Late Summer Midwest wedding: Katie + Stephen

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Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie + Stephen’s wedding represented the two of them just right: an intimate woodsy space at a friend’s property to honor his outdoorsy side, and soft, artsy touches that showed off her love of beauty + simplicity. When guests entered the ceremony space, they walked into a woodland fairytale setting that was captured ever-so-romantically in film by photog Sawyer Baird.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie’s BHLDN dress was light and airy with soft petals, a silk chiffon shell, ostrich feather, and a tulle petticoat. These pretty dusty purple bridesmaids dresses are from Free People.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

This bouquet by Kelly of Intertwine is a beauty for sure. Her recipe: Peonies, garden roses, dahlias, anemone, ranunculus, sweet pea, and parrot tulips, forged greenery. See more florals by Kelly here.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Those faces!

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Don’t you love the groom’s style? Stephen wore an H&M suit + J.Crew shirt.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie says, I walked down the isle to “A Soft Place To Land” by Kathleen Edwards. My brother is a musician and recreated the chords. It was so meaningful. We danced to Ingrid Michaelson’s version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

A favorite moment, from the bride: There’s nothing sweeter to remember than the first moment I got to see Stephen in my wedding dress. I thought I might pass out, but the adrenaline of coming up behind him and having him turn around is something I’ll never forget. 

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

They had 135 guests and the space gave them intimacy yet plenty of room to spread out, mingle, and lounge.

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Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

They wanted everything to feel artsy and eclectic with a feminine flare. Katie’s mom made the table linens and the ceremony benches, bags and cornhole game were also DIY.

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

 

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Katie’s tips for brides planning: If you’re planning a wedding, ask for help. I think too many brides feel they have to do everything and make all the choices, but sometimes you need others to get you thinking creatively and logistically. The best thing I ever did was hiring an event designer. I enjoyed my wedding because I knew someone else was taking care of all our ideas!

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Late Summer mid-west wedding | Photos by Sawyer Baird | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=79569

Most of their budget went to three things: food, event design, and photography – food to create an experience for guests, design to bring their vision to life, and photography for memories that will last forever (Katie’s a photog herself – she knows how important that is!).

Congrats guys!

Photographer: Sawyer Baird / Venue: Private Residence / Event Designer & Florals: Kelly Lenard of Intertwine / Linens: Jill Walser / Band: Kel / Beer Labels & Cornhole: The Art Press / Bride’s Dress: BHLDN / Headpiece: Ti Adoro / Shoes: Anthropologie / Purse: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Shirt: J.Crew / Shoes: Goodwill / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People / Ring Bearers & Flower Girls: Zara Kids /

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