A Bohemian Autumn Wedding at Omar Bakery Building in Omaha, Nebraska

Marisa Jergovic (22 and a hairstylist) and Nicolas “Nic” Fredrickson (23 and a hand letterer) met at a coffee shop when Nic told her she looked like his celebrity crush. The rest, as they say, is history. They got married at Marisa’s family’s church, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, which was beautiful on its own. Their reception at Omar Bakery Building, a former bakery in an industrial-looking warehouse space, was equally splendid with exposed brick, vintage windows, a 16-foot black marble bar, a 40-foot elevated deck and free parking. Since Marisa and Nic are both creative types, they played up the DIY elements, from the invitations (Nic customized all the print work, then had the invitations laser-engraved on sheets of fine wood) to Marisa's custom dress. The reception also featured DIY gold centerpieces and reception signs and a custom playlist. An earth-toned, natural theme was reflected in a palette of cream, gold, copper and burgundy and a bouquet of verdigris, pampas grass and wheat; pops of deep pink were also found throughout. For their October wedding in Nebraska, Marisa and Nic wanted to show off the beauty of the state while reflecting who they are as individuals. (Their creativity also helped to keep the budget down—they traded their design services with vendors for discounts on photography, videography and their venue.) Other fall touches included a spiced-cider cocktail, centerpieces of pinecones and greenery, and a soup bar in lieu of a traditional meal. While the couple had fun with the details, they didn’t let it take over their lives in the months before the wedding. “The bigger picture—marriage—is what’s important,” Marisa says. “Focus on your relationship, and your wedding day will be beautiful.” —Chrissy Sorenson