meghan lee harris

March 22, 2019

Enchanted Barn Wedding | Winter Romance Editorial | Hillsdale, WI

The Vision

When, Lorin, owner of The Enchanted Barn reached out to me to collaborate with him on a winter editorial, without question I was on board! We got married at the barn ourselves a couple years back, so this place always held a special place in my heart. But also, it was at this stage of my life – planning my own Enchanted Barn wedding – that the idea of being a wedding photographer first started circulating in my mind. Fast forward two years later and here I was on the other side of things, about to plan a full-blown editorial with Lorin. Call me sentimental but these past few years, seeing how a dream can grow into everything you imagined. It’s surreal. The barn has always in a way been a part of my story, and this opportunity really meant something to me. Inspiration started flowing and we wasted no time.

Together, with a dream team of Enchanted Barn choice vendors, we pulled together a vision for a winter wedding that was slightly edgy but with an overall organic vibe. We chose romantic, feminine mauves and dusty rose as our primary color, with pops of warmth and deep fall hues. We weren’t sure if we would be given a fall or winter scene that day, so we planned for both. The morning of the shoot we woke to a fresh blanket of snow covering the land, creating this magical whimsy feel. In hindsight, the timing of it really could not have been more perfect.

Setting the Tone

We took our time getting ready, as we feel this is a part of a wedding day often overlooked; nodding to the details of the bridal separates, jewelry, and so on. We wanted a light and airy space, so we used The Grand Shanty – A farmhouse-styled vacation rental adjacent to the Enchanted Barn – available for you and your wedding party to rent out and enjoy! With windows that let in natural light and white clean shiplap walls, we knew it would be perfect.

It was important that Linyage’s custom bridal separate be a focus of inspiration. Going for a romantic and whimsical feel, we chose a flowy silk organza skirt and hand-sewn, vintage lace bodysuit. We felt our adventure bride should be a little less traditional. So rather than a veil we worked with Jennifer Joyce to design a floral hat to compliment the bride’s bouquet. This created a refreshing take on a traditional aspect.

Events with Intention

Being an elopement, we also wanted to draw in the “adventure” and “intentional” aspect. And something that seems to be more of a focus in elopements is the arrival and sendoff. We wanted these events to be spontaneous, whimsical, romantic all the while still serving function and being intentional. The bride arrived to the barn in an old vintage car, where her groom awaited her. After taking in the moment they held an intimate ceremony out in the pasture, horses roaming and the snow beginning to heavily fall. With the Enchanted Barn as backdrop, their small wedding party looked on, taking in the magic of the moment and the surroundings. Afterwards the party laughed, ate, and sang their way through dinner in the glass barn, and as the sun was about to set the bride and groom ran off to board the helicopter for their grand exit, for a new adventure that awaits.

Letting the Outdoors In

Although The Enchanted Barn is known for its rustic timber and hayloft, we wanted this shoot to focus on the lands and the newly built addition to the property – the Glass Barn. I had seen the glass barn before and knew this would be a perfect space for a winter elopement. In the summertime, the glass barn is used as an overflow room where the brick oven pizza is made and served. However, in the wintertime it becomes perfect for small, intimate gatherings year round. Allowing guests to take in the surrounding view of the countryside through the surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a way to have a winter wedding while still feeling outside, letting the “outdoors in.”

The Energy

Our models were a real life couple, and my favorite moment of the day was the unscripted moment during dinner. By this time of day all our models and vendors had gotten to know each other very well, the energy was high. Our groom, completely unprompted, took a nearby guitar and just started playing. Turning towards his “bride” next to him and serenading her as we all looked on. I find it so crazy that even though this was a style shoot, it felt just as real as an actual wedding day at the Enchanted Barn. It was an honor to be a part of this amazing team of vendors and an energy I will never forget. I only hope the true magic of this day pours though in these photos!
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List of Vendors
VenueThe Enchanted Barn
Photographer – Meghan Lee Harris
Videographer – Flow Event Group (see video here), Mollica Films (see video here)
Dress – Linyage
Florals & Design – Jennifer Joyce Design

Rentals – Sweet Legacy
Calligrapher / Paper goodsBrittney Tovar Calligraphy
Velvet Vow BooksVelvet Raptor
Men’s Wear, accessories, and bags – Heimie’s Haberdashery
Bridesmaids Dresses – Etsy (I Do Crew Design)
Hair/Makeup Jules Annen, Pins and Powder Hair and Beauty
Bride’s Hat – Gigi Pip
Bridal Jewelry – AB Ellie

Bridesmaids Jewelry – Hello Adorn
Chef – Bistro 63
Helicopter – Ace Helicopters
Mixology – Kompass Kombucha

DJ – Pulse Entertainment
Bride & Groom Models – Mikayla Rose Becker & Jay Wilkens

The Vision

When, Lorin, owner of The Enchanted Barn reached out to me to collaborate with him on a winter editorial, without question I was on board! We got married at the barn ourselves a couple years back, so this place always held a special place in my heart. But also, it was at this stage of my life – planning my own Enchanted Barn wedding – that the idea of being a wedding photographer first started circulating in my mind. Fast forward two years later and here I was on the other side of things, about to plan a full-blown editorial with Lorin. Call me sentimental but these past few years, seeing how a dream can grow into everything you imagined. It’s surreal. The barn has always in a way been a part of my story, and this opportunity really meant something to me. Inspiration started flowing and we wasted no time.

