Minnesota Wedding by Jenn Cress
March 29, 2010

Oh so sweet is a phrase that comes to mind with this next wedding, sent to us by the lovely photographer Jenn Cress. The details are simple and the love is apparent which really made for the most charming day. Besides, who doesn't love a mason jar I ask you? How about dozens all lined up in a row? I know I'm a HUGE fan. This outdoor wedding took place on Harriet Island in Minnesota with views of the river and the St. Paul skyline and lots of adorable kiddos running around. Oh happy, happy day.

Nathalie & Patrick

Nathalie & Patrick 2

Nathalie & Patrick 3

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Nathalie & Patrick 4

Nathalie & Patrick 5

Nathalie & Patrick 6

Nathalie & Patrick 7

Nathalie & Patrick 1

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I always knew I would get married outside, but planning an outdoor wedding in Minnesota is risky. Harriet Island was a perfect choice for us because the historic pavilion was available in case of rain (or snow!). Luckily, we had sun all day, and a sky full of stars all night. The Saint Paul skyline right across the river was magical when the sun went down.

The inspiration for our decor and details came from a vintage pillowcase of my grandmothers. The bold pattern and quirky color combination fascinated me. I spent the year before my wedding collecting mason jars of all sizes, which we filled with candles and various flowers. I wanted my bouquet to feel like an English garden, with lots of colors and textures. The ostrich feathers added a unique touch. We wanted to treat our guests to delicious food so we had an Italian feast. We had cupcakes for dessert, and caramel apples from our local apple orchard for favors. Our photographer did a fantastic job capturing all of our special moments. I couldn't imagine a more perfect day!

Photographer: Jenn Cress Photography / Venue: Harriet Island Regional Park / Florist: Alissa Berglund of I Do Flowers / Rentals: Midway Party Rentals / Catering: Donatelli's / Cupcakes: The Roseville Bakery / Paper Goods: Nak Designs / Hair and Makeup: Allison Belisle / Wedding Gown: Our Shop, Stillwater / Bridesmaids: Raffine Bridal / Tuxes: MW Tux / Hotel: St. Paul Hotel