Aly & Justin got married on July 1st, 2017 at the gorgeous Legacy Hill Farm near Red Wing, and it was just the best day ever. Thank you to Minnesota Bride for the feature and for motivating me to finally blog again! Ha.
When Aly first contacted me, I knew right away I wanted to meet her and Justin. They were smart, down to earth, easy to talk to, and wildly in love. They are both Minnesotans but are living in California, which meant they were planning the majority of their wedding long-distance. We first met in person for their engagement session, which was in December when it was -13 degrees, quite the opposite of their July wedding day!
What stood out to me most about their day was the absolute love and generosity these two share for their friends and family, especially since this was a grand reunion with this sweet couple coming back to Minnesota. Oh, and the donut tower (!!!). There were tears of joy all day long, right alongside extra time built in for their loved ones, notes inside every place card, and a special paper crane surprise from Justin to Aly. The farm was beautiful and really set the lighthearted, playful mood for the day. And of course, sneaking out at sunset for a mini portrait session was truly a highlight for me.
They chose amazing vendors that helped make their day easy for them to enjoy. Legacy Hill Farm was a pure joy to photograph. Do NOT miss their donut tower, with the glass piece at the top lovingly made by Aly's Grandpa and donuts provided by the delicious Hanisch Bakery. And then Paloma from Rosetree Events planning everything – she truly made the day run smoothly and made every last detail perfect.
Congrats Aly & Justin! It was an honor to capture your dreamy day. Much love to you in your new life as husband and wife!
Wedding Planner: Rosetree Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Legacy Hill Farm | Aly's Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Bella Bridal | Justin's Suit: Combatant Gentleman | Florals: Simply Stated Elegance | Music: Adagio DJ | Catering: Distinctive Catering | Donuts & Cake: Hanisch Bakery | Invitations: Cards and Pockets | Draping: We've Got it Covered