Lauren & Nick

July 2, 2011 with a ceremony at Nazareth Chapel, Northwestern College in St. Paul and reception at Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista.

Lauren Reber grew up watching her mother coach a co-ed family softball team, and not long after Nick Collins came into the picture, he joined the team, fitting right in with Lauren’s family. Now, every Friday during the summer, the pair can be found on the softball field, with Nick playing shortstop and Lauren offering good-natured spousal heckling for the team’s amusement. For their wedding reception, Lauren and Nick originally chose a hotel near their ceremony site of Nazareth Chapel, mostly for their guests’ convenience. As they considered it, however, it didn’t feel right, and they sought someplace with more character. From the moment they set foot on the property at Minnetonka Orchards, they knew they’d found the right reception site. It was equal parts fun and romantic, the perfect combination for a party—or, for that matter, a marriage.

Gown: Mori Lee from The Wedding Shoppe | Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo from The Wedding Shoppe | Hair: Cole’s Salon | Groom & groomsmen attire: The Wedding Shoppe | Pie: Byerly’s | Flowers: Lexington Floral | Linens: ARCEE Rental

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