A Shabby-Chic Outdoor Wedding at a Private Residence in Brawley, California

Thanks to a neutral palette and a mix of vintage and rustic decor, this shabby-chic backyard wedding in Brawley, California, embodied a cozy feel for

Thanks to a neutral palette and a mix of vintage and rustic decor, this shabby-chic backyard wedding in Brawley, California, embodied a cozy feel for all to enjoy. "A family friend allowed us to have our wedding in their backyard, who has welcomed Manuel into their family like their own son," Katelyn Snyder (25 and a payroll/human resources clerk) says of her marriage to Manuel Baeza (35 and an office manager). "It was the only place Manuel wanted to be married." Katelyn wore a white dress while Manuel sported a light gray vest with pants to match—both traditional looks they had envisioned wearing for their outdoor nuptials. They stood at a wooden arch covered in lush greenery and speckled with white blooms during the ceremony, with a heart made of twigs hanging at the top. Silver antique lanterns, glass mason jars filled with flowers and candlesticks decorated dining tables draped in burlap at the reception, and each guest received candy-apple and s'mores kits to remember the day. But the three-tier naked cake with vanilla bean flavoring may have been the sweetest detail of all, accented with peach roses and a flag decoration displaying first initials on top. Check out more of the rustic-meets-vintage details we loved, below.

Katelyn held a beautiful round bouquet filled with roses and hydrangeas in shades of orange, red and white. A burlap wrap held the stems together to form the romantic arrangement.
Katelyn wanted a traditional, casual look for the day of the wedding, and found just that when she stumbled across the white strapless wedding dress from David's Bridal.
Manuel had an ivory and orange rose boutonniere tied together with burlap, pinned to his light gray vest that matched his pants. He wore a blue dress shirt under the vest, with a dark paisley bow tie pinned at the collar.
Manuel turned toward Katelyn to catch a first glimpse of her wearing a white dress and fingertip-length tulle veil—the perfect traditional combination Katelyn wanted.
Twinkling lights strung around the outdoor ceremony space set a romantic mood for the occasion. The wedding took place in a family friend's backyard, where the open fields and tall trees served as the perfect natural backdrop.
Each guest grabbed a ceremony program made with kraft paper and wrapped around the center with lace, tied together on the sides with pieces of twine. The stationery designs followed the vintage and rustic style of the wedding day.
Katelyn and Manuel shared their first kiss in front of the wedding arch covered in greenery, with small blooms mixed into the ceremonial piece. A heart made of twigs hung in the middle, surrounded by twinkling lights that illuminated the ceremony space.
Little decorative touches that fit the wedding's shabby-chic theme covered the backyard landscaping—such as greenery wrapped with burlap and iron lanterns with candles that gave off a romantic glow.
Katelyn wore a pearl necklace that complemented the simple wedding day attire—a white wedding dress in a traditional style with a fingertip-length veil.
At the reception, guests sat at dining tables covered with burlap linens and topped with an abundant amount of centerpieces and favors. This table had silver lanterns containing candles, surrounded by smaller votive candles and candy-apple and s'mores kits for guests to take home.
Off-white plates had white napkins accented with rings made of hemp, matching the look of the burlap linens that covered dining tables.
Katelyn and Manuel sat at the sweetheart table in white wooden chairs, accented with circular wreaths of twigs and greenery that dangled behind them.
The sweetheart table had white linens covering the surface, with a two-layer overlay of lace and burlap at the top. The table had a "Mr. & Mrs." sign made of burlap flags draped across the front.
The three-tier naked cake had a dusting of white powder on its surface and had flavors of vanilla bean goodness. The dessert had peach roses accenting the top and sides, in addition to the flag topper made of burlap that mirrored many of the other linens.
Katelyn and Manuel held each other close as they took their first dance together on the lawn. Manuel also sported a classic look that day with his gray vest and pants combination, along with his blue dress shirt and paisley bow tie.