A Rainbow Rockabilly Wedding: Jennifer & Jon

If you’re a long-time reader of this ‘lil wedding blog of mine, you’ll be well aware that I’m a huge fan of the rainbow wedding trend. I even modeled in an ‘Over the Rainbow’ themed shoot last October. So you can imagine my glee when Jennifer & Jon’s wedding landed on my desk.

The couple wanted a huge party, and with 200 guests and only a $10,000 budget they were determined to not spent a fortune to do so. “We honestly would never have been able to pull of any wedding without our friends and family,” Jennifer told me. “It was truly a DIY wedding with everyone helping out days beforehand by shoveling, raking and baking in the hot sun to make my friend’s ranch into a kick ass outdoor wedding venue. Caitlin & Michael Burns, owners of Rebar Ranch were gracious enough to make our vision come true (or turn our lack of vision into something amazing!)”

Everything from the ceremony to the after-party was personal to the couple. “Our inspiration was simply to have a wedding that represented ourselves completely in every aspect,” the bride continued. “I had to throw out the wedding books in order to stay sane. We just told each other no matter what it would be what we wanted and to not make things to serious. I walked down the aisle with my brothers –  two of the most important people in my life. One of the highlights of our wedding was we wrote our own vows as all the vows we found online didn’t really feel very ‘us’.  It took us awhile but after a few margaritas we incorporated some of our favorite song lyrics into every part of our vows”

“Our theme was simply ‘Party!’ All we wanted to do was celebrate with those closest and have as much fun as possible. Our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We danced all night! The band was able to play some Johnny Cash songs as well as their original songs.”

Thank you to Jennifer & Jon and their photographer Kadi of Up in the Sycamore {photography} for sharing these today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Up in the Sycamore {photography}
Venue: Rebar Ranch, Longmont CO
Bride’s Dress: DIY from a vintage Vogue pattern
Bride’s Shoes: Touch Ups (hand-dyed)
Cake: The French Press
Caterer: Chef Dave Spurlock of Screen Door BBQ – davespurlock@msn.com Flowers: DIY
Hair: Jessica Garduno from Double Dutch Hair Studio, Denver CO
Band: The Denver City Saltlicks
DJ: DJ Large Child

8 comments

  1. Gina adams

    Such an amazing venue and shoot! That photographer captured the essence of wedded bliss in a real life setting and turned it into a fairy tale!

  2. Jeni

    A snake, a ladybug, AND a rainbow?? Luckiest wedding, ever!! Love love love the vintage photography. Makes me want to get remarried so I can have beautiful pictures like these forever, too ;)

  3. Abby

    Wow these photos are really beautiful – what a great day, and some amazing images to treasure – congrats guys
    x

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