A Camrose Hill Wedding in Stillwater, MN -- Zoe & Chris

The couple’s “relaxed garden party” was decorated in soft pinks and springy green.

The couple’s “relaxed garden party” was decorated in soft pinks and springy green.

The couple was married by a family friend in a simple, nonreligious ceremony. We included a tree planting ceremony in place of a traditional “unity” ceremony. In the tree ceremony, we planted a young dogwood tree in a pot using soil from both of our childhood homes to symbolize our families coming together, explains Zoe.
Guests threw rose petals over the newlyweds as they made their way back up the aisle.
Zoe hand-illustrated all of the stationery pieces with pen and watercolors. Her style was whimsical and romantic and matched with the overall theme of the day.
Zoe's flower girl wore a tulle skirt and small flower crown and carried a basket of rose petals.
Fresh flowers decorated the three-tier buttercream confection. “The cake itself had layers of cream and raspberry filling, and was extremely moist and delicious,” Zoe says. The couple made their own cake-topper—two small, needle-felted kitties in tribute to their cats, Aoife and Finnegan.
The florist and owner of Camrose Hill created a lush floral chandelier above the painted wardrobe that served as the altar.
Zoe's four bridesmaids each picked their own dress in the same pink shade.
The couple’s florist, Cindie, worked her magic on the altar area, creating a flower “chandelier” above an old, painted wardrobe covered in flowers and candles. Pink rose petals were also scattered down the aisle and around the altar. “It was magical,” Zoe recalls.
Guests could doodle or leave messages on the fun Kraft paper table runners.
I wanted something simple, elegant and comfortable, says Zoe. I wanted to look like I belonged at a chic garden party. Her strapless tulle gown from After Six was sophisticated without being over-the-top.
Zoe wore peach roses and hypericum tucked into her chignon at the reception.
The groom wore a dark, charcoal gray suit and the groomsmen wore lighter gray suits. All the men wore dusty rose ties and ecru shirts for a cohesive look.
Small, vintage-style bottles filled with an assortment of fresh flowers decorated tables at the reception.
The couple placed their small, pennant-style escort cards in a bed of moss at the entrance to the reception area.