A Rustic, Elegant Barn Wedding at Nestldown in Los Gatos, California

Jenn Zimmer (25 and a public relations professional) and Zack Zimmer (26 and a sales executive) dated long distance between Michigan and California fo

Jenn Zimmer (25 and a public relations professional) and Zack Zimmer (26 and a sales executive) dated long distance between Michigan and California for seven months before getting engaged. Zack booked a flight to California and coordinated with Jenn’s parents to make sure the proposal went smoothly. Jenn and her father were at a wine bar when he got a phone call and stepped outside. As Jenn waited for him to return, Zack walked and asked her the question that would change their lives forever. The couple got married at Nestldown in Los Gatos, California, with an on-site barn for their ceremony and reception surrounded by redwood trees. The rustic, elegant wedding had a color palette of navy and gray, which the wedding party complemented with navy dresses and gray slacks with dress shirts. Due to the rain, the couple couldn’t have their ceremony outside like they had originally planned, so it was moved into the rustic barn instead. “It poured rain on our wedding day, so we had to come up with a plan B and move our entire wedding from outside to inside the barn at the last minute,” says Jenn. “However, we didn’t let the rain ruin our day, and in the end, it truly made our wedding day perfect.”

"Happily Ever After" Wood Sign
Jenn and Zack, Waterfront Shot
“It poured rain on our wedding day, so we moved our wedding inside the barn on-site, which was absolutely beautiful,” says Jenn. “We couldn’t have asked for a better location with a better plan B.”
Traditional Set, Silver Wedding Rings
Jenn wore a strapless ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. The dress was accented with beads and had a tulle train.
Jenn and Zack, Small Rustic Cottage
The wedding ceremony and reception took place inside the elegant, rustic barn at Nestldown venue.
Jenn held a blush and ivory bouquet filled with peonies, roses and hydrangeas accented with dusty miller.
Custom-made ivory escort tags had an animal associated with each table number, which guided guests to their seats.
A lush flower arrangement filled with lilies, roses, peonies and hydrangeas accented with branches and leaves decorated the guest book table.
Simple gray table numbers were positioned around flower centerpieces of zinnia, hydrangea, rose and peony.
Brown Bag Wedding Favors, Couple Photo
The two-tiered ivory wedding cake was topped with yellow roses and a bird cake topper that read "We Do."
Ivory and Green Lush Flower Arrangement
Arrangements of roses, hydrangeas, peonies and zinnias in blush and ivory hung from chairs at the ceremony.
The wedding party held umbrellas as they posed for a photo. “The bridesmaids wore long navy-blue dresses with gray Toms, and the groomsmen wore gray slacks with dress shirts, navy-blue ties and navy-blue suspenders,” says the couple.