A DIY Wedding at Hileman Barn in Silver Lake, Indiana

For their barn wedding at Hileman Round Barn in Silver Lake, Indiana, Gracie Prater (23 and a retail manager) and Christopher Prater (25 and a cook) incorporated a bold color palette of plum purple with gold and sparkles to glam up the rustic setting. Much of the wedding decor was DIY—spray painted bottles of all shapes and sizes, fresh flowers at the tables and in the bouquets and boutonnieres and mason jars filled with coffee beans to add aroma to the venue. The couple hung up pictures of their past six years together to show their story, and had a ‘get to know us’ area for guests to look at while they signed the canvas the bride drew to use as a guest book. The couple also had a table where guests could write them notes for the coming years of anniversaries and placed them in wine bottles. “The day all together reflected us as a couple,” says the bride. “We are very laid-back and easygoing people. Our guests were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.”