grand of an occasion as it deserves and Central Virginia’s Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards damn well delivers.

At Pippin Hill, even fall looks like springtime. With the rolling green hills of Virginia's wine country sparkling behind the wedding arbor, it’s pretty obvious why Lauren and Adam chose this timeless venue as the spot to begin their new life together (and party with their nearest and dearest friends and family).

Photography: Tec Petaja

 

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Barn Wedding
See Why the White Sparrow Barn Makes for the Most Gorgeous Winter Wedding
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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The White Sparrow

The White Sparrow, County Road 2412, Quinlan, TX, United States

In Union Valley, a vintage white barn sits in an open field, sparkling in the wild Texas sun. Surrounded by oak trees and flower gardens, The White Sparrow is one heck of a peaceful retreat from the busy and bustling city life of Dallas. The owners have even kept its natural wood floors and whitewashed walls for a comforting sense of old world elegance. In short, it’s perfect.

That’s why graphic designer Danielle and computer repair shop owner Trent decided to tie the knot there. Designed, built, and still maintained by the Huerta Family, The White Sparrow is a dream-come-true venue that welcomes both boots and heels. Beyond its rustic yet chic grounds, a breathtaking country landscape ensures that every photo taken is a keeper. Danielle and Trent took full advantage of such a dazzling space with a white wedding with touches of earth tones. The pair’s gorgeous wedding was shot by Danielle’s good friend and former wedding photographer teammate Allison Harp. Both Danielle and Allison had a lot of great things to say about the big day and the killer venue.

Words and photography by Allison Harp

 

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Rainy Wedding
Even the Rain Couldn't Stop This Rustic Farmhouse Wedding From Looking Perfect
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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Audrey's Farmhouse

2188 Bruynswick Rd, Wallkill, NY, United States



No one invites the rain to their wedding. It’s a rather unwelcome guest when it shows up. But the wild chaos that it stirs indeed makes for a good story—as long as the couple has a sense of humor. Hell, rain can even make the scene prettier, by bringing out nature’s dark colors beneath a hazy sky and testing two lovebirds right out of the gate.

That’s pretty much what happened when Leah and Anthony tied the knot at Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in rural New York. The pair weathered the challenge spectacularly well and it only made them seem more in love. Wedding photographer Brogen Jessup captured the big day wonderfully and we had to know more.

Words and Photos by Brogen Jessup

 

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