Is there a better time of the year for a rustic soiree than the Fall? I think not. This ultra chic barn wedding shot by Eric Lundgren Photography is the perfect example of rustic elegance. Love the little vintage touches blended with modern styling. Anna wore her mother’s veil, such a great way to “something borrowed” and to honor your mom or mom-in-law if you want to rock a brand new gown.

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From Eric Lundgren Photography: Anna and Dan hosted a classic wedding in southern Minnesota. They married under mature oak trees next to golden corn fields. The reception was held in a historic stone barn full of thoughtful DIY details. The couple chose a rustic harvest theme for decor, centerpieces of artichokes and apples over burlap runners complimented by the leaves gently falling during the ceremony.

As the groom is a stand-up comedian, the couple provided a homemade Mad Lib sheet at each place setting to entertain the guests before dinner.

The couple chose an apple crisp dessert so cardboard cakes were constructed and coated with a chalkboard finish, allowing children to decorate the cakes with colored chalk. The chalkboard theme was also used for the bar menu.

The venue itself was built in the early 1900s for the co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Charles Mayo. The charming interior of the stone barn was lit with strings of lights to create a warm and intimate atmosphere for dinner and dancing.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Rochester, Minnesota):

Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn / Photographer: Eric Lundgren Photography / Event Coordinator: Event Design / Hair & Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride / Catering: Catering by Design / Florist: Intuitive Blooms / DJ: Midwest Sound / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander from Bridal Accents Couture / Veil: vintage (mother’s) / Shoes: Seychelles / Stationery: Paper Rock Scissor


Comments (7):

  • Brittany Bellagala Intern on January 29, 2013

    Mayowood Barn is such a beautiful venue for a wedding. Anna and Dan truly masteredthe rustic-chic theme. We love this!
  • Naturally Yours Events on November 26, 2011

    I love the chalkboard cakes!
  • Katie on November 4, 2011

    Very pretty wedding! I'm getting married at the Mayowood Stone Barn next year...can't wait!
  • lydia {ever ours} on November 4, 2011

    simple, but absolutely beautiful!
  • Liz on November 4, 2011

    Wow, beautiful. I would love to know the typeface used in their paper goods!
  • Kristine {In Love, Engaged} on November 4, 2011

    I pretty much love it all! The kraft paper elements, the mad libs (seriously, so fun!), the venue. Such a lovely wedding!
  • Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! on November 4, 2011

    Love the wraps! Great idea.


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