A Rustic Wedding Weekend

Earlier this month, we attended a friend’s wedding at a farm. It was a fun and unique site that allowed for a rustic country wedding theme.

The ceremony and reception took place in the little red round barn, which used to be an old feed barn for cows. The top floor of the barn had a large round area where the feed dropped down to the lower floor’s troughs. Today, the barn is used as a museum and wedding reception venue.

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The night before the ceremony, we were at the location for the rehearsal and I captured these images of the storm rolling in. “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” Thankfully, on the day of the wedding, the rain held off and the weather was a perfect mid-60’s with a slight breeze blowing. IMG_4477

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The venue had a few other old log buildings that were perfect for rustic wedding photo opportunities.

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With the potential for rain, the couple decided to hold their ceremony in the upstairs section of the round barn. They created rows for seating by using hay bales covered with sheets. They also hung twinkling lights around the barn which created soft romantic lighting.

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The aisle that the bridal party walked down was lined with lemons to go along with the yellow and brown color scheme.

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After the ceremony ended, everyone headed downstairs for the reception. The couple chose to have an open seating arrangement and used this fun chalkboard to tell everyone that they were free to pick their own seat.

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In the reception location, tables and chairs lined the circle on the bottom floor.
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Mason jars with tea light candles and icicle lights were hung around the reception venue.
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The centerpieces were arranged with different types of glass bottles, jars, candles and dried flowers on large round logs like below. IMG_4547


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For their favors, the couple set up a self-serve popcorn bar. The chocolate drizzled popcorn was my favorite.

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One of my favorite photos from the day is this shot of the bride’s bouquet on one of the bright white chairs.
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As the sun set that evening, it seemed like a great ending to a fun day.IMG_4927

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