Lakeport Backyard Barn Wedding | Mia + Spencer

When Mia and Spencer told me they were having a barn wedding, I was hesitant. They said it would be on the property of an old family friend who had something like 100 acres. BUT, then they told me that they would have the backdrop of a lake, and they'd have a ceremony surrounded by oak trees. The barn was old, but was going to be completely overhauled. It would be a "chic" barn wedding - I honestly had no idea what that really meant, but it sounded amazing to me!

Mia got ready with her bridesmaids at the Tallman Hotel in downtown Lakeport. Holy wowzers. That hotel is AMAZING. I had no idea that a hotel like it even existed in Lakeport so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in person. Spencer and his guys got ready at Mia's parents house across the highway from where they were to be married. Once the ladies were ready, Mia's dad came and picked her up to take her to the ceremony; talk about an emotional "first look". We drove up the highway and hung out for 30 minutes before "go time" and then we all loaded up in a wagon pulled by horses (I'm not kidding) and headed out into the property for the ceremony. The rest of the evening was incredible. We had lawn games and beer pong. We had pies and wonderful toasts. Overall, it was a rockin' day finished off by our even more rockin' DJ Randy...seriously you guys, he can THROW A PARTY. 

Sophia and Maxime | Rustic Vintage Backyard Wedding in Sebastopol

This past July, I had the pleasure of creating wedding invitations and signage for an amazing couple, Sophia and Maxime. These two love birds met in France (she’s from the US, he’s French & German) and got engaged in Yosemite while he was here visiting her! Melissa had the opportunity to capture their love (look out for those photos in the coming weeks) and the whole day was perfect. 

Sophia and Maxime wanted their invitations to have a turn of the century, vintage French, old ice cream parlor vibe. I combined their colors of dusty rose and navy (which went with the theme really nicely) and did research on invitation wording that they used to use back in the day. These things put together created a vintage/rustic vibe that really set the tone for the day to come.


Sophia and Max borrowed these adorable old windows from a neighbor to use for signage. We used these for the menu, the bar menu, the seating chart, and a few other signs throughout the wedding. The windows really added to the rustic vibe, and combined with vintage white handdrawn type they really brought the whole theme together. 


These two had such a unique vision for their wedding and it was so inspiring to be able to work with them in making that come to life! Toutes nos félicitations Sophia and Maxime, we wish you many years of happiness!