I’m back with more of the fun details from Meg & Shawn’s rustic wedding at The Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. If you missed the first post, you can check out the ceremony photos here.
After the ceremony, guests were invited to the front of the property where the historic Newland house, which is now a museum, sits.
Another fun old piece at the property is a horse cart- Kristin with The Treasured Petal threw a bouquet on it last minute and it looked so cute!
Guests were offered lemonade in a vintage galvanized igloo (borrowed from my sister in law) as well as sweet tea and normal iced tea, which we embellished with cute little doily lables. All beverages were served in mason jars.
We pinned escort cards onto a linen covered board with doily accents. Unfortunately, it was super windy at that time, so we could not get those little suckers to stay straight for photos.
During the cocktail hour, we turned over the ceremony site into the reception site. Let me tell you- I do not think that I have ever seen my team work so hard!
Tables were set with brown linens, ivory bone china and silverware wraps with a band of paisley fabric. The same fabric was also used on half of Kristin’s beautiful arrangements.
I made the table numbers using coffee-stained wood blocks and doily embellished circles.
To carry the doily theme even further, I created cute little mr & mrs cards to set at the placesettings of the bride and groom:
Kristin made their seats extra special with floral bouquets tied to the chairs:
For dinner, guests were treated to a delicious Southern-style BBQ, complete with ribs, mac n’ cheese & cornbread. Because of the mess that BBQ can bring, Meg and Shawn gave each guest a little brown bag containing a bib, wet nap & toothpicks. Guests loved wearing their big white bibs and it gave the dinner such a fun atmosphere.
There were many kids there, so we rented a mini children’s table and Meg made centerpieces full of games and arts & crafts activities:
We set up the cake in front of the ceremony gazebo and as it got dark, the hanging mason jars glowed beautifully, along with the extra jar-filled candles we placed all around the cake.
For favors, guests were treated to homemade popcorn balls, caramel apples and chocolate covered pretzel sticks. We arranged them in apple baskets and accented with a cute sign saying, “Delicious”:
Meg made these cute tags for each of the favors:
One thing that Shawn knew he wanted from the very beginning of the planning was a custom gobo light of their monogram (designed by Posh Paperie). The old water tower made a great backdrop for it and it glowed above the head table all night long:
It was quite a party, with guests dancing all night long while mason jar candles glowed from the trees and the fencing all around the venue and market lights hung overhead.
Their photographer, Brittany Keene, set up a photobooth inside the barn for guests to take photos during the night. We even jumped in for a little fun (nevermind the fact that we all look about 15!)
Meg & Shawn: You know what a joy it was for me to guide you through this process- getting to laugh together, almost cry together and getting to know each other better along the way. Thank you for trusting me with your vision and your wedding day. Love you two!
The vendor team:
*Venue: Newland House and Barn
*Photography: Brittany Keene
*Floral Design: The Treasured Petal
*Event Design and Planning: Joyful Weddings & Events
*Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
*Caterer: Richard Jones Pit BBQ
*Invitations: Posh Paperie
*DJ: Sandeep Kumar
*All paper details we created can be ordered through our etsy shop: www.joyfuljoyful.etsy.com
*Officiant: Reverend Bruce Danzara
*Cake: French’s Bakery