Jena & Richard
Oct. 9, 2010 with a ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Shakopee and reception at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake
Jena Palmersheim and Richard Plekkenpol met in high school, but didn’t start dating until college. They got engaged on a romantic weekend getaway in Stillwater, sealing the deal on a relationship defined by laughter and an ability to just be themselves. The wedding was officiated by Jena’s father’s cousin, a priest who also married Jena’s parents and baptized both Jena and her sister. They were wed in the same church where her parents had been married, creating a meaningful connection across the generations. A party-bus ride from the church to the reception provided the couple with a chance to celebrate with their closest friends before joining up with the rest of the guests. Because Richard isn’t a huge fan of desserts but loves candy, they created a candy bar filled with their favorite varieties for the guests to snack on.
Gown: Allure from The Wedding Shoppe | Bride’s Shoes: Kelly & Katie from DSW | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amy Kightlinger | Hair & Makeup: Danielle Kruger and Stephanie Ableidinger | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear | Ring: Bergstrom Jewelers | Cake: Patty’s Place | Flowers: Forever in Bloom Floral | Placecards: Handmade by the father of the bride