A Rustic, Snail-Mail Themed Wedding at Juliane James Place in Finlayson, Minnesota
Sometimes finding love can feel like hitting the bull's eye—literally! Hadija Steen (27 and a restaurant manager and server) and Nicole Mills (35 and a youth social services program director) first bonded at a mutual friend's birthday party. Nicole was carrying a BB gun ("I'm just a kid from Nebraska," she says) and offered to teach Hadija to shoot. "She perfectly shot three cans off of a haystack," recalls Nicole, who proposed two years later. After finding the venue, a secluded site in a forest two hours north of their Minneapolis home, details started coming together. Using the fall hues as a natural backdrop, they chose a neutral palette with pops of color and carried out a "snail mail" theme, with letters, packages and stamps incorporated into the day. "It was awesome!" Hadija says.