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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!)

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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.

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Casey admitted to giving Tim's finger a lick to get the ring on! Scandalous.

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Launch lavender — the tossing choice of champions.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Don't get lost. The hitchin' is that-a-way.


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.

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Warm fuzzies in the form of couple photos.

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.

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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.

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