Rainy California barn wedding: Danielle + Linus

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A 150 guest wedding sounds like one big partay, yes? Double that number, add an unexpected downpour, and you’re instantly in the same jam as Danielle + Linus were on their wedding day. A little rain? That’s nothing when your escape route/plan B is to move the ceremony into the chandelier-lit barn where your reception was going to be, doors wide open with the pitter patter of the rain as your backdrop. Embracing the rain, D + L shared an elegant, rustic and vintage wedding under the roof of the oldest barn in Oxnard with 250 of their fabulous friends and family. Rain or shine, party’s on!



Kate Spade – the girl can make shoes, can’t she? Those navy glitter heels are killer!


The shades of pinks and purples in their bouquets (hydrangeas, dahlias, peonies, snapdragons, carnations) match perfectly with their dresses.

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We had an eclectic mix of music. For the prelude to the ceremony we played a bunch of Andrew Loyd Weber as we wanted it to be dramatic and romantic. We also had music from Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, and Moulin Rouge movie soundtrack. The ceremony started with Sigur Ros – the bridesmaids walked down to Ray LaMontagne, and I walked down to Clair de Lune. For communion we played Phil Wickham.  At the end of the ceremony we played Shes Got The Honey by Matt Kearney. My father daughter dance was to Brown Eyed Girl. The bouquet toss was fun – Sparkling Diamonds by Nicole Kidman from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. For the garder toss we played  I want to Rock Right Now by The Black Eyed Peas. 



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Video time brought to you by the very cinematic Paperback Weddings!

Capping off the night with 250 of your guests sending you off with sparklers must have been magical after a rainy day! Congratulations Danielle + Linus!

Photography: Tyler Branch / Videography: Paperback Weddings / Flowers: BB Blossom / Venue: The Graf Barn / Catering: Naturally Good Catering / Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal, the Vera Wang white collection / Shoes: Kate Spade / Hairpiece: J.Crew / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Tie: Zara / Shirt: Banana Republic / Shoes: Herring Shoes / Bridesmaids dresses: Amsale from The White Dress / Groomsmen: J. Crew

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dekalb wedding photography on Mar 8, 2012

Gorgeous! We're smitten by barn weddings, and this one delivered with room to spare!

Kari on Mar 8, 2012

I LOVE this venue! How can I get in touch with somebody from The Graf Barn? I live in LA, but I'm from that area! Pleeeeeaaaaassseee help!

Melissa Rock on Mar 8, 2012

What an awesome couple! I loved watching the video and I'm wondering if there is anyway I can find the names to the first couple of songs on the video?

Linus on Mar 8, 2012

What a fun post, and what a beautiful bride (my wife ;-) For contact information on the barn venue, call Laina Graf at (805) 816-1077 The property has 2.5 acres of really nice trees, gardens and grass...magical.

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thanks Linus! She is a beautiful bride!

Victoria Canada on Mar 8, 2012

That Barn is AH-mazing!!!!! Wow! Jaw Dropping. I love how you can feel how cozy and special that ceremony must have been. Thanks for posting! Victoria

Katie @ Lovebird Productions on Mar 8, 2012

This makes me happy and my heart full! I love how sweet the couple is and talk about a plan B! Love the intimacy which isn't always easy with 250 guests! Picture perfect :)

Laura on Mar 8, 2012

I just loved watching this video. It did such a great job capturing the happiness and warmth that was felt by all. Even in the rain, the bride was stunning and everyone seemed to have a magical time. I hope my wedding goes as well :)

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those flowers are gorgeous! love the contrast in colors with bride and maids. stunning!

Amanda Champness on Mar 9, 2012

I would LOVE to know what the last song on the wedding video is! I've been trying really hard to try and look it up using the lyrics but still can't! So for the video, it is AMAZING! I was in tears watching it! And how ruddy beautiful are ALL of the people in it! Especially the bride and groom! He is HOT and she is stunning! Oh and all those details! Rain and damp has never looked SO romantic!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Mar 9, 2012

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Fernanda on Mar 10, 2012

Wow! I never thought the wedding of complete strangers would make me cry!! ;) what a lovely couple!!! Thanks for sharing!

Danielle Higgins on Mar 11, 2012

What a gorgeous Ben Howard soundtrack for such an intimate, spiritual and stunning wedding! x

Kendall Monroe on Mar 14, 2012

i love this wedding, so sweet and God centered. thank you for sharing

Rus on Mar 19, 2012

Beautiful wedding, a great set of photos and video. Good luck guys!

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Beautiful! does anyone know how i can get in touch with the venue owner? (:

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DO NOT contact Laina for info on this barn. Shes a grumpy unhappy old woman who wants you to cater to HER for your wedding day. She made us feel stupid from the beginning. Yes it is beautiful but it comes with a price, a bitter old woman attached...there are plenty better venues!!!! We almost had to sue for our money back!

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