Alex and Ryan’s rustic Georgia barn wedding is absolute wedding design inspiration gold. Their inviting, homey wedding was held at their family farm, and is chock full of beautiful and personal details, so get your Pin buttons ready. And you know what else? It’s mostly DIY!
Let’s start by checking out the barn where all this came together… Alex did an amazing job of transforming the barn into a warm and welcoming place for her guests.
These florals by Artistic Florists in Cleveland GA were perfect to set the tone. These soft colors are the perfect fit for a rustic barn setting.
The Bride and Groom
Take a look at Alex’s gorgeous gown. I adore the delicate detail. It’s Lazaro, from Bridals by Lori, and modified by Kate Horlander in Buckhead.
I always recommend getting a pretty hanger for your wedding dress. This pretty personalized hanger is from Etsy, here.
It was a rainy day, and I have to say one of my favorite moments is this one, carefully getting Alex from the car to the barn.
Happily, we did get a break from the rain to do some photos with Alex and Ryan outside!
And this is my absolute favorite detail: The ceremony and dinner rooms were decorated by Alex with a collection of quilts that were created by her grandmother and great grandmother. Not only did it give the barn walls interest and beauty, but what an absolutely wonderful way to create a personal and sentimental setting!
Alex also managed to drape the barn’s ceilings with tulle, bringing great rustic elegance to the scene.
Just before the sun set, Alex made her way down the aisle, stopping to blow a kiss to Alex and Ryan’s son along the way. The ceremony was really sweet and emotional, as Alex and Ryan celebrated their relationship. My favorite part: just after their vows, an emotional Alex and Ryan couldn’t contain themselves and kissed, before the ceremony was even over.
After the ceremony, guests had cocktails and appetizers while we did a few more photos. There were so many great DIY details here, too! I’m totally in love with the old carriage that became a place for gifts, and the beers in an ice-filled bathtub. I just love how Alex made this her own!
These cocktail cups and napkins were also from etsy, at SipHipHooray (love that name!)
And as the doors opened for dinner, the table decor was so warmly rustic and homey.
One of my other favorite things from this wedding (I know, I know, I have like 10 favorite things from this wedding) are the custom wood name cutouts that served as place cards. Everyone loved them and I wanted one for myself! The most amazing part: Alex designed these herself!
And the cake table! It’s not like it’s exactly uncommon for the cake table to be my favorite part of a wedding, LOL, but there’s just something about this one that’s extra special. Between the quilt backdrop, the variety of tasty treats, and this fun cake topper from JV Country Creations on Etsy, it’s totally drool-inducing.
And if that’s not enough, how about the S’MORES BAR. Just get in my belly right now.
Alex and Ryan’s first dance was awesome. Although, you know what? Every time they danced together that night was awesome, because he kept picking her up and swinging her around. So joyful and fun!
The cake cutting was funny, too. I chuckle every single time I look at these images, with the looks on their faces!
Alex also made her own favors, in the form of homemade orange bitters. Guests could also take a honey bear from a neighboring farm. Alex’s sign was absolutely perfect: A BitterSweet goodnight.
I love it when a couple steals away for a few moments during the reception to just enjoy each other.
They were serious about creating a party where people could relax and enjoy! This sign at the bar saying they’d party until the cows came home proved true.