Tailgate Inspired Barn Wedding in Indiana

Brooke & Andrew grew up in New York but after moving to the midwest, they knew they needed their wedding to be where that second family was! This party-loving couple really wanted to have fun and feel comfortable on their big day. So they got their fancy photos in wedding attire before changing into flannels to have a tailgate-themed reception & party the night away!

The bride and groom met in Kindergarten! After Brooke moved away, they reconnected when they attended the same college. 

Where they met

I was very set on getting married in a barn, and not being hot at my wedding so we chose December and found a barn to get married in.  I did not go with a color scheme, I used the barn as our scheme. Our wedding was more of a tailgate feeling to it than a fancy wedding.

The Barn was the Perfect Backdrop

Don’t do things because they are “traditional” or because others want/expect it to be a specific way. Do it as authentically as possible so you have the best time, and make sure you get pictures with that best friend who is running around taking care of everything for you!!

The most important was that our dogs were a part of our day and that the day felt like us. I skipped a lot of the traditional wedding reception things, including a DJ. We made our own playlist on Spotify and had amazing speakers. We did kinda splurge on good food, an open bar, and sunflowers!

What they prioritized

The photos with their dog who had its own best man collar are a sweet and personal touch!

Include your furry friend

The couple decided to forgo a traditional wedding cake and instead had a s’mores bar and the groom’s family friend made cookies for the tables.

Custom Cookie Favors

The couple and their I Do Crew shotgunned some beers during the reception. Doing what feels authentic to you at your wedding is always a vibe!

Your Day, Your Way

Sunflowers in mason jars sitting atop wooden rounds with scattered votive candles made for simple and savvy centerpieces for this barn wedding!

Sunflower centerpieces

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