Classic, timeless and positively brimming with DIY projects, when Midwesterners Kathryn and Mike decided to tie the knot, they did so beautifully. The bride's only childhood wedding dream was an outdoor celebration; after months of searching, the couple stumbled on Morgan Creek Vineyards in New Ulm, Minnesota–the bride's hometown–and knew they'd found the perfect place for their summer fête. When they later learned the venue only hold four weddings each year, Kathryn and Mike felt certain it was kismet. Fab Event Design helped the soon-to-be weds plan a classic alfresco celebration full of charming details and personal significance.
Kathryn wore a simple, full-skirted Wtoo by Watters gown; Vera Wang Lavender peep toe flats, a low chignon and a Cathedral length veil completed her elegant day-of look. Her maids were outfitted in iridescent navy cocktail dresses by J.Crew and diminutive versions of Kathryn's stunning white bouquet by floral designer Munster Rose, while Mike and his men looked handsome in charcoal gray and striped ties from Banana Republic.
Navy invitations emblazoned with an image of the vineyard's welcoming oak tree by Paper Rock Scissor set the tone for the couple's big day, and guests gathered on the lawn to witness their vows. After saying I Do, everyone headed to the large white tent on the vineyard's grounds, where farm tables, white linens and lush blooms arranged by Munster Rose in vintage silver, mercury and etched glass containers lay waiting. Chalkboard menus by the bride's mother detailed the couple's signature cocktails and dinner offerings, while her father build a riddling rack full of wine bottles where friends and family left advice for the newlyweds. A petite white layer cake and a sumptuous dessert spread by Cocoa and Fig tempted those guests who weren't dancing the night away to the groom's playlist, but nothing beat the pause the new Mr and Mrs took before running through the crowd of sparklers held by their nearest and dearest.
Of course, I'm sure Kathryn and Mike were absolutely thrilled when they first saw the images by Emma Freeman Photography of their big day–aren't they an absolute dream? Tell me, what's your favorite detail from the big day?