A Free-Spirited, Rustic Barn Wedding at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron, Ohio

Although there was no initial theme in mind for the wedding day, the DIY rustic elements, free-spirited fashions and dairy barn venue built in 1898 had guests describing Liza Hollo (31 and a physician assistant) and Cory Brightwell's (32 and a business owner in the fitness industry) wedding in Akron, Ohio, as “a '70s-style hippie wedding.” The two were married at the bare wood archway on the lawn of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The reception that followed took place inside the rustic dairy barn on the property, where natural colors and dried blooms by Farmhouse Flowers shaped the bohemian look of the wedding, captured by Imagen Photos. But what really brought to life the vibe of the day was Liza’s vintage dress. Designed by Amanda Wakeley, the white dress had a gold geometric design extending down the front of the bodice, ending at a belt that flowed out into a skirt. A gold headpiece accented with beads and design by a London, England-based complemented the look. “I was sure I would never have that 'it's the one' feeling about a wedding dress, and I was wrong,” Liza says. “I walked into a bridal boutique near my home in San Diego and saw it hanging across the room, and that was it, I knew it was the one.”