I quickly determined that while I wanted the rustic barn look, I also wanted it to look very romantic. And comfortable. As in people wouldn't be sitting on hay bales or fighting for room in horse stables.
Eucalyptus Lane in Ventura. Photo by Leigh Miller
This is one of the first places I'd ever seen that was exactly what I wanted. Ironically it is located in my hometown. While it seemed absolutely perfect, the price, restrictions and the fact that I wanted to be able to actively plan my wedding in person rather than over the phone or during rushed visits home, I nixed it. Barns. Old trucks. Chandeliers. What more could I ask for? Photo by Jose Villa. Wedding at Atwood Ranch
Yes, please! Leigh Miller
Wow. This is exactly the feel I would love to have. From Knottie NetterB
Now I'm obsessed with having a barn wedding. I can't even look at halls, hotel ballrooms or complete outdoor spaces because nothing compares for me. DF was hesitant at first, but is on board so long as it's not crazy expensive. I've found a place that is about 1.5 hours away from our home and even closer to his family and friends. It's more than I want to pay, but definitely still in range. I wont be able to visit til after the bar, but so far it's the front runner. I've run the idea past most of my friends. While most agree it is very "me" I wonder if I will be the only one enjoying the rustic chic that is the barn reception.