I absolutely love it when couples embrace all things midwestern for a wedding. Sure our region of the country has tons of amazing big cities, with lots to offer couples getting married, but nothing seems more personal than a couple getting married at a location that has special meaning to them and their family. Jacqueline and Jake were struggling with two things while planning their day. One was the theme, and two was the venue. Their 500+ guest list didn’t leave them a ton of options so when Jake suggested they get married on his families farm in a corn field Jacqueline couldn’t of been happier. She, and a team of talented designers ran with the theme incorporating hay bails, cowboy boots, and other farm elements into the day. Despite a little rain during the ceremony, everything turned out beautifully, and the mix of elegant and country provided a setting that was uniquely their own. A big thank you to Jacqueline for sharing all the details of the day, and to Lace Hanky Photography for the lovely images.
Who, What, Where ~ Ceremony/Reception: Private Residence. Photography: Lace Hanky Photography. Flowers: Bo Jons Flowers. Caterer: River City Catering. Baker: Lunds and Byerlys. Stationer: A Milestone Paper Co. Make-up: DIY by the bride. Linens and Rentals: Festivities!
Even more loveliness…
From the bride, Jacqueline…
I met Jake in High School, in my mother’s Chemistry class. We dated some in high school but decided that we should go our separate ways when Jake left for college, as he was a year older than me. Fait brought us back together when we both ended up at University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the rest is history.
This wedding was truly a team effort with nearly all family members involved. As Jake and I were still in school details were worked out between wedding planners and family members as well as the two of us. Whether it was working out details of booking vendors or crafts to be completed or even the work that needed to be done on the wedding site the entire Johnson and Steinmetz family made our special day possible.
It ended up raining in the middle of our ceremony but everyone seemed to have made the best of it as we gathered for drinks before heading back out and I was reminded that it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day. Jake’s great Grandma Killian was able to be present and this was truly special as she passed away only a few weeks after the wedding. My father/daughter dance was one to remember, as my father and I swing danced to Frank Sinatra’s “The way you look tonight” played and sung by my Grandma Frank Steinmetz on his accordion.
My favorite part of the day was the moment I got to see Jake for the first time, in the middle of the cornfield. It made my heart stop and made me realize just how lucky I am to have him in my life.