Historic John P. Furber Farm

During our Minnesota barn wedding venue tour, Rustic Elegance and I stopped by the Historic John P. Furber Farm in Cottage Grove, MN. This farm has been around since 1850 when John P. Furber, one of Cottage Grove’s founding fathers, built a home on the property. Over the years, the space has expanded. Now this wedding venue¬†offers an outdoor ceremony space and a 8,000 square feet barn for either an indoor ceremony or the reception! There are also bride and groom changing areas so the bridal party can get ready at the venue! If you’re looking for a rustic barn venue with historic charm, make sure you set up a tour for this Minnesota venue!  ...

A’BULAE Winter Wedding

Congratulations, Dawndra and Tim! These two got married at A’BULAE in St. Paul, MN. Dawndra and Tim first met after Tim’s friend invited him to Evergreen Church in New Hope, MN. The church had a small group for young adult singles. Dawndra and Tim were both in this small group. One day, Dawndra sent an […]

Congratulations, Dawndra and Tim! These two got married at A’BULAE in St. Paul, MN. Dawndra and Tim first met after Tim’s friend invited him to Evergreen Church in New Hope, MN. The church had a small group for young adult singles. Dawndra and Tim were both in this small group. One day, Dawndra sent an email to the group asking if anyone had the skills to build a wooden chair for a relative. Tim volunteered to help and the two started to build a friendship while spending hours together making the chair. Fast forward a few years to Dawndra and Tim leading the young adult small group together. They spent a lot of time praying together and preparing for the group. As Tim tells the story: “This is where we began to grow a deep connection together, and both started to run to the other when we needed comfort or prayer. This started us each individually falling in love with the other, until finally God fully revealed to us (mostly me) that the other liked them.” Now fast forward to the proposal. On Dawndra’s birthday, Tim arrived at her place with iced coffee and flowers. They had planned to take a morning walk by the beach near Dawndra’s house. However, it ended up raining so they decided to color (an elementary school teacher’s way to relax!). While coloring, Tim was telling her¬†about a new devotional he had read about not having any doubts in the Lord. Well he perfectly planned this conversation to segue into a proposal as he told Dawndra he had no doubt that their relationship was...

Cannon River Winery Minnesota Wedding Venue

During our Minnesota barn wedding venues, Rustic Elegance and I had to check out the Cannon River Winery in Cannon Falls, MN. This winery has a 20-acre vineyard that is a perfect spot for your wedding! The ceremony can be held in the timber frame barn overlooking the vines and hills. They also have a […]

During our Minnesota barn wedding venues, Rustic Elegance and I had to check out the Cannon River Winery in Cannon Falls, MN. This winery has a 20-acre vineyard that is a perfect spot for your wedding! The ceremony can be held in the timber frame barn overlooking the vines and hills. They also have a vintage warehouse that has a kitchen and bar, so you have everything you need for your wedding reception. If you’re picturing a beautiful view for the backdrop at your wedding ceremony and amazing food for your reception, set up a tour at this wedding venue right away! View Jenny and Chris’s wedding at Cannon River Winery here!...