A Rustic Farm Wedding and Tent Reception at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan
After Jessica Coen (33 and an editor at large for Jezebel) and Benjamin Bochnowski (33 and President of People's United Bank) settled on Ann Arbor's Misty Farm, the couple quickly hired Alison and Bryan from VLD events. "We weren't just looking for planners -- though we certainly needed that, seeing as we were planning the wedding from New York and Chicago," Jessica explains. "We also wanted someone with real design experience who could articulate our vision: a sophisticated, contemporary vibe in a rustic setting."But while style and design were two important elements in their vision, planning an out-of-state wedding proved to be difficult. "We had to bring in outside vendors for absolutely everything; the level of coordination was dizzying," Jessica says. "But our planners were with us every step of the way and we loved their attentive, thoughtful approach -- they truly understood our personalities and style. They guided us through the millions of choices we had to make, kept us organized and cal and handled every last detail on the day itself." The result was a rustic wedding that was sophisticated, yet upbeat. "The ceremony reflected how we felt about getting married: sincere and thoughtful, but also upbeat and lighthearted," Jessica says. "This was an important day to us, but we were also looking forward to having fun."