It’s always a treat to hear from Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. See all images from their wedding in their gallery!

Minnesota Farm Wedding

It was important to us that the ceremony was the focus of the day- but we also wanted to throw a really great party. We have been together for eight years (I was 16 and had braces when we started dating!) and so we are blessed with a community of friends and family who know us well as a couple and are invested in our relationship. We envisioned a weekend celebration with all our loved ones coming from around the country to our hometown.
Minnesota Farm Wedding


Minnesota Farm Wedding
My wedding dress was definitely the biggest DIY project of the event. Adam is a tailor and from the beginning he wanted to design and make it. We started with lots of sketches and photos of things I liked, and he took it away from there! He bought with a book on 18th century corsets, and taught himself how to make one using my measurements. It was made of silk duppioni and silk chiffon, and then antique french lace on the back. The skirt was silk chiffon. He finished it 13 days before the wedding, and while it caused a bit of anxiety, it was worth it to marry him in something he had put so much time into!

Minnesota Farm Wedding

Minnesota Farm Wedding
Minnesota Farm Wedding

Minnesota Farm Wedding
Minnesota Farm Wedding

Minnesota Farm Wedding

Geneoh Photography, who always shoot the most beautiful and heartwarming weddings. Brittany’s groom, Adam, made her wedding dress by hand! That ladies, is a contender for groom of the year. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure you’re talking with your fiance about things other than the wedding! Adam and I would have wedding-free evenings, where we went to dinner or hung out with friends and there was no wedding talk allowed. Use your loved ones’ skills, because they want to help! At first I felt horrible asking for people’s time and energy (for free!), but then I realized how much people loved helping and contributing. Remember, your wedding is just one day of celebrating your marriage. It’s the marriage that’s forever.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Eden Prairie, MN):

Venue: Riley Jacques Farmstead / Photographer: Geneoh Photography / Florist: bouquets made by the mother of the groom, centerpieces arranged by mother of the bride / Wedding Dress: made by the groom / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Judd Frost Clothiers / Ceremony Musician: Greta Bauer / Band: Farewell Milwaukee / Caterer: Kane’s Catering / Dessert: Maggie Hillery / Wedding invitations: Helen Stackhouse

Geneoh Photography is part of Blue Label, our local vendor guide.

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Comments (18):

  • karissa on April 27, 2012

    Do you know if the farm is still available to rent for weddings? i couldn't find contact information for them? Thanks!
  • Britt on October 22, 2011

    Thank you for all your encouragement, everyone! I'd agree that Adam is a contender for groom of the year, but I'm obviously biased ;) Yes, the traincases were my gift to my bridesmaids. We bought them off ebay as we found them, and filled them with fun lotions, soaps, silly sunglasses and other girly stuff. I bought the boots while we were in Paris last year, and they are my most-worn shoes. After many fruitless shoe shopping trips to find ones I wanted to wear to the wedding, I decided to just wear them because they're my favorite- I was so happy with that decision! Thanks for everything, Geneoh and Ruffled!
  • Haylee on October 20, 2011

    Gorgeous. Love all the fun details like the mini suitcases and the double seater bike. The bride is also so lovely, as is her gorgeous dress. I LOVE that the groom made it, seriously how cool is that!
  • Liz - Image3D on October 19, 2011

    That barn is amazing. It's amazing how little white lights jazz up a place. And the luggage -- super cute!
  • April on October 19, 2011

    The photos are amazing! The groom's mother did a great job on those bouquets!
  • Joooo on October 19, 2011

    Love those luggage pieces that you and your bridesmaids are holding!! Where did you get them? And also, I'm so curious as to what was inside them! Was it your BM gift to them?
  • Aadams1 on October 19, 2011

    Very good photography for this wedding. Really it's very nice for wedding couples dresses and flowers. The wedding planner is plan a good ideas to take a wonderful wedding ceremony. here post a brides dress is awesome.
  • Abby Grace on October 18, 2011

    Oh man, how awesome is her dress! What a seriously cool story- a one-of-a-kind gown and the best wedding gift ever!
  • Andrea on October 18, 2011

    Oh! Where did you get those boots? Love them!
  • Kathryn on October 18, 2011

    That is one awesome wedding dress!! I love the first bridal party photo - reminds me of Friends :) Great shots!!
  • Tory @Vickerstaff Photography on October 18, 2011

    Wowee!! I love it! I love the bride's dress, well done to Adam for hand making such a beautiful piece of clothing, must have meant so much more to the bride too! I love the quirky nature of the photography and how it seems to capture the very essence of the bride and groom!
  • Tamar {StingyBride} on October 18, 2011

    Barn + mismatched plates + vintage charm = amazing combo!!!! I especially love that her dress is handmade by the GROOM no less! And the photos are beautiful!
  • PAULA on October 18, 2011

    i die! the pink sofa is fabulous!
  • Heather on October 18, 2011

    This is where my hubby and I tied the knot last year! Everything looks lovely!
  • Anne Ingman on October 18, 2011

    Just beautiful! Love the vintage rose sofa! Great work Gene!
  • lydia {ever ours} on October 18, 2011

    gorgeous wedding! and of course, gene never disappoints!
  • Dani | Studio Fleurette on October 18, 2011

    Amazing photography by Gene as always! I am such a big fan! Beautiful bride...
  • Kaitlin Slattery on October 18, 2011

    The white hydrangeas in the glass tea pot, the dress made by the groom, and the bride's footware are all amazing! Down to the last detail this seems to be a clear reflection of the two of you as a couple, and I'm sure your marriage will be just as beautiful.

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