Haley and Makonnen first met back in 8th grade! Haley had just moved to Wisconsin and the two had a few classes together. Eventually, they exchanged phone numbers and were officially dating before the school year ended. After nine years together, Makonnen decided it was time to pop the question before they graduated college. He took Haley out to dinner and then they walked through a nearby park on the way back to their apartment. The park was decorated with twinkling lights and Makonnen had his friends capture the special moment! Since they’ve been together for so long, these two couldn’t wait to finally get married! When looking for wedding venues, they knew they wanted an outdoor ceremony in the woods. The Gardens of Castle Rock in Northfield, MN has multiple outdoor ceremony sites and one of them just so happens to be in the woods, surrounded by the trees. After touring the venue and meeting the owner, Glenn, the couple appreciated Glenn’s love and passion for the venue and all of his hard work that goes into maintaining the property. They just knew it was the perfect venue for them! With the help of their planner, Rustic Elegance, everything came together perfectly. Since their ceremony site had a woodsy, rustic feel, Haley and Makonnen decided to add some glitz and glam to their tent reception by having We’ve Got It Covered decorate the tent with fabric draping and chandeliers! Studio B did a fabulous job decorating the ceremony and repurposing some of the floral for the reception. It was such an honor to photograph these two junior high sweethearts tie the knot!
Venue: The Gardens of Castle Rock
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Planner: Rustic Elegance
Florist: Studio B Floral
Caterer: Mintahoe Catering
Dessert: Sugar and Spice
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Hair and Makeup: SM Hair and Makeup
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank
LOVE Letters in Bridal Suite: B+D Custom Crafts
Transportation: Northfield Lines
Are you engaged and looking for an engagement photographer and wedding photographer in Minnesota? If so, contact Jeannine Marie Photography here. Jeannine Marie is serving wedding photography in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She is considered one of the best wedding photographers in Minnesota, featured in multiple publications and listed as one of Minnesota Bride’s “10 Fabulous Local Wedding Photographers.” She is an award-winning wedding photographer and has recently won 2018 ILEA Mpls/St. Paul “Best Event Photography: Wedding”, 2017 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography, 2017 Borrowed and Blue Best Wedding Photographer and Most Valuable Vendor, 2017 ILEA Mpls/St. Paul “Best Creative Services – Photography – Wedding”, 2016 Minnesota ISES Star Award: Best Photography, 2015 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography and Wedding of the Year, 2015 The Knot Best of Photography, 2015 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award, and 2014 Minneapolis Happenings: Best Photography. Book your engagement session or wedding photography today!