Rainy Day Barn Wedding at Genesee Valley

We love the abundant use of colorful flowers, chalkboards, and other whimsical decor for today’s barn wedding at Genesee Valley. Austin and Dana made the most of their rainy day wedding and had (what looks like) a fabulous time!

Comments from the Bride: “Austin and I met at Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville, Maryland. We have known each other a long time. Austin was the new kid in our 7th grade class, and the rumor was that he was a surfer who moved to Maryland from California. I immediately fell in love.

“In one diary entry, I proclaimed, ‘I think I met the boy I am going to marry’ – I still have notebooks signed with Dana Hamby in different types of cursive script. Despite my not-so-discreet love for him, we remained friends throughout middle school and high school.

“Nearing the end of college, we reunited, rekindled our friendship and eventually started dating.

“Two years ago, Austin proposed in the most romantic way in my very own backyard –  at a beautiful, secluded cove at the Loch Raven Reservoir. After having been together for nearly 10 years, we recently decided to move our lives to the wonderful city of Denver. The lifestyle is amazing, and we cannot wait to continue our path together among the fresh air, majestic mountains and tranquil spirit of Colorado.”

 Grooms Clark taupe shoes with blue tie and grey belt
Ornate Diamond engagement ring with halo sparkly silver Peep toe heels for bridal attire
Bridal bouquets made from flowers at Sam's Club
Bride and groom standing in the mud of Genesee Valley wedding venue captured by Anna Grace Photography
Bride and groom standing in the mud kissing at Genesee Valley captured by Anna Grace Photography
Bride with her arm on her husband showing off her engagement ring
Bride and groom kissing in front of red barn at Genesee Valley
Bride and groom standing with wedding party captured by Anna Grace Photography

Love & Lavender’s Inspirational Two Cents

An English floral garden wedding invitation from minted really picks up the purple and green tones of this wedding!


Friends of the bride, friends of the groom, please sit together there is plenty of room bride walking down aisle in the mud
Black and white photo of bride and groom kissing captured by Anna Grace Photography
Wedding escort cards with pink rose held up by clothes peg

Chalkboards are a great way to personalize your rustic or whimsical wedding, while at the same time providing much needed directional signage for your guests. If you need some additional insight, check out this chalkboard sign placement article we wrote.
Wedding chalkboard sandwich sign for reception menu
Chalkboard sign with white frame for wedding reception drink menu
Tented Wedding reception at Genesee Valley with paper flowers
Brightly colored flowers from Sam's club for wedding reception decor Flowers from Sam's club for wedding reception floral center pieces
Chalkboard sign describing lawn games for wedding Umbrellas for a wedding rainy day wedding reception
Love is sweet please take a treat chalkboard wedding reception sign Basket full of wedding favor popcorn
Pie dessert buffet for wedding reception with brightly colored flowers

Wonderful way to DIY your decor is to use found objects – like the rain boot below – and sticking a bunch of flowers inside.
Rain boot with flowers in it for outdoor wedding in the rain Bride and groom dancing under white light and purple and green paper pom poms

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