Fabulous Rustic Barn Wedding

Chard Photographer @weddingchicks

Magical moments and rustic romance abound in this fabulous rustic barn wedding day. You are going to fall in love with all the beautiful rustic wedding details of this day.

Can’t get enough of these details, you can see even more by visiting the full gallery here. This fabulous rustic barn wedding was captured by the talented Chard Photographer.

assorted tan bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

white and green bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

rustic flower girl and classic bride @weddingchicks

grey and light blue groom and groomsmen gifts @weddingchicks

grey and blue groomsmen @weddingchicks

Magical Moment

From the Bride: Above all, I loved our entire ceremony. I know that sounds silly because everyone loves their ceremony. But ours was just so genuine. So personal. I get teary eyed just typing this. The best choice we could’ve made was having our good friend marry us. He put so much time and love into the ceremony. He had everyone laughing and there was a whole lot of crying.

rememberance table @weddingchicks

wedding programs @weddingchicks

flower garland drapped wedding arch @weddingchicks

rustic outdoor wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

saying i do @weddingchicks

Make It Meaningful

If there is one piece of advice I can give future brides & grooms, it’s this: Make your wedding about the two of you. Have it reflect exactly who you are as a couple. If you do this, your wedding day will always be timeless.

For us, that meant keeping everything casual, genuine and most of all – fun! All we really dreamed of was a day filled with our closet friends and family, a relaxed setting, good BBQ, and spending the rest of the night on the dance floor singing along to Journey after we said our “I do’s.”

just married @weddingchicks

newlyweds @weddingchicks

Budget For Your Favorite Things

Once you guys decide on the things that matter most cost wise, you can find ways to cut corners with the other things. One of our biggest costs that we did not want to give up was our band. And we are so, so happy we did not budge on that!

cheers framed bar menu @weddingchicks

chalkboard wedding sign and brown paper seating assignments @weddingchicks

rustic and upcycled reception table decor @weddingchicks

bride and groom seat signs @weddingchicks

rustic door photo backdrop @weddingchicks

Pie To Go

My only regret is that I didn’t take time to eat pie! We had an amazing desert table filled with pies, donuts and cakes. I was so busy dancing and mingling that I didn’t make myself a plate. If i could rewind, I would have had my wedding planner snag us a plate of desserts to take to the hotel after.

rustic barn reception @weddingchicks

cake and pie table @weddingchicks

twinkle light lit wedding reception @weddingchicks

Get a closer look at this fabulous rustic barn wedding by watching the fabulous film created by Freight House Film below.

Fabulous Rustic Barn Wedding

Photography: Chard Photographer
Coordinator: Whit Mitt Events
Cinematography: Freight House Film
Stationery: Sugar Press
Flowers: Wisteria Grove
Cake: Apple Farm Bakery
Caterer: Phil's Catering
Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up
Dress designer: Tara Keely
Shoe designer: Corral
Groom’s attire: Men's Warehouse
Jewelry: BHLDN
Groom/groomsmen ties: J Crew
Band: Vanity Fair
Brides Socks: Customized Girl
Venue: la cuesta ranch

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, brown, white
Styles: rustic

Groovy Comic Book Wedding

black and gold wedding stationery @weddingchicks

It was important to this couple that their wedding reflected their personalities and be fun and memorable. They chose a non-traditional venue, Rock n Bowl, and tied together traditional yet modern elements within their theme.

Their wedding theme consisted of peacock and comic book elements. The challenge was to blend these two themes without being tacky; the trick was being subtle with both. Be inspired by the entirety of this groovy comic book wedding found in the full gallery here, captured by Arte de Vie.

peacockweddingshoes

peacock feather embellished wedding shoe @weddingchicks

handmade wedding banners @weddingchicks

DIY BROOCH BOUQUET

DIY and custom-made items became a big theme for our decor. Many hours of shopping and crafting with family and friends made it a fun and collective effort! My bouquet was handmade with brooches that were gifted by family and friends as well as thrift store and flea market finds. Our table top decor consisted of 28 assorted jewel-toned vases with carefully curated peacock and peasant feathers and gold embellishments accompanied by various lanterns and candles. All of the cake toppers, ring box, and “I DO” letters were beaded and glittered by hand. My bright blue shoes were trimmed with handcrafted feather shoe clips.

custom groomsmen mugs and cuff links @weddingchicks

blue and white wedding party @weddingchicks

brooch bouquet @weddingchicks

custom comic book cufflinks and boutonnieres

The groom’s and wedding party boutonnieres and corsages were custom-made paper flowers from comic book pages (a character for groom and each groomsman) and pages from Doctor Zhivago (paying homage to the origin of my name, Lara). All of the men in the wedding party wore cufflinks that were made to perfectly match each boutonniere. The mothers’ paper flower corsages were embellished with brooches and feathers to tie the elements together. The bridesmaids each carried a custom-made clutch with handcrafted decor in lieu of flowers while the flower girls carried unique “princess wands”. Other custom-made items included personalized wooden mugs for each groomsman designed by the groom and made by a friend of the couple, a Superman garter knit by a friend of the bride, engraved wine and pint glasses, and personalized lace handkerchiefs for our 2nd line at the end of the evening.

rock n roll bowling venue @weddingchicks

music venue ceremony @weddingchicks

bowling heels @weddingchicks

fun bowling alley photos @weddingchicks

trust and time

In hindsight I held too closely to much of what I was doing. Also, I should have stopped my “research” much sooner and focused on the vision that I developed. Sadly, I wasted some valuable time scouring the internet making sure that there wasn’t something else out there that I might like better… Trust yourself and your own vision. And most of all, I would have been better organized so we weren’t still crafting on my wedding day! But it all worked out perfectly and came together exactly as I envisioned. My advice to DIY brides is not to get too caught up in the DIY idea. Being a DIY bride takes a lot of extra planning and organization and some things are more time- and money-efficient to just outright buy! Also, stay organized and on schedule – time will quickly escape if you don’t manage it properly causing undue stress. Plan for your projects to take double the amount of time and trust me when I say you will be wondering where the time went. Most of all, have fun and enjoy every moment!

 

comic book grooms cake @weddingchicks

comic book inspired cupcakes @weddingchicks

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Photography: Arte de Vie

Venue & Caterer: Rock n Bowl
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Sucre
Caterer: Dickie Brennan & Company
Hair: Gerald William with Keith Noonan Salon
Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro with Ashley Sievert Beauty
Dress Shop: Humbug Bridal
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero “Emma”
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo Chiffon in Tealness
Shoe Designer: BCBG Paris Jaze Suede Pump
Groom’s Attire: Jeff’s Haberdashery
Superman Pendant: Peora Sapphire
Band: Groovy7
A Cappella Group: Jay-Ray & Gee
Event Live Artist/Painting: Christina Pappion Artistry
Cupcakes: Haydel’s Bakery
Wedding Rings: Béjé Fine Jewelry
Bride’s Bowling Shoes: Striking Products
Groomsmen Attire: John’s Tuxedo
Bridesmaids Clutches: Ruby Rue Creations
Boutonnieres and Cufflinks: GlamMKE
2nd Line Handkerchiefs: Roxygs
Groomsmen Mugs: Rick Guhman, Sr

Read on to see how much this ___ wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, blue, gold, green, white
Styles: modern

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