Lindsay + Michael >> Relaxed + Boho Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding (Rochester, MN)

Lemme tell ya, guys: there’s just no wrong way to have a wedding. (As if Lindsay + Michael’s day coulda been anything but wholly wonderful.)

It was the most charming thing, L apologizing for being a “bad bride” the morning of the wedding. Not having every unnecessary detail sorted. Taking her time and actually enjoying the getting ready process, doing her own hair and makeup. Pushing back the timeline to allow for real life, rather than stress about a couple of numbers on a piece of paper.

And I think: isn’t this really the best way to go about the business of a wedding? Being present? Doing things your own way? (Including, but not limited to: moto boots, eschewing a formal bridal party, two dresses, skipping a groom’s ring because you just don’t want one.) Focusing on the good stuff, and a relationship so long + so deep, it’s like you’re already married and this is just the epic party? And really, if you’re not feeding each other cake like an alligator, what are you doing with your life.

It was such a pleasure professionally third wheeling on this one. A grand day existing from moment to moment, rather than set-up to set-up. I got to really feel it and engage too, as evidenced by one of my longest blog posts yet, and I’m so stinking happy for these lovebirds.

Congrats, L+M!

Vendor shout outs!

Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, MN
Floral: Fox & Fern Floral
Bride’s dresses, ceremony + reception: Sweet Caroline Styles and Grace Loves Lace
Cake: Daube's Bakery
Desserts: Top Tier Delights
DJ: Wedding Day Djs
Invitations: Rachel Walde