Indoor Outdoor Barn Wedding

LAST UPDATED: May 05, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Feb 19, 2013 | By:

As a new wedding season begins, I am reflecting on last year’s weddings. Calley and Ryan’s October ceremony and reception was infused with lots of details. No element was overlooked as Calley planned her dream day. They got ready for their big day at historic Hotel Philips followed by photos by Miles Witt Boyer at Union Station before making their final destination at Fresh Air Farms.

A man and a woman posing next to a pole.
Rainy days only create more unique photo opportunities, but don’t worry, there were plenty of glimpses of sunshine!
The bride and groom walking in the rain, holding an umbrella.

Calley’s bouquet was created with an array of beautiful broaches.

A bouquet with flowers and pins in it.

A group of people wearing cowboy boots.

A truck is parked in front of a barn

The ceremony was held inside a tent at the farm. Guests were offered hankies and programs before they proceeded to be seated.

Scarves in a wooden box

The programs were nestled into an old wood and leather box. They, along with their adorable invitations,  were designed by Two Cups Digital Design.

A basket with wedding cards in it.

The flower girl was escorted down the aisle in a wagon by the ring bearer. Who can resist the sweet bow tie and Converse and a flower girl in a tulle skirt?

A little boy pulling a wagon with a baby in it and a sign that says \"Here Comes the Bride!\"
A wagon with a baby in it and a sign that says \"Here Comes the Bride!\"
The altar was made of leaves. The bride and groom took their vows lakeside.
A man and woman getting married

A man and woman getting married

The bridesmaids’ boots came in handy were the perfect compliment to the location.

Bridesmaids standing in the grass wearing blue dresses and brown cowboy boots.

A man and a woman standing in front of a building

A little boy standing in front of the bride and groom.

This is only the beginning of their journey together…

The bride and groom kissing in the middle of the street.
The bridal party holding hands and jumping.
Calley and Ryan don’t share the same allegiance – the groom and groomsmen all wore argyle K State socks.
Groomsmen standing on a line wearing matching purple socks.
And their cake topper was a K State and KU bride and groom.
A close up of a wedding cake and its toppers
Following the toasts, the best man sang a song he wrote for his dear friends.
A man playing a guitar
The bride and groom slow dancing
The guest book was a display including a typewritten message to guests, keys and a wishing tree.
\"Keys to a Happy Marriage\" letter
Keys that spell Love in a basket
A note and a key hanging from a tree branch.

The decor included vintage books, Ball and Atlas jars…

Stacked books with candles on top
a photo wall
Pictures hanging on clothespins
and a number of unique details, like this nod to their last name.
A book sitting on a shelf
Flowers were designed by Blue Bouquet in vintage coffee cans with burlap sacks serving as table runners. 
A set dining table
Signature cocktails were just one of the bar offerings – honey crisp apple white sangria and pomegranate vanilla red sangria.
A close up of a sign about the Milk and Cookies bar.
Who doesn’t love milk and cookies? These sweets were made by the ladies in their families, which make them even sweeter.
A close up of a sign about the Milk and Cookies bar.
A table topped with different types of cookies and treats.
Chocolate and regular ilk with striped straws next to it.
A napkin with a quote from the bride and groom on it.
A truly unique coffee display. Often, coffee is overlooked or an afterthought. It truly stood out with this display including a gorgeous scale from Anthropologie.
A scale filled with coffee beans
Those who wanted to sit beside the campfire were offered s’mores to indulge in there, or take home.
Wedding favors tied with red ribbon
A bride and groom walking through a walkway with their friends and family holding sparklers on the side.

The evening concluded with a sparkler exit and one of my favorite elements of the evening, guests were offered transportation back to their hotel.

A barn with lights strung outside of it.
Don’t miss the video by Anecdotally Yours!  Coordination by yours truly, Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours.