Emily & Jack’s Minnesota farm wedding is absolutely the sweetest. Their special day was accented in a soft pretty palette of lavender & sage with bits of pink & peach peeking through, the loveliest of details, and all the feels. These two love birds are just absolutely adorable, and their Legacy Hill Farm wedding is just one of the prettiest rustic affairs I’ve enthusiastically gazed at. With a little mix of whimsical, traditional and modern, they had their “Best Day Ever” and lucky for us it was all beautifully captured by Eileen K Photography.
From the Bride, Emily: How did you meet?
Jack and I grew up in the same small, Minnesotan town. While we grew up less than three blocks away, an age gap of about 4 years meant we didn’t “officially” meet until my freshman year of college. At this time, Jack and I both lived in the Twin Cities, but we met in Duluth – a two and a half hour drive north. I was visiting my best friend from high school, who happened to go to the same university as Jack’s younger brother, Andy. As they say, birds of a feather stick together and all of the Red Wing High School alum attended a party at Andy’s college abode. I would say the rest is history, but I ended up leaving to study abroad for the next school year and did not have my eyes set on any boys at the moment. Jack spent the next year watching my travels on Facebook and patiently waiting for my return.
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Jack owns a video production business, so of course it was recorded! We got engaged in Grand Marais, a small community on the western shores of Lake Superior. Jack flies drones for work, so he thought it would be fun to take it out to fly. After a few sweeps of the scenic harbor, he trained the camera on us and popped the question!
How did you decide on your venue?
We are so lucky to have grown up in Red Wing. This tight-knit community made our wedding planning easy, nearly all of our vendors had some sort of personal connection to us, including the owners of our beautiful venue! Jack had grown up, gone to school with and played baseball with their oldest son. He even played paintball across the property and had sleepovers in what is now the groom’s cottage. Growing up in the same community with the Hoffbecks, we had always known two things about this family, how kind they are and Joan’s incredible eye for design! So when we heard that they were opening up their family hobby farm as a wedding venue, we knew we had to tour it! As soon as we had seen their plans and the beginning of their construction process, we fell in love with the stunning space and it was made all the better that we already knew the family!
As for the church, we were lucky enough to be the third generation of my husband’s family married in the gorgeous, historical space. His grandparents and parents were married there and it was fun to take part in the family legacy!
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
I’ve always loved the color combination of sage and lavender. In fact, I was inspired by the Russian Sage I would see in neighbors’ lawns while walking our dog!
Three things you’re glad you did.
1. Went with a large wedding party.
Both Jack and I had eight bridesmaids/groomsmen. Leading up to the day, whenever anyone asked about the size of our wedding party our answer always seemed to be followed up with some sort of expression about how large our party was. Honestly, it started to make me worry! However, I can’t even begin to tell you how special it was to have all of our best friends with us. We are so happy we didn’t leave anyone out!
2. Our photographer
I can’t even begin to think about how much time we put into researching photographers. I know every bride has heard this (or at least I hope so!), but your wedding day is such a happy blur and photographs are what help you capture that blur and turn it into some concrete memories. On top of looking for quality work, I kept our wedding style in mind when looking at how the photographers edited their photos. I also knew I wanted a lot of candids! Eileen more than delivered and captured our day in such crisp photographs.
3. Photo Booth
We love our photo booth pictures, it captured such a fun side of our guests! We also ended up using the photo strips as favors for our guests and the photo booth company put together a guest book for us. So it ended up doing triple duty for us!
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
Directly after the ceremony, Jack and I stole away for a moment in a local park that was across the street from our church. We soaked up our first moments of being married among the rose gardens!
Do You have any advice for other brides?
Be as present as possible throughout your wedding day and drink in the special moments with your friends, family and brand new spouse. 🙂 This day you planned for months is gone in a flash!