Our Rustic Barn Wedding
When my husband and I decided to get married, we knew that finding the perfect location would be really important to us. We wanted a place that would be fun and relaxing for our guests while still being elegant and chic. So when we fell head-over-heels for a beautiful red barn in upstate New York, we knew we had found exactly what we had been dreaming about. The only available date was in just four months time but we knew it was meant to be and we jumped at the chance without hesitation. I have to admit, planning a wedding in so short a time was no walk in the park, especially since we are such a DIY couple and tackled many of the details ourselves. From the groomsmen bowties to the party favor tags, to the belt on my dress—so much of it was a labor of love. Not to mention, the letterpress invitations...
As a graphic designer and letterpress printer, it was only natural to want to design and print our invitations. Sure, there wasn't much time and sure, invitation planning is usually a gargantuan task, but we were determined to create something that would really tie the whole event together and shout out, "BARN WEDDING! GET EXCITED!"
We incorporated our love for all things vintage and well-worn, printing on a beautiful ecru shade of paper and using kraft envelopes. To show the inspiration behind some of the invitation imagery, here are some photos of that perfect, summer day... Enjoy!