Romantic & Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration with Mid-Century Modern Details
LISA KATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY
The inspiration for this summer-into-fall wedding inspiration shoot was the new rustic barn venue, The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm. But rather than the traditional rustic farm details, the creative team of local vendors from Chicago and southern Wisconsin, juxtaposed the setting with mid-century modern flair, to create something unexpected yet contemporary and utterly charming….
Here’s the lady behind the lens Lisa Kathan with these words about how it all came together…. “This incredible wedding day inspiration by Elliestyled was featured at The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm , which opened in July 2018. This family farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, is completely rustic in its aesthetic, including a large barn for receptions; an original mid-1800’s farm house for the bride to get ready; a perfect long porch for wedding day brunches; a beautifully textured Milk Parlor, which we featured as a ceremony space; and something we’ve rarely seen, a small barn dedicated for the groom and his men! What makes this property so special are the owners, Chelsea and James, who’ve taken special care to upgrade their family’s farm with modern amenities while keeping the pastoral charm, even designing a stunning winding staircase built into the silo of the barn.
The dynamic floral palette evokes a sun-drenched and bohemian nostalgia, perfect for a Midwest autumn wedding. The shoot was built around the playfully sophisticated ochre and mustard tones of hand-died silk ribbons with Ranunculus, Dahlia, Kangaroo Paws and Pincushion Protea, and anchored by an unfettered flat willow branch. The color story included Berzelia Brunia, Leucadendron, Kale, and Eucalyptus pods and softened by the creamy whites of the papery Poppy and cloud-like Dahlia.
We took advantage of the beautiful spaces and light to tell a romantic and stylish wedding day story with incredible details: gorgeous letterpress invitations, “his and her” vow books; an eclectic groom’s space; a perfectly unique ceremony backdrop for the intimate ceremony; and a chic, mid-mod cocktail hour hosted by the couple in the rustic barn.”
Isn’t it just lovely?? And I couldn’t agree more with Lisa about the venue, it is incredible! Huge and heartfelt thankyou to the whole team who lent their talents to create this inspiration for you. But especially to photographer Lisa Kathan Photography who captured it all so perfectly. If you love her style of photography and would like to see more of her work do pop and take a peek at her website www.lisakathan.com, and be sure to find and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
And if you’re loving this vintage take on rustic, you will love this stunning greenery filled editorial from Greece, or this rich and rustic affair at a Winery. Or if it is real weddings you are looking for then you might like AJ & Kristen’s relaxed DIY celebration at Jack’s Barn and Sara & Daniel’s romantic fall affair is a must see – it has the most stunning greenhouse reception!! And I hope you didn’t miss Annie & Hayden’s rustic wedding with black tie elegance.
Contributors & Credits
Photography – Lisa Kathan Photography || Event Styling – Elliestyled || Venue – The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm || Bridal Fashion – Honey Bridal || Hair – Hair by Jules || Makeup – Yours Truly Hair and Makeup || Groom’s Attire – Formally Modern || Vintage Rentals – Forever Birdy || Floral Design – Floral Alchemy || Ceremony Backdrop – Black Candy Design || Letterpress Invites – Fiore Press || Calligraphy + Ribbons – Bien Fait Calligraphy || Tabletop – Festive Frog || Ceremony Chairs – Hall’s Rental || Food – Caputo Cheese Market || Linens – BBJ Linen || Models – Robbie + Ryan