Chris and Sarah were married today!
Their lovely wedding, produced beautifully by The Wedding Guys, incorporated Sarah’s laid back aesthetic with Chris’ stylish vintage one. Neutrals were used along with sparkles and glitz to add to the natural beauty of Camrose Hill Farm.
Following an anxious morning of getting ready, their first sight was AMAZING.
Chris and Sarah are magnetic. You are just drawn to them. In fact, over the course of the night we heard many stories of how friendships were formed over this “instant bond”. The love these two have for life and each other is palpable.
In true Minnesota fashion, the weather couldn’t quite decide what to do. There were two short rain showers before the ceremony, but everything cleared up right before it was time to go down the aisle. In one of my favorite moments of the day, the bride’s cottage was filled with the sound of singing as everyone sang “Goin to the Chapel” (in 3 part harmony no less!). Appropriately, the rain stopped and the sun came out, right before Sarah walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun”.
Chris and Sarah wrote their ceremony, and it was lovely, funny, touching, and sweet. The personalized vows included Sarah promising to be Chris’ Sunny Day and Chris promising to be Sarah’s Shady Tree.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the beautiful cool weather. Croquet and badminton games started, champagne was passed around, and friends and family reunited. Camrose Hill has so many nooks and crannies to explore, and each space was a little unexpected vignette. Antique dressers, couches, and other pieces of furniture from Lime Canary Vintage Rentals and BeEvents were arranged throughout the many spaces so guests could cozy up.
QUITE the fun wedding party…
Lettuce Cater provided food that not only tasted amazing, but looked gorgeous! Food stations gave variety and interest to the reception, and stayed full the entire night to encourage constant snacking. The desserts, by Jessica’s Cakes, were devoured in no time! The layout of the space, quality of the food, and use of antique furniture as serving pieces kept the vibe refined yet relaxed.
Time for the first dance…
Dances and speeches were scattered throughout the night, and Level 11 did a great job emceeing and keeping the dance floor packed.
These people knew how to have a really REALLY good time =) I’m not sure when the craziness truly started…maybe when the bottle of Jameson started to be passed around, or maybe when guests started playing air guitar, maybe when the ties started coming off and ended up as Rambo headbands, or the heels came off and were replaced by cowboy boots…
Oh, AND there was an afterparty at a local bar…and guess who got on stage?
Chris and Sarah, thank you so much for having us be a part of your day. It was such a joy telling your story! John and I will now join the crowd of people that consider their lives more the richer having meet the two of you. Enjoy your sneak peek!