Despite the rain, this adorable orchard wedding by Amanda Nicole Photography is so bright and cheerful!  Maybe it’s the candy apple red bridesmaids dresses, the vibrant wildflower centerpieces, the thousand handmade paper cranes or the beaming grins on the happy bride and groom.  Whatever it is the result is nothing but pure happiness and sweet, pretty-as-can-be homemade style. Check out all the details in the full gallery!

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From Amanda Nichole PhotographyOne of the design themes of the wedding was a paper crane that I’m told symbolizes peace and that if you fold 1000 of them you will receive your wish.  I’m not sure how many cranes Leah folded for the big day but hopefully I’m doing my part to make her wish come true by submitting her wedding to the blog.

Leah and Jess were married in May at the Minnetonka Orchards.  It had been a rainy week and had promised to be a rainy day so the ceremony was moved inside of a tent where Leah was quick to find amazing places to hang the paper cranes that she had carefully crafted herself.  Leah also wore a beautiful crane necklace that matched with the theme of the wedding.  I loved all of the details from the apples running alongside the aisle to the colorful poofs throughout the tent.

The best part of the entire day though was the fact that the bride and groom were not afraid to go out into the rain and muck to capture some amazing shots.  Leah had thought before hand to have some practical clear umbrellas for the bridesmaids as well as a pretty, pink umbrella for herself.  The ceremony was simple and elegant and was followed by a relaxed and fun pig roast.  They had a non-traditional wedding dessert, many different types of cheesecake with different toppings. The day was all about friends and family including the conclusion with a bonfire and s’mores to end the evening.

Location: Minnetonka Orchards / Wedding Photographer: Amanda Nichole Photography / Salon: Dean Gray Salon + Spa / Florist: Ashley Fox Designs / Tables, Linens, and Setup: Ultimate Events / Caterer: Divine Swine / Wedding Cake: Muddy Paws / Wedding Coordinator: Hailley Leverty of Evolution Events