A Romantic Barn Wedding at The Venue at Waterstone in Celina, Texas

 Raelynn Goodman (22 and a corporate relations manager at United Way Metropolitan Dallas) and Carlos Mendez (25 and a project manager at RightNow Media) used glam touches and vibrant florals to keep their barn wedding from feeling “too country.”

The couple married beneath a crystal chandelier suspended from a wood arbor on the venue’s private island. A lush canopy of peonies, garden roses, hydrangeas and smilax gave the raw structure the wow factor Raelynn wished for. Table numbers and seating assignments were hand-lettered on pretty pieces of agate. Mercury glass votives and romantic draping played off the rich wood of the barn to keep it feeling intimate and cozy as guest danced to salsa music. “Barn weddings don’t always have to be all about burlap and sunflowers,” Raelynn says. “The natural wood of a barn creates the perfect backdrop for any theme.”