Laid-Back Colorado Barn Wedding: Abby + Chris

barn wedding

Abby + Chris’ laid-back Colorado barn wedding really couldn’t have been any sweeter. Everything from beginning to end reflected their fun + genuine personalities and the details of the day were just the right balance of rustic + vintage. We’re loving their refreshing color palette of peach + mint – such a dreamy juxtaposition to the faded green fields + weathered barn wood that made up their surroundings. Let’s hear a bit more about the day from Abby:

We really just wanted to have a big party with the people that we love the most! Nothing too formal. We hosted it in a friend’s backyard (who just happens to own a spectacular barn!), brought in a local food truck that Chris and I frequent, and celebrated with square dancing (you have to have square dancing in a barn, right?), cornhole and croquet! We wanted our wedding to reflect us…and we’re not fans of tradition for tradition’s sake.

Big thanks to Juan Maclean for sharing these lovely images with us today and congratulations to Abby + Chris!

orange bouquet

mint cardigan


Abby wore a simple J.Crew dress she purchased pre-owned from Ebay, paired with a sweet, mint-hued cardi. Such a perfect look for a backyard barn affair!

barn bride 1

groom

first look barn wedding

first look barn wedding

bride and groom

bride and groom


Abby + Chris’ dear friend, Cori Cook, designed the pretty peach-infused bouquets and arrangements!

orange bouquet

bride and groom

barn bunting

bride and groom

barn ceremony

barn ceremony

barn ceremony

barn ceremony


Promise we’re swooning over this insanely sweet ceremony, but we’re also just a little too smitten with Abby’s perfect Twigs and Honey veil not to say something about it! ;)

barn ceremony

hugs

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


Abby + Chris are big history buffs, so when their friend offered to let them take photos + drive away in his WWII throwback Morgan, they definitely weren’t going to turn down that offer!

bride and groom

bride and groom

vintage car

bride and groom

reception

outdoor tablescapes

vintage barn tablescape

chalkboard frame

tea cups

food truck

food truck

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Dancing arm in arm around the barn with our amazing friends and family who have loved and supported us...all leading up to this day!

barn

barn first dance

barn first dance

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

A bride can drive herself mad trying to live up to the things she sees on blogs and pinterest. Don't lose sight of the whole point of the day...marrying the one you love! No one is going to give you an award for the most projects completed for your wedding - so don't feel bad about hiring some of it out. And don't feel pressure to fit a generic mold...make it your own. Having elements that reflect who you are will make it more meaningful.

photography: Juan Maclean Photography // venue: The Fitzgerald Barn, private venue in Colorado Springs, Colorado //event design + planning: Darling Briar // floral design: Cori Cook Floral Design // wedding dress: J.Crew // hairpieces: Twigs and Honey // shoes: Steve Madden // bridesmaid dresses: Ebay // groom suit: Banana Republic // catering: The Local food truck // cake: Scones from local baker

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