Romantic Barn Inspiration

What if you like the full and romantic look you often see in magazines, but you also love the rustic locations and traditions that Wisconsin has to offer?

Well, we wanted to show you that, that "magazine look" definitely can marry (pun intended) the barn and rustic ambiance. We visited our fiends at The Swan Barn Door in Wisconsin Dells, WI to create this romantic styled shoot with some of the best area vendors. Location: Swan Barn Door, Photographer: Tara Draper,  Make Up and Hair: Beta Blue Make Up, Cake: Taylor's Cakes, Coordination and Decor: Neira Event Group, Dress: The Artful Dressmaker

About our models...

The cutest and easy going-est couple we've worked with! 

The couple became friends sophomore year at Whitnall High School where they sat next to each other in Spanish class. They fell in love quickly, and despite being just 15 years old, they both knew they would marry each other one day. College took them to rival schools. Ryan went to UW-Madison and Allison went to Marquette. The long distance was a challenge, but 4 years flew by and they were stronger because of it. In October of 2016, the couple drove up to Holy Hill on a beautiful fall day. After carefully choosing the perfect ring and nervously asking Allison's parents for their permission, Ryan planned out the perfect proposal. Amongst the beautiful fallen leaves, Allison was so shocked when Ryan got down on one knee that she blacked out and doesn't even remember saying yes! After the initial shock wore off, Ryan pulled out an iPad with a video of clips from all their parents and brothers-- Allison has a reputation for not crying but this video had her blubbering like her mother. Honestly, the moment was more perfect than they could have dreamed of. Now, they have been loving wedding planning and are excited to start their lives together as man and wife. 

Ryan and Alli, thank you for being amazing models!


Photographer: Tara Draper Photography

Bakery: Taylor's Cakes

Venue: The Swan Barn Door

Beauty: Beta Blue Makeup Artistry