To infuse a beautiful barn wedding with a bit of New York glamour is to steal hearts left and right and change wedding plans for upcoming barn nuptials, and this couple, along with Cherry Blossom Events, has done just that. Chic from head to toe, the soiree was the perfect marriage of the two seemingly different locales, but as you can plainly see from Paper Antler’s photos, it was an even more perfect marriage for these two sweethearts!


From the stunning bride… The trend in barn weddings for the past couple years has been “shabby chic,” so to speak, with lots of burlap, lace and ball jars. That can be very beautiful, but it wasn’t for us. We met and fell in love in New York, and that has influenced our style and taste. We both went to school in Wisconsin, and that’s also where Nate proposed. We wanted to bring New York glamour to our rustic, Wisconsin venue. We called it, “barn chic.”

We took the time to research vendors, and worked with a lot of wonderful people who love what they do. Our amazing wedding planner, Andrea VandeBerg from Cherry Blossom Events, helped us bring our vision to life. We really wanted this day to be personal, and true to who we are as individuals and together as a couple. We had a close friend get ordained and officiate our ceremony. I designed and printed all of our menus and escort cards at home. My parents cut, stained and painted our card box and direction sign. (Thanks, Mom & Dad!) Part of my wedding gift to my husband-to-be was a surprise whiskey bar. I found the decanters at a vintage flea market and stocked it with some of his favorite whiskeys. I also wore my daily perfume–Prada Candy–on our wedding day.

Even with all of the planning and preparation, nothing could have possibly prepared me for the overwhelming feeling of joy, love and support on that day. It was more than we ever could have imagined, and we are so thankful that we were surrounded by our closest friends and family as we said, “I do.”

Photography: Paper Antler | Planner: Cherry Blossom Events | Floral Design: Flora By Jamae | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Creative Confections By Alicia Russell | Makeup: Barb Zanzig, BZ Artistry | Hair: Charles Ifergan Salon | Tuxes: The Black Tux | Barn: Sugarland | Bridal Earrings: TEJANI | Linens: Event Essentials | Macarons: Madison Sweets | Paper Goods: Paper Piper Designs | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: Vera's House Of Bridal

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