A Traditional Wedding at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota

For Katelyn Kowitz (21 and a student) and Ryan Bolte (22 and a soccer coach), the most important part of their wedding was being surrounded by their family and friends. "It wasn't about the flowers or the dress but that we had the people we loved around us on that day," Katelyn says. "I think that made the planning process a lot simpler." The college sweethearts took a relaxed, low-key approach to planning their day, arranging for a traditional ceremony at Katelyn's childhood church, followed by a reception at nearby Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota. A soft, muted palette of ivory, navy and pale shades of green, lilac and pink helped create a slightly bohemian aesthetic that was inspired by floral lace of Katelyn's wedding gown. The couple made sure to incorporate personalized details into their day, including handwriting personal letters that were framed at each table, and a reception french fry bar (the groom's idea). Hot cups of Caribou Coffee—a nod to the location of Katelyn and Ryan's first date—helped keep guests on the dance floor until the end. —Michelle Thomas