A Colorful, Rustic Wedding at Wildwood Family Farms in Alto, Michigan

In search of an outdoor venue that felt both rustic and chic, Molly Young (24 and a nursing student) and Visar Hoxha (30 and a restaurant manager) immediately fell in love with the charming Wildwood Family Farm in Alto, Michigan. “It was exactly what we wanted,” Molly says. Using vibrant flower arrangements designed on-site by the farm's co-owner, Kelly Heyboer, Molly and Visar incorporated dozens of DIY details and bold pops of color throughout the design. As guests watched from folding chairs arranged on the lawn, Molly and Visar walked down an aisle strewn with feathers and sequins to say “I do” in a ceremony officiated by Molly's sister, Abby. “She wrote the entire ceremony and it completely blew us away,” Molly says of exchanging vows while their pug, Sir Paul, looked on from a plush, vintage blue chair. “We wrote our vows and I walked in to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World.’ I get teary-eyed just thinking about it.” After the ceremony guests played games on the sprawling lawn before retreating indoors for a night of dancing in the picturesque barn, which was outfitted with bistro lights, lanterns, chandeliers and candlelight. A naked vanilla cake was served for dessert, while white sangria and vodka cocktails served as the couple’s signature sips. “We didn’t have a DJ,” Molly says. “Instead, we rented sound equipment and made all the playlists ourselves. I don’t regret that decision one bit—in fact, I really recommend it." —Rachel Sylvester