Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Wedding Made in Heaven

Last weekend I had the honor and privilege of helping my friend, Sue Wolfe, setup for her son Jake's wedding. I've know Sue for a long time, ever since I started working with her when she was owner of The Round Barn in Andover, MN. She is one of the most creative people I know and when I saw the amazing work she did on her son's wedding, I know I had to share it!

Her son Jake, is very much a romantic at heart and his new wife, Jill, is a very lucky girl. They are the perfect couple, and their wedding couldn't have been any more perfect. Their story is a fairytale, meeting as kids when they lived next door to each other, growing up, going their own way, and then having fate bring them back together. So how perfect to start their life together with an amazing wedding. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

This canvas poster was created by Sue as a wedding give to her son and daughter-in-law. She sells similar posters at the Round Barn Potting Co. in Andover, MN. They are a BIG seller.

As you entered the reception room there was a sign that listed the table you were to sit at. It was created by the groom's aunt in calligraphy. It truly is a work of art and a great reminder for them long after the wedding is over.

An engagement picture also greeted you. They photographer caught them in mid-air high fiving! Wow!

The bridal party's table was decorated with natural growing plants, annuals and perennials, along with some wire flowers and large silver balls. The bottle of wine was purchased in Spain by the groom to be saved for his bride when he got married. Aaaah . . . .

A view of the ballroom. Each table was decorated with a theme specific to the bride and groom. They were also decorated with growing plants that the guests were able to take with them. This table was done with a "We Fest Theme", a Country Western event (thus the CD's).

Love the lanterns hanging from the ceiling!

The cake plate is actually a planter and a lazy susan from Ikea painted to match. The "W" adds a whimsical effect!

This table had an Anoka Theme, the high school they both attended.

Bachelor and Bachelorette

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game!" This one has a baseball theme.

This one features Chisago, a city in Minnesota where they go every Sunday to visit family and have a bonfire. Love how creative Sue was with the recreating a bonfire? The flame is actually an electric tea light surrounded by twigs.

The couple loves to camp and this table was devoted to that. Here we have marshmallows on a stick and some small logs. How cute!

The engagement table with a picture of the ring.

The clock signifies the time he proposed.

Each table had a story that explained the theme. This tells about the engagement. Like I said, he's a romantic.

Here we have a live Beta fish. This table's theme was Florida. The fish ended up being a gift to one of the kids at the wedding.

Jill, the bride, is a German teacher and the couple took a trip before the wedding to Germany.

Sue's parents live in Grand Rapids, MN in a golfing retirement community. This table is dedicated to that. Love the golf balls on a stick!

Jake is an avid hunter and the two go hunting together.

The honeymoon was in Punta Cana. This may be one of my favorite tables. I just love the red flippers!

They visited the Valley of Fire.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. LOL!
I'm sure these kids behaved themselves.

The wedding themed table.

At the church, the altar flowers were beautiful hydrangeas that could be planted when done. Talk about being green!

What a gorgeous bride!

The bridesmaid dresses were simple and elegant!

The happy couple!

Proud Mama and Dad of the groom.

Your chauffeur awaits . . .

What an awesome vintage jag!

The ballroom filled with guests.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. To read more of Jake and Jill's story check out their website at


WhisperWood Cottage said...

This is so creative! Every aspect is so special! The table themes, the calligraphy, the art! Amazing!! I am so inspired!


alice said...

Wow! What a special time even made better with all the wonderful added table themes. Your pictures were wonderful too. Thanks so much for sharing that special occasion with all of us.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I've never seen a more clever reception. I'm sure the centerpieces inspired conversation as well. Great idea!


Junk Sophisticate said...

I think this may be one of the most thoughtful receptions I've ever seen! Beautifully, beautifully done. The soothing white palette is gorgeous!

Candy Allen

LuLu said...

I loved all the details! beautiful!!!

Gretchen said...

What a fun blog post to read. Sue and the brides Mom did a fabulous job with the details at each of the tables. I would of been enamored reading the information and viewing the photos and fun elements at each table. A very fun and amazingly personal reception. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Wow, that was a very personal wedding, with all the trimmings that were memories of the couples experiences together. Neat!

trash talk said...

I bet that not only could you feel the love in the room, you could breathe it. What a beautiful wedding and reception. Every detail was amazing and charming.
Here's a toast to a long and healthy life together for the new couple!

Judi said...

Thank you for sharing the happiness this lovely couple shared. I love all the wonderful details. It certainly tells so much about them. Everything was so well planed with so much detail. The table settings were filled with such imagination.
I hope the world of best to them.
have a lovely day
come by and visit some time

Zane Wooder said...

That's really cute how they lived next door and found each other again later in life. I hope that they are happy together for the rest of their life's.

-Zane of ontario honey


Related Posts with Thumbnails