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Elegant Rustic Barn Wedding

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It's all in the details for this next elegant rustic barn wedding! With hints of gold and glam, these two love birds managed to turn an old rustic barn into an elegant, one-of-a-kind venue for their special day, and you'll be amazed by how it turned out.
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Rustic Glam

From the bride: My husband, Aaron, and I really wanted our wedding to be relaxing and fun, but still have some sophisticated elegance. The juxtaposition of a rustic barn with ‘glam’ details appealed to us. 

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Unique seating idea

In order to accommodate our 210 guests for a sit down feast, a 40 ft x 100 ft tent was erected on the meadow near the barn. Inside the tent, we served a family style dinner and had guests seated in a unique table formation of X’s and O’s.

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Neutral colors

My color pallet was very neutral with gold accents. I chose a simple ivory dress and veil that were appropriate for my church wedding but also felt at home inside the barn. The bridesmaids wore taupe convertible dresses and the groomsmen purchased Navy blue suits.

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It's all in the details

Offering good food and fun music were really important to us. An extended cocktail hour was held in the barn with several appetizer stations. One station was a rustic bread bakery set-up to offer guests a variety of freshly baked breads and dipping oils.

We put on our DIY hats and revved up our thrifting excursions. In order to make the barn more glamorous, we used large suspended florals, strung with warm lights. We created a comfortable lounge area in the hayloft using borrowed leather couches, an Oriental rug and various vintage mirrors and accessories.

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ServiceVendor
Cakes & CateringHeart 'n Hand Bakery
Cakes & CateringMandan Inn
Event DesignMarilyn McDermott & Patricia Wilson
FashionSilk Bridal Boutique
PhotographersErica Hasenjager Photography