Settle in, loves, because this Minnesota wedding involves the cutest cabin in the woods that has been in the family for four generations. Add in Broadstone Event Co.'s planning expertise and the floral skills of Bloom Designs, and you've got one picture-perfect affair. Complete Weddings + Events and Geneoh were there to capture the day, and it's as refreshing as a summer breeze. From the Bride... Vince and I met as neighbors in the summer of 2016, and soon thereafter our friendship blossomed into the "big love" we'd both been looking for. By December, we were a couple, and a short seven weeks later, we were engaged! They say, "When you know, you know," and I would have to agree! July 1 was the perfect date for our wedding (7-1-1-7 – that should be easy to remember). My (now) husband and I reside in Phoenix, AZ, so when it came to deciding where to have our summer wedding, the decision was easy! There is nothing more nostalgic than Fourth of July weekend in Northern Minnesota at a family cabin on the lake, surrounded by friends, family, and of course s'mores and fireworks!We wanted our guests to make our wedding into a mini-vacation. Children were encouraged to come along and wedding festivities extended throughout the entire long-weekend. My family has cherished our Lake Wabedo cabin in Longville, MN, for FOUR GENERATIONS! Established in 1928 by my great grandfather, this remote cabin in the woods was the perfect location for our 110-person destination wedding. Guests traveled from 12 states and made the journey 3 hours north of Minneapolis to celebrate our special day. Planning a destination wedding in a city of fewer than 300 people is no easy feat! However, as an event planner by trade, I was up for the challenge, and I couldn't have done it without our amazing event designer and florist, Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs in Baxter, MN.
Photography: Geneoh | Cinematography: Complete Weddings And Events | Event Design: Bloom Designs | Event Planning: Broadstone Event Co | Floral Design: Bloom Designs | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Spoon & Stable | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Grand View Lodge | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: David Yurman | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Grand View Lodge | Hair and Makeup: Moxy Hair Studio & Spa | Family Cabin: Lake Wabedo | Flower Girl's Dress: Milly Wedding Shop | Lodging: Grand View Lodge | Rentals: Midway Party Rental | Robes: LoveThatMonogram