Sweet Washington Barn Wedding: Rachel + Michael

washington barn wedding

If you love typography + graphics as much as we do, you’re going to go crazy over Rachel + Michael’s sweet Washington barn wedding! In addition to lots of pretty, personal details, the beautiful hand-lettered paper goods + signage (designed by a friend of the couple) really made this fun celebration so delightfully unique. And it was definitely fitting considering Michael is a graphic designer! The reception was decked out with moss-covered branches, succulents in terrariums, antlers, and fun antique finds. And you definitely won’t want to miss their super rad ceremony backdrop! Every little piece of this wedding is so fun and screams R + M!

We know that paper cranes are a popular wedding decor element + we’re still hearting them big time. They’re especially relevant to Rachel + Michael, so it was a must that they were included in their big day. Here’s why: When Michael and I first started dating 3 years ago, it was quickly evident that we were meant to spend our lives together. We had so much in common and just loved being in each others company. On one of our first dates to one of our favorite restaurants, our waiter told us that he liked to fold origami and that he had made us a paper crane. He told us that the crane represented a lifetime of luck and love. The crane officially became “our thing”. Two years later, when Mike proposed, he compiled all of the prayers and love letters he had written me over the course of our relationship and folded them into 100+ cranes strung from the ceiling of an old chapel in Coeur d’Alene. As we started designing and planning our wedding, we both knew it wouldn’t be “us” unless we incorporated our cranes.

So sweet, right? Thanks a bunch to Crissie McDowell for the beautiful photography + big congrats to Rachel + Michael!

origami design

washington barn bouquet

wooden ceremony piece


We’re totally obsessed with this graphic ceremony backdrop!

to have and to hold

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

Processional: Breathturn – Hammock

Recessional: Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

First Dance: Dear True Love – Sleeping at Last

washington barn wedding

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


More incredible signage! :)

wedding signs

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding


Pretty cranes…

origami

washington barn wedding

antler centerpieces

chalkboard dessert bar


And a sweet, ombre cake!

bunting cake topper

dessert bar

cowbell

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding

washington barn wedding


And you won’t want to miss Rachel + Michael’s beautiful wedding film, captured by their friend Joshua!

Don't sweat the small stuff. Remember the most important detail about your wedding: the person you are committing your life to!

photography: Crissie McDowell Photography // venue + catering: Trezzi Farm Green Bluff, Washington // event design + planning: Toby Keough // florals: Toby Keough and the Bride // wedding dress: Marcella’s Bridal // shoes: Dorothy Perkins // hair: Camille Schmidt from Shine Salon // bride’s necklace: Catbird // makeup: Sharaya Pena // groom suit: H&M // videography: Joshua Monteith (Moor Pictures) // paper goods: Katie Linder Design // cake: Ali Halland from Black Cat Bake Shop // music: Oh Snap It’s Luke!

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous! The photography is wonderful. As mentioned, I also love the great use of type!

  2. This is just lovely. In the UK, when you choose a venue with a view, you usually plan for the worst – rain! The views here are just gorgeous and make me want to get married abroad, just for views like that. WOW! Congrats Rachel & Michael. Just lovely. x

  3. These photographs just absolutely glow with love. How beautiful.

    Oh, and the cowbell – that’s awesome.

  4. does anyone know what font they used for the “to have and to hold” sign?

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