North Dakota Wedding from Autumn Wilson Photography
February 12, 2013
Classic WeddingsCountry ClubSummer Weddings
Sometimes when you know what you want, a fast track to "I Do" makes complete sense. In this case, that fast track was six months from engagement to Mr. and Mrs and this wedding didn't skip a single beat. From the light-filled images by Autumn Wilson Photography to the modern rustic details crafted by Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling, there's not a single teeny inch we don't love. See so much more right here.
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From the Bride... Adam and I got engaged in February and thought that there was no reason to wait and that we couldn't put together a fabulous wedding in six months, so we set the date for August 25, 2012. He is from Winnipeg, Canada and I, from North Dakota. I starting planning immediately because of the shorter timeline and had the venue booked a few days after the engagement. It is amazing how big of a help Pinterest was in planning! So many great ideas. I had pinned a stunning Liancarlo dress onto my "dream wedding" board a couple weeks before getting engaged. My mom and I were in DC the weekend after getting engaged, and I bought that exact dress at a beautiful little place called Carine's Bridal Atelier! I knew I wanted a modern rustic wedding, but my color scheme was actually decided the moment after Carine tied my dress up with a gorgeous satin taupe colored sash. Taupe, ivories, whites, burlap.

My mom and I were ordering things on ebay, Etsy and crafting websites for all the months leading up to the wedding and talking about ideas nearly every day. My parent's house became a wedding warehouse. Everyone knows me to have a huge sweet tooth, so I knew I wanted a large sweets table at the wedding. My mom was in charge of the "candy bar" portion. I ordered wine boxes online (we love wine), stained them and had glass cut for the tops to use as cupcake and baked goods holders. I asked my mom, mother-in law, aunts and a couple bridesmaids to contribute a home made sweet for the table and labeled everything with little chalkboard signs. We had cupcakes, cake, cookies & milk, bars, mini pies, and tons of candy. Everyone raved about it!

The morning of the wedding, it was rainy and cloudy but by noon turned into a clear, sunny, perfect summer day for an outdoor ceremony and tent wedding! When I arrived at the country club, I was amazed at how everything turned out. Sadie, my floral and event designer, did a fabulous job with the mason jar bouquets (I have a soft spot for both mason jars and hydrangeas), harvest table centerpiece, and setting up all of other decor. My mom arranged for a horse and carriage to bring my dad, flower girls, ring bearers and I to the ceremony. My ring bearers carried a "Here comes the bride" sign by cousin made. My husband did not know about the horse and carriage and said that seeing me step out was his favorite part.

The entire day, ceremony and reception was perfect. We wanted to throw our guests one kick butt party and I think we did just that! I can't get over how stunning our photos from Autumn of Autumn Wilson Photography turned out. I get to relive that day any time I want. From my prince of a husband, to the horse and carriage, white tent, and night filled with friends and family, it was truly a fairytale day that I will never forget.

Swirl1Wedding Photography: Autumn Wilson Photography / Wedding Venue: Oxbow Country Club in Oxbow, North Dakota / Wedding Design, Planning + Floral Design: Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Fantasies in Frosting / Invitations: Janna Bergsted (design) + Two Rivers Printing (printing) / Wedding Dress: Liancarlo (Style 5809) via Carine's Bridal Atelier / Bride's Shoes: Nina / Bride's Earrings + Bracelet: Nadri via Nordstrom / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Noir by Lazaro / Bridesmaids Robes: Kohl's / Groom + Groomsmen's Suits: Halberstadt's