Erin and Nathaniel’s Legacy Hill Farm wedding is a classic example of a fall wedding done right, another stunning real wedding in our Minnesota wedding inspiration archives. Both ceremony and reception were held at this cozy, family-owned farm located in Welch, Minnesota. The bride and groom were given the perfect October day to celebrate their love story, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with all of you!
How They Met
From the bride: “Nathaniel taught me how to dance the first night we met! He asked me out soon after and while I thought he was so sweet, I responded by saying ‘There are other fish in the sea…’
I haven’t lived down saying that to this day!
We remained friends for the next year, and then I realized that I wanted to be that fish, so I asked him out! The next two years of dating were full of crazy new adventures and so much love!”
“Nathaniel popped the question in December of 2017 by taking me on on ‘Memory Lane Extravaganza,” aka a day full of visiting our most important spots. We went to the spot where we first met at Bethel University, the house he picked me up at for our first date, the restaurant we first ate at while dating, and the spot where we had our first kiss.
The final stop was his parents’ house, where he had strung café lights and had our song, ‘Tell Her You Love Her’ by Echosmith, playing in the background. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife forever and always.”
The Most Romantic Details
“The ring box is the one my dad used to propose to my mom. They passed it along to Nathaniel to use when he proposed to me. We plan to pass this box on to our children to use as well.
Nathaniel surprised me by writing a message on the bottom of my shoes. It says, ‘As we walk this journey from beginning to end, I’m glad I have my true love and best friend. 10.19.18, Always & Forever'”
A Fall Legacy Hill Farm Wedding
“314 days after our proposal (but who was counting?), the big day was finally here and we could not be more excited to officially become husband and wife! The ceremony was outside, with the rolling farm fields as the backdrop and our loved ones surrounding us.”
“I surprised Nathaniel by walking down the aisle to the same song that was playing when he proposed. The ceremony was full of smiles and so many happy tears.”
(Stunning) Sunset Wedding Portraits
“Before the reception got started, my new husband and I snuck off to capture these dreamy sunset photos. We both agreed this was our favorite part of the whole day. Nathaniel and I were able to take a moment to soak in that WE ARE MARRIED and just enjoy a little alone time to twirl around in the sunset and play with the giant Mr. & Mrs. balloons!”
“We had been dreaming of the perfect fall day and it was even better than we could have imagined, with the sun shinning bright and the beautiful fall colored trees.”
A Cozy Fall Wedding Ceremony
“Nathaniel and I wanted our guests to feel cozy and relaxed at the reception, so we kept the pavilion simple. We decorated with bunches of greenery, gold accents, and lots of candles. And of course, we had the fireplace on. Rather than a traditional wedding cake, we decided to have our bakery create a custom treat by putting donuts on top of cupcakes.
After consuming an abundance of sugar, we danced the night away with our loved ones!”
|Photography: Erin Rae Photography||Venue: Legacy Hill Farm||Desserts: Hanisch Bakery|
|Florist: Sadie’s Floral||Dress: Che Bella||Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Shoppe|
|Day-Of Coordination & Rentals: Hello Wildflower Events||Videography: Harvest Film Co||DJ: Adagio Entertainment|
|Catering: Apples 2 Apples|