Rebecca and Ryan had their September wedding at The Gardens of Castle Rock in Northfield, MN. Rebecca had this venue picked out long before Ryan popped the question! Back when they were dating, they planned a trip to Colorado to visit a friend of Rebecca’s. While planning the trip, they decided to check out activities in the Castle Rock, CO area. Well, when Rebecca searched for Castle Rock, the beautiful outdoor garden wedding venue popped up. She couldn’t help but to click on it and instantly fell in love with the venue! Rebecca didn’t mention the discovery though until after Ryan proposed! Since the couple wanted a rustic wedding theme with minimal decor, they decided the floral and landscaping of The Gardens of Castle Rock was the perfect fit. Plus, the venue was halfway between their two families. One of my favorite details was that the couple included a tablecloth and goblets on the head table that has been a part of Ryan’s family since the 1800’s! This was the 15th family wedding that the items have been used in! How neat is that!?
But let’s back up a bit! Rebecca and Ryan met while attending school at the University of Iowa. They met one evening in downtown Iowa City and the rest is history! When they started talking about engagement and weddings, Rebecca made it clear she wanted a surprise engagement. Ryan accepted the challenge! He had planned a fancy dinner at a local winery to celebrate Rebecca completing her Master’s degree. Before they went to dinner, Ryan handed Rebecca a deck of cards. He had gotten them as a gift for Rebecca from his recent trip to Las Vegas with his friends. When Rebecca opened the deck, she discovered that Ryan had drilled a hole into the deck and placed a ring on top of the Ace of Hearts. Ryan definitely succeeded in surprising Rebecca!
View their winter wonderland engagement session here!
Venue: The Gardens of Castle Rock
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Planner, Florist, and Decor: Main St. Blossoms
Dessert: Kally’s Cupcakes
DJ: Preston Dean
Hair and Makeup: Salon Onyx
Bridal Shop: Bonny Bridal from The Bridal Theater
Bridal Shoes: ModCloth
Groom Attire: The Black Tux
Transportation: Carlson Shuttles
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 2017 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography, 2017 Borrowed and Blue Best Wedding Photographer and Most Valuable Vendor, 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!