Rachel & Bryan: A Cozy Autumn Wedding at Rush Creek Golf Course

From: Fall/Winter 2015 edition

Wedding: October 4, 2014 Photographer: Kate Botwinski Photography Ceremony: Church of St. Anne, Hamel Reception: Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove Honeymoon: Key West

High school sweethearts Rachel Ringeisen and Bryan Huinker got a head start on commitment—they had been together 10 years on the day they got married. The couple also had a head start on their wedding location, as Bryan works at Rush Creek Golf Club, where they held their reception. “We loved everything about the clubhouse, the patio and the scenery on the golf course,” says Rachel. They used the season as the inspiration for the day’s décor, incorporating autumn details like ornamental pumpkins, caramel apple escort cards and mini apple pies for dessert. They kept their palette neutral and classic to accompany the natural setting and seasonal colors. In a day filled with magical moments, Rachel’s highlight was walking down the aisle as a married couple after the ceremony, with the church bells ringing, followed by a moment on their way to the reception: “We found an amazing willow tree to stop at for our first champagne toast as a married couple before the reception began.”

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