Barn weddings and barn parities don't have to be an all out "rustic" theme, country theme, or cowboy theme.  Hosting your wedding in a barn can be a great juxtaposition of wood, flowers, linen, paper lanterns, crystal, and glam.  Luxury meets casual.

My love affair with barns began as a child.  We had a second home in Maine with a huge barn and hay lofts that I loved to play in and our primary home also had a great barn on the property.  Always being one to plan parties, I would host parties for my elementary school friends, high school parties, and a few adult parties in barns.  Below are some barn party pictures I found for you to help inspire you for your own barn wedding or barn party ideas.
rustic barn wedding ideas
This inspiring barn wedding inspiration board was found on Affordable Utah .  Check out the bride wearing boots!  This barn, for the wedding, was kept simple and casual by draping sheer white fabric over the loft beams. 
rustic barn wedding ideas
The photos of this barn wedding was created by Photographer Ken Kienow.  This barn wedding shows a very simple garland and lighting down the center of the table with pumpkins as part of the tablescape. This is a great wedding diy decor idea.
tables set up in a barn for a party
Rustic barn wedding
This barn wedding photo was found on  Even though the barns is rustic, these photos show that a barn wedding can be rustic and elegant at the same time. Check out the escort cards in the hay.
Barn wedding reception ideas
Photo of a barn wedding reception that is rustic yet elegant. 
Photo by Robert
I love the concept of barns for weddings or even wine tastings in a barn.  I was recently asked to help with a wine tasting and if the season was right, the first place I would have suggested is a barn for their special party.

Rustic Barn Wedding Ideas