Rustic Mint + Gold Barn Wedding: Olivia + Greg

mint colored wedding

Mint + gold is forever one of our fave color combos. The mix feels like it was practically invented to be one of the sweetest-ever wedding palettes. Olivia + Greg thought mint would be a perfect color component to match the abundance of succulents they knew they wanted to incorporate into their day. Says Olivia, I LOVE succulents, so of course we had succulents EVERYWHERE! But their styling plans didn’t just stop there. We also wanted to add a pop of glam to spice things up — that’s where the gold came in! We just love it when a color palette can hatch all of the other choices and design elements for your day. For couples who may find themselves all over the map stylistically – inspired by a bunch of different ideas – picking colors just may be the perfect place for you to start your wedding planning journey!

Olivia tells us, Our inspiration was ourselves. We wanted our wedding to be completely about us, what we love and what we believe. We really wanted to add a little bit of everything about us, to our day. We are very outdoorsy folks, so we knew that getting married inside, was not an option for us. We wanted an outside wedding – rain or shine! And it rained :) – with that sweet barn reception! 

ombre mint invitation

mint flats

wooden calligraphy sign

first look near the water

first look near the water

Such a sweet first look by the venue’s pond!

first look near the water

first look near the water

first look near the water

first look near the water

first look near the water

mint bow tie

mint wedding

bride and groom

mint bow tie

We adore both Olivia + Greg’s wedding day attire! Shop their looks – and whole pretty day – in our Rustic Mint + Gold shopping guide below!

flower crown bride

anemone and succulent bouquet

mint bridesmaids

Such great bouquets by Belovely Florals and Event Design!

green and white bouquets

mint bridesmaids

mint flower girl

mint flower girl

mint groomsmen

mint wedding party

flower girl

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

flower embroidery hoops

ribbon aisle runners

flower embroidery hoops


What a sweet father-daughter moment! A little fun never hurt, right?!

selfie with your dad

mint wedding ceremony

wood chevron backdrop


ceremony in the rain

Processional: Crash –Dave Matthews Band (Performed live by Silverlake String Quartet)

Recessional: Good Life – OneRepublic

First Dance: This Winter – Cass Lowe

ceremony in the rain

ceremony in the rain

mint colored wedding

Pennsylvania’s The Rodale Institute proved to be the perfect spot to celebrate. A sprawling, pretty patch of land complete with a great, old barn just begging to be dressed up in – you guessed it – mint + gold!


window pane seating chart

woven tapestry backdrop

We are head over heels for Olivia + Greg’s thoughtfully detailed sweetheart table set up – and love that their yarn backdrop was inspired by one of our fave (and most crafty) GWS features!

woven tapestry backdrop

gold chargers

mint ombre menu

teacup candle favors

cake bar

naked cake with succulents


sweet heart table

The most memorable moment of our day was our First Dance. We danced to Cass Lowe, This Winter. I’m sure you’ve never heard of this song before, but this was the first song that Greg had shared with me, back while we were “just friends”. Little did we know and come to realize, later on, that we had both listened to this song, thinking about one another through the long distance relationship we had. Our first dance was THE most amazing part of our entire wedding. It gave us a time to completely blank out everyone else at our wedding and focus on one another and truly take in the moment that we just shared our vows, and are now husband and wife. It was super emotional for the both of us and we will cherish that moment forever.

first dance

sparkler exit

And don’t miss Olivia + Greg’s sweet wedding film by East West Productions!

Enjoy every moment of it! I’ll be honest and say 9 times out of 10 I was pretty stressed about all the details and making sure everything came together. But in reality, I had to let some things go and just relax and know that at the end of the day, Greg and I were getting married and that was the real priority!

photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: The Rodale Institute Kutztown, Pennsylvania // event design, florals + flower crown: Belovely Florals and Event Design // wedding dress: Allure Romance from Arielle Bridal // shoes: Shop Ruche // bridesmaid dresses: Mis-matched // hair + makeup: My sister, Amber Matteo // groom suit: J.Crew and H&M // videography: East West Productions // paper goods: Belovely Florals and Event Design // catering: The Market Cafe // cake: Homemade by Brides Mother (Laura Hagey) // music: Synergetic Sounds and Lighting

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  1. Gold Barn Wedding photography is a amazing photography, this photo is really useful for the photographer, I share this blog to all my friends

  2. this was probably one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen so far!
    I loved every detail of it and the photography was amazing!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing =)

  3. Gorgeous wedding!! Love all the details! Amazing pictures!!

  4. Such a beautiful wedding! Love rustic-glam vibe with the succulents and shimmery gold details. And that naked cake, wow!

  5. so beautiful! i love everything about this, but i think my favorite thing is the mismatched chairs. perfect!

  6. Olivia, I love the gold and white chevron runners you had. did you purchase those or rent? If you purchased them where did you get them from? Thanks!!

  7. What a beautiful wedding. I love that chevron wooden background for their ceremony.

  8. Beautiful wedding! Your decor was outstanding! I was wondering, the embroidery hoops, did you do those yourself? If so, is there a website or something to help with the steps? Thanks! And congratulations to your and your husband!!

  9. What an amazing location and photos – love the rustic wood background for the ceremony. Congratulation!!

  10. Absolute favourite colour pallette! Divine

  11. The chevron pallet wall at the ceremony is amazing. I also love the groom’s plaid shirt, bow tie, and brown vest. Everything fit the rustic vibe so well.

  12. Those mint shoes are beautiful and exactly what i wanted – does anyone know where to find them?!


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