Southern Meets Minnesota
A move from the sunny South to the frigid shores of the Land of a Thousand Lakes is still an adjustment for thin-blooded Kentucky natives Abigail and Jackson. To ease their Southern mommas and pas’ minds about their Northern nuptials, they decided to hold the festivities in the summer (“It does get warm here, y’all know!” they exclaimed) and settled on a subtle Kentucky Derby theme. Prize ribbons and golden apples were gently reminiscent of “my old Kentucky home,” while guests, decked in their finest hats and race-day finery, brought plenty of Southern spirit to the affair. There may have been rolling green lawns instead of Kentucky Bluegrass underfoot, but gracious hospitality (and a few ingenious details) were all this pair needed to transform the farms of Minnesota into a location for the perfect Southern soirée.