Austa & Wyatt Burks

July 30,2022


Austa and Wyatt Burks were married at Hayes House on July 30, 2022.

Their style? –  Rustic can be oh so… softly elegant!

With the barn doors wide open, the sunshine-filled July wedding had a spectacular backdrop of the lush trees to frame the wedding alter canopy and the wedding party.


Burks wedding - photo of the kiss under the alter canopy of the barn with barn doors open to the woods
Burks wedding - Bride with bridesmaids
burks wedding - bridesmaids from the back

Austa planned her wedding knowing that July could be steamy! Her spaghetti strap mermaid dress and the halter soft green gray of the bridesmaids brought summer gently into the venue, lending elegance to the barn wedding.

The Groom balanced her elegance with style in a gray suit jacket  button down white shirt, picking  up the wedding green accent color in the ties. 


The matching bouquets of the Bride and Bridesmaids were picked up in the Groom and Groomsmen’s boutonnieres. 

The Bride and her Bridesmaids prepared for the wedding in matching dressing outfits for hairstyling and makeup.

Burks wedding - groomsmen lineup
Burks wedding - photo of bride and bridesmaids in matching attire getting ready for wedding
Burks Wedding - Barn seating for ceremony with wood stumps with flowers on them

The Bride chose to open the barn doors entirely allowing a breeze and a stunning summer greenery backdrop for the wedding party. She added logs topped with fresh flowers brought by family and friends to decorate the rows of benches in the barn and bringing the chandelier elegance to the straw floor.

The Bride included family in many touches of the wedding. Her ring, being a family piece, but also recognizing the marriages on both sides of the family with a display of wedding portraits.

Burks Wedding - Photo arrangement of Bride/Groom family wedding photos on rustic board leaning against silo
Burks wedding outdoor seating at reception under the awning
Burks Wedding -Photo of the Bride and Groom table and decor at reception
The Main Event Space became an elegant dining space & the outdoor awning provided for gracious and beautiful seating adjacent to the main building. The Bride & Groom table was set in front of the stone chimney inside the event space.
Burks wedding - Indoor seating in event space
Burks wedding - bridal party under the trees

Surrounded by their Attendants, the attire of the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen can be seen.  The Bride’s dress and bouquet are seen in the photo to the right as Austa poses beneath the main chandelier of the Barn. Also seen are the fresh flowers and the logs used as tables in the barn.

Burks wedding photo of bridal couple leaving Hayes House through a shower of bubbles
Photo of Bride in the Barn under the main chandelier

The Bride & Groom send off from Hays House shows them leaving in a cascade of bubbles provided by the wedding guests.

The Father of the Bride walked her down the aisle wearing matching attire to the Groom.

Burks Wedding with Father of bride and bride heading down the aisle in the barn

The couple chose a two tier wedding cake with two lower tiers of cupcakes  and surrounded it with trays of cupcakes and a semi-circle of cupcakes. The main cake is decorated with roses. The cake stanchion is crafted of wood tiers, created by the Bride.



Burks wedding - Photo of cake and cupcake table

The couple made use of the entire Hayes House estate, using the historic Hayes House as a dressing area for the Bridal party. The couple used the property beyond the barn for guest spaces and made use of the awning for outdoor seating during the reception.

Burks wedding - photo of bridesmaids flowers
Burks Wedding - Indoor reception seating in event space

The Wedding Team

Planner – The Bride & Mother of the Bride

Still Photographer – Maddy Harlan

Videographer – Family & Friends

Event Decor and Signage  –  The Bride

Flowers (Bouquets, Boutonnieres Corsages & Cake) – Lenea Ogletree

Flowers Reception Tables & Barn Aisles – Family and Friends

Wedding Cake & Cupcakes  – Tammy Capps

Wedding Dress – The White Room

Bridesmaid Dresses – JJ’s House

Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire – Overton Department Store                                                               

Bride’s Hairstyle & Makeup – Maddy Harlan

Hairstyle Mother & Mother-In-Law of Bride & Bridesmaids – Christa Belle Moss & Angie Bailey

Makeup Bridesmaids, Mother and Mother-In-Law of Bride – Hannah Cassetty

Bridal Rings – Etsy & Family Heirloom

Groom’s Ring – Walmart

Event Space Photo Credits: Maddy Harlan & Rachel Copass


Burks wedding - photo of wedding ceremony with attendants and bridal couple against the open barn doors

The wedding party is framed perfectly with the wide open barn doors and their soft green gray attire against the lush treeline of the property.