A Patriotic Outdoor Rustic Destination Wedding in Ohio
Brad with Leanne, in Vera Wang. "I was sure I'd wear vintage, but [this dress] fit like a glove."
Between their Southern-style BBQ dinner and guests dressed in festive red, white, and blue, Leanne and Brad brought a modern vision of classic Americana to life with their midsummer wedding.
Homemade posters, screen printed by the bride and groom, made up the invites.
The bride wore a locket that held family wedding photos.
The bride slipped a lace ribbon off a wedding gift to tie her delicate posy of Queen Anne's lace.
With the help of Leanne's brother, Brad constructed a low wooden stage on which he set up an old Army tent.
Lively tunes greeted arriving guests.
Clusters of hydrangeas in milk-glass vases provide a crisp, neutral accent to Leanne's collection of Depression-era glassware.
Brad's 8-year-old cousin looks camera-ready in front of a flag draped between trees.
A '53 Chevy pickup is loaded with beer, including one variety brewed by the groom and a friend.
The property included rustic cabins and a lake.
Partygoers wore festive red, white, and blue attire.
Luminarias (paper bags holding lit candles set in sand) created a glowing path.
Catering: Hoggy's; Whiskey Rebellion Brewing (custom beer)
Venue: Enjoy Co.
Cake: Sue Larson of Le Gateau
Flowers: Village Flower Basket
Music: Liz Langford (fiddle) and Jon Estes (guitar and mandolin)
Wedding Photography: Philip Anema; Skip Hopkins; Alexandra Marvar; Anthony Dodero (video)
Gown: Vera Wang
Veil: Jessica Maros
Hair and Makeup: Newkirk Salon Spa
Groom's Suit: Grahame Fowler
DJ: Brian Hickman