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How to Have an Elegant Rustic Barn Wedding

The rich history of The Barns at Cooper Molera in Monterey, California is really what makes this wedding inspiration from Events By Classic shine! The picture perfect setting was ideal for the elegant + rustic wedding inspiration you’re about to see captured by De Joy Photography.

Pops of fuchsia and market lighting added an elegant touch throughout the over 190-year-old venue (damn, if those walls could talk!) We're sending a huge shout out to all the super talented team of vendors who brought this elegant vision to life, so be sure to show them some love below, then catch every last detail in the full gallery.

Getting ready bridal portrait

Bridal portrait

Lace bodice wedding dress

Full skirt wedding dress Twirl the wedding dress

Rustic chic wedding inspiration at The Barns at Cooper Molera

Historic barn venue

Recently, Amber from De Joy Photography teamed up with Events By Classic to photograph a styled shoot at an ideal location - The Barns at Cooper Molera in Monterey, California. Founded over 190 years ago yet recently renovated, the venue embodies the story of the families who lived in and built Monterey through the transition of Alta Mexico into the State of California. Its history and stories are told through the 19th-century adobe wall, original barn interior, and the smell of local flowers and plants that grow throughout the property.

Wedding arbor design

Ceremony arbor florals Floral wedding arbor

Rustic chic outdoor ceremony

Just married!

Wedding dress photo

High collar wedding dress

Wedding lounge area

Bridal style

The ring provided by Fire & Brilliance, bursting with natural diamonds and a moissanite center, is classic yet breathtaking and pairs beautifully with the traditionally gorgeous wedding dress provided by Epiphany Boutique. Madison from Beauty by M chose a soft, updo hairstyle with texture for the ceremony, and let half down for a look that enables her to dance the night away, while the makeup focused on creating a soft smoky eye with soft pink lips.

Braided wedding hair

Rustic wedding bar Fruity wedding cocktails

Wedding cocktails

The Barns at Cooper Molera Rustic barn reception

Wedding menu

Bright floral centerpiece Bright floral centerpiece

Rustic wedding reception

Wedding food Wedding food

Rustic sweetheart table

Rustic sweetheart table


Leveraging the natural history and beauty of the venue, Chic Event Rentals was inspired to design a lounge area fit for a rustic, elegant wedding. Freedom Bakery brought the latest in wedding fashion with an enchanting buttercream cake with horizontal texture, adorned with flowers that complement the floral arrangements throughout the venue provided by Cassia Foret

Inspired by the love and the beauty in nature itself, Cassia Foret used a vibrant color pallet. A combination of the 2019 spring and summer Pantone color trend, creating the perfect contrast and balance for the story to be told in this wood filled historical monument. Gorgeous large peonies in that joyful "Pink Peacock" shade as the star on every piece including the bride's bouquet.

Rustic wedding bar Rustic wedding decor

Rustic cake table

Three tier wedding cake with florals

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