From the moment I saw this wedding I have been waiting for the right moment to share it. Every single detail from this wedding was 100% perfect with just the right amount of country charm and rustic elegance. From the bride: John and I live in Southern California but we are both from the Midwest; I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN and John grew up in Chicago, IL. Given my extensive family network in the Twin Cities area, we knew that we would get married in Minnesota. We instantly fell in love with Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, MN. From it’s nicely manicured grounds for the ceremony, spacious antique farmhouse for the bridal party to get ready in, the original big red barn for dinner and dancing, and complimentary hay rides during the reception – it had it all! Thanks so much to our friend, Mark Mirocha Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today.
From the groom: The reception in the barn gave dinner more of a picnic-style feel, so we decided to go with single-use dinnerware. As a professor of Environmental Health, I knew I didn’t want to use non-recyclable plastics, and much preferred to have an element of sustainability to our party. A more eco-friendly option was to purchase completely compostable dinnerware from Green Paper Products. We had to make special arrangements with the city of St. Paul and of course, had proper signage to guide guests in the disposal of the dinnerware. As a way to liven up the dinnerware, I decided to make the burlap utensil holders.
Sources – photography: Mark Mirocha Photography / venue: Bruentrup Heritage Farm at Maplewood Area Historical Society / vintage rentals: The Vintage Type / floral design: Thistle Floral / music & sound: Adrian Perryman at MV Events