Seriously Stunning September Wedding at The Gardens

Real Wedding Spotlight: A Perfect September Minnesota wedding

Do you remember…the 25th night of September? We sure do! And so do the guests of Eliza and Jacob who danced the night away to “September” by the one and only Earth, Wind, and Fire. And, just like a perfect song, we just wanted to keep hitting replay.

The day started off with a breeze in the trees as Eliza and Jacob exchanged tears and gifts with loved ones. The romantic vibes carried throughout the whole day from the blush-pink bridesmaid dresses to Eliza’s extravagant bouquet of roses. “Blue”, the family classic car, made a special appearance and added a fun vintage vibe to their bridal portraits. As Eliza and Jacob strolled the vineyard and gardens hand-in-hand, tears were shed for loved ones lost, but they also laughed ~ a lot ~ with each other, their friends and family. Guests quietly admired the combined beauty of soft draping against the natural canopy of the grapevines as they entered The Lath House, and then found themselves laughing out loud during a delightful exchange of vows.

As the sun set, the party was only beginning. Chandeliers and twinkle lights welcomed guests into The Gardens Reception Tent where there were toasts, donuts, champagne, and plenty of lively dancing. How does one possibly end such a perfect day? With a sparkler send off, of course!

Just around the corner, right around the bend, you’ll find where your journey starts, and where the love will never end. Love, The Lath House at The Gardens.

The Lath House was the perfect combination of natural and glam for Eliza & Jacob’s ceremony. Draping and floral designs only amplified the space among the already majestic climbing grapevines and falling leaves.

The Garden’s Suite was happy to hold Eliza’s stunning dress as it had a photo shoot of its own. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Eliza slips on her shoes in The Garden’s Suite right before the first look. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Eliza and her brother took some time for a first look and to exchange some very special gifts under The Grand Promenade.

We like to think of The Fireplace (and the open patio space in front of it) as an extension to The Cottage’s “getting ready” space… although we recommend putting your clothes on before heading to the fireplace… Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

What we see: Eliza & Jacob spent some time together in the vineyard as Mallory with Nicole and Co. Photography and Sage with Sage Yeager Films documented their beginning-of-the-day excitement!

What they see: A good photographer knows how to work the lighting while making you feel calm, cool, collected. What a fantastic shot by Nicole and Co. Photography!

The Woods was a perfect spot to park “Blue”. Eliza & Jacob looked like a vintage dream for their bridal portraits! Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

If we all had someone that looked at us like Jacob looks at Eliza, the world would be a much better place. Love definitely grows at The Gardens. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

The Grindbygg at The Gardens greets your guests with a *Big Grin*. (See what I did there?) It can be home to guestbooks, gifts, memory tables, or even photo-booths.

I spy with my little eye, the guy who made all of the ceremony benches… (If you guessed the strapping guy in a suit and red converse shoes, you’re correct! Bonus points if you know his name is Glenn. Extra points if you know he is our awesome venue owner!) Thank you Nicole and Co. Photography for this fun capture.

We love the ethereal feel of this photo by Nicole and Co. Photography. The Lath House provided the shade, the magical light, the natural vibes, but Eliza & Jacob brought the feels.

We want you to bring *your* color to The Garden’s. Eliza & Jacob brought along red mums for pops of color amongst their bouquets of roses.

The joy throughout The Lath House was contagious! It was truly a perfect day. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Bokeh’d Lath House lights at Sunset? Eliza & Jacob will smooch to that! Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

The bridal party caught up with Eliza and Jacob by The Suite and Garden Pavilion to hug and congratulate them … and to find a drink!

A quartet in front of The Garden’s Fireplace was the perfect addition to Eliza and Jacob’s cocktail hour. The sounds of their instruments helped create an incredible outdoor reception atmosphere.

The canopy trees were happy to provide some shade on The Lawn for Eliza, Jacob, and their super fun bridal party. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

The Garden’s Reception space is like no other. Mature trees, hand-hewn timbers, a fireplace made of natural stones, and hand-crafted pergolas make for a truly unique space.

Chandeliers, drapery, twinkle lights, oh my! We love the romantic vibes the soft white draping and lights are creating in The Garden’s Reception Tent. Simply lovely! Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

The Rustic Refined™ chairs are the perfect mixture of rustic, elegant, and fun!

Here they come! Who’s ready to party at The Gardens?!? Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Grandparents and parents love to sit at The Garden’s Round Reception Tables. Maybe it’s a generational thing or blame it on Midwestern table talking traditions… Either way, it makes them happy ~ which makes us happy. Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Sometimes it’s hard to caption photos when all you can think is, “Mmmmm Donuuuuts…” Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

Like a cherry on top of their stunning day, Eliza & Jacob’s family sent them off to their happily ever after with sparklers and cheers! Photo Credit: Nicole and Co. Photography

**Special shoutout to Nicole and Co. Photography and Sage Yeager Films for their featured photos and footage from this stunning wedding day!**



Day-of Coordination: Weddings Your Way Floral & Events 

Hair Stylist: 139 Hair By Heidi

Make-Up Artist: 139 Hair By Heidi 

Event Decorator: Stargazer Designs

Florist: Weddings Your Way Floral & Events

Photography: Nicole & Co. Photography

Videography: Sage Yeager Films

Bridal Engagement & Wedding Ring: Shane Co.

Wedding Dress: Raffine Bridal

Bridal Footwear: Pelino Sandals

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie

Venue: The Gardens of Castle Rock

Ceremony Music: Cavatina String Quartet

DJ: Nightlife Entertainment 

Catering: Green Mill Catering 

Bar Service: With A Twist Bartending Service 

Dessert: Yo You Donuts 

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth 

Shuttle Service: Schmitty & Sons & Grayline 

Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Northfield

Blog photos not credited to photographer: The Gardens of Castle Rock 


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