Eclectic Midwest Wedding in the Great Outdoors

white bridal bouquet by andrea’s design

Eden and Zack tied the knot surrounded by their friends, family and great outdoors of the Midwest. The common area in Skyline Ranch, the private Nebraskan neighborhood where Eden’s parents live, provided the perfect setting for Eden and Zack’s wedding. Weddings + Events designed this wedding to perfection with simple, eclectic decorations while Eden and Zack’s families pitched in using their talents to create many details by hand.

Can’t get enough of the amazing details from this eclectic Midwest wedding in the great outdoors? You can check out so many more photos The Mullers captured of Eden and Zack’s special day in the full gallery here.

unique multi-media wedding invite

letterpress save the date and rehearsal dinner invite

A whole lot of love was put into Zack and Eden’s wedding stationery and it definitely shows! The entire suite was designed by Zack’s sister and letterpressed by his father. Each invite was wrapped in a colorful piece of fabric and a piece of twine before it was placed into a cardboard envelope and mailed to all their guests. Such a unique idea – just be sure to include the right amount of postage!!

brunch with the bridesmaids

lace wedding gown

vintage brooches attached to bridal bouquet

gray bridesmaid dresses with colorful bouquets

It’s always fun to see a couple’s pet in their wedding! Zack and Eden made their dog one of the groomsman. He fit right in with a bow tie and leash that matched the ties worn by the other groomsmen. How cute!

gray groomsmen looks

gingham groomsman tie

gingham bow tie for the groomsdog

white and green boutonniere

From Weddings + Events:
150 guests watched Eden and Zack’s nuptials under a large oak tree as the well-known Skyline Ranch geese floated in the pond behind them. The newlyweds left the ceremony site in their new mini cooper recently purchased from Eden’s grandfather.

wedding program ideas

dog as a groomsman

petal toss for the ceremony exit

new mini coop wedding transportation

Eden and Zack wanted to create a wedding reception where their guests would feel treated and taken care of without pretension. The common area at Skyline Ranch, Eden’s parent’s private neighborhood, was the perfect place to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for their Fall wedding reception.

During cocktail hour, guests were able to grab a drink and sprawl out on a picnic blankets or sit on white benches made by the bride’s aunt. A variety of lawn games borrowed from friends and family entertained guests throughout the evening.

veggie table at wedding cocktail hour

custom koozies as wedding favors

seating for an outdoor cocktail hour

escort cards attached to jam wedding favors

Because their wedding took place in the great outdoors, Zack and Eden opted for individual picnic dinners for their guests rather than having a large buffet. Each of the delicious dinners Attitude on Food created were placed in a cardboard box that was screen printed with a beautiful message from the couple. A large assortment of vintage glass bottles holding with flowers from the Mother-of-the-Bride’s personal garden decorated the centers of the tables.

hanging flowerbox decoration

Lavender and Rosemary Infused Lemonade:
1/2 sprigs of Lavender
3-4 sprigs of Rosemary
1/2 cup water
freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Combine the honey, rosemary, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. When the syrup reaches a simmer, turn the heat down as low as it will go, put the lid on, and let the rosemary infuse for about ten minutes. Remove the lid and let the syrup come to room temperature. Strain into a jar. (It will keep in the fridge for weeks.) Combine a couple tablespoons of the syrup with a few squeezes of lemon juice, water, and ice in a tall glass. Taste and adjust to your liking. Add a sprig of rosemary for garnish, and a couple berries if you have them.

assortment of vintage bottles holding wildflowers

lavender and rosemary infused lemonade

We put special care into designing and producing the packaging for the picnic meals. We screen printed the dinner boxes using The Pretty Paperie‘s hand lettering, and we carried the calligraphy through to the food labels as well. The picnic dinners were set at each place setting along with a collection of bottles filled with fresh flowers. The head table was lined with a lace runner made from Eden’s mom’s wedding dress.

As guest experience was top priority, we focused heavily on food and catering. Given the outdoor venue, Eden and Zack hired Attitude on Food to create a gourmet picnic dinner for their guests. The guests were given an sandwich option and each meal was served with strawberry salad on a stick with banana bread croutons, homemade sweet potato chips, fresh cherries, and blackberry pie with a lattice crust on top and crumble on the bottom (the best of both worlds.

wedding place cards attached to gourmet picnic dinner boxes

calligraphy on dinner boxes by the pretty paperie

gourmet picnic dinner in a box by attitude on food

outdoor wedding reception ideas

making s’mores at wedding reception

include your pet in your wedding

wedding dancing and a sparkler exit

Photographer: The Mullers
Event Designer & Coordinator: Weddings + Events
Venue: Skyline Ranch
Hair & Makeup: Creative Hair Design
Caterer: Attitude on Food
Flowers: Andrea's Design
Prop or Furniture Rentals: AAA Rents
Lighting & Decor: Blooms & Bouquets
Tent: Lincoln Tent
Vintage Rentals: Nostalgia Rentals
Sparklers: Aerial FX
Calligraphy: The Pretty Paperie

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  1. Indeed! Looks like you had an excellent wedding and a wonderful time. Love the photos, congratulations! :)

  2. -100. @weddingsches says:

    RT @OldNewBorrowedB: #Wedding #Bride #Reception Eclectic Midwest Wedding in the Great Outdoors

  3. -100. Alexandria says:

    What a beautiful wedding! There is so much love and happiness. Gorgeous photos.

  4. -100. @designcorral says:

    Eclectic Midwest Wedding in the Great Outdoors

  5. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    gourmet picnic dinners with custom printed boxes make us happy! @the_mullers @LovestruckEvent @AttitudeOnFood

  6. -100. Amanda says:

    Where can I order the beer cozies?

  7. -100. Roe says:

    Really beautiful and so well thought out… not too much.. just right…
    and so fun.. Congratulations.. wishing you every happiness..

  8. -100. Zack says:

    Hi Amanda. The cozies were printed by my father, Rick, who you can contact at if you are interested in getting your own cozies printed.

    Zack (the groom)

  9. -100. Jillian says:

    I absolutely love everything about this! :)

  10. -100. Chris says:

    Please tell me where I can get my hands on those personalized food boxes! They are exactly what I have been looking for… Please, please, please…

  11. -100. Kelsey E says:

    Hi There! I love your printed kraft picnic boxes! Can you please tell me the website you ordered these from? Many thanks!! :)

  12. -100. Suzanna says:

    Beautiful wedding!! I’m wondering what shade of grey your alfred angelo bridesmaid dresses were?!
    Thank you!


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