Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rustic Barn Weddings and Gatherings



 Fall is a great time for intimate gatherings with family and friends.  Fall brings families together as people are thinking about coming home, spending time with loved ones and it’s a romantic time for a wedding.  You can set the setting for your guest as soon as they walk in by hanging wreaths of wheat and sitting decorative corn stalk bundles wrapped in fall foliage.  Fall is filled with beautiful rich colors of reds, oranges yellows and browns, as well as comes with an array of natural decorative pieces, such as pumpkins, acorns, cornucopias and gourds.  A perfect location for a fall gathering is in a rustic, natural yet intimate setting, such as a barn.  It can be casual yet elegant.  Decorating options are limitless.  Most barns have exposed beams, which provide lots of great lighting options such as hanging elegantly draped strands of white twinkle lights or lanterns.  Paper lanterns can be a less expensive alternative.  You can also use carved pumpkins with decorative patterns, rather than scary faces, or use paper bag luminaria to light a pathway, aisle or just to simply add more decorative lighting.  If you live in a climate where the leaves change color in the fall, use them as decoration.  For weddings, instead of an aisle runner, sprinkle leaves and fall colored flower petals down the aisle.   If you do not live in a climate where the leaves change in the fall, you can by decorative silk fall leaves.  You can also sprinkle these along with flower petals on your tables as decoration.  Also consider using carved out pumpkins as your centerpiece vase to put beautiful rich fall flower bouquets in.  Whatever your event, whether it is a wedding, special event gathering or Thanksgiving, fall is the perfect setting for an intimate gathering with friends, families and loved ones.
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11 comments:

  1. Hi! I am having a fall wedding and this is the most beautiful photo I have seen. Having a tough time finding venues. Where is this? It's exactly what I have in mind.

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  2. Rancho Dos Pueblos in Goleta will give you the perfect barn wedding!

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  3. hi, can i ask you where this barn location is?

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  4. Where is this located? It was what I have in mind!

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  5. Love the wreath on the barn, but I am so NOT creative. Do you know if you can purchase one like this somewhere? Thanks! (Stealing your idea with the curtains too....LOVE IT!)

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    1. Your florist will be able to create the wreath for you. Have a wonderful wedding!!

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  6. my daughter is having her reception in a barn, this site is wonderful1

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying the site! I'll be sure to post more barn ideas. Check out my new site at http://simplynaturalevents.com/blog

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  7. I live on the east coast. Do you know of any barn areas. I have googled it and can't seem to find any in the Northeast :(

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