Rustic barn wedding

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Rustic barn wedding

Kata & Ricsi, July 20, 2019

Kata and Ricsi are an extraordinary couple. They have not just a unique style; they are a great couple. They are relaxed and receptive, and they enjoy every minute of life. They also chose a unique rustic barn wedding venue for their engagement photoshoot and wedding venue. But let’s take a look at why it was so special!


Barn venues have a simply wonderful atmosphere in general. I love taking photos in these barn wedding venues, as they are perfect for organizing a truly romantic, rustic wedding. 

This location suited the unique and cool tattooed style of Kata and Ricsi since, in addition to the rustic wood materials, the DJ’s use of really colourful lights made it possible to achieve a truly unique effect in the interior.

What made the location truly unique and associated with their properties and was closely related to the couple, e.g. Ricsi’s railway work, was evident in the use of decorative elements of the table, such as the table numbers, which were mixed with some with a pattern used in tattoos.


The most significant advantage of these barn wedding venues is that they are often located where nature surrounds them. This provides the perfect opportunity to give a perfect background for family photos or your wedding portrait photos.

The most important thing for me when taking family photos is that the environment of the wedding venue is visible. However, I always like to choose a clean, relatively homogeneous background with not too many components so that it is not distracting from the people in the picture.


I think the relative for all barn weddings is valid, that most often the colours used in the decoration are earth colours or pale tones. The reason for this is probably that the many brown solid, wood colours give quite a powerful effect to the interior structure of a place even at idle, so everything fits perfectly with these delicate, pale colours.

The other essential element of barn weddings is the flower, which plays a significant role in the overall look we get in the decoration. So, as we can see at the wedding of Kata and Ricsi, even though the barn wedding was made cosy and unique with the lights, they also chose these light and pale colours in the flowers to match the atmosphere of the place and to enhance its rustic but still modern line.

However, one important thing to mention about the decoration is the colour of the ceiling and the side wall, which is not an element t a vital driving force for taking a good photo. Why?

It is essential to think about this when organizing a barn wedding since it is not only the photographer who needs to be aware of the settings with which to take photos in such a location, but it is better if we can discuss in advance what a couple can do to help the photographer when organizing the event.

And how can you help? For example, when choosing such a location, where there are no white walls or the ceiling is not white, we must think about the decoration, that when the photographer uses flash, they will be able to reflect the light to achieve the perfect white balance even in such an environment where you can find a white spot for flashing.


A rustic wedding theme is popular for couples who desire a warm, charming, and down-to-earth atmosphere for their special day. Rooted in simplicity, the rustic theme draws inspiration from natural elements and the beauty of the countryside. It embraces a sense of nostalgia, evoking a feeling of authenticity and cosiness.

Here are some key characteristics of a rustic wedding theme:

  1. Venue: Rustic weddings are often held outdoors, such as in barns, vineyards, gardens, or open fields. These locations provide a rustic backdrop with natural beauty, exposed beams, wooden structures, and vintage architectural details.
  2. Décor: The décor for a rustic wedding is characterized by a blend of organic, vintage, and DIY elements. Bales of hay, mason jars, wooden crates, burlap, lace, and twine are frequently used. Wildflowers, baby’s breath, and other simple, locally sourced blooms create a natural and whimsical atmosphere.
  3. Colour palette: Earthy tones dominate the colour palette of a rustic wedding. Shades of brown, beige, ivory, and green reflect the natural surroundings. Accents of soft pastels or pops of vibrant colours can be added to create visual interest.
  4. Attire: The bride and groom’s attire for a rustic wedding often follows a relaxed and casual style. A flowing bohemian or lace dress with natural makeup and loose, effortless hairstyles are famous for the bride. Grooms may opt for a more relaxed suit or suspenders paired with a bowtie or a simple vest.
  5. Details: Personal touches and DIY elements play a significant role in rustic weddings. Handmade signs, wooden pallets displaying welcome messages, or homemade favours add a unique and personalized touch. Vintage family photos, string lights, and candles create a cosy ambience.
  6. Food and drinks: Rustic weddings often feature comfort foods and a relaxed dining experience. Buffet-style or family-style meals, barbecues, or food stations with a rustic flair are typical. Locally sourced ingredients and farm-to-table concepts are often incorporated. Signature cocktails, craft beers, or a selection of wines can also reflect the rustic theme.

