A Casual, Rustic Wedding at Timber Line Barn in Buffalo, Missouri

Loving the rustic, laid-back feel of the gorgeous Timber Line Barn, Amanda Moulder (24 and a mom) and Jon Sanders (31 and a general contractor) used i

Loving the rustic, laid-back feel of the gorgeous Timber Line Barn, Amanda Moulder (24 and a mom) and Jon Sanders (31 and a general contractor) used it as inspiration for their entire wedding. “This venue is truly a hidden gem,” Amanda says. “When we went to go see it, we were both so in love. This barn is rustic with modern touches. It is so full of charm, with some amazing owners, and even features a goodie barn with every color of decoration you could possibly fathom! If I had a chance to do it all over, I would choose Timber Line every time! Nothing beats that country sunset.” The couple chose a turquoise and brown color palette and rustic decor that included mason jars, burlap and denim. We love all the DIY details throughout the wedding, including the custom leather suspenders made by Amanda’s mother, the burlap and silk flowers made by Amanda and the flower girl’s tutu skirt also made by Amanda. The best part, though, was the romantic, intimate ceremony between Amanda, Jon and their son, Sylas. “When it came time for our vows, which we wrote ourselves, Jon said his to me and then turned and got on his knee and said his vows to my son. Everyone was in tears. It was the most special and heartwarming moment of my life. His vows to Sylas were, ‘I promise to teach you how to throw a ball, bait a hook and how to treat a woman. I promise to love, protect and encourage you. I promise to give you hugs in public, even after you think it is embarrassing.’” There are so many moments we love—see them all, beautifully captured by Jessica Yahn Photography, below.

Amanda made all the flowers herself! She used burlap for the roses and teal silk for the daisies. Some of the flowers had little strings of pearls laced in, and others had tiny jewels fixed to them for a bit of added glamour.
Amanda’s son was the ring bearer and wore a brown, teal and ivory plaid button-up with brown cowboy boots and leather suspenders. The flower girl (her son’s best friend) wore a jean jacket with a huge ivory tutu made by Amanda for the occasion.
Amanda told her bridesmaids she wanted them to wear a denim shirt or jacket with a brown belt and an ivory dress or skirt with cowboy boots. “Each girl made the outfits their own and looked beautiful,” Amanda says. “It was important to me that they were able to purchase things they would wear again and very important that the two pregnant bridesmaids were comfortable.”
“When it came time for our vows, which we wrote ourselves, Jon said his to me and then turned and got on his knee and said his vows to my son, Sylas,” Amanda says. “Everyone was in tears. It was the most special and heartwarming moment of my life. I am so proud and grateful to have found not only my life partner and best friend, but also the most amazing father I could ask for to raise my son. His vows to Sylas were, ‘I promise to teach you how to throw a ball, bait a hook and how to treat a woman. I promise to love, protect and encourage you. I promise to give you hugs in public, even after you think it is embarrassing.’”
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“This venue is truly a hidden gem,” Amanda says. “When we went to go see it we were both so in love! We did not leave our appointment before writing a check in tears! This barn is rustic with modern touches. It is so full of charm, with some amazing owners, and even features a goodie barn with every color of decoration you could possibly fathom! If I had a chance to do it all over, I would choose Timber Line every time! Nothing beats that country sunset.”
“My wedding dress was a no-brainer for me,” Amanda says. “It had every aspect I wanted. I'm tall, so the high-low style was perfect. The cut beautifully showcased my cowboy boots, which were teal and brown to match the wedding colors. The dress was just poufy enough to make me feel like a princess, but simple and lightweight enough to be comfortable and not feel gaudy.”