A Very Special Day...


We had a very special day last month...our daughter and new son-in-law were married!  I wanted to share some of the sights...it was a large wedding, but very rustic and casual.  It was held at the historic Sponsel's Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard in Jordan, Minnesota on a perfect, mid 70's, sunny day!  The ceremony was in a barn, the limo was a tractor-drawn wagon, and the pulled pork buffet was wonderful.  There was music and dancing, wagon rides through the orchard, and a campfire.   A wonderful time was had by all, and it was just exactly what
 the bride and groom imagined! 

They have graciously allowed me to share a few photos with you, and photos of some of the decorations.  The lovely photos were mostly taken by Heidi Zimmerman Photography of Cannon Falls, MN.  Any that I took will be marked separately.   You can click on any photo to see it larger.

Being vintage dealers, we have many fun pieces, and our good friend Clare owns The Red Bench {Vintage Event Rental & Design} . She provided us with many great vintage decorations...half wine barrels for the bar area, tables, banners, crates, and baskets, and the burlap runners for the tables. You might remember seeing her own wonderful barn wedding in this year's Flea Market Style Weddings Magazine!
Thank you, Clare!
  


My daughter is a graphic designer and designed all of the invitations, etc. and we did all the flowers for the wedding as well, so it was a homespun production!


We took care of some of the little ones during photos...this wedding had many, many children present...and two of the bridesmaids were pregnant, too!


Their rings...her ring is an untraditional pink Morganite...
very, very pretty...



The large barn was filled with people sitting on white benches, and overlooked the orchard.  Two violinists (our daughter-in-law's sisters) provided beautiful music before the ceremony, as well as the wedding march and processional.  The decorations were simple...orange zinnias and white coneflowers in galvanized tubs...


The groom's cousin, who is a lawyer and officiant, performed the lovely ceremony in a personal and meaningful way...


Large tractor-drawn wagons provided limo rides to the ceremony, as well as a celebratory ride through the apple trees afterwards...




The reception was held in the orchard's lodge building, 
as well as outdoors...

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by Linda Dresselhaus

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The bride made the small wedding cake...gluten-free...


The candy bar was a big hit...even for the adults...I overheard one woman saying,"Ooh...Smarties!"


People had a lot of fun filling the candy bags... we had two counters full of goodies...

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The "Love" tags were brown cardstock tags purchased at the craft store...and I used a chalk marker to write on them.  The gray and white gingham square under each mason jar vase, was Ikea fabric, cut in 15" squares with pinking shears...no sew.

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Scrapbooking paper and stickers were used to make this banner on the head table...



A few photos while we were decorating...

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We had many mixed styles of glass candleholders...it was very pretty when lit at night...

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The popcorn stand was another huge hit...people munched on it while waiting for dinner...and all through the evening.


We used an old coke crate (I cleaned and polyurethaned it) to hold the bags and seasonings.  My mom and I stamped all the popcorn and candy bags, and used scalloped scissors to cut the tops of the popcorn bags, as well.
 
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Chalk markers on chalkboard stick-on labels were used 
for the seasonings...


Chalkboards were used in many places...this one, for the menu...


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This fun sign was made by the groom's family!


Lots of the vintage pieces at the bar were from  The Red Bench.  If you are in Minnesota and need pieces for an event, Clare has wonderful items for rent!

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Dancing went on until midnight!  Here...the first dance...


It really was a wonderful celebration full of memory-making 
and beginnings...

by Linda Dresselhaus

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse at the wedding!  Before I go, I'd like to thank you for all of the wonderful, supportive comments you left on my last post...you all sure know how to 
make a girl feel loved...

I am joining Debra over at Common Ground for Be Inspired

Until next time...

54 comments

  1. Wow! What a perfect wedding day! I love the feeling of this wedding...simple but elegant. I imagine everyone attending felt comfortable and enjoyed every minute of it! Your daughter is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing a peek into this special day.

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  2. Oh Linda! What a beautiful wedding! You all did a wonderful job with so many fun details. Your daughter is beautiful and she looks just like her Mama!! Congratulations to the happy couple.

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  3. Awesome wedding Linda - Props were so creative...you guys are just .....can't find the words!

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  4. Hi Linda as a wedding planner I must say what a beautiful and such a labor of love event. I loved all of the personal touches that made their day one of a kind. Thank you for sharing this precious day with us. You are in my heart always.

    Kate xo

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  5. Linda, what a cute cute wedding and reception. I love the tractor pulled limo. Congrats and your daughter is beautiful.

