A DIY Barn Wedding at a Private Residence in Pemberton, British Columbia

Alexandria Brinkhurst (27 and a student) and Jacob Bauer (26 and a forestry firefighter) wanted a nontraditional outdoor wedding. Their photographer,

Alexandria Brinkhurst (27 and a student) and Jacob Bauer (26 and a forestry firefighter) wanted a nontraditional outdoor wedding. Their photographer, Anastasia Photography, suggested a property in Pemberton, British Columbia. The couple exchanged vows outdoors, with the gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, then held their reception in a large open barn on the grounds. Because the barn floor was dirt, the couple suggested casual dress to their guests. This casual vibe inspired the tone of the entire wedding: fun cocktail-hour games like axe throwing and crochet, DIY decor, origami cranes and small bright flowers from the local organic farm, Bathtub Gardens, displayed in cut San Pellegrino bottles. The couple ended the night with a paper-lantern release into the mountains. Check out more photos below.

Alexandria wore a sweetheart cut dress with paisley stitching on the bodice and a gorgeous ruffled skirt. A light pink ribbon around the waist completed the look.
The groomsmen wore a single yellow billy ball for the boutonniere, adding a bright rustic touch to their wedding style.
Alexandria handmade the colorful origami cranes that decorated the long reception tables in the barn. Simple, small and bright flower arrangements with flowers sourced from Bathtub Farms, a local organic farm, added a pop of color to the white, floral-pattered table linens.
The couple had no color palette, and encouraged the wedding party and guests to dress casual and however they wanted. This bridesmaid's green fit-and-flare dress complemented the outdoor, rustic ceremony perfectly. A bouquet of pink flowers added a soft, romantic touch to her look.
The couple exchanged vows outdoors, underneath a rustic branch arch, overlooking the gorgeous mountains of British Columbia.
Alexandria made the large chalkboard seating chart that stood outside the old barn doors for the reception.
Long tables were arranged in a U shape for the large reception. White lights were strung from the rafters over the dinner table and colored lanterns were hung above the dance floor.
At the end of the night, everyone released candlelit paper lanterns into the twilight sky.