Our Story

We love life in the country!  We grew up in Wilton, meeting each other at the little country school down the road.  I was 4 and Kris was much older at 5, I remind him daily of the fact that he is much "older" than I.  It was Kindergarten at Dillard School many years ago that our story began.  

A few years later, in high school, we went on our first date to see the movie ET and our beautiful love story began.  After graduating from UC Davis, we planned our November wedding almost 27 years ago. We began building our small piece of country life over 20 years ago as we raised our 3 amazing children; Kaela, Kyle and Kelsey and established family roots and memories in this wonderful dirt.  

 This past March our son had his wedding here and our dream was realized, to host weddings and special events so others add a little country in their own stories!  For Kyle and Brianna we created a romantic intimate barn venue for their Rehearsal Dinner to be followed the next day with a Storybook White Tent Reception draped with voile curtains, twinkle lights and candles and an outdoor dance floor under bistro lights strung from a magnificent Valley Oak.  It was magical! And now we want to open our hearts and home to make your special event unbelievably unique and memorable. 

Our name Red Barn Weddings & Events is much more than just a name.  I have the most wonderful childhood memories of my grandparents, who they were and their little Red Barn in Petaluma.  Comforted by the pictures in my mind and feelings of love, happiness, joy and laughter from those simple days!  Its a part of what we have created here on our property.  Red Barn is a symbol of hope, joy and anticipation for the next season!