From the property where it all went down to the 500 people in attendance (yep, you read that right!), this black and white ranch wedding was one big family affair! And boy, is it beautiful too! Keeping with the simple beauty of the ranch, the bride chose to use rustic decor, greenery, and handmade details. Read on for how the whole family got in on the fun of transforming the ranch and its barn into the ultimate wedding venue.
Photographer, Amanda K Photo Art, shares…
Callie and Christian’s elegant family ranch wedding has so many special pieces that made it so unique. From being able to get married right on Callie’s family’s farm, to the custom renovated barn that housed all 500 of their guests.
Since Callie was a little girl, she has always loved the simplicity in styling and in colors. She grew up in a house full of antiques and old vintage things. Her style has always been guided by her mom’s beautiful visions. Her mother owns a beautiful storefront that houses many old and new items, so she knew she wanted her mom to help her in every aspect of her special day. They wanted to create a rustic yet elegant and romantic feeling. This led them to decide on copper, black, and white with touches of greenery as the color palette for the wedding.
Choosing the venue was an easy decision. Callie knew that getting married on her family’s ranch was the perfect place. It holds many special memories including where Christian proposed. There was a barn located on the ranch that her parents had begun fixing up over 5 years ago, so when they got engaged they decided to remodel the entire barn to accommodate the 500+ guests that would be in attendance on their big day. With her mom’s vision and her dad’s incredible handyman skills they managed it make it a dream Callie never quite imagined. The ranch is also close to where both her mother and father grew up, so it was an easy decision for their wedding.
Almost all the elements of the day were DIY. They did so many things themselves, from renovating the barn to recreating an old milk shed with a copper roof. Everyone played a role; Callie’s brother created the bar from old barn tin and wood, and Christian even built the dance floor, which held over 150 guests at a time.
Callie and Christian absolutely love to dance, swing dancing none the less, so they made sure to have a live band playing during their first dance to kick off the night. During it, everyone lined up around the dance floor with sparklers! As Callie says, “it was just magical to have all the people you love surrounding you while you dance together for the first time as husband and wife. It was the perfect night.”