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Ashley + Justin | Rustic Garden Wedding at Legacy Hill Farm - Welch, MN Wedding Photographer

They had known of each other since 8th grade, but a birthday party bus in college was where Ashley and Justin would finally connect. A few days later, they went on their first date and ever since then, they have been a perfect match.

When Ashley and Justin began to plan their wedding day, the very first venue they toured was Legacy Hill Farm, a French country-inspired farm, set in the rolling foothills of southern Minnesota. They instantly felt connected to it, and just knew that this was the perfect place to celebrate their marriage with a joyful day filled with their family and friends… and an epic dance party!

Ashley’s love for the outdoors + summertime inspired her vision of a beautiful sunny day with lots of flowers surrounding then in this enchanting garden setting. Studio Fleurette knocked it out of the park with their whimsically organic floral design, which lined the aisle and the stunning floral arch, and transformed the reception pavilion. The bouquets were filled with lush blooms, including massive blush dahlias that were simply breathtaking!

Ashley and Justin shared a romantic first look together and enjoyed the day laughing and relaxing with friends and family exploring the grounds for photos. As the ceremony began, the talented string duo from The OK Factor serenaded the guests. The oversized chapel doors were re-opened just for the bride’s stunning entrance, as she was escorted by both of her parents down the aisle. The couple sealed the deal with a custom wine box (complete with lovebird design!) and a kiss! They kicked off their reception with their first dance and indulged in cake AND a mini donut bar for dessert. The epic dance party was as promised — epic and fun, with one of their talented groomsmen showing off some pretty insane twirling + flipping skills. They capped off their magical day with a gorgeous sparkler exit, sealed with a kiss, before heading to their getaway car.

Congratulations, lovebirds!

Photographer: Laura Robinson Photography
Venue: Legacy Hill Farm - Welch, MN
Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe
Hair Stylist: Natassja Larkin
Makeup Artist: Lisa Reinhardt
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Suits: Ralph Lauren
Bridal Shoes: Michael Kors
Rings: R.F. Moeller
Floral Design: Studio Fluerette
Caterer: Apples 2 Apples Catering
DJ: Andrew Million Lux Entertainment
Cake / Mini Donut Bar: Angel Food Bakery
Invitations: Paper Rock Scissors
Furniture Rentals: Hello Wildflower

Amanda + Justin | Enchanted Garden Wedding at the Historic John P Furber Farm - Cottage Grove, MN Wedding Photographer

Amanda + Justin were married in a stunning enchanted garden-inspired destination wedding celebration filled with love, vibrant jewel tones and thousands upon thousands of beautiful blooms.  They chose the exquisite Historic John P Furber Farm in Cottage Grove, MN for their wedding day.

(You might remember Amanda + Justin from their emotional surprise proposal that took place in their brand new home, that was also featured on How He Asked!)


It all started with a vision:  the bride wanted to take their modern barn venue and transform it with flowers, inspired by her mother's love of flowers and gardening: "Flowers everywhere!".   Both from the south, these two lovebirds invited their family and friends to come to their new home state of Minnesota to celebrate their wedding and showcase the beauty that Minnesota has to offer.  They planned their event around Memorial Day weekend and kicked off the weekend with a lakeside fete at 6Smith on the shores of the famed Lake Minnetonka.  Their invitation suite even showcased a watercolor map of the Twin Cities and the various wedding weekend sites of interest.  

On the wedding day, the bride wore an exquisite Tulle New York raw satin gown that fit like a glove and was an unexpectedly perfect choice for their modern, elegant affair that just so happened to take place at a beautiful barn venue.  The groom opted for a black tie tux look and the couple waited until the ceremony to see one another.  The bride and her father shared an emotional moment together before the ceremony, where she gave him an embroidered handkerchief and he showed off the vintage watch that the bride's mother had given him the day the bride was born -- and he had saved it all of these years, to wear on this day for the very first time.

With an elaborate aisle of ombre pink rose petals and a string quartet playing the Bridal March, it was the perfect modern twist on a traditional ceremony.  The bride entered the outdoor ceremony site through a set of freestanding doors and walked to her groom.  After an emotional ceremony, the couple joyously recessed through a shower of rose petals tossed by the guests and then celebrated with a champagne toast with their wedding party under the trees as their guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the front lawn.  The barn itself was transformed into an enchanted garden, with thousands and thousands of lush flowers adorning the cross-beams of the venue, the head table, and all of the guest tables.  

They chose a sleek white-on-white color scheme for their linens and chiavari chairs, with clear beaded chargers and an unexpected menu card displayed underneath with gold flatware and accents.  Guests were greeted with an over-sized etched acrylic escort seating display, surrounded by more flowers as they made their way into the barn ballroom.  In addition to a traditional wedding cake, they chose a massive, tiered ombre cake pop "cake" was a tasty centerpiece and their signature drink paid homage to their alma mater, Kansas University.  They finished the night with the bride surprising her groom with a vintage Rolls Royce, sparklers, and a fountain fireworks exit!

What an honor to be a part of this spectacular wedding day, celebrating a couple we love and have been with since she said YES! 

Congratulations, lovebirds!



THE WEDDING DAY TEAM

Photographer:  Laura Robinson Photography

Wedding Planner:  See Jane Plan

Bridal Gown:  Tulle New York from Annika Bridal

Hair + Makeup:  WarPaint International

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Vera Wang - David's Bridal

Suit/Tux Rental: Michael KorsThe Wedding Shoppe 

Bridal Shoes:  Alexandre Birman

Floral Design:  Munster Rose

Caterer:  Distinctive Catering & Events

DJ:  Adagio Djay Entertainment

Ceremony Music:  Ovation Strings Quartet

Cake / Dessert:  Farina Baking Company

Invitations + Stationery:  Paper Rock Scissor

Linens + Lighting + Furniture Rentals:  Linen Effects, A Vintage Touch, Collected + Co, Apres, Girl Friday Creative

Videographer:  Narrate Studios

Photo Booth:  Traveling Photo Booth