Wedding Inspiration

A romantic autumn Mildale Farms wedding

Soon after Abby Coleman and Tom Hickman got engaged, the couple set about organizing their October 2015 nuptials, which would be held near Abby’s hometown of Overland Park, with the help of Abby’s mom and Jonnelle Belger-Gentry of Events by Elle.

Along the way, they tapped Paper Crane Photo to capture the day, Indie Olive Press for invites and selected Mildale Farms to host the weekend festivities.

“It showcased everything Tommy and I love about the fall,” she says of the 22-acre property, which served as the backdrop for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. “We wanted it to be elegant, classy and romantic, but never stuffy.”

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed libations on the lawn before venturing to Mildale’s equestrian-style barn for a seated dinner. Landers’ Visions provided soft drapery, copper-toned uplighting and the dramatic, eye-catching chandelier.

After the reception and a sparkler exit, the newlyweds snuck off to a cottage on Mildale Farms before leaving for their honeymoon in Moab, Utah.

“The whole day just went perfectly,” she says. “It was very personal, calm and full of love.”


Ceremony & reception site: Mildale Farms

Caterer: Shining Stars 

Wedding planner: Jonnelle Belger-Gentry at Events by Elle 

Photographer: Paper Crane Photo

Gown: The “Skyler” by Augusta Jones

Veil: Katie Veil by Sara Gabriel

Jewelry: Matty Earrings by Sara Gabriel

Engagement ring & wedding bands: Borsheim’s

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jenny Yoo

Hair stylist: Denise Martincich of Perfect Hair, Perfect Day

Makeup stylist: Jolie Artistry

Groom’s attire: Custom Hugo Boss Tux

Groomsmen’s attire: Tip Top Tux

Cake: Cake Whimsy

Music: Lost Wax

Lighting: Landers’ Visions

Rentals: All Seasons and Ultrapom 

Transportation: Agenda: USA

Invitations: Indie Olive Press 

Accommodations: Best Western Plus Olathe, Comfort Inn Olathe and Hilton Garden Inn Olathe