A DIY Barn Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan
After opening a restaurant and a cafe next door to each other, strangers Joanna Hong (31) and Tom Yon (31) unknowingly began their film-worthy love story. "We hit it off immediately," Jo recalls of their adorably-uncommon meeting. Three years later, the two knocked down a wall, merged shops, opened another restaurant and got engaged. In search of a venue close to their Ann Arbor, Michigan, home, the couple ultimately chose Misty Farm in Ann Arbor for their rustic, two-day summer celebration. "Our design concept was influenced by the idea of throwing our friends and family a big, carefree bash where they could drink and dance freely, play yard games, smoke cigars and basically just let loose and celebrate," Jo says of their decision to keep things casual. The couple ultimately pulled off a fuss-free fete by making most of the decor themselves using local vintage vases, candleholders, plates and lace accents. The personal detail we loved most? Just how seamlessly Jo and Tom combined elements of their Korean heritage with their shared love of good food and strong cocktails. Before their wedding weekend, the pair held an intimate Korean paebaek ceremony before hosting a traditional American celebration the following evening (which they kicked off with a shot of their favorite Korean rice liquor). For a peek at all the sweet rustic details, check out these shots from Chelsea Brown Photography, below.