Kari and Craig had their outdoor wedding at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN. This couple met through their church, and they got engaged while watching the sunrise during a camping trip along the North Shore. Kari has two children who were a part of the wedding party and it was so special that during their ceremony, Craig wrote special vows to the kids. Throughout the day, the couple wanted their wedding to be kid-friendly and full of fun for both the adults and the kids. Since Hope Glen Farm has a lot of space, the kids were able to run around and play yard games, create chalk art, and make giant bubbles with bubble wands after the ceremony. For the wedding reception in the open pavilion, I loved that the couple decided to switch up the usual reception layout and do something different. It’s very common for Hope Glen Farm couples to put their head table in front of the pavilion’s gorgeous fireplace. Instead, Kari and Craig decided to place their head table in the middle of the pavilion and have the guest tables surround them. The Cutting Garden then decorated the tables with her beautiful, vibrant summer floral arrangements and garlands! After a delicious dinner from Apples 2 Apples Catering and dessert from Nadia Cakes, everyone moved into the barn to dance along with a live band, Big Pappa! I had so much fun being apart of Kari and Craig’s big day! Also, shout-out to Brittany with Bella Mystique Weddings & Design for coordinating the couple’s day!
Venue: Hope Glen Farm
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Planner and Custom Stationery: Bella Mystique Weddings & Design
Videographer: Storyteller Videography
Florist: The Cutting Garden
Caterer: Apples 2 Apples Catering
Dessert: Nadia Cakes
Ceremony Musicians: Nick Hall Music
Live Music: Big Pappa
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Atmosfere
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