Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crush on Rustic Romance | California Barn Wedding

Prepare for a visual feast.  This rustic wedding, set in the meadows of the Sierra Nevadas, was country romance at its best.  Nature's beauty was mimicked throughout the wedding with glorious yet simple detailing by the amazing designer, Christina Perry of Quality Event Design
The detailing is endless. From custom  "bucket" chandeliers, personalized wine bottle labels, table length centerpieces, s'mores, rootbeer floats, a popcorn machine, kiddie corral with baby sitters,silhouette dog portraits, a painting made by guests' fingerprints and well-wishes, the most savory, mouth watering coffee-crusted filet mignon...Perhaps, it's easier to let the photographs tell the story of this most amazing event. Enjoy...
The Groom, Joe & his Bride, Shannon at the private barn in Culpine/Portola, California. 

Giant S'mores made the evening around the fire even more sweet. 

Joe held the lock. Shannon held the key.
The Bride with the Groomsmen at the Barn and her Girls at the Chalet View Lodge.
The most intimate and delightful ceremony. From the ipad, they read their own written vows. Both made references to the small special moments in their courtship....the same ones.  The barn door was opened as  as Mr. and Mrs. Passalacqua were introduced for the first time. {to love}.

The choreographed first dance and personalized touches everywhere.

We send Mr. and Mrs. Passalacqua the warmest of wedding dreams.
May these photographs help you relive this magical day.
 {to your married life together }
~ {CHEERS} ~ 

Want more Joe + Shannon? Enjoy the video from their engagement session
the vendors
videography | skye snyder and joshua snyder of skosh films
wedding planning/event design | Christina Perry of Quality Event
flowers |Christina Perry of Quality Event Design
hair & makeup | Edin Carpenter
dj | Brian Wislon of The DJ Mobile Entertainment
location | Chalet View Lodge and Private Barn in Culpine, California


  1. I love the collection of scenes from the barn during the ceremony. I went to a similar barn wedding ceremony yesterday and it reminds me of that. I still smell like hay! :P

    One of my favorite weddings from you. :)


  2. I love, love, love the smore's gift set. How cool is that? Gorgeous photos!


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