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Winter Wedding at The Hutton House


February 27, 2022


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Winter Wedding at The Hutton House

This winter wedding at the Hutton House restored all hope of weddings looking like they did prior to this world pandemic! It was big, beautiful, and absolutely perfect! Starting with the location: The Hutton House! There are so many reasons The Hutton House is one of my favorite wedding venues in Minnesota. It’s big, so you can get ready, have your ceremony and reception in the same space; Light and bright, and you know that’s what I’m all about; and also the perfect choice if you don’t want to worry about what to do if it rains, snows, or anything else like that. You don’t have to leave the venue for anything if you don’t want to!

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House

On top of the perfect wedding venue choice, Derek and Leah chose a great team of vendors (See the full list at the end of the post!). I always love working with vendors I know and trust. Lady Vamp Artistry is definitely one of them! Flawless hair and makeup every time!

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House


Derek and Leah are as close to “perfect for each other” as can be. I have loved working with them, and getting to know them. I love that Derek had the chance to study abroad in Italy, which is one of my favorite countries! It was there that he developed his impeccable sense of fashion. He was lucky enough to meet Leah, who is impeccable in every way. Her smile and bubbly personality lights up the entire room. And the bonus? Her sense of fashion! I mean, did you see those Jimmy Choos???

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House

Styling on point! If you haven’t already, check out their engagement session for some great tips on how to wear a suit, and what to look for!

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House


Leah chose velvet and white flowers to compliment their their day! A perfect choice for The Hutton House!

With the elevated choice of having the men wearing black tuxes, I was delighted to see the black velvet bow tie of the napkins! Especially with the gold table setting!


Leah had her dressed hemmed, and took part of the fabric to make her dad a handkerchief he wore to the wedding! I thought it was such a great idea! As they walked down the aisle, my eyes went to that small detail. I’m sure giving a daughter away in marriage is very bittersweet, but a piece of her will always be with her parents. And I felt like having a pice of her dress with her dad symbolized that very well.

She walked down the aisle, and I don’t think her eyes left his…

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House
Winter Wedding at The Hutton House

After the ceremony, and as the light started to slip away, we headed upstairs for a few more bridal portraits. Instead of sunset photos, we stayed inside and did something a little different. As an artist, having moments where I’m given permission to be creative outside of the box I’ve put myself in (of being light and airy), is actually very fun!

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House

The Reception

And then it was time for the reception! Drinks, speeches, fabulous food, and dancing!

And although they did not turn into pumpkins at midnight, Derek and Leah rushed home at the end of the night to basically grab their luggage and head to the airport! Turks and Caicos, Yes, please! And Leah got to keep her slippers!

Winter Wedding at The Hutton House:

Venue: The Hutton House (using their linens & chairs)
Photo: Poly Mendes Photography
Coordination: Pink Peony Weddings & Events

H&M: Lady Vamp
Catering: Fork & Flair (providing all tableware)
Dessert: Hey There Cupcake
Paper Goods: Milestone Paper
Music: Instant Request — Ceremony & Reception (DJ Eric)

Illustration: Claire Ward
Officiant: Said (friend of couple)
Dress: A&Be bridal
Floral: Bellamore

  1. Julie says:

    Absolutely STUNNING Poly!! I love her dress! So gorgeous and all of the details of the day are so beautiful. Amazing wedding!

  2. Marta says:

    Awesome pictures to celebrate this awesome moment! Congrats, Poly, for such wonderful pics! You rock 👏👏👏

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