Scott and Krista’s October Wedding | The Bowery Barn | Rubicon, WI
Krista and Scott’s October wedding at the Bowery Barn was a celebration centered around family and joy. With so many details of their day involving their loved ones, each part felt extra special and emotional. Their children were an integral part of their day, and they made sure that everyone in attendance felt loved and welcomed.
When I first met with Scott and Krista about their vision for their Bowery Barn wedding, they shared with me that the things most important to them were capturing the joy of their family, and having an experience that felt natural and authentic. When they shared with me all of the special touches of their day, I knew we would have no problem making that happen.
The Wedding Day
Their mornings started separately, with each of their loved ones close by. In addition to his wedding party, Scott spent the morning with he and Krista’s father, and his two new sons. The Bowery has this really neat getting ready space on the ground floor of the barn, where they were able to play corn hole, hang out, and enjoy their lunch together. Across the drive way, the girls had a beautiful farmhouse filled with natural light and charm. Alongside her bridesmaids, Krista also welcomed two junior bridesmaids, both moms, and of course her daughter. She opted for a first look with her girls, and saved the getting ready duties for her mom and daughter.
To make sure they spent as much of their wedding day together as possible, the pair choose to share a first look. Even more special, they invited the kids to join in as well. We situated Scott first, and then walked Krista up to meet him just behind the silo on a beautiful hill with a few pops of fall color still hanging on. A few happy tears were shed, and then they never left each other’s side. The nuzzles and kisses came naturally, and they soaked up every moment together.
Soon after the wedding party joined us for a few brief photos outside before it got too cold. Late October weather can be a gamble in Wisconsin, and we were all just grateful there was no snow or rain! As guests made their way on site, the wedding party went back inside to touch up and prep for the ceremony ahead.
Their ceremony was held upstairs with Krista’s father as the officiant. He was delighted to have the role, and felt an abundance of emotions himself. He said “it’s a little different when it’s your daughter up there!”. When Krista’s sons walked her down the aisle, they sent several of us into tears. Her father’s delivery was thoughtful and sentimental, and their family unity ceremony was unique! Both the newlyweds and each child chose their own colored glass to pour into a vase. Later they plan to have blown into a sculpture for their home. A breathtaking representation of their unity as a family.
Scott and Krista led the way to cocktail hour where guests enjoyed tasty appetizers while mingling with loved ones. Meanwhile, their ceremony space was transformed for dinner with dark blue accents and clean white chairs throughout. The pair dined at a sweetheart table allowing themselves to be even more present with one another throughout the night.
The joy of the evening continued as they welcomed their parents and children to the dance floor to share in the spotlight. The love they have for one another, and each other’s families showed so strongly! Making sure to always prioritize special time with one another as well, they snuck off to the patio for an evening dance and few moments alone where they played one of the first songs that Scott had ever sent Krista when they began talking! It was such a sentimental moment. They balanced the sweet and the fun all night, and rounded out their evening on the dance floor surrounded by everyone they love.
Thank you Scott and Krista for inviting us to share in this sentimental and emotional day. Wishing your sweet family safe travels back to warmer weather, and a wonderful new season of life together!