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Transforming Your Backyard into a Dream Wedding Venue: Michaelene and Harry’s Lake Minnetonka Celebration

When you’re blessed with a backyard as stunning as Michaelene and Harry’s, it’s only natural to turn it into the idyllic setting for your summer wedding! On a picturesque August Saturday, amidst the warmth of the season, Michaelene and Harry exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at their lakeside home on Lake Minnetonka, surrounded by an army of talented vendors who helped bring their vision to life.

Planning a wedding in your own backyard is no small task – it’s a monumental undertaking that requires meticulous attention to detail. Months were spent meticulously planning the logistics, from arranging paths and barges to transport the tent onto the property to strategically placing catering tents and addressing power needs. These considerations, while crucial, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to transforming a backyard into a wedding venue.

However, when the time came to focus on the more enjoyable aspects – the flowers and decor – Michaelene’s vision truly shone through. Under the elegant canopy of a sailcloth tent, her dream wedding aesthetic came to fruition, creating a magical ambiance that perfectly complemented the natural beauty of their surroundings.


Meticulous Planning: Creating the Perfect Venue

Transforming a backyard into a wedding venue requires meticulous planning and coordination. Michaelene and Harry devoted months to discussing logistics, ensuring every aspect was meticulously planned. From determining the optimal layout for tents and seating to addressing transportation and power needs, no detail was overlooked. This level of preparation was essential in creating a seamless and unforgettable experience for their guests.


Bringing the Vision to Life: Flowers and Decor

With the logistical challenges addressed, attention turned to the aesthetic elements that would truly elevate their celebration. Michaelene had a clear vision for the atmosphere she wanted to create – one of timeless elegance with a touch of rustic charm. Under the sweeping expanse of a sailcloth tent, adorned with delicate blooms and lush greenery, her vision came to life. Every detail, from the table settings to the floral arrangements, was thoughtfully curated to reflect the couple’s unique style and personality.


The Magic of the Moment: A Celebration to Remember

As the sun set over Lake Minnetonka, casting a warm glow over the festivities, Michaelene and Harry’s wedding day unfolded in a whirlwind of joy and love. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they exchanged vows and shared heartfelt moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. It was a celebration filled with laughter, tears, and moments of pure magic – a testament to the power of love and the beauty of turning a backyard into the perfect wedding venue.



Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings

Rentals – Apres Party Rental

Videography – Josh Flom

Band – Blue Water Kings

Floral- Sadie’s Couture Flowers and Events

Transportation – Renees Royal Valet

Caterer – Damico Catering

Tent: Majestic Tents

Photographer: Dave Puente 

Ceremony Violinist: DGS violin

Gown: Vagabond Bridal

Jewelry: Jonida Ripani Italia