(but not my camera).
Just a few not-so-great pictures of a wedding in early August. The ceremony took place on Johnson Terrace at the Stillwater Public Library. Family and friends were asked to stand in a semi-circle around the bride and groom. Although the guest list for the wedding was well over 100, asking guests to stand made the ceremony feel very intimate, and allowed everyone to be much closer than they could have been if chairs had been set out. After the bride and groom were pronounced "man and wife" they recessed into the Library. They shared a few moments alone, and returned to the Terrace for their first dance.
The reception was held in the Margaret Rivers Room, the indoor banquet and meeting room at the Stillwater Public Library. Lake Elmo Inn Events Center provided heavy appetizers such as potstickers, and a pasta bar for dinner. The bride and groom personally cut and served a slice of their wedding cake to each guest, chatting with everyone after dinner, instead of a formal receiving line. The bride also only had 50 programs printed (being very ecologically, and economically minded). This was the only wedding all summer when I didn't have to pick programs up off the lawn, or have a garbage can full off them. Printing programs for only 1/3 to 1/2 the guest list seemed to be about right!
For more information on wedding ceremonies and receptions at the Stillwater Public Library please refer to our website.