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Summery Ceremony at Stonewall Farms with an Unforgettable Cake Tradition

Engaged on a mountaintop and wed amongst a grove of pine trees, Aasta and Jordan's romance is sure to inspire.
Hannah Fox
The pastel bridal party walks through the fields at Stonewall Farms in Willmar.

Despite attending the same small-town high school, Aasta Bakke and Jordan Waugh didn’t really get acquainted until their sophomore year in college. Years later, Aasta and a girlfriend were vacationing in Alaska and drove from Anchorage to Seward to hike a mountain. When they got to the top, Jordan was there waiting, engagement ring in hand. The couple wed at Stonewall Farms under a canopy of trees. Aasta’s father, a pastor, officiated, and her mother arranged the music. One of the bride’s favorite moments came during the ceremony, when their guests came forward and each said a prayer for the newlyweds and the next chapter of their life together. Another favorite was the family tradition with their Norweigan wedding cake, the kransekake, made from almond-flavored pastry rings. The cultural tradition is for the bride and groom to lift the top layer of the cake; the number of cake rings that stick to the top layer is said to be the number of children they will have. Because it was such a humid day, the cake had melted a little and was very sticky, so they lifted up 17 (!) rings.

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