Handcrafted Apple Farm Wedding: Kristin + Tristan

farm wedding party

Happy Monday, lovelies! To kick off the Fourth of July week, we have the sweetest apple farm wedding to share, chock-full of fun red, white + blue details! After getting engaged in February and deciding on a September wedding, Kristin + Tristan were having a hard time finding a venue that felt right to them – and that was also available. After hearing about Riley’s Farm from Tristan’s parents, they looked it up online + fell in love with it instantly. Kristin called the farm the next day + booked the last date they had available for September. Meant to be for sure!  A bit more from Kristin about some elements from the day that were particularly special to her:

We never choose a theme or colors; we just used what we loved. Bringing in a lot of personal items from our homes, borrowed from our parents and friends, and family heirlooms made the day that much more special. Our invitations were one of the most fun projects we worked on for our wedding! Tristan and I hand wrote and designed them together, and had a custom stamp made with the artwork. We are SO happy with how they turned out. They are perfectly “us”. One of my favorite details was that my sister wore the dress our mother wore for her wedding to my dad in 1979. It’s simple and beautiful and we’ve always said we would wear it in each other’s weddings.

Oh, and Kristin + Tristan found their awesome photographer, Matthew Morgan, here on Green Wedding Shoes! Love that!

farm wedding invitation

wedding rings

red rose bouquet



bridesmaid dresses

mismatched bridesmaids

red rose bouquet

red rose boutonniere




first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

I totally adore Kristin’s vintage red shoes!

red shoes

bride and groom

flower girls

tractor ride

Kristin: The day went by too fast! There are some moments that are a blur, but then there are others that are so strong in my mind that I'll never forget them. The moment I walked down the aisle with my dad and saw Tristan for the first time is one I will tell our grandkids about. We both had eyes full of tears, big smiles on our faces, and our lives were about to change forever. I don't think I could ever be happier than I was right then.

Tristan: Getting to marry my best friend was by far the most memorable. But spending the day celebrating with our closest family and friends in such a beautiful place was perfect.

flower girls





bride and groom

bride and groom

wedding party

farm wedding

guest book

I knew I wanted bunting – I LOVE bunting! A group of friends made the flags for our reception with fabric Tristan and I picked up at a local fabric store.  And one of my best friends and bridesmaids made the bunting that hung on the arch at our ceremony, and now we hang it up in our home for every special occasion and holiday!

barn reception

tins of flowers

grand entrance

wedding band

dessert bar

dessert bar

pennant banner

farm reception

Processional: Family and Wedding Party: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel; Bride: Dreams Come True Girl – Cass McCombs

Recessional: California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco

First Dance: California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco

first dance

Enjoy being engaged! We loved working on wedding stuff, but most of all, we just loved spending that time together! Do what’s most important for you and don’t sweat the small stuff. There were things we planned to do, but didn’t, and the day was still more wonderful than we could have ever hoped for!

photography: Matthew Morgan Photography // venue: Riley’s Farm Oak Glen, California // day of coordinator: Jan Theim at Riley’s Farm // floral design: Bride’s mother and friends (Flowers purchased at the LA Flower Mart the day before) // wedding dress: J. Crew, alterations by Be’s Alterations, Costa Mesa, CA // bride’s hairpiece: Sunshine and Carousels // bride’s shoes: Re-mix Vintage // bridesmaid dresses: The Bride’s Mother’s Wedding Dress, Vintage, Ruche, Spanish Moss // hair: Joyce Castaneda // groom suit: Ben Sherman // grooms shoes: Joy Ride Vintage, Orange CA // flower girl dresses + shoes: Zara Kids // paper goods: Handmade, designed and assembled by the Bride and Groom, Custom Stamp from Village Impressions // catering: Riley’s Farm // dessert plate rental: Dish Wish // sweets: Figgy Bakery // music: The Mill Creek Boys

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  1. Gorgeous rustic styling that carries through to all the different elements to create a great overall wedding look! Love the eclectic collection of bm dresses that are different, but still complement each other perfectly!

  2. These pictures are so lovely. I love the different bridesmaids dresses and the brides shoes!! Beautiful!

  3. Loved the simple romantic vibe this entire day carried.. beautiful couple!

    P.S. The “pin it” button hasn’t been working for us, just thought you would like to know.

  4. Wow – vintage chic at it’s finest!!!!

  5. LOVE the candy apples! and I love how they used an apple as i sign holder!!

  6. Great details and color scheme here. The celebration was capture perfectly with great storytelling.

  7. Matthew Morgan you are a genius! While looking through this post I was in awe as the images just kept getting more and more amazing. Congratulations Kristin & Tristan!

  8. I love so many of the fun details.


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