Los Angeles Barn Wedding: Jamie + Ian

graf barn bride and groom

The minute Jamie + Ian walked into the Graf Barn in Oxnard, California, they knew they found their perfect wedding location. From the one-of-a-kind antiques to the farm animals to the gorgeous barn for dinner it was an ideal spot for their wedding. Since the venue had an overall rustic feel, they played off that for their decor elements. Jamie hand crafted the wedding favors, banners, candle holders and frames amongst other details while Ian demonstrated his passion for home brewing by whipping up seven different hand crafted beer varieties! A laid back, fun and romantic evening with their closest friends. Congrats to Jamie + Ian and thanks to Katrina Louise for the photos!

barn invitations

handwritten note

graf barn bride

graf barn wedding

graf barn wedding

Jamie: The thing that sticks out the most in my mind was the moment I locked eyes with Ian. I somehow held it together the entire day but minutes before I walked down the aisle I began to feel nervous. The second I saw him all of those feelings went away and I was able to calm down and take in the moment. I will never forget that smile on his face, by far the biggest smile I have ever seen.

Ian: Our first dance together as husband and wife had a huge impact on me. Other than seeing Jamie walk towards me in the ceremony, I had never experienced such a powerful rush of ultimate happiness and contentedness in my life. That was our moment frozen in time where nothing else mattered except for each other.

graf barn wedding

graf barn wedding

billy ball boutonniere

ring bearer bow tie and suspenders

navy blue bridesmaid dresses

Processional: Today - Joshua Radin

Recessional: All I Want Is You - Tristan Prettyman

First Dance: You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne (Live from The Artist Den)

graf barn bride and groom

graf barn bride and groom

graf barn bride and groom

graf barn bride and groom

baby chicks wedding

handkerchief name cards

handkerchief name cards

mason jar wedding

graf bar wedding

brown sack table numbers

graf barn rustic wedding

graf barn rustic wedding

graf barn rustic wedding

Find a location that you both love and suits your personalities. Having that foundation to build off of helps in the planning process and gives you assurance that no matter what, it will be a beautiful day without having to worry about the little details. If you find yourself getting stressed or frustrated, put everything aside for the night and pick up where you leave off the next day.

Ian's advice to the guys would be to not be afraid to get involved with the planning and decision making with your fiance. She will appreciate it and it makes the whole experience much more rewarding and fun.

photography: Katrina Louise // venue: Graf Barn in Oxnard, CA – for inquires please contact tableofgrace.graf@gmail.com // floral design: Greenwich Floral // wedding dress: La Sposa // hairpieces: clip, vintage broach veil from Pebbles Bridal // shoes: Seychelles // hair: Serendipity Salon // makeup: Vanessa Mejia // invitations + paper goods: The Vintage Alley // catering and dessert: Laina Graf (family friend) // music: Elegant Event Entertainment // signs: Shabby Shoe Signs

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Mexico Wedding in the Woods: Sara + Max

mexico wedding in the woods

Sara + Max live in Mexico City and got married on Sara’s grandmas property in the woods outside the city. They literally built the spaces for the ceremony + the reception on her grandmother’s grounds for 900 guests! Talk about a crazy amount of work! And wait until you see the reception area – seriously stunning! Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of details about the day from the couple, but I think you’ll agree that this wedding was too gorgeous not to share. :) Big thanks to Katie + Tyler from Tyler Branch Photography for the stunning photos.

ruffle wedding dress

mexico wedding in the woods

flower girls with floral crowns

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

hanging flower strands ceremony

hanging flower strands ceremony

hanging flower strands ceremony

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

key escort cards

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

hanging mason jars

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

mexico wedding in the woods

dried and floral centerpieces

bookcase with florals wedding

hanging mason jar table

mexico wedding in the woods


Lots of pin-worthy ideas right? All photos by Tyler Branch Photography and you can see even more photos of the wedding on Tyler’s blog.

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Wedding Invitations from Wedding Paper Divas

wedding paper divas invites

Looking for a fun save the date option? Still on the hunt for the perfect wedding invitation? Good news! Let me introduce you lovelies to Wedding Paper Divas. I love that they offer so many different design options – and work with lots of different talented designers! Most of their collections come in a few different color combos and offer matching save the dates, invites, thank you cards, programs and more. Check out some of my favorites from their current collections below…save the date cards

wedding invites from wedding paper divas

wedding invites from wedding paper divas

thank you cards wedding

And here is a handy checklist from the wedding stationery specialists at Wedding Paper Divas that will keep you on track with all your correspondence!
Here’s what you need to get, send and when:
8 Months
Create your wedding website (good news… it’s absolutely free!)
Order your save the date
6 Months
Send your save the date
Order your wedding invitations with response cards, enclosure cards and thank you cards
4 Months
Order thank you cards for your shower
Get your guest list organized and envelopes ready to be addressed
2 Months
Mail your invitations (and prepare for the oohs and ahhs)
Order your programs, menus and place cards
1 Month
Order your favors or DIY them
Post Wedding
Send your thank you cards within two weeks of returning from the honeymoon

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Check out all their design options on Wedding Paper Divas!

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