Karoline and Ryan

A Rustic Romance at The Barn at Kent Farms

On the enchanting afternoon of September 16, 2023, love unfolded in the heart of New Market, Iowa, as Karoline Finken and Ryan Carlson embarked on a journey that would forever bind their hearts. The rustic charm of The Barn at Kent Farms set the stage for a celebration that echoed the essence of their love—a love as timeless and enduring as the rolling hills that surrounded them.

The couple, surrounded by 300 dear friends and family, curated a team of talented vendors to weave the magic of their day:

Photography: Rural Roots Photography

DJ: Chaos DJ Productions

Catering: Hyvee Catering

Hair: Katelyn Hulett

Makeup: Jena James

Their love story was a tapestry of shared moments, and one of their favorites was the day they bought a pontoon together—the symbol of their shared adventures on the open waters of life.

In the quiet moments of getting ready, Karoline envisioned capturing the camaraderie of her bridesmaids in their cozy PJs. As she adorned her wedding attire, one special detail stood out—her mom's veil, a timeless heirloom that would grace her with a touch of familial love.

The day unfolded with a planned first look, the location chosen to be outdoors, weather permitting, and vows exchanged immediately after. The couple, surrounded by the natural beauty of The Barn at Kent Farms, promised each other a lifetime of love, laughter, and shared sunsets.

The ceremony, set to commence at 4 PM, would be followed by a cocktail hour from 4:30 to 5:30, allowing guests to savor the joyous atmosphere of the day.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over The Barn, the reception commenced at 5:30. The order of events included a grand entrance, the first dance, a delectable dinner, heartfelt toasts, father-daughter and mother-son dances, the cutting of the cake, and a moment to capture the sunset's golden hues.

With a buffet-style dinner awaiting the guests, The Barn at Kent Farms transformed into a haven of laughter, joy, and the rhythmic beats of celebration. The rustic ambiance of the venue became the canvas upon which Karoline and Ryan painted the first strokes of their journey into marital bliss.

Under the twinkling lights of The Barn, surrounded by the love of family and friends, Karoline and Ryan embraced the beginning of their forever. The night echoed with laughter, the clinking of glasses, and the joyous footsteps of those celebrating the union of two souls who found each other in the vastness of love.

As the celebration extended into the night, the couple, illuminated by the soft glow of the venue, danced away, creating memories that would linger in the hearts of all who witnessed the beauty of Karoline and Ryan's rustic romance at The Barn at Kent Farms.

Cheers Friends,