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  6. It looks like a wonderful wedding, Linda. I love all the little personal touches that you did. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. What beautiful decorations for a wonderful day. Every single detail is so pretty and unique. The two of you really did a wonderful job putting it all together! Your daughter dress is so gorgeous by the way. It's prefect for her!

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  8. Linda, I knew it would be beautiful...but Wow...really WOW! It was so personal and fun, everything a wedding should be. And how gorgeous is your daughter?! I love that photo of you guys together...I can clearly see where she gets her beauty from!

    I wish them many happy years together!

    xo Kat

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  9. What a beautiful wedding! I love everything about it...the cake, the candy bar, that cute sign, the setting...everything was wonderful! The bride (and her mother)looked lovely! Such sweet memories!!

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  10. Dear Linda,
    This is the most beautiful, and so personalised wedding , from the tables to the flowers ,cake and wonderful decorations. Such a huge and beautiful job you and everyone helping have done!! Your daughter looks like a princess ,so adorable in her wedding gown, and they looks so in love - and OHHH her ring is amazing Linda.
    The tractor wagons and limoes are just a wonderful idea,- and the candy bar and popcorn as well !!
    And you dear is a beautiful now : mother in law !!!
    It nmust have been a gorgeous day for all of you !!
    Hugs and smiles and congratulations to your daughter-
    Dorthe

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  11. What a wonderful wedding you planned for your daughter. It was so full of those personal touches that only family can provide. Thanks for sharing this very special time with all of us. My D-I-L is planning a birthday party and I'm going to suggest the candy bar idea on a smaller scale. Congratulations to you and the bride and groom.

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  12. What's not to love about every detail! Your daughter is beautiful and your son in law so handsome, what proud parents you must be. I love her ring! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your special celebration.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL COUPLE!!
    GORGEOUS RING..PINK MORGANITE..MY FAVORITE!!
    THE VENUE IS FABULOUS!!
    LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!

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  14. Everything you have shared is so beautiful and special.... a day that will never be forgotten.

    Best wishes to the Happy Couple :)

    Karen xxx

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  15. This is such a dreamy wedding!! I love it all! Congratulations!

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  16. What a fabulous and charming wedding. I see so much creativity here. Well done. How beautiful your daughter is. xo, olive

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  17. Such a beautiful wedding! I adore those treat bags. I was going to ask you where you bought them, but I should have known that you would have made them, being all creative and stuff! Your daughter and her new husband are a beautiful couple. Happy wishes to them both!

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  18. Such a beautiful and creative wedding! Your daughter is so lovely (just like her Mom) and they make a fabulous couple! I love all the personal touches - the banners, the tags, all the pretty props and sweets. So much love.... Best wishes to the happy couple! Hugs xo

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  19. OMGOSH, Linda!!!! WOW! What a beautiful couple-what a beautiful wedding, what a beautiful MOM! I just love it. I love a wedding like that- one that is so personal and so family friendly. You all did a wonderful job-AMAZING!!!! Your daughter is GORGEOUS! xo Diana

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  20. What a darling opening photo of your beautiful daughter! She is adorable. That's a beautiful picture of you with her and your hubs, too! No one who has never done a wedding can appreciate all the WORK involved. It takes a village. Yours looks so first class. SO much thought and love in it. I so love the setting. Perfect time of year too.

    I read about your changes, and I know it will be an adjustment, but it can be a blessing too. We are on our second fall of retirement from the shop. You never really get out of the business, I think. But we are enjoying the new pace so much! I know you will too.

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  21. Linda she was a gorgeous bride.
    It sounds like it was a beautiful day with much love and handcrafted goodness put into it all.
    So simple and chic makes a great wedding.
    Congrats to your family and best wishes for a wonderful life together.
    Amy

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  22. I'm not a big wedding person... but more and more now days... I see simple beautiful weddings like these and think...how wonderful!
    Honey and I eloped and so did our girls...all 4 of them!!! My one married son, had a wedding-- I have one child left to be married, a son. So there will be a wedding!
    Your daughters wedding was pretty. Love the touch of orange!

    Wishing them much success!
    -Pat

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  23. Hello pretty Linda... thank you so much for visiting my blog, as now I have found yours... your daughter's wedding is so beautiful, I don't know where to begin... such an enchanting setting, full of so many magical spots and special treasures... love the "limo" through the apple orchard... and her wedding ring is beautiful... I always cry at weddings... (pardon me while I grab a tissue)... these beautiful memories will last you all a lifetime... thanks for sharing, xoxo Julie Marie PS Signing on to follow your adventures...

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  24. A dream is a wish your heart makes...what a perfect beginning to happily ever after!

