Elegant Fall Wedding by Spencer Combs Photography

6 Feb

Does it get any better than this?  There are so many reasons to fall in love with this gorgeous and romantic wedding.  The beautiful autumn day, the elegant bride and groom, the breathtaking outdoor ceremony location, the personalized and vintage touches and the oh so pretty white ruffle wedding cake topped with red rose and orchid flowers are just a few of the many, many reasons.

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From the Bride: Michael and I were married on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at Somerby Golf Club.  It was the first beautiful fall day and we couldn’t have had better weather.  Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year for Minnesota, as well as our favorite time of year.  In planning for our big day, we decided to go with a vintage romantic theme.  I loved certain fall colors, but thought it was too cliché to follow the fall theme to the tee (red, orange, brown, pumpkins, leaves, etc.).

Our families have some close ties with the game of golf, so we decided to have our ceremony outdoors at the most beautiful course we could think of, Somerby Golf Club.  Ties so close, in fact, that the wedding party was almost hit with a golf ball during the ceremony.  The fact that someone screamed “fore!” and no one was hurt makes for a fun memory of that day.

Personally, the ceremony itself was my (Megan’s) favorite part of the entire day.  As a bride, I think there is so much hype about being able to relax and be in the moment during your wedding ceremony.  I had heard so much advice about “taking it all in” and “attempting to really be in the moment with your future husband” (or bride) during that anxiety-provoking milestone moment of your life and I must have taken those pieces of advice deep into my heart.  I had never felt this at peace in my life.  It seemed as though no one else was there except for the celebrant, Michael, and I.  I give credit of this relaxed, peaceful, “in the moment” feeling to my on point stress relieving vendors, my helpful friends and family, and the fact that I have wanted to marry this man in front of me since high school.  The ceremony ended right as clouds began to roll in.

Following the ceremony, a shuttle from a family business (Mickey’s Irish Saloon), took the wedding party to various “hot spots” in downtown Rochester.  After some preliminary celebrating, we arrived to our reception at the Double Tree-Hilton in downtown Rochester.  After the grand march and the cutting of the Tuxedo cake, we were served a choice of herb roasted chicken or a butternut squash ravioli dish.  The amazingly delicious food was followed by some phenomenal speeches from the father of the bride, the maid of honor, the best man, and the sister of the groom.  The whole room was filled with love and happiness from the friendly faces, to the vintage lanterns and windows, to the romantic blood red uplighting. The night ended with a jam packed dance floor and dance moves no one has ever seen.

Photography: Spencer Combs Photography | Ceremony Venue: Somerby Golf Club | Reception Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton | Floral Design: Le Jardin Floral | Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates and other Stationery: Kelly Hicks Design | Cake: HyVee Bakery | Wedding Gown: Priscilla of Boston | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenni’s Bridal | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair and Makeup: Danielle and Tina Malagrino of Blu H2O Salon | Hair: Hair by Liz | Shuttle: Mickey’s Irish Saloon | DJ: Complete Music and Video | Officiant/Celebrant: Kathy Diedrich of Minnesota Life Celebrations | Wedding rings: Bill Butweiler of A&V Diamonds and Gold in Apple Valley, MN | Ceremony Acoustic Guitarists: Andy Caron and Sam Olson


One Response to “Elegant Fall Wedding by Spencer Combs Photography”

  1. Pat February 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    It was a stunning wedding and Megan was such a joy to work with! Pat Heck, Le Jardin Floral

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