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There is something so care free about farm weddings that just encourage every single guest to have a good time. Maybe it’s the humble surrounding, or the open fields. Either way, Crystal and Ryan’s Apple River wedding from Turner Creative gave guests every opportunity to laugh and watch their love first-hand. Plus, it’s always nice when the weather cooperates 😉

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From the Bride:
Oak Hill was the perfect place for our wedding – we loved everything about it! The church was beautiful and Sandra Wolfram, the officiant, was wonderful. We loved that our guests could leave the church and immediately walk over to the school house for drinks and appetizers. The setting was perfect for us to set up lawn games for our guests (ladder golf and bags), and the swing and playground surrounding the school house kept the kids entertained for hours. Becky Reidl (owner of Oak Hill) took care of every detail in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding and made sure that everything ran smoothly the day of. It was a perfect setting for a perfect day! DIY Projects: The big one – beer! Bryan brewed and bottled 7 5-gallon batches of beer in our kitchen in the weeks before the wedding. To highlight the homebrew, we ordered chalkboards from etsy.com and used chalk markers to write creative descriptions of the beer and posted them on the bar. We also bought bottle openers from the Galena Brewing Company as favors for our guests. Centerpieces – I purchased galvanized pails, cut pieces of black contact paper and used Martha Stewart border punches to punch around the edges and “pretty them up”. I then used chalk markers to write table numbers on the contact paper. My florist, Jean Anderson, put sunflowers in some pails and used styrofoam to build up the others, then put candles in them. To add some light and decoration to the tables, I put birdseed in the bottom of small mason jars and then placed votive candles in them and tied raffia bows around the top and put three on each table. Table Assignments/Escort Cards – I used the Martha Stewart border punches to punch hearts around the edges. I used metallic markers to write guest names and table numbers on the cards, then punched a hole in the corner and tied them to the bottle openers (purchased from Galena Brewing Company) with raffia.

Caterer: Fried Green Tomatoes | Floral Designer: Garden Party Florist | Dress Store: Kasia’s Bridal, David’s Bridal | Cake Designer: Kathy’s Kakes, LLC | DJ: Music With Styles | Jewelry: Steve Quick Jeweler | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Event Venue: Oak Hill | Photographer: Turner Creative Photography

One Comment

  1. naomi
    11:38 pm on July 11th, 2012

    Can I tell you that I am so excited about having my first barn/farm wedding next year…in Minnesota? Those lanterns are gorgeous! OK and who brews their own beer for their wedding? The favors were of course perfect!