An Eclectic, Vintage Wedding at Mildale Farms in Edgerton, Kansas

Angela Giesen (30 and a marketing manager) and Russell Giesen (31 and works in sales) met at Tengo Sed Cantina during a Kansas University versus North Carolina game. Four years later, Russell proposed while they were on vacation in Wisconsin with Angela’s family. For the wedding, the couple chose Mildale Farms for its equestrian-style barn, white fences, brick driveway and gorgeous pond. “First and foremost, I absolutely loved my wedding venue,” Angela says. “I loved it so much that we waited a year and a half to get married there. I wanted a barn wedding, and after seeing Mildale Farms, nothing could beat it. I felt that the property had a wow factor even before it had floral and decor inside.” Although they originally planned to get married outside, they had to move inside due to the weather. The exchanged vows in front of vintage screen doors, an antique ladder and floral arrangements, which they made themselves, before moving to the eclectic, string-lit reception. The couple used navy and blush as the main colors and accented it with shades of white and gold. Wanting a natural, rustic and vintage feel they combined lace, burlap, mason jars, milk glass and broaches throughout the decor. Angela made her broach bouquet, and made Russell’s sentimental golden boutonniere with a photo of him and his late sister so she could be with them on their day. At the end of the night, the couple enjoyed a variety of desserts and danced into the night to Lost Wax. “After hearing the band Lost Wax at a local bar, I turned to my husband and said, ‘We have to have them at our wedding,’” Angela says. “We can both say that the band was hands down the best decision we made.”