Set against June’s green and golden rolling fields of Northeast Kansas, my friends and family (finally!) celebrated the marriage of my cousin Jared to his childhood sweetie Angie, this weekend. It was a shabby chic party unlike any other – a gorgeous event that beautifully reflected each of their personalities.
Sharing in the enjoyment, I snapped only a few photos. I guarantee they don’t do the celebration justice – the entire day was incredibly beautiful down to the hand-painted barn wood signs dotting the country roads. They pointed first to the wedding, then to the reception at The Barn at Schwinn Produce Farm.
Once there, guests were greeted by Sinatra ringing through the rafters. Outside, kids giggled and rolled in the grass while adults played tailgating games, soaked in the sun and enjoyed the breeze around a large bucket of ice-cold beer. Just inside the doors, honey sticks and party mix in Mason jars were up for grabs alongside miniature bears full of honey to take home. Along one wall, cards were collected in a vintage suitcase. In one corner, wedding photos of parents, grandparents and generation after generation of the family set the inspiration for years of happiness ahead.
The tables were draped in beige with eclectic combinations of Mason jars, old glass bottles, white glass vases, vintage books, antique drawers, lace, wildflowers and Scrabble tiles sitting at the centers. Warm, round lights offered a soft glow dangling from above while tea lights and votives brought romantic light to the tables.
As dark closed in and dancing began, blue, green and purple lights flooded the rafters of the barn – taking on a club-esque appearance as guests joined in the fun. Two steps out one of the barn’s large wood doors and you were back to the serenity of the county, complete with fireflies floating in the distance. Truly a magical evening.
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