A Fourth of July Wedding at Dana Powers House in Nipomo, California

When a wedding falls on the Fourth of July, a red, white and blue theme seems practically mandatory. So that's what Carly Meyer (31 and an IT program

When a wedding falls on the Fourth of July, a red, white and blue theme seems practically mandatory. So that's what Carly Meyer (31 and an IT program coordinator) and Travis Helton (35 and an aerospace engineer) did. He wore flag-printed socks and cuff links. She wore sparkling red heels. And they infused a summer barn wedding with inspiration from their shared love of America, Independence Day and space. After the outdoor wedding at Dana Powers Barn in Nipomo, California, in the grassy lawn next to the lemon orchards—the groom and the couple's attendants made their entrance to "Rocket Man" by Elton John—the festivities moved inside to the barn for a fun-filled reception spotted with playful details like custom drink koozies and moon-pie favors. The decor blended rustic charm with glamorous details, including a chalkboard seating chart, mason jar glassware, wildflower arrangements and glitter table numbers. A first dance to Nat King Cole's "Fly Me to the Moon" was a fitting touch for the day's theme. —Michelle Thomas

The bridesmaid's deep blue one-shoulder dress offset the red and white floral arrangements.
The wedding ceremony was held next to the lemon orchards and simply decorated with wildflower arrangements atop wooden boxes.
The eclectic, textured wildflower arrangements that included blue thistle, berries, geranium leaves, lisianthus, darcy roses, dahlias, Queen Anne's lace, tweedia, eucalyptus pods and anemone.
Carly wanted a lace dress that would capture a rustic vibe and her love for vintage flair. Maggie Sottero's design filled the bill, and she paired it with a satin rhinestone-beaded belt, a 1920s brooch bridal comb, and a 1980s red silk beaded clutch.
A chalkboard seating chart included drawings of fireworks and the moon alongside the wedding's official hashtag.
Behind the main table, the couple hung a sparkling silver banner.
Carly and Travis worked their love of space into their wedding day with a first dance to "Fly Me to the Moon" by Nat King Cole.
The attendants entered the wedding ceremony to "Rocket Man" by Elton John.
The late-1800s barn features a mason jar wagon wheel chandelier.
After the ceremony, the aisle's floral decorations were repurposed as table centerpieces at the reception at Dana Powers Barn in Nipomo, California.
The seasonal signature cocktail, Meyer lemon margaritas, was a pun on the bride's maiden name.
The signature margaritas were served in on-theme mason jar glasses.
Guests enjoyed layered mason jar trifles in peach cobbler and strawberry shortcake.
The two-tier white wedding cake—flavored carrot cake with rum frosting, the groom's choice—was topped with a custom design of a kissing couple on the moon.
Custom-printed drink koozies put a fun twist on the beer choices.
At the barn reception, a ladder hung with quilts in case guests got cold in the evening air.