A Vintage Rustic Wedding in a Barn in California
Soon after they started dating, Courtney, an executive assistant, gave Chris, a contractor, a framed photo of the two of them. "I'd written 'True Love Waits' on the back and told him not to look at it for five years," says the bride, who just knew they'd last even longer. Two years later, they were engaged. At the wedding, Chris, who'd respectfully never peeked at her note, surprised her with a first-dance song. The tune was Radiohead's "True Love Waits."
Courtney and Chris restored an old barn on her uncle's spectacular property in the Sierra Nevada.
The couple wed under a ceremony arch adorned with rustic branches and hanging jars.
The Bridal Bouquet
White flowers were accented with a few touches of pink garden roses and green berries.
The Wedding Party
The bridesmaids and groomsmen all wore neutral colors to coordinate with the event's natural setting.
The Flower Girls
Little ones in frothy lime-green tutus parade sweetly down the aisle.
Courtney's grandmothers watched over the festivities.
Before the party, the couple freshened up in a friend's Airstream trailer.
Guests found their seats thanks to cards that were displayed in small scored logs.
Eclectic centerpieces included groupings of various types of florals in different jars and vessels.
Bales of hay and burlap accents created a rustic-chic lounge scene.
At the end of the celebration, the pair rode off in a decked-out Ford Model A.