Wedding Day Magazine March 2017 Issue - Part 1 of 4

The Barn at Bay Horse Inn was thrilled when approached to host a stylized session for the March cover of Wedding Day Magazine.  It took a team of many talented individuals to put together this incredibly beautiful photo shoot.  Here are the results!  Our farm table was set by the window on a sunny snow filled day. You'd never know how cool it was outside with the warmth of the setting and the fireplace nearby. Be sure and read below for the talent behind these images. Part 2 and 3 will be published soon!


Wedding Day Magazine

Barn at Bay Horse Inn

Gabrielle Cheikh Photography

Wedding Dress:
The Wedding Studios
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Karen Hall

Wildwood Floral Co

Classic Cakes 

Event Planner
Aisle Ready

Love Notes Calligraphy

Khristian Hildreth

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Mr. and Mrs. Reed by Casey and Her Camera

The beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Reed tied the knot shortly after the barn opened.  We are so thankful to Casey and Her Camera for sharing these gorgeous photographs capturing a few moments of their day. 

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It's all in the details!

As our barn nears completion we've been adding some fun country chic details.  Here is a sneak peek at a few!  We hope you enjoy these latest additions to our barn and saloon.

Our mobile bar is rustic and ready for inside or outdoors.   

Our mobile bar is rustic and ready for inside or outdoors.


Our trashcans are easy to find yet blend into our decor!

Our trashcans are easy to find yet blend into our decor!

Ice cold drinks on the patio!

Ice cold drinks on the patio!

A Taste of Texas is Perfect for Your Barn Event.

We love having Texas Roadhouse as a Preferred Partner for catering! Managing Partner George Hill knows how to treat our referrals. We recently snuck in on a tasting for one of our newly engaged couples. He schedules these tastings in his free time so there will be no distractions and you have 100% of his attention.  When couples call he'll review menu options so once you arrive you'll be able to taste a variety of items to consider.  Texas Roadhouse is known for legendary food at an affordable price point. Their steaks and american fare won't disappoint, nor will their addictive buttered biscuits, chicken and ribs!  

Should you consider hiring a wedding planner?

by Alicia Wilson, of JA Alexandra Coordination and Design

Congratulations sweet bride to be!  What a wonderful road ahead of you.  Planning your wedding is certainly half of the fun.  Many of us have been planning our wedding day years before we get the diamond, so this will be a piece of cake!! You have the vision and family to help, now go plan the wedding of your dreams!

What type of bride am I?  Where will I have my reception?  Oh no, they’re booked- now what?  That doesn’t matter, my dress won’t look good there anyway.  I can’t forget to tell the florist that I changed my mind and I hate peonies today, but first I need to pay her. No, first I need to change my inspiration board.  I need to tell the venue that I changed my inspiration board.  How much was that again? My mom was in charge of that.  I’ll call her right after I call my friend Stephanie who is helping me plan the wedding and ask.  I have to wait until her baby is done napping though.  She’s just as excited to plan my wedding as I am!!  I am having so much fun!  My mother in law wants up lighting.  Where do I find up lighting?  Does the Barn even allow up lighting? RSVP’s are coming in!!  This is happening!   How will they get to the Barn?  Did I confirm the rooms at the hotel?  I bet the hotel will help me coordinate the shuttle on the wedding day.  I have the timeline memorized and Stephanie is helping.  Can Stephanie show the florist where I want the extra flowers?  Agh, Stephanie’s a bridesmaid.  She has to be with me and get ready.  My mom won’t mind.  Yes, she will make sure the DJ arrives and wait on the florist.  My cake is gorgeous!!  The photographer doesn’t have the timeline.  Can someone find the timeline?  Eek, I am getting married today.  Did I ever get a piece of cake?

Calm down sweet bride.  You’re gonna eat a piece of cake and I already gave the photographer your timeline.  I assure you of that.  It’s my job.  Continue reading.  

Photo Psychology Today Blog "Why Wedding Planning is More Stressful than it Should Be."

Photo Psychology Today Blog "Why Wedding Planning is More Stressful than it Should Be."

Yours to borrow!

We just purchased these two vintage inspired arbors for our event barn! We thought they would be great for inside the barn.  Have your florists personalize for your special day!  Use one for your vows and another is available as you enter the barn if you'd like two!