Rustic Barn Wedding at Blackberry Creek Farm

Betsy wanted a beautiful setting that guests could enjoy the beauty of SoCal. We both wanted to make sure it was a fun party for the guests more than anything, so it had to be an open bar with enough time to enjoy (there are a lot of outdoor locations with early time restrictions). We opted to skip the bouquet, and garter toss in order to keep the dancing going. We also wanted to be sure all our friends could come, we even picked our date around hockey season so that Andrew's Canadian hockey player friends and families would be able to join us.

We splurged on: flowers, food, open bar, and a last-minute golf cart to take people back and forth to the bathroom (it was a bit of a walk).

We saved on: decor by doing most DIY, rentals by making the tables and using our own china, picked affordable suits/dresses, we did all the invitations, programs, menus etc. ourselves by picking a design from Etsy and taking them to a printer ourselves, choosing a "month-of" coordinator package instead of full service.

Photography: Molly + Co | Venue: Blackberry Creek Farm at Kelly Gilch | Event Planning: Simply Natural Events | Floral: The Little Branch | Wedding Cake: Mother of the Bride | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Tableware: Fern and Bone | Hair: Amie Speckman | Makeup: Lorena Jorge | DJ: Vox DJs | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Picked by bridesmaids | Veil: Etsy | Headpiece: The Little Branch | Submitted via: Matchology