Cassie & Corbin | A Gorgeous Rustic Minnesota Wedding
A Classy, Rustic Minnesota Wedding
The sky was grey as our tires crunched over the gravel into the parking lot at Rolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center. While most brides and grooms are bummed the sun isn’t shining brightly on their wedding day, we are the very first in line to tell them it’s okay…that in reality, clouds = great outdoor photos.
The door squeaked as we entered the bridal suite, and as it opened, I could see Cassie in the “Hair Chair” getting her curl on. SHE. WAS. GLOWING (literally and figuratively - the beauty lights were shining right in her face, hahaha)! For real though, this girl had a smile on her face that you can’t fake. We could tell she was pumped to marry her best friend.
The bridal suite bustled with busy women getting organized for the ceremony happening in a few short hours. As our shutters clicked, we met the women that mean the most to Cassie. Not only did we get to meet moms, we met sisters, cousins and friends. This is ONE OF my favorite times of the wedding day. The energy in the bridal suite embodies the day to come.
The First Look
There is always a sense of solidarity in the few minutes we have with the groom alone before he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day. The groom usually paces or fidgets in anticipation of seeing his bride. Corbin, on the other hand, stood in place, patiently waiting for his love to approach him. As she did, they both radiated excitement - not nervousness, for the day to unfold.
Rustic Elegance, Timeless Beauty
After their first look, we took a very intentional stroll up the hill behind the rustic barn wedding venue. Beyond the beautiful original barn foundation that is popular for wedding ceremonies, is a hilly grove of shady oak trees. Just beyond that lies an open pasture which was littered with spring flowers.
Man’s (and woman’s) Best Friend(s)
We were thrilled when Cassie told us that they were having “Dogs of Honor” as part of their wedding ceremony. Oliver and Kewpie (almost) stole the show. These two fluffy butts waddled down the aisle like they were pros. Also, we learned that there are services out there to take full responsibility of your furry friends on your wedding day! Doggy Social MN chauffeured these two cuties to and from the ceremony as well as managed them everywhere before and after the ceremony! I was amazed and HIGHLY recommend them for any of your wedding day dog needs :)
Happily Ever After
Thank you so much for letting us photograph your day, Cassie & Corbin. It was absolutely one for the books that will be remembered for many, many years to come. Everything was perfect - from the beauty of all the details of your rustic Minnesota wedding to the positive energy of your nearest and dearest favorite people. Congratulations - we wish you all the happiness in the world!
Vendors That Made This Day Possible
Event Planning & Coordination: Amy’s Cherished Events
Florist: Floral Arts
Catering: Short Stop Catering
Dog Handling: Doggy Social MN
Sweet Treats: Thirsty Whale Bakery
DJ: Instant Request DJ (Ask for Obi!)