A Classic Fall Wedding at the Minnetonka Country Club in Shorewood, Minnesota
Even after meeting at church in 2010, it took three years and a snowboarding trip for sparks to fly between Courtney (28 and a teacher) and Tommy (28 and a mechanical engineer). After getting engaged on the slopes in Duluth in 2014, the two began planning their big day in the exact spot where it all started -- the Grace Church. But when it came to choosing a reception venue, Tommy and Courtney needed a little bit of help. "Finding the perfect venue was actually quite a pain!" Courtney says. "In the end, my father actually found the perfect spot -- The Minnetonka Country Club in Shorewood. It was big enough, cozy, beautiful and had sprawling green lawns and large windows so we could soak in the fall colors." The couple incorporated shades of red and purple throughout their reception -- including purple satin shoes for Courtney and bold red ties for Tommy and his groomsmen. Once the couple said "I do", they celebrated with 200 friends and family members in a night filled with dancing, toasts and one memorable bouquet toss: "Tommy's sister caught the bouquet and a week later she was engaged!" Courtney laughs. "We felt so loved and appreciated by everyone who came. We're so blessed to have everyone we loved in one room supporting us in celebration. What a perfect day!"