Rustic Private Barn WeddingChristine + Matt

As their first anniversary comes this weekend, we’re so excited to share Christine and Matt’s rustic barnyard wedding!

If you haven’t seen our lovebirds’ Elmhurst Engagement Session — take a peek HERE.

Summer bride admiring her makeup - Carmen Salazar

Playful floral bridesmaids robes - Carmen Salazar

We love love love matching bridesmaid’s robes. What a fun touch and perfect for group photos!

Sleek and modern bridal beauty - Carmen Salazar

Bride getting ready with her dog - Carmen Salazar

Christine and Matt’s pup Willie is one of the most important parts of their lives. This fur baby is so cute that he’s featured on the walls of our photography studio!

Unique, blue velvet wedding heels - Carmen Salazar

Happy groom receiving wedding gifts - Carmen Salazar

Matt made the first move on his soon to be bride. After running into each other twice at Zebra Club, his group followed Christine’s to the Merc — where he finally got her number!

Groomsmen getting ready in barn loft - Carmen Salazar

Happy groomsmen getting ready in barn - Carmen Salazar

Bridemaids toasting outside with champagne - Carmen Salazar

Our bride’s wedding goal was for their friends and family “from all walks of life” to have a blast celebrating together.

Their first meeting at Zebra Club was actually through a mutual friend and former boss of Matt’s.

Groomsmen toasting on vintage barn roof - Carmen Salazar

Moody bridal getting ready portraits - Carmen Salazar

Christine’s bohemian lace wedding dress embodied their theme of “a little bit city, a little bit country”.

So gorgeous!

Bride getting ready in bohemian lace gown - Carmen Salazar

Groom eagerly awaiting the first look - Carmen Salazar

Before the portraits began, Christine was very specific that we had to do their first look in front of the bright blue barn.

I love the juxtaposition of the modern, metal barn against the rustic, wood barn location of their reception.

Modern first look wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Bold blue first look photography - Carmen Salazar

Wedding first look kiss - Carmen Salazar

Joyful bride and groom wedding portraits - Carmen Salazar

Entourage themed groomsmen portraits - Carmen Salazar

Matt and his groomsmen might have been emulating the country version of Entourage here!

Bold and modern wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Vintage Asian wedding arch - Carmen Salazar

This beautiful Thai arch is actually a family heirloom! Matt’s grandfather built this vintage arch for his own wedding, decades ago.

Barn wedding bride walks the aisle - Carmen Salazar

Groom's first look at bride during ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Matt’s breath was taken away by his beautiful bride!

Rustic outdoor summer wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Giggling bride and groom at outdoor ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Christine is very proud of her blended family. With her stepbrother officiating, and a beautiful reading from her stepdad the ceremony was full of familial love.

Bride's stepfather reading for ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Romantic outdoor wedding newlyweds - Carmen Salazar

Vintage white and gold wedding decor - Carmen Salazar

Events By Rebecca absolutely nailed Christine and Matt’s rustic, eclectic wedding vision! Check out the post on her blog for even more details.

Rustic barn wedding decorations - Carmen Salazar

Mason jar wedding floral vases - Carmen Salazar

Happy bride and groom welcome speech - Carmen Salazar

Our bride and groom’s sweet and gracious personalities shone in their welcome speech.

After dinner, they were ready for a stunning sunset and dapper dancing!

Romantic sunset first dance - Carmen Salazar

Bride's outdoor father daughter dance - Carmen Salazar

Dramatic mother son dance photos - Carmen Salazar

Happy newlywed sunset portraits - Carmen Salazar

We’re obsessed with the pure love on our newlyweds’ faces. Simply glowing!

Epic barnyard wedding sunset portraits - Carmen Salazar

Thai sunset wedding portraits - Carmen Salazar

Bride and groom cutting cake in rustic barn - Carmen Salazar

Cute bride and groom cake cutting - Carmen Salazar

Bridesmaids with custom wood love sign - Carmen Salazar

Happy dad on the wedding dance floor - Carmen Salazar

Bride and bridesmaid tearing up the dance floor - Carmen Salazar

Bridesmaid having fun on the dance floor - Carmen Salazar

Fun and vibrant groom dancing photos - Carmen Salazar

Silly wedding dance floor photos - Carmen Salazar

To end the night, our bride and groom joined the band for an epic sing-along to “Don’t Stop Believin'”…

Bride and groom karaoke performance - Carmen Salazar

Bride and groom singing Journey onstage - Carmen Salazar

…followed by a romantic, vintage getaway car exit!

Vintage wedding car grand exit - Carmen Salazar

Vintage wedding car grand exit portraits - Carmen Salazar

Love wedding sign silhouette portraits - Carmen Salazar

Happy anniversary Christine + Matt!

We won’t stop believin’ in the power of true love!


Event Designer – Events By Rebecca

Venue – Private Rustic Barn in Elk Grove, CA

Makeup – Polish + Pout

Flowers – Party Petals Floral Designs

Linens – La Tavola

Event Rentals – Tin Roof Farm House

Cake – Ettore’s

Live Music – JumpStart

Transportation – Sentimental Journey Vintage Transportation


Thank you amazing vendors!

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