Posts Tagged ‘Midwest’

Jul
23
Kristin + Dustin: A Snowy Pastel Barn Wedding By Emily Steffen Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Kristin and Dustin had originally hoped for a Christmas wedding, but couldn’t find a date. Fate works in weird ways sometimes, though—there was two feet of snow on the ground for their May wedding! Set at The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin, this pastel stunner combines the best of Spring and Winter celebrations. Special thanks to Emily Steffen for sharing the day with us! From the lilac bridesmaid dresses to the amazing ceremony lighting, we are absolutely smitten.

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May
14
Susan + Nick: A Coral and Teal Midwest Real Wedding by Jackie Cooper Photo
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

These rediculously cute lovebirds met in the college housing at the University of Kansas.  Susan first saw him during ‘game night’ in the halls, then later recognized him amongst hundreds of people in her Intro to Journalism class.  Susan says, ‘When the teacher told us to form groups for the semester, I immediately hunted him down, thinking that if I paired up with a neighbor, I wouldn’t have to travel far to work on projects!’  After the class was over, they continued to get together for ‘Journalism Movie Nights,’ which were really just an excuse to hang out.  After a year and a half of will-they-won’t-they tension Susan and Nick finally ended up together—and never looked back.  Revel in the fresh palette and sweetness of their wedding day with these blissful photographs by Jackie Cooper Photo!

It was an all-out summer celebration; the coral, teal and yellow palette- a fresh nod to the hot day in Kansas. Their ultimate goal was to throw a colorful, bold party; a reunion of sorts for their college friends.  The bride wore an ultra-feminine, sweetheart neckline gown by Wtoo, while the maids mixed and matched in teal frocks from the Jim Hjelm Occasions Collection.  Bursts of white hydrangea bouquets for the bridesmaids and a coral garden rose bouquet for the bride were the perfect complement!

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Dec
10
A Touch of Rustic & Trend by Paper Antler Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding was a pure celebration of family, friends, great food and tons of dancing. Lissa and Paul aimed to throw a great party, choosing the lush Hilltop in Spring Green, Wisconsin as their unique venue. Paul works as a nurse in a local ER and is also a flight nurse in the Air Force; Lissa works as an attorney. The ten-month engagement was an incredibly busy time, as Paul was deployed overseas, they bought a new house, and, about three months before the wedding, they found out they were expecting their first baby! Whew..!  They still pulled off one heck of gorgeous and sweet wedding.  The décor balanced rustic details with a touch of ikat trend and a dash of peachy romance… all captured beautifully by the good folks at Paper Antler!

Lissa was such a classic beauty in a Romona Keveza Legends gown and matching mantilla veil, while the bridesmaids wore grey chiffon frocks by J. Crew to complement the organic palette of greys, greens, and soft peach.  The couple wed surrounded by loved ones and the great embrace of nature. 

The drought that struck the midwest over the summer let up just in time for the wedding — it was raining on and off on the day-of. Luckily, the rain, which lit up the lush green landscape, stopped thirty minutes before and they were able to host most of the festivities outdoors.  After a cocktail hour of lawn games, guests settled into a romantic nook on the property for a reception of rustic beauty.

Daffodil Parker wove peach garden roses into the décor adding a soft romantic element against the trendy ikat patterned table runners and rustic display of candlelight.  Instead of a wedding cake, the couple opted for fresh-out-the-oven homemade cookies and ice cream. The guests loved it!

Be sure to head over to the full gallery to enjoy more inspiring photos from the day!

Massive congratulations to Lissa and Paul on their new family!

 Photography by Paper Antler

Bridal Gown by Romona Keveza Legends from l’atelier couture

Bridesmaids Dresses by J. Crew

Venue: Hilltop – Spring Green

Florals by Daffodil Parker

Hair by Rachael Drechsel & Mark Steele Hatlen

Invitations: Designs by Red

Rentals by Event Essentials

Catering by Lombardino’s

Reception Music by Hometown Sweethearts


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Oct
10
Vintage Elegance in the Midwest
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Inspired by the idea of creating a new ‘story’ together, Sarah and Jeff had a storybook-themed wedding.  A day of sheer vintage elegance, we’re loving the antique blue and pewter palette and classic details.  Everything from Sarah’s Robert Bullock bridal gown, to the bridesmaid’s J. Crew dresses was in perfect style. The pair met while attending the University of Madison, but they currently live in Germany where Jeff is a pro hockey player and Sarah is getting her Master’s Degree in counseling. Notice the sweet storybook graphic on their sophisticated navy and white programs. The couple was overjoyed to be married at the same church that Sarah’s parents had been wed in, the historic Westminster Presbyterian in downtown Minneapolis.There was more classic beauty and elegant vintage styling at their Minikahda Club reception. 

There’s lots more to see from Sarah and Jeff’s beautiful day in our real wedding gallery!

Photographs by Paper Antler Boutique Photography

Bridal gown by Robert Bullock Bride

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by J. Crew

Ceremony: Westminster Presbyterian

Reception Venue: Minikahda Club

Day of Coordination by Sarah Bein of Landing Feet First

Flowers by Martha’s Gardens

Cake by Wuollet’s Bakery

And if you’re marrying in 2012… find out about Paper Antler‘s wedding photography tour around the country.  They are photographing fifty weddings in fifty states to raise $50,000 to fight human trafficking. (And they’re booking now)!

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