A Vintage Chic Barn Wedding at Parks Show Cattle Farm in Metamora, Michigan

Kelsey Meek (27 and a marketing specialist) and Frank Rogers (27 and a corporate real estate associate) met through mutual friends in college. It just

Kelsey Meek (27 and a marketing specialist) and Frank Rogers (27 and a corporate real estate associate) met through mutual friends in college. It just so happened they were from the same hometown on the east side of Michigan. One winter day, Frank and his sister brought Kelsey down to her favorite ice rink for a day of skating. As she was skating around the rink, she began to notice her friends and family lining up around the rink. Confused, she turned to ask Frank what was going on but he was already on one knee preparing to propose. They settled on a Fall wedding and found the spacious grounds of a working cattle farm near their home. The bright greenery and changing leaves were the ideal background for their ceremony. Their color palette was spread in every shade of purple imaginable accented by glitter sheen. Rustic touches like handmade chalkboards and twine and wooden clothespins tied in the atmosphere of the ranch. The cocktail hour was set in an area filled with large whiskey barrels serving as tables while a string quartet continued playing classical music from the ceremony. Friends and family were then guided into the barn where a classic meal of home cooked favorites was served. Over the dinner tables hung a mason jar chandelier and ivory draping, sparkling as the sun began to set between the barn doors. After dinner guests could dance on the outdoor dance floor under ping pong string lights, take a turn at the photo booth and roast s'mores. As the night came to a close, Kelsey and Frank joined their friends and family in a paper lantern sendoff to thank everyone for being with them.

The flowers complimented the purple color range in the bridesmaid’s dresses. They consisted of fall flowers such as blush roses, hyacinth, hydrangea, thistles and green berries. The bride's bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets’ stems were delicately wrapped in green muslin.
The bride designed her dress with the help of her aunt who owns a bridal studio. Her gown had a ballet neckline with fitted bodice and floor length skirt. It consisted of layers of blush colored satin under blush colored chiffon, layers of ivory English netting and a delicate floral  designed lace. The lace was tipped with iridescent crystals, pearls and diamond swirls.
The bridesmaids dresses were floor length chiffon gowns of different styles in shades of purple.  The girls were able to pick their own dresses so they would feel comfortable in their own style choices. They carried handmade beaded clutches and wore earrings and handmade crystal bracelets.
The bride and groom wanted to keep their wedding feeling personal and classic. They had a live string quartet playing their favorite classical songs throughout the ceremony and into the cocktail hour. A dj took over for the reception.
Grass Aisle Processional
The ceremony took place outside under a birch tree arbor. The wide expanse of greenery on the cattle farm held large barrels  of hay surrounded by trees in seasonal transition, winding country roads and big rolling hills.
Birch Tree Arbor First Kiss
Bride and Groom Outdoor Recessional
Hand Painted State Arrows
Kelsey and Frank wanted to decorate the barn with personalized touches. They handmade small chalkboards with different phrases, including their wedding hashtag, along with ceramic candlesticks and bright flowers.
The bride and groom made their own purple watercolor table assignments. They were inspired by the natural color palette of the fall and wanted to contrast it with a bold color like purple.
The centerpieces served as rustic additions to the decor. Touches of twine and wooden clothespins sat next to vintage mason jars and milk jugs full of small wildflowers in various shades of purple.
More of the handmade chalkboard designs created by Kelsey and Frank could be seen at the dessert table reading "Love is Sweet so Take a Treat". The table was filled with a variety of small cupcakes.
First Dance Under String Lights
At the end of the night, Kelsey and Frank invited all of their friends and family outside with them. They released two paper lanterns to symbolize their new life together and their appreciation for all of their loved ones who attended.