A Breathtaking Rustic Barn Wedding

A Breathtaking Rustic Barn Wedding

I think you’ll agree. There’s something magical about a country wedding… especially in a barn.

The texture of the wood, the smell of the outdoors, the simple, vintage decorations, they all come together beautifully. And somehow the simplicity of it all seems to cut through any pretense.

On a day when honesty and transparency are uniquely critical, simple, genuine surroundings seem to encourage those qualities.

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And the cost of a wedding like this is incredibly reasonable! This particular barn, which was a set up for small to medium sized events, was excellently priced and sat between a field of wildflowers and the Colorado River. The perfect setting for a boho wedding.

When the setting is already this picturesque, why mess with perfect?

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! barn exterior

My sister-in-law and new brother-in-law put together this amazing barn wedding on a budget at the AA barn in Grand Lake, Colorado. I was thrilled to be a little part of it.

I designed their wedding invitations and was anticipating this day for a while.

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Keep reading for great tips on how to set up wedding stations, how to take good care of your guests, and for wonderful, rustic wedding decorations ideas. This post may contain affiliate links.

Setting up exciting barn wedding stations

The ceremony took place ’round back and the beautiful champagne table was the first thing that greeted you. But we wanted to make sure we had a seat, so we found chairs for us all, and my husband went back and got each of us a drink. You were supposed to grab a glass of champagne and toast the married couple as they passed. But I hadn’t taken a good look at the table and hadn’t read the sign. So when my husband handed me a glass, I gulped it right down. And as my hubby informed me I’d already broken one the rules, my daughter fumbled her glass and spilled her drink all over her arm. The wedding hadn’t even begun and we’re already acting like we’re the ones who belong in a barn!

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! Champage table

After the outdoor ceremony, the barn doors were opened to reveal more excitement!

As you got inside, guests were greeted with a fun sign-in table where they could drop off their gifts.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! signing table

That’s my hubby writing some profound words of wisdom to his kid sister! This trendy homemade sign made such a great souvenir for the bride and groom.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! signing table

A quick walk through the barn revealed the dessert and drink stations.

Of course, the day had just begun so we had to wait on dessert but it was tough to resist.

All of these yummy desserts were made by the bride! Never mind that she was getting married, she baked it all! She’s a professional pastry chef who’s getting ready to open a new bakery in Denver. Her passion to make it perfect took over and she just couldn’t pass the job onto someone else.

I tried, but tragically, I just couldn’t taste them all.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! cake table

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! cake

The drinks table was open though! With a fantastic variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, there was something for everyone.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! Drinks table

I loved the photos table full of memories and with the mandatory social media hashtag sign!

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! photo table

Then outside we were greeted with these perfectly rustic long picnic tables with simple decorations of burlap, lace and country flowers.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! table decorations

Taking great care of your guests

As a guest, there was lots to do. Not only were several outdoor games available, like croquet, corn-hole and bocce ball, there also was this groovy photo booth bus. Very much enjoyed by the young and old.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! photo bus

I loved the idea that each family had to look for their table number by finding their own wooden ornament. Those were such creative favors. I liked them so much, I listed them as a part of my 11 wedding favors your guests will love post. Now my family will be reminded of this special day when we put the ornament on the Christmas tree each year.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! wedding ornements
A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! wedding wood ornement

At the table, each person was greeted by a cute little package with a napkin, fork, pencil, and the fun wedding advice Mad Libs that I created for them.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! guest packages
A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! Mad Libs

These Mad Libs advice cards were fun to fill out as the couple was taking their pictures. They make a great souvenir for the bride and groom AND they’re available in my Etsy shop.

These cute wedding Koozies were also out by the drinks table for people to use and keep.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! wedding koozie

Rocking the wedding decorations details

Each detail was carefully crafted and all the signs were hand drawn by the bride!

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! chalkboard sign

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! chalkboard signs

Custom mixed drinks were served in convenient and rustic mason jars. I especially liked the rum punch. It reminded me of our own wedding where we served a surprisingly strong rum punch.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! rum punch

One of my girls didn’t quite understand the “ring for a kiss” bell function. She didn’t quite get the fact that she was ringing for the bride and groom to kiss, not for them to come kiss her…

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! ring for a kiss bell

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A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! flowers

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! wedding bouquet

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! fabric tassels

This adorable “best day ever” wedding cake topper is from Mischief Make Party.

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! cake topper

It truly was the best day ever, not only for the bride and groom but also for their guests because they put so much time and care into every detail of the day!

A breathtaking rustic barn wedding - country wedding - Press Print Party! cutting the cake

Here’s to you Austin and Alicia. To a wonderful life together and a future full of little nieces and nephews for us to love!

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Resources:
Wedding Photography: Sandy from Beyond the Pines
Photo Booth:
The Photo Bus Denver
Barn Venue:  AA barn in Grand Lake, Colorado
Printable Wedding Invitations: Press Print Party!
Printable Wedding Advice Mad Libs
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Cake topper: Mischief Make Party
Koozies: Totally wedding Koozies

11 Comments

  • Corrine
    February 19, 2018 12:39 pm

    I can’t believe your sister even made all those desserts! Beautiful wedding, all the details are gorgeous! And that photo bus looks so much fun.

    • Press Print Party
      February 21, 2018 8:54 am

      It sure was! I think my kids did it 4 times!! I love those old VW buses!

  • Beth Davidson
    February 19, 2018 10:37 am

    This is so beautiful! I got married at a vineyard, but barn was my next choice. That photo bus is killing me, everyone needs one of those!

    • Press Print Party
      February 21, 2018 8:54 am

      I agree! Great business idea!!

  • Bri Adams
    February 17, 2018 7:07 pm

    Everything about this wedding was just fantastic! I can’t believe how much she sis on her own. I did my wedding and it almost killed me AND it didn’t all turn out perfectly. Oh well. You live and learn. At least their wedding looks like it was perfect. Congrats to you all!

    • Press Print Party
      February 19, 2018 8:00 am

      I was amazed when I learned she baked ALL the desserts. She sure is a pro!

  • Lori
    February 16, 2018 8:25 pm

    This is sooo amazing!! If I could re fobour wedding, this would be exacrly how I’d envision it! Just so stunning!!!

  • Carolina
    February 16, 2018 11:32 am

    Wow Nathalie!! This wedding is gorgeous, I personally Love all rustic stuff!!

    • Press Print Party
      February 19, 2018 7:59 am

      I love it too. If I had to do it again that what I would do!

  • Susan
    February 16, 2018 10:47 am

    What a beautiful wedding !! I love all the gorgeous details.

    • Press Print Party
      February 19, 2018 7:58 am

      It sure was a wonderful day!

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