Since we live in the Dairy State, it’s only natural that many Wisconsin couples choose to marry on a farm. These weddings have a style all their own, mixing down-to-earth sensibility with homespun hospitality, and vintage elements that honor a rich heritage.
Often, the farm has been in the bride or groom’s family for generations. But if you’re a city dweller, never fear: Plenty of area barns have been turned into event spaces and are available for rental, including Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale and the Holy Hill Art Farm in Hubertus. No matter where you come from, consider including these details, sure to give your wedding the farmstead vibe you’re looking for.
Event: Ali & Nate’s wedding
Location: Ali’s family farm in Grafton
Planner: Janelle Meyer-Brown of Evenement Planning
Photographs: Artist Group Photography
Ali and Nate asked their young guests to stand up in their wedding, which added to the day’s family-friendly vibe. The girls’ hair wreaths were designed by Impressions by Esther Fleming, (414) 453-3323.
2. Bartenders on the Go
created this lemonade and iced tea bar to keep guests refreshed on the summer day.
3. The couple dressed in light, airy fabrics for their outdoor affair. To carry the farm theme into her attire, Ali even wore cowboy-inspired booties.
4. For the centerpieces, florist Esther Fleming used garden-fresh blooms including stock, astilbe, lisianthus and goldenrod.
5. Ali’s mom and aunt gave the escort cards a vintage style with skeleton keys.
6. Janelle Meyer-Brown of Evenement Planning helped to create a man bar in a smaller barn for the guys, where after-dinner drinks and fine cigars were available. Ali’s mom and aunt made the sign and Bartenders on the Go served guests.
Inside the man bar, guests found a rented bar from Top Choice Rentals
, which was accented with rustic elements including mirrors, lanterns and back-bar shelving.
8. The wedding china was collected by Ali’s mom throughout the year of planning; Top Choice Rentals provided the gold flatware.
Unique vintage postcards topped all the menus, made by the bride’s aunt.
Down-home music provided the soundtrack to every part of the wedding day. Here, Saddlebrook from ACA Entertainment
plays at the reception.