Handmade Wisconsin Barn Wedding: Hailey + Brad

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

When Hailey + Brad initially got engaged, they pictured an outdoor wedding in Hailey’s parents’ yard – “a down-home kind of party in a comfortable space surrounded by late summer cornfields”. But when the time came to turn their day dreams into a reality, the logistics of an at-home wedding became overwhelming. They decided to find a venue that would give them the feeling of a backyard bash, but could realistically (and comfortably) host their 200 guests. And they hit the jackpot with The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond in Poynette, Wisconsin, which gave them the feeling of home + acted as the perfect blank slate for an abundance of beautiful, handmade details.

Hailey says, Brad and I are a laid-back, no-fuss couple who love to have fun and our wedding was planned to reflect those characteristics. Our wedding date was about a month shy of our ninth year together and we wanted our day to be not only a celebration of our genuine love for one another, but a day to celebrate all of our friends and family who supported us along the way. Inspired by natural elements with touches of glam, we had a clear vision for the day and worked hard to bring it to fruition. And by ‘we worked hard’, I truly mean WE worked hard – almost all projects were D.I.O. – do it ourselves.  I designed all of the paper goods – save-the-dates, home letterpress invitations, menus, ceremony programs, and escort cards – and the two of us constructed them together.

Thanks so much to Kate Romenesko for the truly stunning captures + congrats to Hailey + Brad on the loveliest day!

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

Hailey’s GORGE blush wedding dress was by Monique Lhuillier – and we love her Kate Spade clutch (via Rent the Runway).

kate spade clutch

bridesmaids

groomsmen

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

feather shoes

Dying over Hailey’s shoes!! B Brian Atwood for all inquiring minds :) The bridesmaids looked lovely in mismatched dresses in shades of ivory + cream from Urban Outfitters, BCBG, Target, Gap, and David’s Bridal

bridesmaids

romantic bouquets

Pretty, pretty bouquets by Alluring Blooms

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Such a perfect ceremony site + backdrop!

white garland backdrop

barn door

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Canon in D Major – J. Pachelbel

Recessional: Ode to Joy – L.v. Beethoven

First Dance: Golden – Lady Antebellum

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

It wasn’t so much a particular moment as it was a feeling of complete and total happiness seeing both of our families come together as one. It all seemed so natural, as if everyone had known each other for their whole lives. Second favorite moment, you ask? Brad and Jeanne’s (his mom) first dance. They didn’t pick a song until the week before the wedding and true to their style gave an un-choreographed yet amazingly entertaining performance to The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout”.

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

chicken wire escort display

Hailey recently started a blog where she’ll be posting several of her + Brad’s wedding DIY projects. So, be sure to follow along to get the inside scoop on how to craft a day as beautiful as theirs!

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

wooden table numbers

chevron table runners

menu

chevron table runners

chalkboard menu

bud vases

We love all the pink, gold + chevron. An elegant way to dress up the rustic barn!

wooden table numbers

honey favors

drunk on love napkins

swan cake topper

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Decide on a vision for your wedding together and do what excites you. Plan ahead and start projects early, even if it seems too early. Don’t sweat the small stuff and soak in every moment of your wedding day. It’s true what they say, it goes by too fast.

photography: Kate Romenesko Photography // venue: The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond Poynette, Wisconsin // florals: Alluring Blooms // vintage rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals // catering + bar service: Blue Plate Catering // desserts: Bloom Bake Shop and Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery // dj: Sound Solutions // table linens: Ultrapom Event Rentals // hair + makeup: Julia Grace Salon // bridesmaids dresses: Urban Outfitters, BCBG, Target, Gap, and David’s Bridal // paper goods: DIY // wedding dress + veil: Monique Lhuillier // bride’s shoes: B Brian Atwood //  bride’s earrings: Bauble Bar //  bride’s bracelet: BHLDN //  brides clutch: Kate Spade via Rent the Runway  // groom + groomsmen suiting: Calvin Klein //  bowties: Men’s Warehouse

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