Rustic Chic Wedding

Before you begin to read this post, turn up your volume, click below, and scroll slowly through the images for the full experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

On this Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a beautiful wedding with you.

Last fall, I was blessed to be the mother of this gorgeous bride.

The rustic chic wedding took place at an amazingย restored barnย in High Valley, Oregon.

To me, it was magical.

There wasn’t a breath of wind and the setting sunlight was slightly orange as Katie and her dad emerged from the barn, while an old time waltz, played by Evie and Rick Mugrage on fiddle and guitar, echoed off the surrounding hills and mountains.

(I cry just thinking of it).

She looked stunning with the barn, the blue sky, and the green grass as her backdrop.



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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

129 Responses to Rustic Chic Wedding

  1. Rustic chic wedding of your daughter is just BEAUTIFUL

  2. Hi! Sorry but I have to ask a silly question, how can I listen to the music? Just pardon me, Just wanna listen to it because as you’ve said, it made it perfect.

  3. HI! Oh my, the music just made me appreciate more the photos, more significantly the wedding of your lovely daughter. Congratulations for being a mother of a gorgeous bride who just had an amazing wedding. Really love it!

  4. feastfromtheland says:

    this is so sweet. her gown is gorgeous!

  5. inkspeare says:

    Oh, just so beautiful and happy – just like it should be – Loved it.

  6. Such a beautiful setting for a wedding. I love the gorgeous natural scene and the bride is beautiful.

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  8. Kerry says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Such a gorgeous setting! Love the little jam jar favours!

  9. Maura Troy says:

    Absolutely stunning! Your daughter looked fantastic and the setting couldn’t be better. My cousin’s daughter had her wedding in a renovated barn in upstate NY. It was one of the best weddings I ever attended. I think these non-traditional settings make it so much more intimate and enjoyable.

    Wishing much happiness to Katie and Adam! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Beautiful!! Love the rustic feel!

  11. shannmark says:

    I absolutely love everything about this wedding! Gorgeous!

  12. poindextr says:

    your daughter’s wedding was absolutely beautiful. what a memorable event that must have been ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It was so much fun, from the engagement (a surprise on Christmas morning, in my living room) to the planning, then the making of the invitations, bunting flags, and jams for favors. Decorating the barn and setting everything up. I was so sad when it was all over……. But now….I get to be a grandma in October…something new to look forward to…YAY!
      Thanks for the visit! BTW I really enjoy your blog, too!
      Enjoy your day.

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  14. I love the picutures and the country theme throughout. I like the jam as gifts for the guests. That is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Kathy says:

    Wonderful pictures. What a fun wedding. Our daughter had a similar type wedding in September 2006 at my dad’s ranch. So much fun.

  16. Dear Kathy,
    I bet your daughter’s wedding was beautiful, too. I’d love to see pictures!

  17. Helen says:

    LOVED the music….so moving! Such a beautiful wedding….thank you for allowing to see a glimpse of the happy day!

    • You are so welcome Helen! I’m glad you were able to hear the music, it really made it special. I enjoyed the day (well really the whole process) so much, I wanted to share it with everyone. Now, I’m going to be a grandma! I can’t wait!
      Enjoy your day!

  18. thewifeiam says:

    I absolutely love it!
    That barn and country rustic theme is totally my cup of tea.

    • Thank you, Skylar! We had so much fun, I really didn’t want it to end! And it was even more special because Katie’s dad is the craftsman that restored the barn.
      Happy Friday to you!

  19. Now THAT is exactly what a wedding should be like!

  20. It’s so nice to see more people pushing back against contemporary “traditions” and the wedding “industry” and doing what they like. Your wedding is so charming it makes me smile. I think I scandalized my new in-laws when we chose to have a quite non-traditional outside wedding back in the 80’s, but it wasn’t for THEM, bit was for US, and we are still together.

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  22. nanacathy2 says:

    Beautiful bride, beautiful dress, beautiful music, beautiful setting! I have tears in my eyes! So romantic!

  23. Beautiful and very creative wedding.

  24. Janelle says:

    Simply beautiful and magical! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Congratulations on a job well done!

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  26. Joyce Love says:

    Beth, just discovered your blog – thank you for sharing the photos & wonderful music from your daughters wedding. What a magical day! We had violin, flute, & hammer dulcimer with a similar tune for our wedding in 1991, & when people recall our wedding they always comment on how much they loved the music.

    • Hi Joyce,
      Welcome to my little corner of the blogoshere. I hope you’ll be able to come back again for a visit sometime.

      I bet your wedding was beautiful. I love that Celtic music, too!

      Have a great day!

  27. Lynn says:

    Oh, just Beautiful! Love It!

  28. Wendy Hall says:

    Planning my own daughter’s rustic wedding and find myself coming back to this post over and over again. The simple but elegant beauty of it all just captures my heart. What is the name of the song/musicians playing in the background?

    • Thank you, Wendy and congratulations on your daughter’s upcoming wedding. The song is an old time waltz called Jim and Judy’s Wedding. Rick and Evie Mugrage (the musicians that played at Katie’s wedding) didn’t have a recording so I just downloaded this one from itunes. It’s the same song Rick and Evie played as Katie walked from the barn with her dad. They also played during the cocktail hour and during dinner. It was so beautiful. Thanks for commenting, it always makes me watch this again and relive this wonderful day.

  29. Cari Markham says:

    Beth – How interesting to come across my son’s former kindergarten teacher (he’s now in 5th grade) on Pintrest. I will have to show Cooper! Love the ideas!
    Cari Markham.

