A Romantic Wedding at Mildale Farm in Edgerton, Kansas

When planning their spring nuptials, Hope Ryan (24 and a first-grade teacher) and Nick Johnson (24 and an international logistics account manager) ditched the idea of a theme, and focused instead on selecting details they loved. The result was an ethereal, rustic and romantic soiree that perfectly captured the spring season. “I love mixing colors, hues, patterns and texture in home design, so I continued in that vein throughout our wedding,” Hope says. “I never wanted everything to be matching, so with each I item I picked, I went less traditional. A little boho, a little classy, a little sassy. Luckily, my amazing planner kept it together with all my crazy ideas and love of color and texture.” Mildale Farm in Edgerton, Kansas, hosted the event, its charm, expansive green spaces and timeless elegance providing a picturesque backdrop for the ceremony and reception. The day kicked off with an intimate ceremony on the lawn, where Hope and Nick exchanged their own vows under a canopy of pale pink and white garden roses, stock, hydrangeas and lush vines, and where they planted an olive tree to symbolize their union. Postceremony, the newlyweds whisked their guests off to the main estate house, where they enjoyed giant lawn games, signature drinks and tapas from Hope and Nick’s favorite food truck, Pigtails and Olives. After indulging in a piece of traditional wedding cake, the newlyweds and their guests hit the dance floor—and the sequin-studded photo booth—where they celebrated late into the night. A tip from Hope and Nick: “Tradition is only tradition: Go with what makes you happy instead. Pick things that will make you smile and feel excited, and it will all come together.” —Libby MacCarthy