A Colorful Bohemian Wedding at the Stonehaven Barn in De Soto, Iowa
Bohemian bride Lisa Schneider and her groom, Shay Acheson, rented one unexpected element for their special day...a bright orange Volkswagen bus. "Shay owned a 1974 VW bus back in high school, so we borrowed one for our wedding day," Lisa explains. The two planned a colorful, DIY wedding at the Stonehaven Barn that borrowed bold elements from Shay's former ride, including orange wildflowers and printed gingham ties. "We did all of the planning ourselves with lots of help from our family and friends," Lisa explains. "But to be honest, I wasn't crazy about doing all of the planning -- I just wanted to be married." The Iowa-based couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony shaded by a purple and green floral altar in front of 80 family members and friends. Guests celebrated in the barn at a reception that was filled with dozens of sentimental items, including antique dishes at the desert tables that were borrowed from the bride and groom's respective families. "In the end, the hard work totally paid off and every moment was really perfect for us," Lisa says.