A Barn Wedding So Gorgeous, You Have to See It to Believe It

by Danielle Salazar July 14, 2014 1 Comment

Childhood classmates turned high school sweethearts, Jacque and Kevin said their “I do’s” on a gorgeous August day at their Mayowood Stone Barn wedding. Their rustic chic affair was nothing shy of amazing and the mint colored bridesmaid dresses beautifully complemented the soft, natural colors of the venue. Surrounded by friends and family, the social couple wanted a day filled with fabulous food, great music, and lots of fun dancing. In the end, their rustic barn wedding was an absolute dream come true.

A barn wedding that’s oh so chic.

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Q. How did he pop the question?
A. I had been looking forward to 4th of July weekend for a long time. Kevin and I were both in the middle of grad school and could not wait to relax with family and friends on the Mississippi River. After a perfect day of swimming, cocktails, family, and friends, we started heading back to the dock for the day. On the way in, Kevin’s mom said, “I’m not ready to go in, let’s go for a sunset cruise!” We boated around for a while, and eventually Kevin said, “Alright, stop the boat!” I didn’t think much of it, until he was down on one knee! I was so shocked, and I think my first response was “Shut up!” immediately followed by an “of course”!

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Q. Why did you choose Kennedy Blue for your girls?

A. We loved the Kennedy blue dresses the moment the girls tried them on. They were flattering on all of my bridesmaids, and the girls said that they were super comfortable. I loved the mint colored bridesmaid dresses and also loved that it was a little different from most of mints that I had seen. The girls felt like beautiful goddesses, and the long, flowy dresses fit right in with the style of my rustic chic wedding.

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Q. Describe your "couple's style".

A. Kevin and I have a very “easy” relationship. It sounds pretty cliché’, but he is my best bud and there is never a time when I don’t want him around. We are both very easy going, and neither of us like conflict. Of course we are nowhere near perfect, but our personalities sync very well.

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Q. What advice would you give to other brides?

A. I am going to give advice that I definitely did not follow: Keep it simple and follow your gut. While planning, all decisions seem difficult. Try not to over think them. Try to make decisions right away rather than putting them off and stressing. It is easier said than done, but you will be happier when everything is set in stone.

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Photography: Ray + Kelly Photography
Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn
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Megan
Megan

July 16, 2014

I really loved this wedding and blog post! I loved not only seeing the super cute bridesmaid dresses the bride picked out but how the dresses went well with the whole theme of this rustic wedding. The Question & Answer sections are unique and informative. Thanks for the awesome blog! Love reading it!

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Measurement Guide

Taking Your Measurements

For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor. 

**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.




Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).

Waist size:  While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.

Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Choosing your correct size

Compare  these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.