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Simple + Chic Outdoor Summer Wedding

August 22, 2017
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Simple + Chic Outdoor Summer Wedding | BBJ Linen

Amid grasses stirred by the breeze and long views across the prairie toward the sunset, this Wisconsin couple repeated vows in an outdoor setting highlighted only by nature and natural landscape colors. The bridal party formed a vision in filmy white, off-white, traditional charcoal and black, and a winding path represented the couple's walk into the sunset to face their future.

Outdoor Barn Wedding | BBJ Linen

Molly and Sam's was the first wedding ever held at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin. The ceremony was sited with a weathered barn as backdrop, and the reception -- a spectacular vision of white and crystal -- was held under a white tent centered by a full-size tree.

Childhood Sweethearts

Wedding Preperations | BBJ Linen

Sam was the acknowledged catalyst for this formal wedding. Molly admits that, without his influence, she would have settled for eloping. But friends and family agree that the natural surroundings suited the couple to a tee, and was a fitting way for them to tie the knot. 

Outdoor Reception Venue | BBJ Linen

Opening Doors to a New Life

Wedding Aisle Doors | BBJ LinenOutdoor Summer Barn Wedding | BBJ Linen

A pair of antique doors decorated with simple greenery opened the way to the ceremony, held with a stunning traditional barn as backdrop. This outdoor wedding set the stage for the reception to follow.

The True Definition of Simple

Canopy Tent Reception | BBJ Linen

White tent poles are adorned only with greenery, and round tables in white, are like a welcoming oasis for guests. The surrounding Wisconsin prairie grounds the celebration with familiarity and makes the evening even more special. The perimeter of contrasting visions of dark wood and white serves as a seemingly natural boundary between the reception and the great outdoors.

Prairie Filed Receptions | BBJ Linen

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Dark, White and Natural

Dark Wood Reception Tables | BBJ LinenSimple + Chic Reception | BBJ Linen

There is something innately soothing about dark-toned, polished wood, the gleam of silver and clear crystal, and an abundance of white. Nothing is contrived and it all seems so right. Actually, that was the prevailing opinion about the marriage too. Guests noted that Molly and Sam "belong together!"

Meant to be together | BBJ Linen

Distractions Be Gone!

Dark Wood + White Napkins | BBJ Linen

Table settings are pristine, pure and elegant. White service plates, white linen napkins, white floral centerpieces, with just an occasional pale pink tint visible in a rose petal. Lighting by overhead clear bulbs is enhanced by simple votives and white column candles nested in simple cloche lanterns.

A Bit of Elegance

Family Table Linen | BBJ Linen

Family tables at the center of the space are stand apart in finery -- floor-length patterned linen with a bit of sparkle and shine -- a fitting tribute to a bride and groom who, by their own admission, are perfect for each other.

Clean Decorative Linen | BBJ Linen

Tied with a Circle of Gold

Summer Wedding Cake | BBJ Linen

The only embellishment on a three-tiered wedding cake -- just as simple and spectacular as the rest of the celebration -- is a double band of gold encircling each layer, and a single stunning bloom highlighted by a diamond-encrusted pearl. 

Simple Outdoor Wedding | BBJ Linen

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This is absolutely a wedding celebration worthy of note!


Credits:
Linens: BBJ Linen | Photography: Paper Antler | Planning and Styling: Dynamic Events by David Caruso | Floral Design: The Flower Garden | Catering: Lee John’s Catering | Catering and Event Design: Gracious Events | Sounds and Lighting Production: Majic Productions | Vintage Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals | Event Rentals: Canopies Events | Stationery: Paper Envy | Calligraphy: The Blooming Quill | Videography: One Fine Day Productions