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Minnesota Lodge Wedding

Whenever Geneoh Photography is on board for a wedding, it’s all but a guarantee that we’re going to fall in love. Maggie and Brett wanted their wedding day to be laid-back with a bit of a vintage flair, and Maggie’s amazing Priscilla of Boston dress helped her achieve that. How much do you love her vintage red polka dot gloves?


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From the bride, Maggie: We wanted our wedding to feel completely “us” and embody everything we love about life and each other. We knew we wanted it to feel laid back but still sacred, quirky but still timeless, and above all else, completely us! We wanted all of our family and friends to feel comfortable since most all were coming from out of town. I think we were seeking to make it feel natural, bright, fun, and a little retro too :)


stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photographystillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photographystillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photographystillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

I would describe our wedding as quirky, vintage inspired, retro, relaxed, local (if that makes sense). We didn’t have a color scheme (I could never pick!) but we did try to gravitate towards red, teal, navy and grey. As far as theme, we thought it would be fun to focus on the “Minnesotan” aspect of it! For DIY projects, those were my favorite parts! We did all the following ourselves: wild rice packet favors, boutonnieres, shoe clips, hand sewn bow ties, barn wood signs, photo booth background, invitation assembly and all the table decor!


stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photographystillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photographystillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Have a cocktail and take a deep breath! I think I took the small things too seriously (first time I’ve ever admitted that) but it all felt crazy important at the time. Make sure you and your fiancé feel comfortable with all the decisions you’re making. Everyone’s got an opinion, and you want to honor those as best you can, but make sure you are having honest, candid conversations with your fiancé, parents and all other important parties. I had some hard conversations with a lot of people, but in the end it made the day of carefree and drama free. Lastly, have fun with it as best you can! It’s only one time (hopefully) in your life that you get to be someone’s fiance and to plan a wedding. Make sure you are making it fun and being thankful for the people who are making you feel so special as a bride :)


stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

stillwater minnesota wedding from geneoh photography

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Wedding Music:

Processional: “Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen
Ceremony: It is Well With My Soul
Recessional: “All I Want Is You,” Barry Louise Polisar
Reception Entrance Song: “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
First Dance: “You are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
Mother/Son Dance: “I’ll Be There,” Jackson 5
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl,” The Temptations

Wedding Vendors (Stillwater, MN):

Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Outing Lodge / Wedding Photographer: Geneoh Photography / Day-Of Coordinator: Jane Chronister / Wedding Flowers: Jackie of Just Bloomed / Bride’s Ceremony Gown: Blue by Enzoani / Bride’s Reception Dress: Priscilla of Boston, “Trish” / Bride’s Shoes: Poetic License / Bride’s Veil: Our Shop / Bride’s Gloves: Vintage / Bride’s Bracelet: Bride’s Grandmother / Hair and Makeup: Lacie and Julie of Japa Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman / Groom’s Bow Tie: Pierrepont Hicks / Groom’s Boots: Red Wing / Ceremony Music: Dan Rodriguez and Megan Gilbertson / DJ: Krista of Adagio DJs / Wedding Cake: Cocoa & Fig / Invitation Letterpressing: Little Doris Press / Videographer: Ken Chang

10 Comments on Minnesota Lodge Wedding

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  • 1

    Ooh, it’s gorgeous AND it’s rustic…we like!

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  • 2

    Such an amassing job you did. Love the gift idea with first look and thank you card shot:)

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  • 3

    This is such a lovely wedding! I love the rustic and vintage details…so inviting!

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  • 4
    Dani | Studio Fleurette on April 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Beautiful images by Geneoh as always! Just Bloomed did a gorgeous job on the flowers! Love it!

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  • 5

    Love the bride’s white gloves with red polka dots, the black and white wedding attire with the bright splash of flowers, the burlap wrapped around the bride’s bouquet, the apple name card holders…so very many beautiful details!

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  • 6

    I adore this wedding!! Details, color, unique. The photography goes with it perfectly :)

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  • 7

    The apple escort card holders are such a great diy detail! This is a fun way to bring a fresh, non-floral detail into your wedding…

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  • 8

    I am happy to say I have the pleasure of knowing the bride, and these photos show just how much of her personality was reflected in her wedding! She’s such a sweet lady, and everything looks gorgeous! Congrats Maggie & Brett… and great job on the photos as always, Gene!

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  • 9

    Great location, very romantic and laid-back. Looks like a very happy and sweet wedding. And the couple look amazing
    amazing photography! love the sweet details.

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  • 10

    I adore outdoor celebrations – and this couple have incorporated nature so beautifully into their wedding day. The luscious greens, the timeless or ancient setting with those incredible trees as a backdrop – just makes it look like a wedding which will stand the test of time. Really, truly beautiful.

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