This colorful wedding might be just what we needed during the mid-winter blahs! Bright pops of orange, yellow, and red made for a lively celebration at the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin. These playful colors along with succulents and air plants for added texture created a wild bouquet that I’m completely obsessing over! The rustic venue was the perfect place as Jordan grew up around horses and working in barns. The non-traditional aspects of the Enchanted Barn also appealed to Jordan and Joel. The two, who met at work, created a lot of DIY details for their special day with the help of friends and family. Eileen K Photography is behind the lens.
From the Bride…
The proposal story:
We took a motorcycle road trip out to Yellowstone National Park in July 2013 where we were camping and seeing the sights of the park. Joel proposed to me at Inspiration Point which overlooks the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone at sunset while I was taking copious amounts of pictures of the rising full moon. When I turned around he was down on one knee and I of course said YES! I almost toppled off the edge of the canyon in my excitement, but thankfully my new fiancé grabbed me! It was a really special moment and we were all alone – which rarely happens anywhere in Yellowstone in July.
Details / Inspiration for the wedding day?
I grew up riding horses and working in barns, and we loved the outdoor setting for our wedding because we are outdoorsy people that liked the non-traditional aspects of the Enchanted Barn. I used Pinterest and The Knot to come up with a lot of the inspirations. We did a lot of DIY with the help of our family for the details which was a fun aspect and kept costs relatively low. We are lucky to have such talented and generous friends and family that helped to make all of our inspirations come true. We wanted to be true to who we are as a couple- and I think we achieved that with all of our details and the location. Our vendors were also amazing at helping to make our inspirations come to life, and they were all such a pleasure to work with.
Most memorable moment/s?
The intimacy of our wedding surrounded by our favorite people and officiated by my aunt. The mules running through the pasture behind the barn during our vows. All of our personal touches that made our day very genuine and true to who we are as a couple.
Photography: Eileen K Photography / Venue + Event Coordinator: The Enchanted Barn / Floral: Jennifer Joyce Design / Gown Designer + Store: Serenity Bridal, Stillwater, MN / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal / Jeweler: Arthur’s Jewelers for bride’s ring, Shane & Co. for groom’s band / Hair: Spa Beauty MN / Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Kent of Spa Beauty MN / Groom + Groomsmen: Savvi Formalwear / Ceremony Musicians: Nicholas Scanlan, violinist, cousin of the bride / Invitations: DIY / Cupcakes: Just Call Me Cupcake / DJ: Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment / Favors: DIY birdseed heart ornaments / Calligraphy throughout: Joanne Johnson (bride’s grandmother).