Summertime in Chaska, Minnesota is one of our sweetest seasons at The Outpost Center. Our fields are filled with green, natural light illuminates our wedding home beautifully, and the season also welcomes couples and guests alike outside! In honor of their first anniversary, we thought it was high time we shared more details from Emily and Matthew’s summer wedding day. 

Emily and Matthew each spent their mornings getting ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen onsite. Their photographer, Danielle Lund Photography, started her day by capturing wonderful photos of both of their wedding parties, and she also photographed E+M during their lovely first look outside. Once guests were seated for their outdoor ceremony, Emily walked down the aisle toward Matthew with her parents. We especially loved the music this pair included in their ceremony – “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds were both wonderful choices. 

To celebrate their new union, guests were invited to mingle and sip on drinks during cocktail hour before being welcomed into our favorite location – our barn – for dinner and dancing. The space was filled with long tables for guests, and Emily and Matthew sat at a sweetheart table at the front. Our favorite detail was their custom wooden backdrop complete with their monogram! After dinner, the couple and their guests enjoyed cupcakes in between keeping the dance floor full. 

Emily and Matthew’s wedding was a night to remember, and we’re so honored they chose The Outpost Center as the site where they entered into their marriage together!


 bride and groom portrait

Minnesota starts to come alive with the sounds of summertime in May, and we look forward to this month all year long! It’s also when we welcome our warmest months of weddings at The Outpost Center, and Callie and Grant were one of the couples who kicked off the fun during their late May wedding day!

Getting ready at The Outpost Center means our brides and grooms and their wedding parties can enjoy leisurely mornings spent apart and together. Callie and Grant each opted to get ready on site, and if the photos of Callie and her bridesmaids and Grant and his groomsmen are any indication, we think it’s safe to say everyone had a wonderful wedding morning. 

Before their ceremony, Callie and Grant elected to see each other for the first time on their wedding day during their first look. These moments are always filled with sweet emotion, and we love that first looks allow couples to have the chance to spend a few moments together to capture photos and pray before they walk down the aisle. 

Callie and Grant invited guests to their outdoor ceremony, and we loved how they adorned our arch and cross with florals to create a rustic, garden-inspired look. The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their mauve gowns, Callie looked stunning in her illusion and applique wedding dress, and Grant and his groomsmen looked dapper in their suits. The pink bouquets and boutonnieres tied their color palette together perfectly!

After their ceremony ended and they had run through a tunnel created by their wedding party, Callie and Grant welcomed guests to their cocktail hour, which was also hosted outside. Guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and lawn games while they mingled together before being welcomed into our airy barn. Once in the reception, the dance floor remained packed all night long, thanks to C+G and their fun-loving wedding party. 

After dinner, speeches, and plenty of fun, guests departed with favors honoring one of the couple’s grandmothers. And, we have to say we were sad to these this celebration come to a close! Congratulations again, Callie and Grant. 


Although Spring has officially arrived, we’re loving the pictures from Justine and Mike’s winter wedding! These two tied the knot here at The Outpost Center and we were honored to host them! They were both so joyful on the wedding day- Justine was simply beautiful and Mike was quite handsome too! They are such a great match and watching them become Husband and Wife was a blessing.

Photographer: Uppercase Photography


In the winter, The Outpost Center is most often blanketed in white snow. In the summer, we’re greeted by the warm, green glow of beautifully in blooms trees scattered throughout our property. Both are welcome sights, especially for our couples who love to embrace our outdoor spaces. Isabella and James enjoyed the latter – a lovely Minnesota summer wedding day complete with glowing natural light.  

From the moment they arrived at The Outpost Center, Isabella and James were filled with joy. They loved spending their mornings getting ready separately with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, and it’s so clear how thrilled they were to have their closet friends and family standing beside them in the wedding party photos captured by Jonathan James Head. The photo of the bridesmaids leaning in close and laughing together while holding their bouquets by Jubilee Flower Studio is one of our favorites!

Isabella walked down the aisle toward James, and our team felt honored to watch as these two became husband and wife under our wooden arch accented with garden inspired pink blooms and soft drapery. Post vows, Isabella and James recessed down the aisle to capture more portraits together as an official Mr. and Mrs. before joining their guests once again for cocktail hour. Their portraits are wonderfully romantic, especially because I+J jumped at the chance to explore our property and embraced a lovely greenery filled backdrop!

During their reception, guests enjoyed dinner and nearly non-stop dancing, thanks to Mitch Johnson and Hannah Painting. Isabella and James shared their first dance to “Take the World” by Johnnyswim, and Hannah and her dad danced to “The Girl You Think I Am” by Carrie Underwood. Isabella and James even ordered late night pizza for their guests! As their wedding day came to a close, Isabella and James had one final photographic opportunity – a walk through sparklers with their guests cheering on their new union on either side. 

Isabella and James, we are honored you chose The Outpost Center as the venue for your meaningful celebration, and we loved serving you, your families, and your friends! 

Wedding Planner: Rosetree Weddings & Events | Beauty: Ana Anderson | Makeup: Adorning Beauty Makeup | Catering: Dominos Pizza | Cake & Desserts: Farina Baking Company | Entertainment: Mitch Johnson and Hannah Painting | Floral: Jubilee Flower Studio | Officiant: John Grainger | Photographer: Jonathan James Head | Venue: The Outpost Center | Rentals & Decor: Lake Minnetonka Party Rental


We love a winter wedding here at The Outpost Center! There is nothing quite like the magic of a snow-filled wedding day here in Minnesota. Kai and Liz’s wedding was what we could call rustic glam! Kai is active duty military and looked so handsome in his dress blues! And Liz was absolutely breathtaking in her lace gown and fur shawl.

Before the reception, they snuck away for a little s’mores roasting- it was the cutest!

Photographer: Kiley Marissa