Meet our cover couple! Ariel + Sam are coming up on their Wedding Anniversary and we still can’t get over how simply charming their entire wedding was and also how beautiful Ariel was as our recent cover bride. Read more on their love story and wedding day details in our 2017 Issue of Southern Minnesota Weddings // Magazine + Web.
“Ariel loves unique” so the pressure was on for Sam to plan a unique proposal. Sam carefully hung beautiful LED stringed lights through a trail in the woods of Sam’s parent’s country property while old barn wood signs with very special words were strategically placed down the path. Sam met Ariel in the driveway that evening and said; “I have a surprise. Close your eyes.” Regardless of the -20 temps outside, Ariel was finally coaxed from the warm car and let to the entrance of the brightly lit trail. She opened her eyes to find Sam down on one knee with a ring in his hand. As the signs on the trail read; Best friend, love of my life, will you be, my wife. Ariel happy said yes to spending the rest of her life with Sam.
Photography // Kate Becker Photography
Ariel dreamed of an intimate, outdoor wedding with flowers in her hair, and music played by her family with a live band at the dance. Her wishes came true! A wedding date of September 25 set the scene for the couples wedding day where they married at the Waseca County Courthouse Park. Ariel’s gown was customizable by allowing her to choose exactly which skirt, bodice or color she preferred. Ariel’s bridesmaids were dressed in neutral colors and the bridal party carried arrangements of garden greens for the perfect accent color. Ariel carried a cascading bouquet of greens accented with white hydrangeas and roses to fit the enchanted forest theme of the day. The character of their venue location in Waseca, MN spoke for itself with its all-wood walls, brick pillars and urban ceiling. Ariel and Sam kept their decorating to a minimum to highlight the natural beauty of the venue. The beautiful Starfire Event Center set the scene as the couple danced into the evening surrounded by their loving family and friends. Ready more on this enchanted wedding story in our 2017 Issue.
catering // Starfire Event Center
venue // Starfire Event Center
photography //Kate Becker Photography