A Summer Wedding at Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs, Michigan

It was all about simplicity for Megan and Derek Cole's summer nuptials in Berrien Springs, Michigan. "Neither of us wanted the attention and hoopla th

It was all about simplicity for Megan and Derek Cole's summer nuptials in Berrien Springs, Michigan. "Neither of us wanted the attention and hoopla that a wedding can bring," Megan says. "We wanted a simple yet beautiful event to celebrate our marriage." For their mid-June affair, the pair booked Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn—a charming space that boasts a sprawling vineyard and rustic barn. Mason jars filled with arrangements of snapdragons lined the outdoor aisle, while a single chandelier was suspended from a tree to create a ceremony altar, sans arch. "We loved the idea of holding our ceremony and reception in the same space," Megan says. "The venue was the exact setting that we wanted, with its vineyard backdrop and beautiful, open porch for guests." Neutral linens and burlap runners topped reception tables, along with DIY wooden centerpieces hand-cut, sanded and stained by the father of the groom. Spotted on the menu: Moscow Mules, spiked Arnold Palmers and Michigan-sourced beer and wine. "We chose drinks form local breweries and wineries that our guests could sample and share," Megan says. After the newlyweds shared a sentimental first dance to Adele's "Make You Feel My Love," Megan, Derek and 100 guests crowded into the barn for a celebration fueled by vanilla cake, doughnuts and a late-night espresso bar.  "All the snacks were a hit," Megan says. "The simplicity of the day and the intimate setting were perfect for us as a couple." —Rachel Sylvester

Snapdragons were a must-have bloom for Megan, who associates the flower with her grandmother. "She always had snapdragons in her garden," she says. "She passed away in 2011, so having her flowers represented at my wedding was a must."
Bridesmaids wore blue, floor-length dresses that featured a single, textured shoulder. "They all loved the same dress, and it looked great on each of them," Megan says. As a gift to her bridesmaids, Megan splurged on pearl drop earrings and purchased their day-of makeup on the morning of the wedding.
For her "something borrowed," Megan wore a classic pair of her sister's earrings and donned her sister-in-law's wedding veil. "I wore lace flats, so I'd be comfortable throughout the entire night," she says.
Snapdragons were a must-have bloom for Megan, who associates the flower with her grandmother. "She always had snapdragons in her garden," she says. "She passed away in 2011, so having her flowers represented at my wedding was a must."
Wooden wine barrels flanked the entrance to the outdoor ceremony, where Megan and Derek exchanged vows under a massive tree strung up with a single ornate chandelier.
Wooden wine barrels flanked the entrance to the outdoor ceremony, where Megan and Derek exchanged vows under a massive tree strung up with a single, ornate chandelier.
A dusty blue, peach, ivory and pale pink palette dressed up the on-site barn, where guests danced under pastel paper lanterns strung from the rafters.
"We wanted a natural, rustic feel to our wedding," Megan says of their outdoor fete. "Neither of us wanted the bling, attention or hoopla that surrounds most weddings. We just wanted a simple yet beautiful event that celebrated our marriage."
Derek's father hand-cut each wooden slice centerpiece himself, which were later topped with simple lanterns and surrounded by votives.
Guests sat on white folding chairs at tables topped with neutral linens and burlap runners. A rustic, pennant banner made from burlap adorned the front of the couple's sweetheart table.
Guests looked on as Megan and Derek chose Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" for their first dance as newlyweds.