A Laid-Back, Bohemian Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lindsey Dodge (25 and a writer) and Peter Gudritz (32 and a director of governmental affairs for Dow Chemical) may have been recent transplants to the

Lindsey Dodge (25 and a writer) and Peter Gudritz (32 and a director of governmental affairs for Dow Chemical) may have been recent transplants to the Mitten State, but their bohemian barn wedding was pure Michigan. "We both wanted our wedding to feel very old-school Michigan, and when we walked onto Misty Farm, we both knew it was perfect for us," Lindsey says. Inspired by an ombre watercolor palette of indigo, purple and blue, the couple worked closely with Anchor Events and Design and Passionflower Events to pull off an intimate farm fete full of personalized details. "Ultimately, we wanted it to really feel like it was ours, so we were all about the details, from the personalized ceremony and family wedding photos hung in the barn to the classic Detroit muscle car that took us away at the end of the night," Lindsey says. Blue-and-white-patterned linens and lush floral arrangements lent a pop of color to the couple's tented reception, but it was Lindsey's gold Sarah Seven gown that stole the show. "The dress had this tight bodice and flowing skirt with a layer of gold, sheer fabric on top," Lindsey says. "It made me feel exactly how I wanted to: beautiful." Plus, there was really no need for a veil. "I wore a flower crown because I wanted Peter to see my face and just how big I was smiling," Lindsey says. Throughout the night, the food-loving newlyweds treated their guests to an array of signature cocktails and eats—including a vintage ice cream truck that served three flavors, like strawberry-basil sorbet (in honor of their Italian honeymoon). Check out all the chic country details, shot by Nicole Haley Photography, below.

Simple Lavender Boutonnieres
Blue and white patterned linens topped each reception table for a chic touch.
Natural Centerpiece With Lisianthus and Veronica
Lavender Boutonniere With Gingham Print Tie
Passionflower florist created this natural, green and purple flower crown for the bride in lieu of a traditional veil. Suela from Tricho salon created the perfect, casual hairstyle while Lindsey's makeup artist used shades of gold for a glam yet ethereal wedding-day look.
Passionflower florist worked closely with the couple to create lush purple and green arrangements of succulents, clematis and veronica. "Our florist did such a magnificent job capturing our watercolor palette within the flower arrangements," Lindsey explains.
Passionflower florist worked closely with the couple to create lush purple and green arrangements of succulents, clematis and veronica. "Our florist did such a magnificent job capturing our watercolor palette within the flower arrangements," Lindsey says.
Each of Lindsey's bridesmaids donned a blue, strapless, chiffon J.Crew dress for a simple yet stylish look.
Tented Outdoor Reception at Misty Farm
Simple green and purple arrangements lined the couple's outdoor aisle for a natural touch.
Rustic Wooden Wedding Arch
Bottled Drinks in Metal Washtub
A lush arrangement of clematis and delphiniums adorned the couple's rustic, wooden wedding arch—a chic, natural detail that perfectly fit their outdoor ceremony.
"We just wanted it to feel like our wedding, so we were all about the personal details," Lindsey says of their ceremony and reception at Misty Farm. "We personalized our ceremony, hung family wedding photos in the barn and of course, we had to drive away in a classic Detroit muscle car at the end of the night."
Natural Purple and Green Bridal Bouquet
The bride wore gold in lieu of a more traditional hue on her wedding day. "I tried on this Sarah Seven wedding dress and it made me feel beautiful, golden and free," Lindsey says of her unusual but chic purchase. To match the look, the bride's mother gave her with a set of rose gold studs and an etched gold bangle—no veil necessary.
Sweet Heather Anne bakery created this simple three-tier buttercream cake for the couple topped with a sweet lavender detail.
"Peter and I wanted our wedding to feel laid-back, fun and intimate," Lindsey says of their barn reception at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor. "It was just a classic summertime shindig on the lake in Michigan."
For a sweet treat, Lindsey and Peter brought in a vintage Hello Ice Cream truck in to provide guests with a refreshment well after the dancing had started. "We had three flavors, all with special names like the 'Cho-Cho-Cho' in honor of my grandpa and his intense love of chocolate," Lindsey says. "We even had a Tuscan-inspired strawberry-basil sorbet in the spirit of our Italian honeymoon."
Sign on Hello Ice Cream Vintage Truck