A Rustic, Boho-Chic Wedding at the Barn & Gazebo in Salem, Ohio

With no specific palette or theme in mind, Carlyn Kachurek (27 and a wedding and lifestyle photographer) and Ben Pecchia (24 and a pediatric registered nurse) created a boho-chic, rustic style for their wedding at the Barn & Gazebo in Salem, Ohio, through picking out items that reflected them as a couple. “The only way I can describe our wedding style is that it was us,” Carlyn says. “We decided to skip the traditional method of planning a wedding and just picked the things we liked. It came together perfectly in a very earthy, simple and bohemian way.” Carlyn and Ben shared a love for the outdoors, so they had their ceremony outside at the gazebo with a white linen backdrop. The dried lavender boutonnieres added pops of color to the brown suspenders and khakis worn by the groomsmen, and the wildflower bouquets matched the retro brown, red and orange floral designs on the bridesmaid dresses. Inside the rustic barn, green glass containers picked up from thrift shops held colorful bloom centerpieces and white votive candles. We love that Carlyn and Ben showed off their love for travel through old suitcases, antique globes and classic cameras, along with the vintage postcard guest book. “Our wedding day as a whole was a beautiful reflection of who Ben and I are,” Carlyn says. “We were true to ourselves, our style and interests, and we didn't really worry too much about the details.”