Hayley and Pat’s wedding had a beautiful mix of rustic and historic elements. They were married in a restored barn at Creekside at Berryton and celebrated their wedding at the Kansas Museum of History. It’s such a unique wedding that you’re sure to love it as much as I do! Thank you to Salt and Pine Photography for sharing this lovely fall wedding with us!
From the photographer: Classic and rustic met beautifully at Hayley and Pat’s fall wedding in Topeka. The black, red and orange color palate was perfect for their fall wedding. The ceremony took place in the beautiful barn at Creekside, decorated with leaves and lanterns, with logs and candles acting as the “alter” at the front. Hayley and Pat also had their adorable first look in the barn. During their ceremony, Hayley and Pat lit a unity candle, and also added letters to one another in a “first fight box”. After the ceremony, we visited some spots in downtown Topeka for photos – including the capitol building, which was a must-stop on Hayley and Pat’s list. The newlyweds and their guests danced the rest of the evening away at the Kansas Museum of History – and we were even able to visit some of the exhibits for photos before the reception was over.
Pat and Hayley met at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas through a mutual friend. Hayley had always had her eye out for Pat, but it had never been the right time. Either she was taken or vice versa. Their first official date was at Sheridan’s Frozen Custard and the night ended with kissing on the lawn in the sprinkler system. Through the years, Hayley and Pat have taken a number of trips together from Tucson to New York City. After 5 years of dating, they took a trip to Boston together. Hayley received a call from the front desk of their hotel saying she had a package. She headed to the lobby and was handed a ring box with a note inside that read “meet me at the beach”. Hayley headed down to the beach across from the hotel to find Pat pacing the beach. As she approached him, she saw written “Marry Me” in the sand. He got down on one knee, and the rest is history!
From the bride: “We picked Creekside at Berryton because we didn’t want anything too traditional but something more like us. We loved the venue because of not only its beautiful scenery but especially for its uniqueness. It was also a venue so much different compared to what our friends had done for their wedding day.
As for Kansas History Museum, this was all doing of Hayley’s dad. We have gone to several family friend weddings at the history museum and my dad thinks hands down that it would be the perfect place to carry on the wedding reception tradition. With the museum open for guests, it was a perfect place to not only have a reception but to also enjoy the rich history of Kansas through a museum tour (especially for our guests that needed a break from the loud music).
As for the inspiration from the wedding was the combination of Etsy and Pinterest. I was so inspired by what the rest of the brides were doing that I wanted to do it too. I knew I wanted a fall themed wedding due to the timing, but as for the details of the burlap to the way to decorate pumpkins for centerpieces was all thanks to other brides on the Internet.
Our favorite moment from our wedding day was all of it. We loved every minute celebrating with our close family and friends. You tend to forget who matters the most in your life until everyone who does care about you come together as one. It was an extremely special day for both of us.”
Photographer: Salt and Pine Photography//DJ:Complete Music//Ceremony Location:Creekside at Berryton//Dress Store: Emily Hart Bridal//Event Venue:Kansas Museum of History//Floral Designer:Porterfield’s Flowers//Bakery:Sweet Dreams Catering//