A Colorful DIY Wedding at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas

Every part of Katie Krol (26 and a construction superintendent) and Travis Lilly's (31 and an appraiser) wedding had a handmade touch—from the kraft p

Every part of Katie Krol (26 and a construction superintendent) and Travis Lilly's (31 and an appraiser) wedding had a handmade touch—from the kraft paper and lace invitations to the rustic reception decor. The couple tied the knot atop a scenic hill at Lazy T Ranch. While the bride and groom said "I do," guests enjoyed a view of the Kansas prairie lands. The couple invited guests to celebrate with dinner, drinks and dancing at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas. The bride enlisted the help of a few resourceful women, including her mother, aunts and friends, to create the centerpieces. Katie and her bridesmaids held hand-tied bouquets of daisies and wildflowers wrapped in twine; the spring blooms by Kistner's Flowers added a pop of color to the otherwise neutral palette. The bride, groom and wedding party processed through large handmade wooden barn doors, which brought a sense of intimacy to the vast open-air ceremony location. It was important to Katie and Travis that they alter ideas they found online and make them their own. The ring bearers carried signs that made guests chuckle (such as "Don't worry, ladies, we're still single!"), crafted from the same wood as the barn doors. There are so many more pretty details to see, and Sara Foote of Sara Marie Photography captured all of them, below. A tip from Katie: "Anything and everything can go wrong on your wedding day, but don't forget to enjoy it."

Katie and Travis welcomed guests to celebrate their big day with shabby-chic invitations. Mixed typography was laser-printed directly onto the rustic paper, adorned with a strip of lace and backed with sturdy white card stock.
Katie carried a colorful bouquet of bright spring blooms during her April wedding to Travis. The arrangement included an abundant mix of yellow daisies, pink calla lilies,  and various wildflowers.
When shopping for her wedding dress, Katie was very specific in finding a gown that could accommodate her bridal shoes—cowboy boots. The bride and her 'maids sported the rugged footwear throughout the day, ensuring comfort and dancing all night long.
The bridesmaids wore pink strapless dresses with cream Chantilly lace detail. Each also sported cowboy boots with gemstone boot bands. The bridesmaids held matching spring flower bouquets made of yellow and white daisies and pink calla lilies.
Travis's Calla Lily Boutonniere
Travis had one request in the planning of the big day: incorporating the color hunter green. The men accessorized their gray suiting with hunter green ties and socks. Travis, unlike the groomsmen, wore a full suit, and adorned the lapel of his coat with a pink calla lily boutonniere.
The bride enlisted the help of a few resourceful women, including her mother, aunts and friends, to create the reception decor. Katie found rustic centerpiece-element ideas on Pinterest, and supplied the crafters with the pieces the day of the celebration.
Katie and Travis's First Look in Manhattan, Kansas
Ring Bearers with Funny Entrance Sign
Traditional Christian Processional in Manhattan, Kansas
Katie and Travis said "I do" during an outside ceremony held at Lazy T Ranch, a historic family ranch, in Manhattan, Kansas. Guests enjoyed a view of the prairie lands while Katie and Travis exchanged Christian wedding vows.
Katie and Travis's Ceremony in Manhattan, Kansas
Ring Bearers with Funny Exit Sign
DIY Hanging Vases with Daisies
DIY Rustic Reception Table Centerpieces
Various glass vessels, including mason jars and wine bottles, were wrapped in twine and filled with wildflowers and daisies. A slice of wood sat in the center of every table and supported the flower arrangements and antlers that the bride and groom had found throughout the years.
The bride and groom cut into a luscious six-tier naked cake to celebrate their nuptials. The confection sat atop a DIY wooden cake stand. A monogram topper crowned the dessert. Extra berries sat in pails waiting to further accompany each guest's slice of cake.
Katie and Travis posed with their wedding guests inside a DIY photo booth prop set, crafted by helpful friends and family members. A large Polaroid template hung from the tall wooden set in the corner of the reception space.