A Rustic Wedding with Farm-Inspired Decor

Written by
Megan McCarty Lara Burnap

Lively hues of aqua, coral and mustard yellow set the scene for high school sweethearts Lauren Redberg and Tom Bernal’s nuptials at her parents’ property in Paso Robles. Lauren, the bride, wanted the vibe to be casual and comfortable with a homemade elegance. With the dreamy vineyard and open fields providing a natural backdrop, Taryn Ruiz and Laura Robertson of San Luis Obispo’s Touch of Style Events added warmth to the scene by building a wedding chapel façade flanked by olive trees through which the guests—and bride—entered. The reception in the family’s refurbished barn was a delicate mix of rustic and homey décor blended with touches of glam, residential additions like the family’s furniture, and bright punches of color. “We hung hand-stitched banners around the barn that the bride made to give it a homespun feel,” says Ruiz and Robertson. Guests dined under a sailcloth tent adorned with sky blue Mason jar chandeliers hand-painted by Laurel White of Adornments Flowers & Finery. The tabletops featured floral centerpieces clustered in brightly colored baskets, vintage tins and antique glassware. “The ultimate goal,” say the ladies of Touch of Style, “was to create a wedding that was beautiful, unique and inviting for the guests.”