This wedding was so much fun. Warm, but fun. A winery makes for an amazing backdrop to a wedding day.
When we shot Ally and Nick’s engagement photography, it was extremely warm. The wedding was no different. If you’re getting married in July or August in Minnesota, make sure you like the inside of your venue as well as the outside, because it can get humid. Next Chapter Winery in New Prague has this AMAZING wall inside the barrel room that has wine bottles on it. It was where we shot all the bridal party and family photos, simply to keep everyone comfortable, and it worked perfectly.
One of the awesome parts of this day has to do with a Ford Mustang. There was a wine tasting next to the barrel room and a couple at the tasting owned a classic Mustang. They saw Ally and Nick and offered the car for photography (see below). We loved this not only because the car was great for photos, but we had shot couple photos in a Model T the last time we were at Next Chapter, so that kept getting brought up. Apparently, this winery brings out the cool cars.
Here are a few more highlights of the day:
Ally had two dresses. At the reception, she wanted to dance, so she changed into a shorter, more dance friendly dress.
Their dog was present as the ring bearer.
Their flowers were made of wood shavings. Seriously, look at them. They were so light to hold and simply beautiful!
They didn’t want to do a cake feeding, so they had Kyle and I feed each other cupcakes while they photographed us.
Ally and the bridesmaids did a choreographed dance to “Umbrella” by Rihanna, complete with umbrellas .
The sunset was incredible. The sunset photos below do not have doctored skies.
They had a lantern release.
Ally forgot to grab her bouquet after the first kiss and danced her way down the aisle with Nick.
Thank you to the following vendors for working to make this day so wonderful!
Venue: Next Chapter Winery
Photography: RKH Images
Catering: Mr. Pig Stuff
Wedding Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Florist: Rustic Sweethearts (etsy)
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
DJ: John Prill
Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds
Invites and Programs: Basic Invite and Etsy