Rustic Romance – Beautiful Barn Wedding Inspiration in Blue & Neutrals
I am more than a little in love with today’s inspiration board because if truth be known I have always been green with envy of those gorgeous old barns you built so beautifully over there in the US. Their rustic charm and pastoral grandeur never fail to wow me, making them my absolute favourite wedding venues! And this inspiration board captures that, mixing it with a little modern vintage elegance and an alternative color palette to create the most delightful fall wedding…..
Barn Venue ~ The Ranch At Rock Creek, Photography by Rebecca Hollis Photography via Chic Vintage Brides // Bridal Shoes ~ Bella Belle Shoes, Photography by Christine Gosch Photography via Glamour & Grace // Wedding Cake ~ Katie Grant Photography via Wedding Sparrow // Bride & Groom ~ Whiskers & Willow Photography via Hey Wedding Lady // Wedding Invitation ~ Tara Jones, Photography by Josh Gruetzmacher via Once Wed // Earrings & Tray ~ Tamara Gruner via Magnolia Rouge // Place Setting ~ Jen Huang Photography via SMP
I do so love an unexpected color palette, and so when creating my barn wedding I decided to go with an array of soft and dusky blues, rather than the ubiquitous mustard yellow, burnt orange and rich reds (much as I adore them!)
Whilst this is predominantly rustic wedding inspiration, I added a hint of vintage elegance with a gold calligraphy invitation suite and cut crystal glasses, as well as the groom’s tweed 3 piece suit and bride’s delicate lace bodice. The lush organic florals too give a nod to the dutch masters, whilst lending some much needed softness to the wooden venue.
Layer with rich fabrics such as silks, velvet and heritage wools to add further softness to your celebration. And when it comes to lighting, another consideration for these rustic venues, I always say go with the 3 Cs – chandeliers, candelabras and candlesticks! I love the mix of rustic, vintage and contemporary design details.
If this inspiration board has you dreaming of a barn wedding, you might want to take a peek at this romantic Summer wedding and this modern-vintage celebration with an elegant barn reception. Oh and if you love the idea of a snowy Winter wonderland wedding, then this ‘Winter Love Story’ inspiration shoot is for you! Or if you love the colour palette but a barn isn’t for you then you will love this serenity and greenery inspiration board.