Together, with a dream team of Enchanted Barn choice vendors, we pulled together a vision for a winter wedding that was slightly edgy but with an overall organic vibe. We chose romantic, feminine mauves and dusty rose as our primary color, with pops of warmth and deep fall hues. We weren’t sure if we would be given a fall or winter scene that day, so we planned for both. The morning of the shoot we woke to a fresh blanket of snow covering the land, creating this magical whimsy feel. In hindsight, the timing of it really could not have been more perfect.

Setting the Tone

We took our time getting ready, as we feel this is a part of a wedding day often overlooked; nodding to the details of the bridal separates, jewelry, and so on. We wanted a light and airy space, so we used The Grand Shanty – A farmhouse-styled vacation rental adjacent to the Enchanted Barn – available for you and your wedding party to rent out and enjoy! With windows that let in natural light and white clean shiplap walls, we knew it would be perfect.

It was important that Linyage’s custom bridal separate be a focus of inspiration. Going for a romantic and whimsical feel, we chose a flowy silk organza skirt and hand-sewn, vintage lace bodysuit. We felt our adventure bride should be a little less traditional. So rather than a veil we worked with Jennifer Joyce to design a floral hat to compliment the bride’s bouquet. This created a refreshing take on a traditional aspect.

Events with Intention

Being an elopement, we also wanted to draw in the “adventure” and “intentional” aspect. And something that seems to be more of a focus in elopements is the arrival and sendoff. We wanted these events to be spontaneous, whimsical, romantic all the while still serving function and being intentional. The bride arrived to the barn in an old vintage car, where her groom awaited her. After taking in the moment they held an intimate ceremony out in the pasture, horses roaming and the snow beginning to heavily fall. With the Enchanted Barn as backdrop, their small wedding party looked on, taking in the magic of the moment and the surroundings. Afterwards the party laughed, ate, and sang their way through dinner in the glass barn, and as the sun was about to set the bride and groom ran off to board the helicopter for their grand exit, for a new adventure that awaits.

Letting the Outdoors In

Although The Enchanted Barn is known for its rustic timber and hayloft, we wanted this shoot to focus on the lands and the newly built addition to the property – the Glass Barn. I had seen the glass barn before and knew this would be a perfect space for a winter elopement. In the summertime, the glass barn is used as an overflow room where the brick oven pizza is made and served. However, in the wintertime it becomes perfect for small, intimate gatherings year round. Allowing guests to take in the surrounding view of the countryside through the surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a way to have a winter wedding while still feeling outside, letting the “outdoors in.”

The Energy

Our models were a real life couple, and my favorite moment of the day was the unscripted moment during dinner. By this time of day all our models and vendors had gotten to know each other very well, the energy was high. Our groom, completely unprompted, took a nearby guitar and just started playing. Turning towards his “bride” next to him and serenading her as we all looked on. I find it so crazy that even though this was a style shoot, it felt just as real as an actual wedding day at the Enchanted Barn. It was an honor to be a part of this amazing team of vendors and an energy I will never forget. I only hope the true magic of this day pours though in these photos!
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.

List of Vendors
VenueThe Enchanted Barn
Photographer – Meghan Lee Harris
Videographer – Flow Event Group (see video here), Mollica Films (see video here)
Dress – Linyage
Florals & Design – Jennifer Joyce Design

Rentals – Sweet Legacy
Calligrapher / Paper goodsBrittney Tovar Calligraphy
Velvet Vow BooksVelvet Raptor
Men’s Wear, accessories, and bags – Heimie’s Haberdashery
Bridesmaids Dresses – Etsy (I Do Crew Design)
Hair/Makeup Jules Annen, Pins and Powder Hair and Beauty
Bride’s Hat – Gigi Pip
Bridal Jewelry – AB Ellie

Bridesmaids Jewelry – Hello Adorn
Chef – Bistro 63
Helicopter – Ace Helicopters
Mixology – Kompass Kombucha

DJ – Pulse Entertainment
Bride & Groom Models – Mikayla Rose Becker & Jay Wilkens

Enchanted Barn Wedding | Winter Romance Editorial | Hillsdale, WI

March 22, 2019

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