Real Weddings, Inspiration

When Country Meets City - The Two Shall Become One

Country? City? How do I choose...?

Don’t worry - You don't have to!

So many people are seeking out venues with copious amounts of space and freedom to make it their own. However, some feel like you lose elegance or class. But not us! We think you can have both country and city! For example, Rolling Ridge is located an hour from the Twin Cities in Saint Joseph Minnesota, giving it the perfect distance between country and city. It provides 10 different ceremony spaces with a landscape that is second to none.

Taupe draping on a wedding ceremony arch with greenery and flowers
Wedding ceremony about to begin with taupe draping around the arch and green flower arrangements

Ceremony site options

With multiple ceremony options, it allows for creativity to flow. So, if you choose a barn venue, it can easily be dressed up to feel like a fancy space in the city. Each place offering freedom to make it unique and special to you. Dress it up like a full western appeal, or keep it neutral toned for a more classy vibe.

Ceremony kiss under the arch with wedding decorations and guests nearby

This couple chose the stone backdrop for a more chic approach, where we decorated the arch with taupe draping and greenery arrangements to really make it POP! 

Overhead shot of wedding reception barn venue with linens, chiavari chairs, gold plates, champagne velvet, and candles

Barns are great for receptions, but what if I still want that classy impression to last throughout the evening?

Draping. Draping can transform any space into the upscale, high class, most elegant room that you have always wanted. This couple chose to drape the barn poles and do a dramatic backdrop behind the head table for a flawless finish!

Reception draping on barn poles surrounding a head table with a velvet linen and greenery down the middle. Added to it is a backdrop for the husband and wife.
Wedding barn draping with silver linens and gold accents
Shiny silver table linens with texture and gold accented chargers

Still not convinced?

Think about your table decorations. Centerpieces can always add so much style and passion to complete any desired look. Keeping this wedding venue in mind, the couple added cool, natural tones in their decor to enhance the beauty of the barn that already existed.

Wedding decorations including chiavari chairs, gold plates, silver luster linens and candles
Wedding reception table centerpiece displays candles and flowers on a silver table linen and coral flowers

The combination of linens for this wedding was EVERYTHING! The velvet fabric gave the reception texture along with comfort. Paired with a khaki linen, the green undertone kept it cool and elegant

Shimmery table linen with gold accents and candles on guest tables at a wedding reception
Head table display with lots of greenery and gold candle votives with silver plates and gold wedding decorations
upclose shot of white flowers, gold candle holder and candles with greenery and a champagne velvet table linen rental

Side by side or miles apart?

Check out these two pictures below. On the left you have the city feels and chic presentation. And yet on the right, you have the heart and soul of country! 

Wedding reception speech at the head table with silver chargers, greenery lining the tables and gold candles
First dance at a wedding reception barn with a backdrop in place holding gold rings and greenery attached

So what do YOU think? Can you have both country and city?


Venue: Rolling Ridge

Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography

Decor: We've Got It Covered