A Rustic, Casual Wedding at a Private Residence in Cushing, Wisconsin

Everything about Zoey Carney (a field technician) and Justin McKenzie's (a mechanic) outdoor celebration was completely rustic casual, from the burlap

Everything about Zoey Carney (a field technician) and Justin McKenzie's (a mechanic) outdoor celebration was completely rustic casual, from the burlap and lace table runners to the hay bales that served as seating during their backyard ceremony. "We wanted rustic, that's for sure," Zoey says of their casual fete in her parent's backyard. "We lined the space with hay bales and put up a large white tent strung with lights for our reception. The entire day reflected us as a laid-back, country couple." Wildflowers and wheat were paired with bold sunflowers and burnt orange roses to create the flower arrangements, while decor details (including old washtubs) were scattered throughout the space. After exchanging vows under a DIY wedding arch, the newlyweds and their guests treated guests to a night of dinner and dancing, courtesy of Free Way Jam, a local band that both Zoey and Justin ended up loving. "They were the best decision we made," Zoey says. "Everyone was telling us how fun the dancing was weeks after our wedding had passed." After the night came to a close, the newlyweds sent their guests home with chocolate chip cookies and cartons of milk as a sweet way to express thanks. Some advice from the bride: "Take a deep breath and remember that not everything has to be perfect," Zoey says. "Roll with the punches and take in your special day, it goes by so fast."

Rustic Casual Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Rustic Outdoor Wedding Decor
Red Knee-Length Bridesmaid Dresses
Bright yellow sunflowers and burnt orange roses added just the right amount of bold color to each bridesmaid bouquet.
Sophisticated Low Bridal Chignon
The couple's florist used a mix of wildflowers and wheat to give each arrangement and boutonniere a rustic touch.
Justin and his groomsmen kept things casual in ivory and brown vests and ties, blue jeans and cowboy boots.
'J+Z' DIY Wood Guestbook
Jarred white hydrangeas were displayed atop wooden logs that lined the couple's outdoor aisle in Cushing, Wisconsin.
Rustic burlap and lace runners lined the length of each reception table in Cushing, Wisconsin.
A makeshift wooden bar was set up to serve guests while the couple treated everyone to pulled pork sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip cookies and carrot cake for dessert.
A tiered, wooden stand was used to display Zoey and Justin's dessert of choice. Not shown: the single carrot cake the newlyweds ordered just for themselves.