A Rustic-Glam Barn Wedding at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma, California

What better place to create a welcoming, natural vibe for a wedding than in the comfort of a backyard—especially like this one, on the family-run Olym

What better place to create a welcoming, natural vibe for a wedding than in the comfort of a backyard—especially like this one, on the family-run Olympia's Valley Estate property in Petaluma, California, owned by Lydia Hansen (23 and owner of Olympia's Valley) and Brandon Hansen (23 and a police officer) themselves. "Brandon and I live in the Victorian farmhouse on the property—we always knew it would be where we would marry," Lydia says. "The venue is a farmstead with a ceremony site overlooking a pond and surrounded by weeping willows, and the reception area in the 150-year-old restored barn." The romantic, rustic-glam style had shades of white with pops of gold coloring the venue space, blending beautifully with the natural green foliage and surrounding wooden details. Lydia's bridal bouquet filled with pure white peonies went well with her romantic dress—an off-the-shoulder white J. Mendel gown with a sweetheart neckline and a mermaid-style silhouette. Inside the rustic barn, white linens and string lights draped across the wooden beams above long, wooden dining tables. Each setting had a golden elephant figurine positioned in front of a white and gold escort card, matching the gold and white plates that contributed to the elegant display. We loved the vintage white-bus photo booth for friends and family to goof off in and snap plenty of photographic memories throughout the evening. "I think guests really loved hanging out under the stars in the vintage lounge outside the barn, then hopping in the booth bus for some silly pictures," Lydia says.

The invitations, white stationery with gold designs, gave guests a glimpse of the rustic-glam wedding to come. The directions sheet had white text printed on brown paper, which stood out from the rest of the collection.
Unique Purple Open-Toe Shoes
Lydia held a lush bouquet filled with pure white peonies and leafy greens. The arrangement blended in nicely with her romantic J. Mendel dress, which had off-the-shoulder sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.
White Gardenia and Silver Brunia Boutonnieres
The bridesmaids followed the soft neutral-colored palette with their long dresses in different shades of white. They all held bouquets filled with white blooms and greenery, just like the bridal bouquet.
Rustic Olympia's Valley Estate Ceremony Setup
Vintage Advice Book and Sign
Peach and Ivory Lounge Furniture
Lydia and Brandon shared their first kiss in front of the wedding arch draped with an overflowing arrangement of white peonies mixed with greens—a romantic decoration for a romantic occasion.
Olympia's Valley Estate Rustic Barn
Inside the rustic barn at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma, California, the high ceiling had wooden beams with white linens and string lights draped over the wooden dining tables. The reception decor truly fit the rustic-glam, romantic vibe that continued throughout the day.
Off-White Escort Tags on Hanging Rug
Fresh Oyster Shells in Ice Bucket
Travel-inspired details made an appearance throughout the wedding day, such as this table sign named after a location where Lydia and Brandon had visited together.
Classic Black Tuxedos and Ties
Lydia and Brandon took their seats at the head of one of the long family-style dining tables at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma, California. The newlyweds sat on the burgundy velvet love seat with "bride" and "groom" signs marking their territory.
A gold elephant decorated each setting on the wooden dining tables, positioned near the white and gold escort card. White and gold plates contributed to the overall color scheme of the elegant dining display.
The single-tier white wedding cake with a fern-leaf design on the front had a topper depicting two gold elephants. The cake sat on top of a gold cake stand, surrounded by other gold pieces decorating the green display table.
The Booth Bus was on hand for a fun twist on the traditional photo booth.
Down Hairstyle and Dangling Earrings