A Modern-Rustic, Garden Wedding at Southern Exposure Herb Farm in Battle Creek, Michigan

When Courtney (30 and a neonatal nurse) and Michael (37 and a footwear representative) visited the Southern Exposure Herb Farm in Battle Creek, Michig

When Courtney (30 and a neonatal nurse) and Michael (37 and a footwear representative) visited the Southern Exposure Herb Farm in Battle Creek, Michigan, as a potential venue for her bridal shower, they immediately fell in love and booked it on the spot. The resulting September wedding perfectly blended romantic and rustic details with an enchanting sense of whimsy. The bride wore her cap-sleeve, trumpet-style lace dress—finished with a big-bow back—with hand-dyed mint heels accented with burlap bows, while the bridesmaids coordinated in mismatched dresses in hues of mint, sea foam and aqua. The reception decor incorporated burlap table runners, glowing chandeliers and lanterns. And succulent terrarium centerpieces, which the couple created in their condo before the wedding day, finished the modern-rustic vibe. —Michelle Thomas

The wedding invitations fit with the day's rustic, natural vibe.
Courtney found her wedding day shoes on Etsy: hand-dyed mint heels with a burlap bow.
The bridal bouquet featured peach and pink roses tucked in with green amaranthus, succulent and peach gerbera daisies.
Courtney wore a lace trumpet-style gown with delicate cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline.
The bridesmaids wore a mixture of mint, sea foam and aqua dresses in different styles.
The ceremony took place in the gardens at Southern Exposure Herb Farm in Battle Creek, Michigan.
The ceremony included a knot-tying ritual, which the couple did while the minister read a passage about the moment's meaning.
The couple made mini terrariums for each table, collecting containers from craft and thrift stores in the months before the wedding.
They ended up with enough mini terrariums for each of their 230 guests to take one home.
Tall floral centerpieces mixed with lanterns and burlap table runners.
Courtney's lace gown, featuring a dipped back and an oversize chiffon bow.