A Fun Summer Wedding at TIES Event Center in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Dawn Janes (42 and an insurance advisor) and Chad Bartley (42 and a manager) had crossed paths many times throughout their lives, but, for the most part, they didn't interact much. At their high school's 20-year reunion, the two happened to strike up a conversation that would unite their paths for good. Dawn and Chad were married at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Mound, Minnesota, where they are both members. Their pastors created a special ceremony tailored to the couple, and guests were invited to partake in the traditions by vowing to celebrate the pair's union to the fullest. The following reception took place at the TIES Event Center in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. "We wanted our wedding to be simple, relaxed and fun," Dawn says. Sunflowers took center stage as the main floral component in Dawn and Chad's wedding design, with blue irises providing contrast. The couple's playfulness was highlighted in the decor with sweet lollipop escort cards and Jenga blocks for attendees to sign instead of a guest book. One of the most fun pieces of the wedding was Dawn's beautiful gown, which featured a pop of navy around the waist and down the train. Other festive elements included a variety of games at every table, a karaoke station and a candy bar. With so many activities to do, Dawn and Chad's bright summer wedding was fun for the whole family.