I cant exactly put my finger on it, but there is just something I adore so very much about this wedding. I first came across Alison Koepke & Tyler Rienas because of their lovely engagement photos. Upon speaking with Andrea of Andrea Ball Photography, I came to know that their wedding had just occurred and it was a keeper, for sure! I simply can not get enough of our bride & groom’s style, from the lace dress & gibson tucked hair to Tyler’s simple thin suspenders. Opting out of a traditional wedding cake, Alison & Tyler served ever tasty various pies in the freshest of fruits! Perhaps my utmost favorite piece to this bohemian chic wedding is a simple decor element in the form of lace dream catchers, sweetly dancing along the top of the gazebo line. Our clever couple repurposed needle point frames, installing mix matched lace, allowing them to hang & sway in a dream catcher like state framing Alison & Tyler during their ceremony. Ah young love and their creative energies & stylish ways!
“We had heard of the Kirkland house before we got engaged and it seemed like a perfect location for us. It was a gorgeous heritage home with immaculate gardens and a beautiful gazebo area. We called them after we got engaged and they were completely booked so we began to look other places. We didn’t love any other venues that we saw and it was such an exciting day when the Kirkland house called and told us they had a cancellation!”
“Our family/friends were amazing! I had friends come with me on my weekly thrift store hunts, spend hours with me making decorations and just being amazing supports. Both my brothers-in-law are very musical and they played guitar and banjo for our ceremony. One of them was also our MC!”
“Tyler & I met at university on an intramural soccer team and I thought he was just so handsome! We dated for over 4 years, got to know each other so well and became best friends. We were just waiting for the right time to get married so when our wedding day finally came we were beyond excited!”
“I know that everyone says this about their own wedding but it honestly was the best day ever! One of the best moments for me was reading our vows to each other. We had each written our own and it was a very special part of the day! Due to the nature of our venue and the fact that our wedding was pretty informal, we had the opportunity to just hang out and chat with all our guests. It was so much fun!”
“We wanted our wedding to just represent who we were and be a fun & relaxed celebration for our guests. I love thrift store shopping and DIY projects (eventhough I’m not the most crafty person) so most of our decorations were simple and handmade with a vintage flair. Our reception was held under tents and it was definitely cozy 🙂 It was easy to interact and chat with all our guests and made it feel just like a big dinner party – that all of our friends attended!!! We had lawn games, a photobooth and a coffee bar later in the evening that allowed people to get up and mingle rather than sitting at a table for the entire evening.”
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Kirkland house | Wedding Dress: Ellebay Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid Dresses:Zara | Makeup Artist: MAC | Music: My brother-in-laws (Banjo & Guitar) | Florist: Thrifty’s | Caterer: Family Friends | Photographer: Andrea Ball Photography