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21 Rustic Barn Reception Ideas (PHOTOS)

Rustic brides: we’re sharing our favorite barn reception ideas & decorations for weddings today! Get inspired with elegantly rustic finds for your big day. Need more planning tips? Read: The Inspired Wedding.

barn dance floor | barn reception ideas for weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/reception/barn-ideas-weddings/

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Oh, how I adore barn wedding receptions! Emma here and barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of a rustic outdoor wedding with a little extra comfort for guests. It also offers less stress for the bride, since weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet; inside a barn reception, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath an illuminated starry night sky. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings have been trending for quite awhile now and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn reception ideas for weddings to get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it! Enjoy!

Venue Spotlight – Sacramento Weddings at The Ridge

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Planning your wedding near Sacramento, California? Then you’ll definitely want to check out our venue spotlight featuring The Ridge! The Ridge Golf Course & Events Center is a spectacular venue located in Auburn. Part of what makes the venue so unique is it’s setting. Just picture your wedding ceremony amid lavish greens, rolling hills, and under cascading oak trees. Sounds perfect, right? We’ve gathered some great photographs and even a video that’ll show you just how breathtaking your wedding at The Ridge could be…

Where to Buy Directional Signs for Weddings

Directional Signs for Weddings | by iDecor4you | via Emmaline Bride - http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/directional-signs-weddings/

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To give guests a warm welcome at your outdoor wedding (in the woods, the mountains, at a barn, on the beach, etc.), directional signs are the easiest way to do it. For outdoor venues, guests should easily identify your location from the parking area. Moreover, when you are getting married at a highly populated area — like a crowded beach spot or resort — guests feel comfortable knowing they’ve arrived at the right ceremony. And finding things like the dance floor, the bar, and the bathroom are definite pluses. Proper wedding signage is essential and today we’re sharing a few ideas of directional signs for weddings from iDecor4You. Elizaveta and Dimitry are experts in personalized directional signs for weddings and events. Check out what we’ve found from their shop!

Jesse + Grant’s “Elopecation”: A Small Colorado Wedding


Jesse and Grant’s small Colorado wedding was perfect for them! They took part in a new wedding trend called “elopecation” where a couple elopes and has a vacation immediately following. This beautiful couple was married this summer among Colorado’s breathtaking mountains. Being an adventurous couple and looking to plan a small private wedding, they sought the help of planner Stephanie from TWO Colorado. Stephanie tells us, “Jesse and Grant are an active couple, so road-tripping from St. Louis to Southern Colorado for their elopement was a natural choice for them. They grabbed their four closest friends and headed west for a week of kayaking, hiking in the Great Sand Dunes National Park, eating great local food, and getting married, of course! TWO Colorado was a perfect choice for them with their out of the way locations in the hills of the San Juan Mountains enabling them to have a private ceremony in the beautiful outdoors.”

A Magnificent Rustic Spring Wedding in Georgia

Bride walking | Kelly and Paul's Rustic Spring Wedding in Georgia (Georgia Weddings) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-magnificent-rustic-spring-wedding-in-georgia-weddings/ | photo: You Are Raven

It’s spring and we’re happy to be featuring Kelly and Paul’s rustic spring Georgia wedding. This happy couple was married last May in a private backyard. There are lots of spring details you’ll enjoy such as mint bridesmaid dresses and the purple and pink floral decorations. Their rustic elements included boutonnieres, dream catchers, a chalkboard program sign, and wood slab cake stands. Their photographer, Raven from You Are Raven, captured their day beautifully. See Kelly and Paul’s amazing photographs after the click…

A Beautiful Wedding at The Gables Restaurant (Real Weddings)

DIY Wedding in Philadelphia at The Gables at Chadds Ford (Gables Restaurant Weddings) | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/the-gables-restaurant-weddings-jeannie-dave/ | photo: BG Productions Photography & Videography - Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Meet Jeannie and Dave! This awesome couple had their wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford this past October and it was beautiful! The couple chose maroon and gray colors. They included DIY touches like the bouquets and boutonnieres created by the bride. The invitations were made by one of her bridesmaids. They also reused jars, vases, and small tea sets for table decor. Cathie and Jen from BG Productions Photography captured their day with such vivid detail. We can’t wait for you to see it! Take a look…

Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

Wow! A Unique Woodsy Wedding in North Carolina

Wow, prepare to be impressed by this unique woodsy wedding! First meet the wonderful couple, Jen and Chris. Their forest wedding was at the Black Mountain Sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina. The wedding day was wet with lots of rain, but cleared enough for their outdoor ceremony. That sign of good luck continued throughout the day. Later that evening, wedding guests enjoyed toasting marshmallows around a roaring bonfire and even a desert station with s’mores. Then Jen and Chris rocked the dance floor and ended the night with a sparkler sendoff. Carolyn and Geoff from Carolyn Scott Photography were the creative team that captured these amazing photos…

Carolyn Scott Photography | Unique Woodsy Wedding in North Carolina at Black Mountain Sanctuary - http://wp.me/p1g0if-xTG

Jen + Chris’ Unique Woodsy Wedding

Unique Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitation plays a bigger role in your wedding than you might think. Your invitation essentially sets your tone and wedding theme, instantly revealing to guests what to expect: vintage? traditional? outdoors or indoors? classic? romantic? bohemian? It’s all included in the invitation based on its design, wording, and the enclosures you include. If you’ve been leaning towards a rustic floral wedding with hints of bohemian touches and a free-spirited feel, these invitations by Paper Street Press will set your tone perfectly. There’s even a matching guest book with a romantic psalm on the back. Read on for more…

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations

These rustic floral wedding invitations feature modern patterns with a mix of rustic textures like wood grain and kraft envelopes. It’s ideal for an outdoor wedding that, according to Paper Street Press, is “rustic with just a little bit of glam”. Perfectly stated, we say!

Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

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Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

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Rustic Floral Wedding Invitations by Paper Street Press | http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/rustic-floral-wedding-invitations/

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