Have you ever watched the movie, “We Bought a Zoo?” In it, the main character, played by Matt Damon, quits his job, moves his young family, and you guessed it- opens zoo! Well, this is us. Our little family of four was just crazy enough to buy a farm in Bloomington, Indiana in 2015 to pursue our dream of opening The Wilds Wedding and Event Venue.

The idea was born on October 15, 2011, the day my husband, Brian, and I were married at the lovely Fresh Air Farm in Kansas City. Brian, myself, and our guests fell in love with the way the casual, comfortable atmosphere laid contrast to such an elegant event. It was a place where everyone was invited to breathe a little deeper, stay a little longer and take in the little slice of heaven on earth. It was a place that forever changed the trajectory of our future.

Fast forward four years, add in three moves to three different states, two children and one big plan, and here we are. Right where we are meant to be.

Our wedding images were taken by the talented photographers of openField photography. Don’t worry, they are based out of Indianapolis and can photograph your wedding, too! You can see more images of our wedding on their blog by clicking the box below.

alison & brian. the wedding.

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