Overall, a rustic wedding theme creates an enchanting and relaxed atmosphere that celebrates nature, simplicity, and the charm of the countryside. It allows couples to showcase their creativity while embracing a timeless and warm ambience for their memorable day.


To make a barn wedding classy, you can incorporate elegant touches and refined details while still maintaining the venue’s rustic charm and natural beauty. Here are some ideas to elevate a barn wedding and add a touch of class:

  1. Lighting: Use soft and romantic lighting to create an upscale ambience. Consider string lights, chandeliers, or draped fabric with twinkling fairy lights. Candlelight or lanterns can also add a warm and intimate glow.
  2. Furniture and Seating: Opt for stylish and comfortable seating options, such as Chiavari chairs or upholstered benches, instead of traditional wooden chairs. You can also add luxurious lounge areas with plush sofas, ottomans, and accent pillows for guests to relax and socialize.
  3. Tablescapes: Dress up your tables with elegant linens, such as satin or sequin tablecloths, and high-quality china, glassware, and flatware. Incorporate floral arrangements with lush blooms and greenery in delicate vases or crystal containers. Consider adding personalized place cards, menus, or elegant table numbers.
  4. Ceremony Arch or Backdrop: Create a focal point for your ceremony with a beautifully adorned arch or backdrop. Incorporate drapery, delicate flowers, or elegant greenery to add a touch of sophistication.
  5. Ceiling and Ceiling Decor: Transform the barn’s ceiling by adding flowing fabric or draping to create an airy and ethereal atmosphere. Hanging chandeliers or elegant lanterns can add a touch of elegance to the space.
  6. Bridal Attire: Choose a wedding gown that suits the overall aesthetic of a classy barn wedding. Opt for a timeless, sophisticated silhouette with delicate lace, intricate beading, or luxurious fabrics. Grooms can complement the look with a tailored suit or tuxedo.
  7. Music and Entertainment: Hire a live band or a string quartet to provide elegant and refined music during the ceremony and reception. Consider a dance floor with stylish lighting and a professional DJ to keep the energy up throughout the evening.
  8. Bar and Beverage Service: Set up a well-stocked bar with a selection of premium wines, craft cocktails, and top-shelf liquors. Consider hiring professional bartenders to provide a polished and personalized drink experience.
  9. Signage and Stationery: Incorporate elegant and cohesive signage and stationery throughout the venue. Use calligraphy or elegant fonts on beautifully designed welcome signs, menus, programs, and seating charts.
  10. Guest Experience: Pay attention to the small details that enhance the guest experience. Offer luxurious restroom facilities, create comfortable lounge areas, and provide thoughtful amenities such as blankets for chilly evenings or parasols for shade during the day.

Combining rustic charm with sophisticated elements allows you to create a barn wedding that exudes class and elegance. Focus on quality, attention to detail, and a cohesive design to elevate the overall experience for you and your guests.

Attention rustic barn wedding couples!

Are you searching for a wedding photographer who can beautifully capture the magic of your special day? Look no further! As a documentary-style wedding photographer, I preserve the authentic moments and genuine emotions that unfold during rustic barn weddings.

Imagine flipping through your wedding album and being instantly transported back to that enchanting barn setting. With my keen eye for detail and ability to blend into the background, I’ll capture the rustic charm, soft natural light, and heartfelt connections that make your wedding unique.

By choosing me as your photographer, you can trust that I’ll be there to document every tear, laughter, and dance move without intruding on your special moments. From the delicate lace on your gown to the wildflowers adorning the tables, no detail will be overlooked.

I believe in building a solid connection with my couples, understanding your vision, and ensuring comfort throughout the process. Together, we’ll create a customized photography timeline, allowing spontaneous and unscripted moments to unfold naturally.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I’m here to ensure every precious memory is captured in stunning detail. Let’s work together to create a timeless collection of images that will transport you back to your special day’s rustic charm and joy. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – book now, and let’s create extraordinary memories together!



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