Enter the enchanted hills of Castle Unicorn, where the scent of warm prairie grasses wafts on a breeze as light as down. You’ll feel like a princess in this flowing tulle skirt by Pure Magnolia and lacy long-sleeved top by Claire La Faye from Noa Brides. A riot of muted blooms and natural grasses from Grow with the Flow add just the right rustic touch.
Table for two? What could be more romantic than your private celebration in the beauty of nature. A white trunk from Hillcrest Wedding Decor Rentals makes a perfect table, and large plumes of pampas grass provide a regal backdrop for an intimate moment. At right, our sweetheart table is complete with sunburst gold chargers, gold and white flatware and pink goblets from Petals to Platinum, with gleaming white plates from Anthropologie.
Let your hair down and enhance your locks with a circlet headpiece of dried grasses by Grow with the Flow. Your bouquet of ranunculus, amaranth and lisianthus brings a whisper of color to the tableau, tied together with a pink pastel ribbon.
Castle Unicorn is nestled in a secluded 440-acre estate in Iowa’s Loess Hills region, 20 miles from Omaha. This unique land formation—its only twin is in China—was formed tens of thousands of years ago. The area is now a National Scenic Byway. Echoing the simple beauty of the land, this invitation suite by Dana Osborne Design uses earthy tones of ivory, gold, pink and stone, with a minimalist pampas grass detail and ribbon.
Everything tastes better outdoors, and this charming cake from Cake Expressions, Inc. is no exception. The three-tiered beauty has textured white and ivory buttercream frosting and cheerful floral and grass accents. Makeup by BUNGALOW/8 takes its inspiration from the environment, in soft tones with a smoky taupe eye shadow and a natural pink lip.
A leisurely walk in the summery hills offers time for quiet contemplation. The rippling skirt and open-backed lace top from Linyage provide elegant, cool comfort. A headband of silver and gold petals and pearls softly frames the face. Both apparel and headband are available at Noa Brides.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Amanda Leise
VENUE: Castle Unicorn, Pacific Junction, Iowa
GOWNS & ACCESSORIES: Noa Brides, Omaha
CAKE: Cake Expressions, Inc., Bellevue
FLORAL DESIGN: Grow with the Flow, Denton
STATIONERY: Dana Osborne Design, Omaha
RENTAL & DÉCOR: Hillcrest Wedding Decor Rentals, Seward, Petals to Platinum, Lincoln
HAIR: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing, Omaha
MAKEUP: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing, Omaha
TALENT: Hannah Burmeister
VIDEOGRAPHER: Alisha Cerny Films, Lincoln
PHOTO SHOOT COORDINATION: Sam Areman & Amanda Leise
WRITTEN BY: Sherri Hildebrandt