A Rustic, Vintage Wedding at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee, Minnesota

Jessica Peterson (28 and a quality analyst) and Tim Peterson (34 and a data technician) were married at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee, Minnesota. “I hav

Jessica Peterson (28 and a quality analyst) and Tim Peterson (34 and a data technician) were married at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee, Minnesota. “I have dreamed of having a rustic, vintage wedding since I was a kid,” says Jessica. The couple incorporated personal details throughout their day to reflect the theme: They repurposed an old door for their ceremony backdrop, a vintage trunk for gifts, an old bench as a photo accessory and old fence doors as guides to the aisle entrance. Jessica also incorporated her great-grandmother’s handkerchief and brooch into her bouquet. The ceremony took place outside at the base of a large oak tree, and a cocktail hour and reception followed in the barn. The couple played a game with their guests at dinner: “We had a few ‘kissing menus’ at each table with a list of activities that could be completed to get us to kiss,” says Jessica. Among the items on the list were the standard clinking of glasses, doing a “Tarzan scream” and singing the theme song from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'!

Diamond-Shaped Engagement Ring in Minnesota
Jessica wore a strapless ivory satin wedding dress with a lace overlay and chapel train.
The sweetheart neckline on Jessica's dress featured beading around the edges, and the bride added a belt with similar bead work for extra sparkle.
Jessica carried a bouquet of blue and white hydrangeas wrapped with her great-grandmother’s handkerchief and lace and pinned with a brooch.
The boutonnieres were made from mismatched materials, such as burlap and hemp, with lilac to match the rustic, vintage theme.
The bridesmaids chose their own chiffon dresses. “I really wanted them to put their own personal styles into their attire so that they were comfortable and able to show their personalities,” says Jessica.
The bridesmaids carried wheat and lilac bouquets, adding to the vintage, rustic theme.
Rustic Ceremony Program at Five Lakes Resort
The ceremony was held outside underneath an oak tree at Five Lakes Resort. A vintage door served as the backdrop.
Jessica and Tim had their wedding at Five Lakes Resort in Frazee, Minnesota. “I have dreamed of having a rustic, vintage wedding since I was a kid,” says Jessica. The couple loved the cabins and barn to rent so their guests could stay on the property and party with them all night long.
Five Lakes Resort Barn Reception Venue
The wedding theme was rustic and vintage. “We had old doors as backdrops, a trunk for our gifts, an old bench as an accessory for photos and old fence doors on each side of the walk to the aisle, to name a few,” says the bride.
The bride’s mother made all of the floral arrangements for the wedding, as well as many of the decorations, which added sentimental value for the couple.
Jessica and Tim First Dance