With micro weddings becoming more relevant during this time, Courtney McManaway Photography teamed up with Jennifer Armenta of Peachy Keen Weddings and Sara Adams of Sweet Stems Florist to create a modern, elegant barn micro wedding in Temecula, California.
The Temecula market in particular is noted for its rustic barn and winery-styled weddings. They wanted to create something unique and colorful. Their first stop was Winter White Barn in Temecula. This gorgeous property, tucked away so it feels secluded, features a gorgeous white barn and elevated rafters, with lots of windows to bring in natural light! This space was the perfect canvas to create a modern micro wedding.
Jennifer of Peachy Keen Weddings and the shoot designer, noted the modern tables were the anchor for the shoot creation. The grey washed top and crossed legs made this a standalone feature, so they didn’t want to take away from that with a linen. Alternatively, they tied in pink chiffon table-runners with a selection of bud vases, glass lanterns, pink, gold and white table settings, all anchored by low centerpieces.
Having a focal point at a reception is so important, and they were thrilled with the rafters at Winter White Barn, which allowed a wreath and selection of white lanterns. This allows the focal point to stay on the couple while really giving the space that “wow” factor!
Once they decided on their colors (blush, grays, pink, yellow/orange, robin blue, and seafoam green), they worked with Sara of Sweet Stems to create wreaths, centerpieces, and a bouquet to compliment the setting. Sara used a selection of coral roses, coral dahlias, coral spray roses, pink roses, pink spray roses, pink lisianthus, pink stock, pink ranunculus, peach roses, peach spray roses, peach ranunculus, blue thistle, Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and silver dollar eucalyptus to bring her vision to life. They were able to re-use the florals and bud vases on site at Winter White Barn’s outdoor ceremony site, helping couples to seamlessly tie together all their elements.
They brought in several other elements to show couples how to upscale these smaller wedding celebrations. A cocktail cart with mid-century glassware provided upscale drinks to toast the newlyweds! A cocktail lounge also allowed the couple to relax in a stylish, modern setting.
The lovely couple wore a rose-hued Friar Tux and the bride wore a boho Lulu’s dress. They were able to get some great images of them at cocktail hour, at the reception tables, and around the gorgeous property at Winter White Barn. The trees and greenery during sunset provided the perfect outdoor backdrop for couple portraits!