Today’s wedding comes from DIY bride and blogger, Ambrosia. This rustic budget wedding is full of tons of sweet details. I especially love the barn door ceremony entrance! It is such a steal worthy idea! For more details be sure and check out Ambrosia’s blog, Vintage Apple, to follow her DIY wedding journey.

The lovely Ambrosia shares:

My husband & I are from CA & Washington. We moved to Colorado 2 years ago. Our theme was vintage rustic. We wanted to incorporate the rustic feel of Snow Mountain Ranch, but also add romantic touches.

I custom ordered a metal trinket from Lisa Leonard Designs and a locket from etsy and put a picture of my dad inside – he passed away last Oct, the weekend I got engaged and I was never able to tell him the good news.  Even though I technically walked down the isle by myself (my husband met me half-way and we walked the rest of the way together) my dad was there with me.

After our first look, just as we were heading to the ceremony meadow, the sky got really gray. As I was waiting for all of the guests to be seated, it started lightly raining. I was rushed inside one of our guest’s RV, and enjoyed a nice glass of white wine. Our guests were moved inside a building, and after 20 minutes returned to their seats and the ceremony began. I entered through two old doors that two of my bridesmaid’s husbands found the day before. We incorporated a handfasting ceremony – I cut and sewed strips of fabric that I bought and used as table coverings.  My mom will be making a quilt from the fabric.  My sister and brother in-law wrapped the fabric around our hands as a blessing was read by our officiant (a college friend of my husband).  Our entire ceremony and vows were written by my husband and me.

Compared to average weddings we had a tight budget of $10k. Because of that, I looked for ways to save. My childhood girlfriend did my hair. I did my own makeup. My husband home-brewed the beer. Our friends made desserts. My bridesmaids made the wildflower bouquets. I made the boutonnieres, wood painted signs, fabric bunting, photo-guest line, photo guest book, fabric & lace covered cans for the wildflowers, BM’s gifts (fabric totes), jam for the favors, paper signs for the photo booth, photo booth fabric strip background, etc.

Venue | YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Photographer | 11th Door Photography

Catering | Moe’s BBQ

Cake | Swedish Princess Cake from Schmidts Bakery

Rentals | A Vintage Affair Rentals

Wedding dress | Allure

Hair Accessories | Kohl’s and Icing

Jewelery | Musarra and Co. and Icing

Shoes | Wild Diva

Bridesmaid Dresses | J Crew, Modcloth, Nordstroms

Groom’s Suit | Kohl’s & Macy’s

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  1. The Perfect Palette
    November 8, 2011 11:13 am

    Pretty!
  2. ambrosia
    November 8, 2011 1:06 pm

    thanks for featuring! :)
  3. Get Candy Dishes
    November 8, 2011 2:03 pm

    The first two photos really drew me in instantly. What wonderful shots. The rest is just as precious. Wonderful job, and what a lovely wedding!
  4. Kristina - Barn Wedding Connecticut
    November 11, 2011 2:27 am

    Very ideal wedding! Full of fun and everybody seems to be enjoying!
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