A Retro Homespun Wedding at Red Barn Farm in Northfield, Minnesota

After Katie Windschitl (25 and works in technology implementation) and Matt Brolsma (26 and works in technology sales) looked at over 100 locations and toured 10 wedding sites, they heard about a farm in Katie’s hometown that makes wood-fired pizza on Wednesday nights. After Katie reached out, they were instantly sold on the lush yard for lawn games, rustic barn for the reception and plenty of outdoor space for the ceremony. Katie and Matt loved how Red Barn Farm in Northfield, Minnesota, felt like home, and they easily chose a colorful retro homespun theme full of plenty of textured patterns and overgrown farmers' market flowers. The DIY details were impressive, such as the four flavors of homemade jam for the wedding favors, home-brewed beer (several kegs' worth) at Vine Park in St. Paul, Minnesota, and even the patterned linen napkin and wood-burned clothespin escort cards. “We wanted everyone to enjoy themselves,” Katie says. “We encouraged a lot of lawn games, intermingling and laughter. It wasn't just our day, but a day for our families to join and get to know one another.” There are so many details we love—see them all, beautifully captured by Mackenzie Orth Photography, below. -- Carmen Huff