Fall can be a tough time to plan a wedding. The weather is unpredictable, the temps can drop fast and the rain can pop up at any minute. That is just what happened on Jessica and Brian’s wedding day!!! For 12 months leading up to the big wedding day we had planned every detail for a beautiful fall barn wedding. What you do not know from the photos is that it was COLD and rainy most of the wedding day and the beautiful barn was simply our backup plan for an outdoor ceremony! Luckily for us, the backup barn location was AMAZING and could have easily passed as the original wedding location.
Jessica grew up in the Waconia area and she worked really hard to keep as much of the vendors local to the area. This was really fun for me as a planner because I was meeting lots of new and very talented vendors! This was our first wedding at Sovereign Estate Winery. Having a wedding reception in the middle of a vineyard in the fall set the mood for a fun night!!
The caterers, L and L Catering, are long time friends of the family and they outstanding!! The grazing board still leaves me drooling. After guests got their fill of meats and cheeses they had ample food station options! The florist, Sailer’s Greenhouse, is owned by one of the bride’s best friends. Luckily for me I have been able to work with Nikki a few times at other weddings. She has an incredible eye and transformed the large reception space with pops of fall foliage and colors!
Ceremony Site- Family Friends Home
Band – Blue Water Kings
Hair and Makeup-Primped
Reception Site- Sovereign Estate
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Wedding Party Transportation – Eclipse Transportation
Caterer- L and L Caterers
Photography- JM Photo
Videography – Peterson Brothers
Bag Piper – Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band
Transportation – Kochs Bus Company
Bridal Transportation – Minneapolis Party Bus
Floral – Sailers Greenhouse