Brittney & Dustin: Intimate Vows with a Beautiful Woodland Backdrop

From: Spring/Summer 2016 edition

“Small” is a relative term when it comes to weddings. However, for Brittney Stewart and Dustin Tauer, it was literally a relative term, with a mere 15 family-member guest list. Following a February proposal, the two didn’t wait long to gather their immediate family scattered in different states to a July 4th backyard garden wedding at Brittney’s childhood home in Minnetonka. The couple’s three siblings served as the best man, maid of honor and officiant, and the first dance was the only dance of the night. The groom assembled all of the floral pieces, including the bride’s bouquet, which was presented during the first look, to call to mind when Dustin picked up Brittney up for a first date. While the couple had mini-celebrations with friends outside of the wedding itself, the ceremony’s small guest list allowed for a bit of splurging, greater attention to detail and ultimately less stress. “Couples usually talk about their weddings as being a blur, but I’m happy to say that I can remember every moment of that amazing day,” says Brittney.

Credits: 
Gown
Oscar de la Renta
Maid of honor dress
Hair
Groom’s attire
Catering
Cake & confetti butterflies
Uniqdots
Flowers
Minneapolis Market Flowers, assembled by the groom
Ice cream
Talenti
Invitations & stationery
Ceremony program
Rolls-Royce rental
Silver Rolls-Royce