Category Archives: Weddings

Minnesota Wedding | Cody and Jenna | Winehaven Winery

On the morning of Cody and Jenna’s wedding, the forecast was for rain showers starting in the afternoon.  Jenna had fallen in love with Winehaven Winery when she first toured it and had dreamed of having a beautiful outdoor wedding in the midst of the vineyard, overlooking the pond.  It seemed like that wasn’t going to be possible.  We moved pictures up a little to be able to fit those in outside before the rain.  And then our prayers were answered and the rain went around us!  It was absolutely perfect with the Fall colors just starting to show. The white chairs in the middle of the rows of vines and the beautiful floral covered arbor made for a breathtaking setting. Winehaven is seriously a stunning venue!

Everything could not have gone smoother.  From the adorable bubble blowing ring bearer to the personalized vows and the amazing family and friends who came to celebrate with Cody and Jenna, I feel pretty safe in saying it was their dream come true.  Five years earlier they had first met, and now five years later they said “I do” to starting their life together.  Cody and Jenna, may life be full of many more days just as magical as this one.  XOXO

Bridal Gown | Bella Bridal

Bridal Gown Designer | Casablanca Bridal

Bride’s Shoes | DSW

Bridesmaid Dresses | The Wedding Shoppe

Hair and Makeup | Creative Beaute Agency, Ashlee Schwartz

Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Graif Clothing

Bride’s Rings | Shane Co.

Groom’s Ring | Amazon

Venue | Winehaven Winery

Violin Trio | Grace Notes Classical Trio

Caterer | Mintahoe Catering and Events

Floral | Barb DeRosier, Tunia’s Floral

Invitations | Carlson Crafts

Cupcakes | Jackie Rademacher

DJ Entertainment | Bellagala

Backyard Minnesota Wedding | Toni and Jeff

Most times I get to spend a lot of time getting to know my brides and grooms during the planning process and engagement session.  But I’ve had a couple weddings this year that were planned during shorter time spans, Toni and Jeff being one of them.  And without doing an engagement session, I ended up meeting Jeff for the first time and Toni for the second time on their wedding day.  To hear about their love story made me melt!  They’ve known each other since grade school, dated in middle school until Jeff broke up with her (she reminds him of that 😊) and then apparently there’s varying stories about how Prom went down. 😉  They each went separate ways for several years and somehow found themselves back together a few years ago.  After seeing them together, I can’t imagine they belong anywhere else.  When they decided to get married, they didn’t want a lot of attention and gifts.  So they decided to surprise their friends with an invitation to a “backyard bbq” over Labor Day Weekend.  Their closest friends and family, along with some great food and dancing in their backyard was all they wanted.   And it couldn’t have been a more perfect day!  Toni and Jeff, you two are amazing, and I’m so thankful to have been a part of your day!  Cheers to many, many years of laughter!  XOXO

Vendors:

Dress | White House Black Market

Shoes | White House Black Market

Officiant | Justin Gaard

Caterer | Atlas Grill Catering

Cake | Buttercream Cakes and Desserts

Flowers | Trader Joe’s

DJ Entertainment | Dan Moran