Down a little road, past rows and rows and rows of grapevines, is Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery. Great Minnesota wine...and a great place to hold a wedding celebration.
The very sweet bride and her mother hired me to play for this wedding at a bridal show in February. It was a cold, cold day - and I couldn't imagine an outdoor wedding in August at that point. But August came, and with it came some absolutely perfect weather. Cool, overcast, low humidity.
Perfect for taking the harp outside. What a backdrop.
The scene is set. That's the winery in the upper left corner.
Layers of decks and seating areas overlooking the ceremony site.
Filled with guests and a gorgeous wedding party, the place was soaked in romance.
(I just noticed that dent on the neck of the harp...it must be new. Another beauty mark.)
Afterward, I played at the cocktail hour beside the tent while guests congratulated the couple
and sampled Chankaska Creek's most popular wines: Kasota Rose and Petite Colline.
I'm not a red wine drinker, but that Kasota Rose...mmm...
it was so good I didn't even get distracted by the cupcake tower right behind me.
P.S. - Been there? What's your favorite wine?