To say we were excited to feature the lakeside wedding of Margaret + Bradley is an understatement. We simply were thrilled to publish this beautiful celebration in the recent issue of Southern Minnesota Weddings. I met Margaret many years ago in an AutoCAD class in college at The Art Institutes International of Minnesota. Quickly realizing we came from nearby hometowns and had similar interests, Margaret and I became friends. It was no surprise to me that Margaret would simply nail the details and decor of her hometown lakeside celebration. Sweeping willows, lapping waves, a lakeside dinner complete with fireworks is only a dream to publish in our local bridal magazine and we can’t thank Margaret + Bradley enough for sharing their special day with us. 180 guests filled the tented reception at Margaret’s family lake home in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. A pontoon carried the newly wedded couple and their friends across the lake for a grand entrance to their reception following their ceremony at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Mankato. Guests were served a dinner provided by Absolute Custom Catering and a donut bar replaced a traditional wedding cake as their specialty dessert. Barn style tables and benches accented the natural decor under a tent with custom lighted prepared by G&K Rentals. Margaret and Brad hired a caricaturist to create caricatures of the guests, foregoing a traditional guest book. At the end of the evening, the guests lit fireworks off the dock and released chinese lanterns over Loon Lake, commencing the romantic and intimate wedding celebration the couple had only dreamed of. Read more on Margaret and Brad’s love story and lakeside celebration in the new issue of Southern Minnesota Weddings, magazine.
catering | Absolute Custom Catering
decor + rentals | G&K Rentals
furniture | Country Style Accents
lighting | G&K Rentals
photography | Asher Marie Photography
wedding jewelry | Exclusively Diamonds