Hey friends! My niece Madalyn married her husband E.J. in mid-July. Aren’t they adorable?
Their wedding and the following reception was beautiful and everyone attending had a wonderful time. I thought I’d share the gorgeous wedding decor inspiration and reception ideas for those planning a wedding.
Their wedding was a country bohemian theme. Country bohemian style shares a lot of similarities to farmhouse style, and lot of the ideas here can be used in a farmhouse style wedding. I personally like the relaxed and free flowing aspects of the country bohemian style and I want to start incorporating more of it into my home decor.
The wedding venue was at Crawford’s Barn in Rancho Cordova, California. Crawford’s Barn is a 100+ year old stable barn which was built when the area was still farmland. The barn and the land surrounding it has been preserved pretty much as it was 100+ years ago and is now used as a neighborhood park with the barn available to be rented out for events.
The wedding was held outdoors and the reception was held inside the barn.
A white pergola arbor decorated with faux sunflowers, faux flower vines and string pearls served as the backdrop for the wedding altar.
The aisle was lined with mercury glass jars filled with faux sunflowers, daisies, and baby’s breath.
The guest seating chart was made out of a large ornate frame backed with chicken wire. The seating charts were attached to the frame using clothespins.
The color scheme for the reception was lavender and gold.
One of the really cool things about Crawford’s Barn is that the stables are still inside.
An oak tree round served as a base for the table centerpieces. A hollowed out birch round made for lovely candle holders. They were finished off with gold table number cards and Mason jars filled with fresh flowers.
The table settings had gold plate chargers with the silverware wrapped in a napkin tied off with jute twine and topped with a pearl sprig flower.
Lavender tule ribbon and fairy lights added a nice romantic touch to the main table.
A sign with the words “Happily Ever After” made out of corrugated metal hung above the bride and groom’s table.
A beautiful spray of faux flowers adorned the bride and groom’s table.
This gorgeous chandelier was put together by my sister-in-law Laurie. She is so talented!
The bar had a bouquet of faux flowers along with a chalkboard sign with the bar menu. The vodka lemonade was delicious. 🙂
Next to the bar was a picture board of the bride and groom made out of a wood frame and chicken wire.
The wedding favors were cute little succulent plants with a heart-shaped photo of the bride and groom on one side and the wedding date with the phrase “Watch our love grow” on the other side.
The appetizer bar also served as a sundae bar.
I liked the break from tradition of having a sundae bar instead of serving all the guests wedding cake. It was a fun alternative to a large cake which is always a nerve-wracking part of the wedding day for the people organizing it.
The bride and groom’s cake was a glazed lemon cake. So much simpler and just as gorgeous as a large wedding cake.
I thought this was a super cool idea for the guest book! Instead of just signing it, guests were invited to take a picture of themselves and add it to the guest book along with a message to the bride and groom. It makes for a much more personal keepsake than of a book of signatures.
The card and gift table. You can tell gift cards are very popular these days. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the ideas and inspiration from my niece’s wedding! If you have any thoughts or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below!