Congratulations, Ali and Shane! These two got married at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN. One of my favorite wedding venues in the Twin Cities. Due to the rain, we had the ceremony under the pavilion. Shane’s brothers are both married and their anniversary’s are August 13th and August 14th so Ali and Shane had to get married on August 12th! One fun part about the wedding is that they had their dog, Schotzie, be the ring bearer! When Shane found out they could include their beloved dachshund at Hope Glen Farm, he was sold on the venue! Another personal touch on the wedding was all of the DIY projects. Ali, her bridesmaids, and a few family members created the table numbers, wedding invitations, the head table’s champagne glasses, and more! As if that wasn’t enough, the bride also choreographed a dance for her and the bridesmaids to perform during the reception!
These two met back in March of 2011 after being set up on a blind date by their mutual friends (who happen to be the best man and one of the bridesmaids). Fast forward to June 30th, 2014. Shane brought Ali a large box for her belated birthday present. Inside the box was multiple gifts that reminded him of their relationship. Each item had a question on it, requiring Ali to think about the significance of the item. A few items included the same type of chocolates that Shane gave Ali when he asked her to be his girlfriend, the first movie they saw together, and the first gift Ali ever gave Shane. The final gift in the box was a ring! Shane got down on one knee and asked Ali to marry him. She said yes!
Venue: Hope Glen Farm
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Planner: Everly Events
Floral: Bel Fiore
Decor: A Vintage Touch
Caterer: Distinctive Catering
Dessert: Miss Sara’s Cakery
Stationery: DutchandHarley on Etsy
Bridal Gown: Demetrio’s from Macy’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Raffine Bridal
Hair Stylist: 139 Hair by Heidi
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Mindie
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Honeymoon: Costa Rica
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