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.
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 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!
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 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 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 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.
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