We loved hosting Colleen & Andy’s barn wedding at Cherry Basket Farm. I can’t think of a more fun-loving couple! The day was all about a relaxed good time with family and friends. We had a blast planning the menu and all the details! Colleen was sweet enough to answer a few questions about the big day. Cheers to you, Mr & Mrs Rathburg!
What attracted you to Cherry Basket Farm?
We had always pictured a backyard, barn wedding but found many of the barn venues to feel kitschy or cookie cutter. We loved that Cherry Basket is a working farm with a field that grows most of the produce in our meal. The views are spectacular – it feels like a family farm with elevated dining.
What was the overall vibe and feel you wanted our guests to experience on the big day?
The overall vibe was casual elegance but we had so many out of state guests that we wanted to celebrate Michigan, especially the Leelanau peninsula and share our love for the area.
What were the most important elements of the big day?
The food and the dancing!
What advice would you give to engaged couples as they move through the planning process?
Savor every moment, but don’t overthink your choices. And at the end of the day, it is about you and your love, nothing and no one else.
Thanks for everything! You and your team made our day perfect!
Want more intel? The vendor team from this wedding is listed at the bottom of this post. Thanks for stopping by! – CB
All images courtesy of Dan Stewart Photography
Photography: Dan Stewart Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cherry Basket Farm / Catering: Epicure Catering / Floral: Field of Flowers Farm / Favors: Leelanau Coffee Roasters / Entertainment: 2Bays DJ’s / Decor: DIY – handmade by bridal party / Transportation: Celtic Shuttles / Attire: David Tutera bridal gown, Asos groom’s suit / Hair & Makeup: Pavlova salon in TC