    • Hi Cari! It’s a small world isn’t it. I’ve run into your dad a couple of times, but I never see your mom any more. How are you? I can’t believe Cooper is in fifth grade already. Say hi to him!

  30. jan too! says:

    wow…i just love the pics….made me feel like i was a guest at the wedding! congrats to your family and thanks for sharing…..

  31. raicamarig says:

    This is so lovely!…๏Š. Unique wedding ideas inspire me and it what makes it so special. My husband and I plans to have a wedding (a special one like this) in the future. It could be on our 10th or 25th year anniversary.

  32. Denise Fletcher says:

    Beautiful wedding, I am in process of helping my niece with her wedding. Would love to know about the hay bale seating. What type fabric did you use and how did you secure it? Congratulations on new grandbaby!

    • Thanks, Denise! The fabric was canvas. We secured it with some kind of metal pins. I can’t remember what they were called but I’ll try to find out and let you know. Have fun with the wedding planning!

  33. merel says:

    Wat een prachtig huwelijk de locatie is er perfect voor, een droomhuwelijk. hier heb je jammer genoeg geen plekjes die zo mooi zijn! (Belgie West-Vlaanderen)
    En de bruid en haar man zien er ook zeer goed uit
    Veel liefde en geluk toegewenst

  34. CraftyStaci says:

    Oh, what a beautiful wedding! My daughter just got engaged, so that wedding tab caught my eye. The ceremony will be next to our barn and we were considering hay bales as seating! Love the bunting on the barn – I’m filing that idea away for next summer! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. Michele says:

    The music and pictures were breathtaking beautiful and so heartfelt. Wishing all you many blessings!

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  37. alwaysinaweofyou says:

    Well you did it again!! Tears flowed again! And to know that they are still just as happy now with the little addition to the family. Bether, you are absolutely amazing. I love you,

  38. Joanne S. says:

    Hi! I found your blog via Diary of a Mad Momma (Refashion Runway Competition)
    People who can refashion are just amazing. Your daughter’s wedding looks like it was lovely. Best wishes to them! ~Joanne

  39. Victoria says:

    What a ‘simply elegant’ and beautiful wedding! I love the setting…gorgeous dress and all!

  40. Lovely wedding, and what a gorgious idea to make jam the wedding fav’s! I’ll keep that in mind for a certain occasion I hope will take place, somewhere in the future ( if you get my drift…)

  41. Rainy Hasibuan says:

    It was really beautiful mam..I enjoyed all the images that you’ve made.

  42. Anonymous says:

    going to try to make the t-shirt shrug, and checked out the wedding pictures. neat. home setting and home spun and all together lovely. congratulations to the couple and their team.

  43. Shelley Ford says:

    Love all your ideas, love barns. This was beautiful. I wonder what the fruit jars were, though?

  44. Miriam Pflug says:

    Love your post and the beautiful wedding. Love, love , love the music. Congratulations on all accounts!! Enjoy the grand baby!!!!

  45. Margaret says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your daughter’s beautiful wedding. Other than the wonderful barn setting, the beautiful Celtic music reminded me of our wedding, in 1986, and reception, with Scottish Country dancing. Hearing the music and seeing the pictures brings back a lot of happy memories! And congratulations on your future grandbaby!

  46. Treva Putsche says:

    This looks so lovely! What/who is the music you have playing with this?

  47. Bonnie Pittman says:

    After seeing all your beautiful pictures I want to forget all my grown kids and remarry the man that I have been married to for 40 years (18 kids later) in the same setting!

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  51. Tanya Ferguson says:

    I agree Bonnie, you deserve a great wedding. This is the wedding of my dreams, including the color scheme! Red is my favorite color. The setting is as gorgeous as the bride,

  52. Heather H says:

    Beautiful! That’s all I can say!

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  54. just doing some random viewing…and this came up…so wonderful…love the casual/dressy part…making everyone feel comfortable…just beautiful…

  55. went back to listen to music…lovely!

  56. Anonymous says:

    May God continue to add his riches blessings on this couple. May they fall deeper in love with God and each other every day. Pastor Polly

  57. Mary says:

    Your daughter is
    Stunnigly beautiful!
    And that dress…WoW!!.

  58. akidiy says:

    That was beautifully done. Looks awesome.

  59. Patty Louden says:

    Wonderful! I didn’t look really hard for what the music was that the musicians play. Name of tune?

  60. Barbara Brown says:

    What is the named of this music absolutuely as you said beautiful.
    I want to cry!

  61. Saj Miller says:

    Found dress on Pinterest. Yes, you are right that dress would have been perfect for that wedding. Lovely pictures.

  62. Saj Miller says:

    Found dress on Pinterest. Yes, you are right that dress would have been perfect for that wedding. Lovely pictures.

  63. This wedding was simply precious. I got all choked up just looking at the pictures. She was a beautiful bride and what a wonderful idea with the barn in the background.

  64. Ashley Ryan says:

    Ohhh! How BEAUTIFUL!! And the music….
    is absolutely perfect.
    I live in Florida and am self quarantining so watching this is really special.
    Hugs to you all,
    Ashley Ryan

  65. Becky Schneider says:

    I know this is years later but it was lively watching and listening. Beautiful. Did you make all that jam? You are right-the dress you refashioned would have been great!

  66. Ann Andrews says:

    Over here in England and – late to the party – have just watched your daughter’s wedding video. Absolutely stunning! Amazing backdrop, beautiful music and everyone was having a blast!

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