Casey and Tim wanted more of a "first family reunion"-feel when they spent some quality photo time with Blue Dandelion Photography on their big day, June 11, 2011, at Trienen Farms in Lodi, Wisconsin. What resulted was a slew of gorgeous photos at a cliff-top ceremony with a farm reception.
Much of the planning had to do with two self-titled "Krafty Bitches" in Casey's two aunts, who served as day-of-coordinators. Casey was also planning from a state away while working full-time, going to school full-time, and running a freelance business. Yay for helpful family and friends!
(Oh, and fun side note: they are expecting twins soon!)
Casey was able to trade some design work for wedding sandals and bought an inexpensive rack dress from David's Bridal along with some accessories found on Etsy. All budget-conscious choices make for a happy bride.
The crafty couple used inexpensive party lanterns and twinkle lights to sparkle up the tent and farm area. There were also three coffee-filter chandeliers hung in the barn. Lawn games entertained, from custom "corn hole" and a "hippie horse shoes" set, to a giant "Jenga" game. All were hand-made by loved ones.
The flowers were bulk purchased and picked up the day before the wedding along with arrangement ideas from a local flower farm, Abundance Acres in Madison.
The contrast of tattoos, pink hair, wildflowers, and pastoral scenery is mesmerizing. Tim wore a deeply discounted suit, but they splurged a bit on a Brooks Brothers reversible bow-tie and a Goorin Brothers artist series hat.
That's a real live farm, that is. The reception took place below the cliffs in the barn and on the lawn of a beautiful farm. They rented large tents and used simple picnic tables with plastic sheeting for dinner seating. Hayrides around the farm also ensued.
Casey and Tim sent out RSVPs asking family and friends to make treats for a dessert buffet. See: mouth-watering pies, cupcakes, pastries, and more. Casey's mother made the three-tier Rice Krispie treat cake using custom form pans that her father made.
Thanks to Blue Dandelion Photography for inviting us into this home-spun affair. Casey and Tim (plus helpers) crafted a very cool and countrified party.