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  25. Linda - what a beautiful wedding! Your daughter looked absolutely gorgeous? Thanks for sharing all of the photos with us. Fantastic!

    I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  26. Linda, OMG, great job. So many small details, each one of them making a perfect wedding. What a cute couple and I am so thrilled that you had one of those far and few between, perfect Minnesota days.....Time to rest and pat yourself on the back!

    Carol

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  27. My goodness, what a dream come true. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos!!! Your daughter's smile says it all...
    xo
    lynn

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  28. Beautiful wedding, Linda! I do love rustic, barn weddings. Your daughter looks so happy. Glad you could share the photos.

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  29. Oh, I'm getting teary eyed just looking at the photos of your daughter's wonderful country wedding! You could not have asked for better weather to enjoy an outdoor ceremony and it looks like all your hard work paid off. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and her new hubby!

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  30. I knew with your hand in it that it would all be beautiful. From the beautiful bride to every chalked piece - all of it wonderful.

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  31. What a beautiful wedding! My daughter is getting married next May. We are planning a vintage-style wedding also. Your daughter's wedding is such very inspiring.

    Heartfelt thanks to you for sharing it!

    Kimberly

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly! A wedding is a special time for a family...hope your daughter's big day is wonderful, too!

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  32. So unique and beautiful!
    Congrats to the handsome couple.

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  33. Wow, everything looked amazing -- especially your family! Looks like you had a beautiful day as well for the celebration. Congratulations to you all!

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  34. Hi Linda. I read this last night from the hospital in Nana's room. I couldn't wait to see it on my laptop. The photos are wonderful, and your daughter is glowing! She looks like you Mama!! Every detail was so perfect! I love the idea of a country wedding like this!
    I hope they are very happy together!!!
    As for your lupus....oh gosh, how I hate to hear that. I have a friend with it, and know how much she suffers. You are right to be scaling down. Keep your health on the top of the priority list.
    Love,
    Kris

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  35. WOW! I absolutely love love everything!! Bride looks so lovely too. What a wonderful happy and memorable day. Lovely of you to share it with us. Pam xx

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  36. What a beautiful daughter you have. A very nice looking couple. You looked wonderful, and the decor was very pretty and fun.

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  37. Oh Linda,

    What a beautiful, beautiful wedding. There's such attention to detail. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy day!
    karianne

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  38. Beautiful photos Linda, and I love your wedding decor! Congratulations on your daughter's marriage! Happy weekend! Sharon

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  39. Oh I so enjoyed seeing all those gorgeous pictures and smart ideas for the wedding

    It was perfect and everyone was so pretty loved the rings and the cake idea

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  40. Just beautiful...love every detail!! What a special day for a special family! So glad the weather was perfect too :) Congrats to the happy couple!!

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  41. Every little detail...as sweet & precious as can be! Truly special!
    Kari

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  42. Linda, what a special, personal, down-to-earth, fun, beautiful, unique wedding and celebration. These are the best kind where everyone has a hand in it and feels especially connected. Absolutely love every detail. Congratulations to the new couple and you, Mom. Ann

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  43. Linda this wedding is so SO charming, every little detail! I just love the entire rustic vibe of the wedding and reception And your daughter looks beautiful just like you. I loved the photo of you three together. How special.

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  44. What a beautiful and unique ceremony! Congratulations to your gorgeous daughter and her handsome groom. I wish them much love and happiness.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  45. Oh, I really enjoyed these pics!! I echo everyone else-love every detail!! Your daughter is just gorgeous :)
    Susan

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  46. what a fabulously beautiful wedding and couple. may they share many decades of happiness.

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  47. Oh my gosh Linda, this is SO beautiful and looks like it was so much fun! Thank you for sharing these photos! You look so much like your daughter too. :-)

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  48. Linda, I'm late to the party,
    but not because I haven't been
    chomping at the bit to see these
    gorgeous photos, because I
    have! And now I want to see
    more : ) What a wonderful
    reflection of L's sweet heart
    and all that she values and
    loves. She was a beautiful bride
    and YOU were a beautiful mother
    of the bride! I hope the newlyweds
    are all settled in and enjoying
    the start of their new life, together.

    Love and Hugs,
    xo Suzanne

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  49. Wow, what a fabulous and fun wedding, perfectly done down to the last detail. You are amazing!

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  50. Oh my, that looks like such a wonderful day! There were so many charming, little details. I love the theme and setting for the occasion. Your daughter sure made a beautiful bride...she looks so much like you!

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  51. What a spectacular and fun wedding! Congratulations to the young couple! Your daughter is gorgeous.

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