Barn Wedding by Andrea Murphy Photography
September 13, 2011
DIY InspiredRustic Weddings

This adorable and lucky couple knew the moment they decided to have their wedding at his family's barn that they had made the right decision and would have a unique day filled with loads and loads of DIY  details that really spoke to who they are as a couple. And what more could they really ask for? The tables, adorned with milk glass, mason jars and old literature books, made for the perfect, personal tablescape and can we just pause for a moment and talk about how fabulous those pink bridesmaids dresses are? Total perfection. Andrea Murphy Photography was there to capture all the details and there's so much more in the full gallery!









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From the Bride...When we began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it be When we first started looking for venues, we had trouble deciding because we wanted to have something very different without spending a ton of money. After dinner one night at Sam's family home, it dawned on us that we could just use their barn, since it is gigantic!

Sam and I both wanted different styles, rustic and vintage. After much deliberation, we decided, why not combine the two? We used the barn as our biggest rustic feature and added vintage touches in the tables, flowers and attire. Every detail was considered in how it related to us as a couple. The books on the tables played on my (Rachel) degree in english and love of literature while the mason jars and other pieces were taken from our own decorations at home.

By the day of, we were a little nervous as to how it would all turn out. I had this image in my head of how we wanted to look but wasn't sure it would actually translate. When I walked into the reception, I was blown away. I knew I had worked on all the details and been a part of all the work, but to see it all together was just wonderful. As much work as it was doing most of it DIY, it was totally worth it in the end. Plus, having amazing vendors makes it SO much better! We worked hard up until the day of, then they took over for us, so we didn't have to do a thing except enjoy each other and our friends and family.

Wedding Photography: Andrea Murphy Photography / Flowers: Bridal Garden / Event Design: DIY / Invitations: Paper Girl / Wedding Dress: Bridal Palace / Entertainment: Zach Downing Entertainment / Make-up: Faccia Bella / Rentals: Dress My Event / Catering: Chefs on the Run / Bar: Blue Label