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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A beautiful barn wedding

Sunday, my sister and I styled a wedding at the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Course in Irvine. It is our second wedding at this lovely venue which is home to a big red barn - the perfect setting for a summer wedding.

When the bride's mother first contacted me, they were well into the planning of the wedding and just needed a little help. The bride's colors were coral and cream. The bridesmaid's dresses, the ring bearer pillow and flower girl's basket gave me a feel for the direction they were going. We were asked us to style the check-in table, the cake table, and the restrooms. We also added photos, quotes, framed menus and other details to help give the wedding a more personal touch. 

Our inspiration pieces

The bride provided the tags for the check in table; the clothesline was borrowed.

We covered the commercial style restroom signs with something a little more "wedding-like" and personal. The bride chose the photos she wanted to use.

Adding the linen skirts to the sinks really make a big difference.

Placing artwork on the walls, adding framed quotes and photographs that personalize the restroom are little details that go a long way and the things that guests remember.

Having a few essentials that your guests may need are also nice to have:

The flowers from the ceremony chairs were placed in the men's restroom after the ceremony!

The barn comes equipped with the strings of lights; the chandelier was extra and a very nice touch.

My daughters made the Mr&Mrs cut outs. I love these kinds of details that make a wedding special and personal. The bride brought in a few of her own too. Like these cookies for each guest:

And their custom cake topper!

The menus were framed and placed on the buffet tables ...

Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach designed the centerpieces, ceremony flowers and bouquets and they were gorgeous!

It was a beautiful wedding. Simple and elegant with a touch of rustic. Perfect for a barn wedding!

We had a lot of fun working on this beautiful wedding (minus the spiders under the bathroom sink - I'm glad my sister had that job!). If you live in the area and would like help with styling your wedding, give us a call or email:  Inside Out Weddings  562.547.5247 ~ SHCInsideOut@aol.com


annie@mostlovelythings said...

Wow! I love all the little details! Even how you styled the bathroom. Love the "When Harry Met Sally" quote!

Marianne said...

It looks spectacular! Every little detail is perfect, right down to the bathroom. Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Adorable! I love all the details and I really love when people even decorate de bathrooms. It's so cool.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

What a beautiful job you did! Completely charming and I love the color palette!

Town and Country Gals said...

What a great job you guys did! Everything was just lovely! Love all the little added touches you added. What a wonderful place for a wedding!

Angie said...

Love every bit of this! Esp love that how you didn't leave out the restroom ;)

Deb said...

What creative sisters I have! great job....

Unknown said...

Thanks guys! It is a great venue and really fun to work with. And I really love styling the restrooms.. it is that special touch that is a nice surprise (unexpected).

barb cabot said...

Love it Sherri! This venue and your stylistic ideas make for a perfect wedding. so enjoyable to look at.