When: July 30, 2016 | Where: Minnesota | Theme: Nautical, DIY, Outdoor | Colors: Blue
Although David and Chelsie got married at a golf course, they chose to have a nautical themed wedding since they both grew up spending summers on the lakes of Minnesota. For their Nautical Gold Club Wedding, they incorporated several nautical inspired details throughout the wedding attire and décor. The groom wore boat shoes and a navy tie with a white anchor pattern, and the bride wore navy sandals with silver anchors.
For the reception area, details such as navy/white wooden trays, sand, sailboats, lighthouses, life preservers, sea shells, and anchors were included. Every high top table around the bar area had a small dock centerpiece with a lantern on it. The cake had its own nautical touch with a dock themed cake stand and an anchor cake topper.
For the ceremony, instead of doing a traditional unity candle, the couple chose to do a knot tying ceremony. “The knot tying ceremony not only fit our theme, but it was also a unique way of demonstrating our union as husband and wife.” Chelsie added.
About the Couple
“We first met on Match.com. After chatting for a few weeks, we went on our first date to Canterbury Park to watch the horse races. Two years later, David proposed during an impromptu trip to Canterbury Park.” – Chelsie
Wedding Planning Advice
“Our advice to couples planning their wedding is to ask yourself, “Will anyone really notice or care?” Agonizing over small details will drive you absolutely crazy! Your wedding guests won’t notice (or care) that you don’t have chair covers or a champagne toast. They are there to celebrate you and your new spouse! Spend your time and energy focusing on the larger items like food, drinks, and entertainment.” – Chelsie