Real Wedding: Danielle + Jeremy’s Barn Wedding

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone spent some wonderful time with family + friends. And welcome to all our newly engaged couples! So excited to get back to sharing gorgeous real weddings and fun ideas for your wedding. We are starting the week off with a gorgeous real wedding sent over from photographer Cameron Ingalls. This couple actually found Cameron here on GWS so that makes it even more special. :)

sunflower bouquet

yellow wedding shoes

bridesmaids in modern dresses

From Danielle, “I was in love with the quirky-playful yet vintage-rustic vibe the venue had to offer so I really wanted to emphasize that. I chose to incorporate patchwork fabric, bold stitching, and fun patterns throughout the decor to give a little punch of color while maintaining the vintage-rustic element using old bottles and other antique pieces I’d borrowed or collected over time. Jeremy and I love “fancy” and “elegant” but it doesn’t embody our everyday life, so the more casual backyard picnic/ barnyard dance ambiance suited us well.

sunflower bouquet

barn wedding california

bride in yellow sweater

outdoor wedding ceremony

bridal party anthropologie

outdoor wedding ceremony

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Hmmm… this is a difficult question. I think the fact that it poured rain the night before and into the morning, poured rain again just hours before our ceremony, and then miraculously cleared up to bring out beautiful blue skies with crisp white fluffy clouds was really something. Walking out of the dressing room just before the ceremony to see just how wonderful of a day it had turned out to be made me smile and think, “Yup… this is meant to be”.

bride with yellow sweater

bridal bouquet yellow

sweet love baner

barn wedding reception

rustic wedding decoration

wedding food

dessert bar

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Any advice for those planning now? I am a very detail-oriented person. For me, just sitting back and letting things fall into place as they should was difficult. Work hard in the beginning to set things in place. Play with all the ideas you like but narrow it down to a few that work well together. Learn to let go of the really small things and enjoy the process. There are details that you will want to spend hours perfecting and you will be the only person that is truly aware of its presence (or lack of presence). For my situation, the more homemade looking the better, which made it easier to accept the imperfections.

If you’re on a budget, like we were, really evaluate what is worth spending the large sums of money on. For us, we thought our photography and DJ were worthwhile investments. I enjoy crafts so I took on the decor myself with the help of a few wonderful family members. It saved a lot of money and really made me feel like our wedding was truly “us.” I purchased vintage bottles from flea markets and antique shops as I found them. The time between booking and crunch time is the time to get all these things done.

Finally, ask friends and family to help where they can. We had family members contribute their signature homemade desserts. My mom made all 33 table runners. And the day-of we had almost twenty relatives and friends show up to our house at eight in the morning to help load, transport, and set up all our decorations and supplies. It’s amazing what loved ones will do to help you. And the collective effort really makes the day that much more special.

Photography: Cameron Ingalls
Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch
Wedding Dress: MaryLinn’s Bridal in Santa Barbara (Paloma Blanca)
Hair: Noelle Johnson at Faces Salon in SLO
Makeup: Jessi Skipton at Bluebird Salon in SLO
Shoes: Seychelle’s
Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie
Hairpieces: Handmade by bride
Groom Suit: Canali from Nordstroms
Floral Designer: Lorie Boe Floral Design
Event Planner: Done by bride with day-of help from friends Jessie Engelhardt and Jaime Samples.
Invitations: Papersky (Patchwork detail done by bride)
Music: Escape Entertainment (Paul Thompson)
Cake: The Cakery
Catering: Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ

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  1. I love the couple dancing down the aisle. They are just
    cute. I also love how you see the steam coming from the chili.

  2. Where did you get your mustard yellow cardigan?! I’m looking for one just like that for my wedding. Thanks!


  3. What a gorgeous barn! Beautiful wedding and beautiful couple!

  4. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of yellow and blue for
    weddings. Stunning!

  5. such a sweet, charming wedding! i love the marquee :)

  6. this wedding has so many lovely details….and the food looks amazing!

  7. love the little touches of mustard yellow throughout, especially the cardigan and the flower girl’s shoes!

  8. did you find the platters and pots for the food or did the caterer provide that? we’re planning on a bbq too, and am trying to find similar serveware. thanks!

  9. Wow, there’s so much amazing texture and color. love, Love, LOVE!

  10. A truly beautiful wedding! I love the color scheme and DIY details! And very good advice about doing it on a budget- absolutely agree that having family and friends help is the way to go- and it makes everything more meaningful. Congratulations!

  11. Well now THIS wedding ROCKS!!! Living in such a wintery wonderland…’s nice to see this summery glow & can’t wait for warmer weather!!

  12. How gorgeous! Loving the yellow touches with the sunflowers and shoes!

  13. Such a beautiful, stylish wedding! I love the colors, the vintage, rustic touches and details, and the bride’s dress is stunning. She looks beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous wedding! Love the mustard yellow! Where did the
    metal letters come from that are on top of the suitcase? I’ve been
    searching like crazy!

  15. Where are the flower girls’ dress and shoes from? Love it!!
    Also I second rene’s comment, were the platters and pots provided
    by the caterer or did you buy them? (if so from where?) beautiful

  16. Does anyone know where those cool patterned table runners are from? Thanks!

  17. I am also interested in where you purchased or rented your blue &red speckled serving-ware from. If possible, please email me at

  18. Hey guys, Congratulations on all the compliments you are
    receiving and well deserving of. I have been introduced to two more
    couples as a result of your comments here and will guide them
    through the wedding process in 2011. Your wedding day was fabulous
    and it is true, The skies opened up just moments before the
    ceremony just for you… Your biggest fan, DJ Paul Thompson Escape
    Entertainment 805.441.6192

  19. Where is the location of this wedding?

  20. an absolutely beautiful wedding with all involved, esp the bride, looking amazing. I am taking so much inspiration for my upcoming wedding. I would so love to know where you got the shoes & dress for the flower girl. I’m in Ireland & can get nothing even remotely like them. Congrats

  21. Very beautiful wedding. I love that awesome barn! You would never guess from the photos that it had rained earlier, it really looked like the perfect day. What a beautiful couple, congratulations!!

  22. I love your pics.. everything seems so wonderful.. i love the yellow color!

  23. Love it! really beautiful wedding

  24. I am so in love with this wedding! I’m having a barn wedding next October, and this is gorgeous!

  25. Where is the fun, longer yellow sweater from that the bride wore?


  26. Does anyone know who makes this dress? It’s textbook what I want…

    beautiful wedding

  27. Where did you buy your block letters J & D?

  28. really really cool wedding,

  29. WOW! What a magical space! The barn is amazing and all of the special touches are just lovely! Love this wedding!

  30. I absolutely love the venue! Were the ceremony and reception at the same place? I would love to find a similar venue near the ohio/indiana border! Kentucky might work too though. Thanks! <3


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