Wedding Props: Wine and Bourbon Barrels

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One of our favorite props here at Big Spring are the Wine and Bourbon barrels. They provide a natural and vintage look that enhances the elegance of the property. Two of the barrels, the bourbon barrels, are a darker color and appear a little more rustic, with aged metal and worn wood. The wine barrel on the other-hand, is a lighter wood with less age, but still perfectly antiqued.

Not only do they fit nicely with the aesthetic, but they are very functional as well! Most frequently, couples choose to use one of the three barrels at the alter. They make beautiful stands for floral pieces that can enhance the alter space. We’ve also had couples use them to display communion elements, Unity candles, and other special additions to their ceremony!  

The barrels also work well in the reception space! They are the perfect size to display a wedding cake! One of the benefits of using the barrel to display the cake is that the barrel takes up minimal space. Dessert tables are beautiful, but if you’re concerned about having space for all your guests and the dance floor, a tall and thin structure to display a single dessert is a great solution! Plus, the barrel requires no additional decoration! You can simply let your baker’s artistry shine on the top of a perfect easel!

Of course we’ve had couples get creative and use the barrels as decorations themselves. The barrels have framed the ceremony entry way, accented tent structures, housed drink stations and hor d’oeuvres, and displayed sparklers. We’re sure there are even more ways you could make use of this prop to fit your needs on your wedding day! We can’t wait to see all the new things our couples think of!


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