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the venue: casey’s barn

BARN LIFE: the barn the mister and i got married at is on the property of a sweet family. their daughter was getting married so they decided to build her a barn on their land in Woodland Park, CO and now they rent it out. it is unbelievably affordable and the Casey’s are so kind. i got two days – one for set up and one for the big day (that was such a blessing!).  JUST SAYIN’ – if anyone in the Colorado Springs area is getting married i HIGHLY recommend this place

BEFORE i knew i was going to marry Bruce, i knew i wanted to get married outside & by a barn. i am a colorado girl. chacos live on my feet and the mountains are my home. this was my dream venue and i was so blessed to find a place like this existed! one of my rules for brides that i talk about here is to not settle on the things that mean the most to you. this was one of the things that i was smitten with.

CEREMONY & SEATING: we used the side of the barn as our “alter.” we expected around 350 people and there was much more room for seating on the long side of the barn! if you look closely, you can tell that there are church chairs set up. yep. it is great having your soon-to-be father-in-law the paster of a church! we borrowed so much stuff! we also used the chairs to create an isle for me to walk down because every bride needs an isle!
we used giant logs, a sign in table, and some coolers of water to distinguish the seating area from the parking lot! it felt very organized and set a part. i was thrilled with how it turned out.
all photos Stellar Propeller Studios

DETAILS:
wooden benches: came with venue
tables: came with venue
folded chairs: borrowed from the church
white table cloths: borrowed from the church
beautiful flowers: vicki howard, $500
sheer fabric in the barn door: hobby lobby, $15

  • So beautiful! My venue was actually the same story… They built a big barn for their daughter's wedding and now rent it out ๐Ÿ™‚ they just added a vineyard there now too! I love the rustic style that's so in for weddings right now!

  • Absolutely gorgeous, you were a beautiful bride!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Gorgeous!!!! Makes me want to get married again and in CO ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You two are just the stinking CUTEST!!!

  • Gorgeous!!! I love how you turned the doors into the alter. These are amazing pictures!

  • if i marry a colorado boy like you say i will, i'm totes checkin' out this barn. seems like a cute place. ๐Ÿ˜‰ oh wait…

  • Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!

  • Holy Frick! I love all of this so much and I love your comments on my blog and I just know I am going to love following along on your blog! Happy Friday!

  • Okay, that is GORGEOUS! On of my best friends had her reception in a barn and I thought it was the neatest idea. Hers was at night, and I think it's even prettier in the day! This wedding is gorgeous!

  • Super pretty yet rustic. love when contrasting elements are combined ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you a lot of happiness! ๐Ÿ˜€ You were a beautiful bride. Looking at your pictures I feel like this is my dream wedding! <3 Iยดm so hhapy for you!

  • Such a beautiful wedding!
    Everyone looks very happy in the photos too.

  • Cassie

    I love your photos! So pretty! I am getting my married in October and really want this venue for my wedding. I can’t get ahold of the barn and can’t find a website. Could you be so kind to point me in the right direction?

    • Oak & Oats

      Hello Cassie! Thanks so much for your words! Unfortunately, I don’t think they do weddings anymore ๐Ÿ™ I had my wedding four years ago and all the website stuff that was set up is gone now. So sorry!!

      Good luck finding a venue!

      • Cassie

        Thanks for the reply! I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Oak & Oats

          Yes! And enjoy your wedding planning! Congrats on the engagement!