Our last stop on the Midwest adventure was another wedding in Minnesota! Jenni (the bride) is a professional event planner in the Twin Cities, so I was oh-so excited to see what her own wedding would entail. Needless to say, she did not disappoint; there was visual eye-candy all over the ceremony and reception… and this girl remembered her camera! So what if it doesn’t fit in my clutch, it’s coming! Now, I get to share all the goodness with all of you!
We checked into the hotel and were greeted with a sweet gift bag filled with goodies from both the bride and groom’s home states. Lucky for me, Jenni was adding another Wisconsinite into our family, and the bag came with my all-time favorite beer, Spotted Cow! It’s only sold in Wisconsin, so this was a pleasant surprise. There was a bunch of other goodies from both states, which were devoured on our trip home!
The ceremony didn’t start until later in the afternoon on Saturday, so we spent the morning swimming with our nieces and nephews and just enjoying a little time to breathe. Sigh. We headed out with the whole family and when the ceremony started, all eyes were on the bride and groom!
The ceremony was beautiful and Jenni took a page from my own wedding with her programs. It reminded me of my own wedding and made me happy that someone else enjoys the details. The subtle details throughout the church were perfect for the space, too! Molly and I really enjoyed the yellow poufs.
After the ceremony we headed outside to wish the newlywed couple off, with bubbles!
After the ceremony, it was off to the reception which was held in an old stable. Perfect for mason jars… which I was obsessed with. Add in gray and yellow striped straws – and I was in heaven. This probably makes me crazy, but I’m okay with that. Drooling over paper straws – it could be worse. We actually got to take them home, too! The husband and I got two, so all I need now are the straws! Ha!
We enjoyed our drinks outside, while the nieces and nephews found the photo booth. We didn’t know at the time, but these were props for the photo booth; we had fun with them outside! They were returned promptly after the photo shoot. He he.
When it was time to find our seats, we were treated with escort cards propped up by wine corks! So cute. Each table corresponded to some place the couple had traveled and a little story of their adventure.
We got to leave the party with pictures from the photo booth and cake pops made with Packers or Vikings colors! Jenni doesn’t like cake, so she opted for an ice cream bar for everyone. Seriously, this girl didn’t miss a thing!
Don’t worry, I didn’t spend the whole time just taking pictures of objects! I had fun dancing and taking pictures of the whole crew, too.
I’m thinking I may ask Jenni to plan my next big event! She did such a fabulous job!
Congratulations Jenni & Adam! Cheers.
Neat Sarah, I felt like I was almost back at the wedding—-you captured more than just pictures—-good job!!!!! love you much, Grams
Thank you for reading!! I’m really happy you liked the pictures, it makes me happy! xoxo
Perfect synopsis of everything! You missed your calling girl!!
You are so sweet! Thank you! ;)
Hi Sarah! Jenni sent me to your blog to look at her wedding photos-they look awesome! and now I want to browse over your whole blog :)
Ah. Thanks Abbey! Browse away… I love this little outlet, and love that people like it too! :)
Jenni sent me the link to your blog. You did a wonderful job of describing and picturing the day! Thanks for sharing and helping us remember it all! Any possibility you could send the Minnesota wedding piece of your blog to me as a separate document so that I can save it in my “wedding folder”?? I tried, but had trouble. Thanks for making the trip up, so nice to meet you! Handy of the family to schedule weddings back to back weekends so you could make a little up north vacation! My sister lives in Wausau (the reader at the wedding). Hope you had a good visit there as well.
Hi Dawn! I’m oh-so glad you liked the post! I’ll work on trying to make it into a PDF for you this weekend or next and email the goodness your way! As I said before, I’m glad Jenni married a Wisconsinite! ;)