Minnesota Farm Wedding
Even though they’d known each other since high school, Alex and Stacie didn’t begin dating until after college. After Alex proposed (by having three horses approach Stacie, each with a sign around its neck with part of the phrase “Will you marry me?”), the couple decided to set the date for a short five months, wanting to make sure their aging grandparents could partake in the celebration. After a ceremony in a nearby church, everyone headed to the groom’s family farm. The couple wanted their guests to feel like they were at a warm family gathering, so they focused on communal elements such as a family-style pasta dinner, wine on every table, room to mingle with the farm animals and a rocking dance floor. Family and friends lent their skills to help every detail: Stacie’s aunt made her veil from her mother’s wedding dress, the cake was baked by a family friend and the florals were arranged by a coworker. Their day was such a hit that some of the family stayed overnight in campers on the grounds so that they could party all night!