A Rustic Elegant Wedding at the County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana

When Meg (30 and an attorney) attended her cousin's wedding, she had no idea that her future husband, Greg (32 and a driver) was the best man. "We sta

When Meg (30 and an attorney) attended her cousin's wedding, she had no idea that her future husband, Greg (32 and a driver) was the best man. "We started dating soon after and he proposed on the Fourth of July during the fireworks at my family lake house," Meg explains. For their spring wedding in northwest Indiana, the couple exchanged vows at St. John the Evangelist Church and later celebrated with 150 guests at the County Line Orchard. "We wanted a unique wedding venue with a rustic, yet elegant, feel," Meg explains. "The orchard definitely fit the bill." The couple's rustic reception featured a color palette of blue, ivory and brown with the occasional unexpected element -- like lantern centerpieces in lieu of traditional flowers. "Our table numbers, menus and escort cards were on burlap-colored paper to stick with the theme," the bride says. "And since the weather was perfect, we had the barn door open to the patio outside throughout the entire reception. While they weren't enjoying the family-style dinner or dancing, guests gathered on the patio for a bonfire complete with s'mores and apple cider donuts. "The element of our day that best reflected us as a couple was the food," Meg says. "We love to cook and eat great, food, so it was important that the food served at our wedding was delicious." As far as wedding-day advice goes for future brides: "Review your contracts carefully and make sure all of your vendors know what they need to do," Meg says. "We found out when we arrived at our reception that the end time of our event was actually the time everything needed to be packed up. This meant we accidentally booked our DJ for longer than we needed him for!"

The bride's satin shoes matched the navy hue of her bridesmaids' Watters dresses.
Bride at County Line Orchard
Meg carried a crisp, clean, spring bouquet made from white peonies.
Classic Updo Hairstyle with Veil
Meg and Greg Orchard Kiss
Bird Wedding Cake Toppers with Rosette Detail
"We wanted to have a unique wedding venue with a rustic, elegant feel," Meg explains. "The County Line Orchard definitely fit the bill."
Rustic Barn Reception with String Lights
White Bouquets with Roses, Peonies and Hypericum Berries
White Bridal Bouquet with Peonies
Each of the bridesmaids wore navy, floor-length dresses from Watters.
Meg and Greg First Dance
Centerpieces were created using lanterns on a wood slab and chalkboard table numbers.
The couple decorated using a palette of blue, ivory and brown. "We really wanted that rustic, yet elegant, feel," Meg explains.
"The weather was perfect, so we had the barn door open to the patin outside for the entire reception," Meg says.
The couple exchanged vows at the St. John the Evangelist Church -- the same church where Meg's family regularly attends.
The bride found her white lace Bill Levkoff dress at Le Salon in Valparaiso. "I found a beautiful designer dress for half the price," Meg explains. "It wasn't what everyone wears, yet it was still classic."
The bride wore her hair in a simple, yet classic, updo style created by Riah Salon.
Bill Levkoff Wedding Dress with Lace Back
Meg and Greg Wedding Ceremony
Navy Wedding Party Outside of Barn
The couple posed for a sunset shot at the County Line Orchard.
Meg and Greg Reception Toast
Classic Ivory Escort Cards
Groomsmen in Classic Black Tuxedos and Bow Ties