Vineyard weddings are one of our favorite types of nuptial celebrations. Why? They are just gorgeous as they provide a natural and lush backdrop for the day. That being said, we were really excited when we discovered that Cam and Mara were having their wedding at 7 Vines Vineyard on July 2nd!
Where should we begin with this beautiful wedding? Cam and Mara are the best kinds of people. When we met them for the first time, we immediately clicked and started discussing their day and how they had envisioned it. We talked about their dreams, how they envisioned their celebration, and their love story at the center of it all. And every great story deserves a great venue, so they couldn’t have made a better choice!
7 Vines Vineyard is one of the most beautiful vineyard wedding venues, nestled in Minnesota’s heart. It is classical and luxurious, offering intimate settings for both indoor and outdoor events. It was a dream to photograph and film with 10 acres of rolling vines, weather-friendly pergolas, manicured gardens, and most importantly, their super friendly staff that always ensures your day goes smoothly.
The peacefully crafted estate created the perfect canvas for their vision. Throughout the day, we were lucky enough to walk amongst the rows of green with the couple and capture some really lovely, charming pictures of the two.
The day started with documenting the bride and groom’s getting-ready moments in their respective suites. We really adored Mara’s look in the lovely dress, which had a sweet neckline. Mara’s mother helped her get ready and was so emotional to see her as a bride. We were blessed to capture many fun moments with the couple and their loved ones.
After Mara and Cam got dressed, it was time for one of the most exciting and heartwarming moments – their first look. They were submerged in their genuine fondness for one another, which was truly uplifting.
The picturesque vineyard wedding venue completely elevated their aesthetic. What we loved the most were the colors they had chosen for their theme – purple and lavender. The bridesmaids especially looked really stunning in lavender dresses.
When it comes to the ceremony, the lush outdoor spaces created a lovely intimate feel for the couple and their guests. Cam waited eagerly for his bride and was all smiles as he saw her walking towards the aisle with her father. As the couple exchanged vows, we captured their emotional moments. It was really sweet and swoon-worthy!
After the ceremony, the guests processed towards the cocktail hour while we took time off for some golden hours photos and filmed the couple in the vineyard. As the session was completed, everyone moved to the reception hall to celebrate the couple’s new beginnings.
The guests enjoyed a delicious menu and listened to the speeches. There were also a few games planned for them to make the experience even more fun and exciting. It was truly a memorable vineyard wedding where we documented some of the most timeless moments, including Mara & Cam’s first dance as husband and wife.
Venue: 7 Vines Vineyard
Photographer: Ashley, Complete Weddings + Events
Videographer: Samuel, Complete Weddings + Events
DJ: Greg Ellis
The entire day was beautiful and seamless, except for one nerve-wracking moment for the couple when their original videographer could not make it to the event due to an emergency. But guess what? We took care of the last-minute requirements and ensured it didn’t affect their day at all. Here’s how they felt about the experience with us:
“This entire process has been seamless! We had the best time with both our photographer and videographer- they were both so kind! Our original videographer was unable to shoot our wedding due to an emergency, but Complete found us a replacement before we even knew. It made us feel confident in our choice to go with Complete. 10/10 would recommend!!”
Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis, MN
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