This gorgeous rustic wedding comes to us from Bellagala, based in Saint Paul, MN! Here’s Bellagala to tell us more:
Courtney wanted a classic and romantic venue and Kyle was drawn to the more “rustic” looking venues and Mayowood Stone barn was the perfect blend of of the two and they loved it! “My husband works with trees for a living and so the beautiful old Oak trees on the grounds were another big reason we went with Mayowood Stone Barn” said Courtney.
See more after the cut!
When asked how they met, she responds, “Kyle and I met through my good friend and roommate through graduate school. We first met at a Timberwolves game and started dating each other soon after. My friend was worried to have her two friends start dating in case we were to break up – she had him promise her that if we dated we would end up married. Thankfully he didn’t break his promise to her!”
Their favorite part of the day was the first look. They shared special gifts and their own written vows to each other to open right before, since they had more traditional vows during the ceremony. She said she was so nervous, she wouldn’t have been able to read them out loud!
On their second date, they bonded over an old Lego game character. She was able to find that character to give to him along with a Mr. & Mrs. Lego bridal couple, custom made to look like them in a shadow box (so sweet). “Reading our own vows that we wrote to each other right before we saw each other for the first time on our wedding day was so special and something I’ll always remember and treasure.”
Advice to future couples: “It can be stressful at times so I would say just have fun with it together as a couple and know that everything will come together! Things may go wrong on your wedding day, but those are the things you’ll remember and laugh about. Hiring our wedding planner was the best choice we made because we didn’t have to stress about anything the weeks leading up to our wedding and on the big day! She was amazing and coordinating the vendors, decorating and cleaning up, and making sure we stuck to our schedule all day/night!”
Congratulations Courtney & Kyle and thank you, Bellagala, for sharing! For more information about Bellagala, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.
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Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Jewelry: Wedding Day Diamonds
Dress Designer: Mori Lee
Dress Store: Valerie’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Cake Designer: Top Tier Delights
Caterer: The Canadian Honker
Makeup Artist:1st Avenue Haircompany
Hair Stylist:Salon Chic
Floral Designer: Le Jardin Floral
Event Planner: Cassie West Weddings & Events
Event Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn