HOWARD CHRISTENSEN NATURE CENTER / AUDREY & JAKE

Audrey & Jake were neighbors who met and bonded over their love of nature and gardening. Naturally they chose to celebrate their wedding day in a place in which nature surrounded them, Howard Christensen Nature Center. Acres of wooded land with a quaint little lake in the middle, and so much to explore. With a rustic bohemian vibe, there were handmade decorations that hung everywhere. They married in an open field in front of all their best friends and family, and their reception was held in the adjacent nature center. Inside was filled with flowers and gardening touches, wild taxidermy animals, and beautiful intricate detailing dreamed up and made by the bride.

A bride and groom after my own heart, they understand the amount of waste that can be a part of a wedding, and it was important to them to have compost bins throughout the center with all dinnerware and cups being compostable to create the least amount of waste. They also assigned each guest a dish to pass and their entire dinner was potluck. It's important to remember that it's your day, and you don't have to worry about what's traditional. Focus on what's important to you and surround yourself with those details. Audrey & Jake share their love of nature with each other and on their wedding day they shared it with all of us. It was a beautiful day full representing of them.