A Rustic, Elegant Barn Wedding in Holland, Michigan

When Katelyn Bush (25 and a nutritionist) and Brandon Jeffrey (32 and a hedge fund analyst) settled on Holland as the locale for their special day, it only made sense to celebrate at the bride's grandparents' rustic barn situated on their estate. "We wanted a reception venue that couldn't be easily replicated," Katelyn explains. But turning a metal barn into their dream reception venue required more than just a few scattered flower arrangements. The couple created a sense of grandeur thanks to large arrangements placed on the estate's gate and lamp posts as well as other extravagant elements -- including two fifteen-foot birch trees that flanked the entrance to the reception. "I wanted a sophisticated, elegant wedding that wasn't too over the top, but that would wow my guests," the bride says.