A Chic Rustic Wedding in Stillwater, MN

The Bride Carly Knoell, 28, a fishery management specialist for the National Marine Fisheries Service The Groom Joseph (Joe) Bari, 26, a mechanical en

The Bride Carly Knoell, 28, a fishery management specialist for the National Marine Fisheries Service The Groom Joseph (Joe) Bari, 26, a mechanical engineer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Taking a cue from the fall season, Carly and Joe planned an autumn-inspired wedding using yellow, orange and red accented with gray and dark teal. Mason jars and local food contributed to the overall rustic-chic vibe.

Fresh orchids and roses topped the white cake. Fondant acorns added a fun fall touch.
So as not to take away from the beautiful surroundings, the couple simply added some floral arrangements and white garden chairs.
Wedding Ring
Carly wore an ivory taffeta A-line gown with pickups on the skirt and a sweetheart neckline. Joe chose a classic gray tuxedo and a white tie.
Carly’s mom made apple butter and cherry butter from scratch and bottled it in jars for guests to take home.
Joe’s niece carried a birch-bark basket filled with roses and berries down the aisle.
As luck would have it, the couple got to take pictures with an antique truck that just happened to be at Camrose on their wedding day—a perfect accent to their rustic style.
Favors
To honor Joe’s dad, who had passed away years earlier, the couple saved a seat for him at the ceremony and decorated it with berries, hydrangeas and ferns.
Bridal Bouquet
The invitations had a birch-bark-print background, while the other cards featured images of a leaf, a dragonfly and an acorn.
Carly and her maids carried red bouquets of calla lilies, cockscomb, berries and roses.
Reception Entrance
The couple’s favorite beers were served in Mason jars.
Small vases holding orange and red Mokara orchids, dahlias and ferns rested on wood stands.
Baskets of fresh-picked apples were set out for guests to snack on during the cocktail hour.
Photos of the couple, both together and from their childhoods, were pinned up at the reception for guests to enjoy.
Romantic votives and string lighting decorated the tent where dinner was held.