This Rustic Country Cookout Wedding Is Making Us Reassess Everything
Every now and then a wedding comes along that makes us totally question our dream vibe. Case in point? This casual affair in Hood River, Oregon. Simple, rustic and peppered with tons of handmade touches, this barn-side celebration featured family-style dining, keg refreshments and watering can floral arrangements (to name a few adorable details). Ready, set, swoon with us, y’all.
How pretty is the bride’s lone-dahlia-tucked-in-braid situation?
And how sweet are these little wildflowers wrapped in twine for the groomsmen?
Wooden crates loaded with summer blooms were sprinkled throughout the venue for pops of color.
It doesn’t take much to make a big impact: Twinkly lights, open pasture, white linens, done.
The epitome of cheap ’n’ chic: Recycled bottles filled with a few focal blooms.
A log altar with a white-curtained backdrop was placed inside the barn for the ceremony.
No dress code, no problem. (Bring on the cowboy hats!)
SWEET ESCORT CARDS
This delightful touch doubled as a party favor: Homemade local honey.
Write out your menu on a chalkboard, set up a help-yourself buffet and skip the fuss and expense of table waiters.
With simple white linens and minimal florals, colorful foods can build up your tablescape beautifully.
In lieu of a traditional cake, various cupcakes were served on rustic wood palettes.
We love these galvanized metal watering pails filled to the brim with colorful dahlias.
COUNTRY COCKTAIL TABLES
Aged wine barrels? The perfect surface solution for cocktail hour.
Keep things easy (and ahem, not too sloppy) by sticking to beer and wine.
PRETZEL SNACK BAR
Post-dance floor munchies are the realest.
Dahlias, wild roses, wax flower, astilbe—we love it all.
You can never have too many mini vases.
Now that’s the country take on something blue.
A RUSTIC SETTING
Gosh, we love a good barn wedding.
When you throw your wedding on a farm, utilitarian objects can double as thoughtful décor additions.
We really just dig the vibe here: Lovely, cozy and totally unpretentious.
FAIRY LIGHT OVERLOAD
We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: If you’ve got tons of twinkly lights, the rest is (cup)cake.
VENDORS IN THIS STORY
Photographer: Sikora Photography
Culinary: Ahi's Ohana Catering
Hair Stylist: Gorge Brides
Bakery: Sweets By Nikki
Floral Designer: Lucy's Informal Flowers
Event Planner: Columbia Gorge Weddings
Venue: Private Residence