Photos by:

Geneoh Photography

A wedding with a bride in ballet shoes, centerpieces in sterling silver pitchers, and a jaw-dropping Free People installation over the sweetheart table is everything our little hearts could ask for. Rachel and Ryan’s wedding was nothing short of perfection (especially thanks to the endless talents of Geneoh Photography and Bloom Designs, and the bride’s own mother), and we guarantee you’ll walk away with tons of new ideas for your own wedding day!

converted train station wedding - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: Our hope was for our guests to experience and love Northern Minnesota as much as we do. It truly is the most lovely place on earth. Simple and laid back was the feel we envisioned. I used lots of neutrals, dusty rose, and gold. Whatever I dreamt up, my Mom, Lori Murray, made happen. She helped me collect mismatch overstuffed chairs for my head table, antique silver pitchers for our centerpieces, vintage tea cups and china, old hankies, and lampshades she recovered, wired and hung throughout the space for up-lighting. A beautiful hand made Free People display was extracted from the Mall of America to hang over the head table. Thousands of pink and white sequence were wrapped on each hand glittered branch and stuffed with frosted globe lights. All things wood were the handy work of my Dad and Ryan.

bride getting ready - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ballet shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridesmaids with babys breath - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

pastel peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony handkerchiefs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

I love the simplicity and delicacy of baby’s breath so I had my bridesmaids carry that. I always dreamt of a solid Peony bouquet – and although I had missed prime Peony season, Amy Jobe and Kate Keupers surprised me with the most perfect soft pink peony bouquet. It had me smiling all day long.

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

reception area - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

sweetheart table sign - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception chairs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

vintage china - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

unique reception chandelier - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set a wedding planning end time and stick to it. Ryan and I agreed that after the rehearsal we would let the chips fall. It forced us to enjoy our guests and each other and reminded us what the weekend was really about.

centerpiece in sterling silver - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

polaroid guest book - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding cake with roses - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cupcakes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cake table - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Daniela Andrade
“Love Shall Abide,” John Overland

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Geneoh Photography

Florist

Bloom Designs

Wedding Planning and Bride's Veil

Lori Murray

Venue

The NP Event Space

Bridal Store

Posh Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Ballet Beautiful

Hair and Makeup

Kelsey Proud

Groom's Suit

Judd Frost Clothier

Catering

The Blue Door Pub

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Brittany Barr

Ceremony Vocalists

Susan and Elizabeth Druck

DJ

Electrifying Dynamics

Wedding Invitations

Randi King Designs

1 comments
  • Hot Chocolates – Clayton

    Gorgeous pics and some great DIY ideas… :) oxox