Karen & Jeremy

Oct. 17, 2009 at Historic Streetcar Station in St. Paul and St. Anthony Main Event Centre in Minneapolis

When they married, Karen Mountain and Jeremy Johnson spread symbolism and sentiment in pairs. Dual last names (they combined to become Karen and Jeremy MountainJohnson), dual cities (the ceremony took place in St. Paul, the reception in Minneapolis), and dual meanings (personal touches woven throughout the celebration) are a lot of commitment for a couple who thought they were each “too busy to date” when they first met. Since Jeremy grew up in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood and he and Karen had spent a lot of time in the St. Anthony Main area in Minneapolis, they wanted to honor the significance of both places as they celebrated. Their elegant, natural theme combined stones from the North Shore, another significant spot for the couple (including an “oathing” stone held jointly as they said their vows, “setting them in stone,” as it were). Wheat stalks, a symbol of fertility and abundance, were engraved on the couples’ rings and used in arrangements of beautiful flowers in autumnal shades.

Wedding gown: Pronovias W1 White One from The Wedding Shoppe | Groom’s apparel: The Wedding Shoppe | Rings: J. Roettger Jewelers | Florist: Garden of Eva | Caterer: Three Sons Signature Cuisine | Cake: Queen of Cakes | Stationery: Paper Depot | Chairs: Midway Party Rental

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