Horseshoes Get Hitched: Modern Barn Wedding with Rustic Details
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of our reception, I have to highlight some of the design and decor details of our wedding. We ended up embracing our rustic garden barn party motif, and it turned out really well. A thousand thank yous go to Sonia of Enriched Events for beautifully executing our vision. Sonia was our day-of and design/decor coordinator, and she knocked it out of the park. She is a hilarious, ever calm and cheerful individual—it was an absolute pleasure working with Sonia on our wedding.
Mr. Horseshoe and I DIYed quite a few things for our wedding: our signs, paper flowers, ceremony garland, and favours. See our DIY posts here and here for more information. We then rented or purchased the rest of our decor.
Heritage Park supplied us with table and glassware, round and rectangular tables, chairs, and linens. We chose ivory for both our tablecloths and napkins. The beautiful wooden chairs are part of the reason we chose this venue—we didn’t have to worry about renting chairs as they were already perfect. We did have to pay a chair setup fee (I believe it was $2 per chair), but it was worth it.
I loved our bud vase arrangements. | Photo by PMG Image
We rented navy chevron table runners and gold charger plates for our table settings. Sonia rented us her spectacular collection of vintage bud vases, and our florist provided us with loose flowers and greens to go in the vases.
Our round tables in action | Photo by PMG Image
My bouquet and our bridesmaid bouquets became the floral arrangements for some of our tables. This also saved us a bit of money as we were able to repurpose our bouquets. Our table numbers came from Rifle Paper Co.
A better look at our tealights and table layout | Photo by PMG Image
The menu cards were designed by yours truly, and our name cards came from Staples and were hand lettered by me. We bought LED tea lights from Costco and tealight holders from IKEA.
Our guestbook table. Photo by PMG Image
Our card box was an antique-style birdcage that we found at Winners (TJ Maxx). We purchased our guestbook, which our guests had a lot of fun signing, from Indigo.
Our pretty cake | Photo by PMG Image
Our masterpiece of a cake was made by Whippt Desserts & Catering. We chose a passion fruit, rum, and vanilla cake with passion fruit buttercream icing. The icing also had a light peach ombre tint to it.
Another angle | Photo by PMG Image
We rented this beautiful fleur-de-lis cake stand from Whippt. Seriously, I loved this cake. We’ve got a chunk of it in our freezer that we plan on having for our first anniversary.
I laughed at this. Too bad we served chicken instead of beef. | Photo by PMG Image
Gunn’s Dairy Barn ended up being the perfect space for our reception. The lower level of the barn was a warm, charming space, and the antique tack and signs on the wall gave the venue a lot of character.
Many thanks to the hard working staff at Heritage Park for making our wedding day an awesome day.
- Preamble & an undocumented rehearsal
- Timelines, timelines
- Getting fancy
- Ceremony & cocktail hour
- Bridal party style & floral details