Dusty Rose and Emerald Grand Rapids Barn Wedding

July 30, 2017 | Junebug Weddings

If impeccable style, a romantic color palette, and elegant-meets-rustic décor are on your list of wedding must-haves, this Grand Rapids barn wedding needs to be at the top of your inspiration board! Chelsea Seekell, the photographer turned bride, and her stylish hubby turned every element into a designer’s dream, mixing vintage and rustic pieces and tying it all together with a glamorous palette of dusty rose, emerald green, black, white, and gold. We don’t typically see such rich colors in summer weddings, so this unique twist was as refreshing as it was stunning! From the modern studio ceremony to the sunset portraits amid the wildflowers to the intimate barn reception, Tana Helene Photography had us falling more in love with this beautiful couple and their gorgeous wedding day with every image!

The Couple:

Chelsea and Jordan

The Wedding:

A.K. Rikks and Private Barn, Grand Rapids, Michigan

We wanted the day to feel very “us”. Jordan works in fashion, so the emerald green tuxedo was his way to spice things up. I wanted our ceremony to be more about us and less about the décor, so we went with a clean, minimal look. For our reception in the barn, we wanted to make feel a bit fancier. So we went all out with the flowers, gold flatware, and details.





Processional – “A Whole New World” by Disney (instrumental version)
Recessional – “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun

My photographer is actually my best friend. I photographed her wedding and she photographed mine!



Our advice is: don’t take things too seriously; 100% do a first look; make it more about the two of you and less about posing for photos, and actually ATTEND your own wedding!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Tana Helene Photography
Event Planning and Invitation Design – Chelsea Seekell
Ceremony Venue – A.K. Rikk’s
Reception Venue – Private Barn
Floral Design – Posh Petals
DJ – Adrian Butler
Groom’s Apparel – A.K. Rikk’s


Congratulations to Chelsea and Jordan, and a big thanks to Tana Helene Photography for sharing this gorgeous Grand Rapids barn wedding with Junebug! Does a rich color palette speak to your design soul? You’re going to love the incredibly romantic purple, pink, and dark red palette in this moody fairy tale wedding in Southlake, Texas!

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