A Rustic Wedding at the Lodge at Ironwoods in Leawood, Kansas

Katie White (25 and a registered nurse) and Alex Bulk (24 and a certified public accountant) met during their freshman year at Baker University in psychology class. They became close and dated for five years before Alex decided to pop the question. On her parents boat out on the Lake of the Ozarks, Alex proposed to Katie with their closet friends by their sides, presenting her with a ring he picked out with the help of her grandmother.The couple chose a rustic theme for the wedding, incorporating lots of handmade touches into the decor, like twine wrapped bottles, tree trunk rounds and lace accents, to bring their vision to life. A color palette of ivory, eggplant, orange and Kelly green was chosen as a nod to the fall season and added a cheerful, festive feel to the day.