groom dipping bride simple long white veilSavana and Greg had the perfect balance of romance and fun at their wedding this fall, and I was so happy to be part of it. This wedding stood out because it had a great blend of outdoorsy, naturalistic settings that also carried some traditional and romantic wedding styles.rustic wedding invitation and flowers and accessoriesWe met the couple at their venue, Winnebago Springs in Caledonia, MN, which matched their unique and personal style perfectly.wooden ring box and wedding invitation Their matching wedding rings are even made of Elk antler, a first for me but something that made for a really cool standalone rings and invitation with orange ribbonmaid of honor and mother helping the bride get dressed maid of honor and mother helping the bride get dressed bride putting corsage on mothers wristSavana’s mom even offered us a South Dakotan treat in chocolate-covered potato chips when we first arrived, so we knew we were in for a great day from the start. 🙂mother of bride gives her a kiss on the cheekWe took some bridal portraits prior to the ceremony, and Savana let her beauty shine. She is all about helping and serving others, so I thought it was fitting that she got to be the one in the limelight on her big day.fall portrait of bride with tight white fitted gown orange and terra cotta bridal bouquet bride smiling at camera full lenght portraitGreg let his fun side show on the warm fall day, but he also showed this soft, sweet and quiet demeanor that was precious. Whether it was his mother pinning a boutonniere on him or his moments with Savana, you could see he was loving every moment and soaking in the wedding. grooms mom putting on his boutonniere and hugging bride walking up the aisle with her dad open air chapel winnebago springsWinnebago Springs boasts a beautiful open air outdoor chapel that sits in front of a wide field, flashing spurts of bright greens, lots of sun and expansive fall colors. The couple wanted an outdoor wedding because they love to be outside any chance they can get and love to hunt.winnebago springs wedding open air chapelTheir ceremony was short and sweet, but the couple wore their raw excitement on their faces.exchanging rings and vows at winnebago springs wedding caledonia minnesota exchanging rings and vows at winnebago springs wedding caledonia minnesotaGrandma and grandpa holding hands for the trading of vows was something I had to capture. I make sure I’m getting these precious moments during a shoot because they often are the special ones that people don’t think about right away but love to have in their album after the fact. grandparents holding hands sitting at the wedding winnebago springs wedding open air chapelSavana and Greg’s dog, Remi, was an adorable addition to the day. Remi walked up the aisle at the ceremony and took part in family photos. Remi is their heart and soul as their first child, and you could tell the pup is their best friend.We let the bridal party get to cocktail hour while I captured some more portraits of the couple to knock those out quickly. bridal wedding party with mean and women in grey and burgundy gridesmaids wearing burgundy chiffon dressesSavana’s dress and hair looked stunning. She killed it in front of my lenses all day long and was a gorgeous bride.tall blonde bride with sleek bun and long veil groomsmen laughing wearing grey vest and white shirtsbride and groom dip and kiss in pile of leavesAfter the ceremony we were able to get group portraits with the rowdy bunch that was the wedding party. The boys let their wild side show for sure, and we had a ton of fun with the party.bride and groom standing near a yellow tree in autumnWe found a perfect spot to camp out for these pictures in front of trees that exploded with fall colors to provide an amazing backdrop. Savana’s long cathedral veil was a great touch to these pictures and brought true elegance to the scene. bride and groom standing near a yellow tree in autumn bride and groom standing near a yellow tree in autumnSavana and Greg are a super simple and fun pair that bring bubbly personalities out of each other. They shared giggle after giggle and smile after smile. bride and groom standing near a yellow tree in autumn We then walked a bit from the trees and got some more green looks for balance. I try to do that for all my couples by picking spots they can easily transition between but still add a new dimension and look.grey and white and orange wedding bride and groombride and groom holding handsIt was easy to see their love for each other throughout the whole day. The giggles were constant, and the sweet way Greg looked at his wife made my job easy.bride and groom arms wrapped around standing on a gravel road bride and groom snuggledI tried to get a good balance of fun and candid pictures while also staging some more serious and typical wedding portraits. This allows my clients to pick what they love the most, but I strive to give them lots of options.groom dipping bride simple long white veil bride and groom in green field with leaves at autumnShe could be on a magazine cover. Seriously. Look at how beautiful she looked!groom picking up bride on a gravel trail outdoor portraits at winnebago springs caledonia sunset sessioninstax polaroid prints of weddingThe dinner was very relaxing and social hour emphasized ‘social’—everyone in the room was sharing stories and excitement for the new couple. burnt orange and green table decorThe bride and groom were super simple and easy to work with and made our day great, too. We loved seeing smiles all day!reception cutting cake bride and groomfirst dance bride and groom first dance Her father was a puddle of tears and pride, and both sides showed their love. father daughter dance at winnebago springs mother son danceAfter some tender emotional moments, Savana switched into some sneakers and an adorable romper so she could get on the dance floor, and everyone else followed. Grandma and grandpa weren’t afraid to let their fun sides show either and were quick to join in on the dance party.grandparents dancing at reception at winnebago springs minnesota wedding

On a day that was relaxing, warm and full of joy, I was so glad that we could participate!

The couple ordered a huge 30×40 canvas for their living room after some suggestions and layout ideas from me, and they also have a canvas from their engagement session proudly on display in their home. 🙂


We hope they will be back to see us as their love and family continues to grow!

Bride’s Dress: Ivory Bridal Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Stationery: JAM Designs
Hair: Kelsey Most
Floral: Lings Moments
Menswear: Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Olive & Piper
Makeup: Orange Pearl
Caterer: Rosie’s Catering
DJ: Ever After Entertainment

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