Jenny and Jordan were SO excited to be married and I’d have to say Jordan was the most excited groom I’ve ever met. He even had to tell me all about when they met and the story behind the family stone he proposed to Jenny with! This cute couple hired me to coordinate their 6.27.08 wedding at the Gale Woods Farms in Minnetrista, MN. Everything would have been perfect… except for the severe weather that whipped up shortly before the ceremony was to begin. We made some quick changes and held their ceremony inside which, in my very humble opinion, made it so much more personal and wonderful for everyone that attended. Thanks SO much for allowing me to be part of your biggest day, Jenny and Jordan!!! You were a blast to work with!
Check out the gorgeous backdrop of the Whitetail Lake Overlook and take note of the beautiful weather we had to start things off. The ceremony was intended to take place just steps from where they stood in this picture.
Colleen’s Flower Cellar did an excellent job on the flowers. Each bridesmaid had their own monochromatic bouquet of gerbera daisies and Jenny’s bouquet was a mix of fresh summer flowers in bright yellow, oranges, greens, and purples. Jordan sported a single yellow tulip and the rest of the guys wore a single gerbera daisy to match the bouquets.
Not an action packed picture, but one that shows how the skies went from bright and beautiful to dark and ominous. We moved it indoors just in time for the skies to open up and the guests to arrive!
The new altar!
All the lights were out, but as you can see, by the time the ceremony started, the skies cleared as fast as they had clouded, and there was a beautiful natural glow in the pavilion. We couldn’t wait out the risky weather, but I think everyone can agree that holding the ceremony inside made it so much more intimate and it was hard not to get teary eyed with the love and excitement!
Pre ceremony downpour and post ceremony sunset.
The bright red pavilion makes a great background for pictures.
The skies made for some equally fantastic pictures of the newlyweds after the ceremony.
The cupcakes were FABULOUS! The newlyweds cut a cupcake for tradition then their guests could come to the table and get their favorite flavor. I’d definitely recommend Country Cake Cupboard… the guests loved the cupcakes and the frosting was delish!
The centerpieces were groups of planted gerbera daisies and small white flowers surrounded by tealight candles. The centerpieces doubled as favors for guests to take home and enjoy after the wedding.
The rest of the night went flawlessly with beautiful weather, a bonfire on the property for guests to enjoy, dancing to great music, and lots of great company.
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