4 Reflections As We Launch Into 2017

Photo Credit: Levi Hoffbeck

1.  We have THE BEST COUPLES. 

We mean it.  Every one of you are incredible.  Every one of you mean so much to us and it is our deepest desire that your lives are full and blessed.  We hope that you remember this brief period of being engaged and your wedding day as a launching pad into a lifetime together that is even more stunning than your wedding day.  

Our hearts overflow when we think of each one of you…how you entrusted your wedding day to us and to Legacy Hill Farm.  And we are so grateful.  Thank you just doesn’t cover it.  

 

2.  Every single wedding day was incredibly beautiful.  

The beauty of each wedding day that has taken place at Legacy Hill Farm was not dependent upon the budget or the weather.  Instead, it was centered in the people and it was breathtaking because it was grounded in love. 

Our hearts are so full as we look back on two seasons of wedding days that each held a special place in our heart and in the story of this place.  Thank you for welcoming us into your family and for allowing us to walk alongside you during this piece of your love story.  

It is an incredible privilege to get to be the person to hug your mom and encourage your dad.  To cheer them forward when they feel overwhelmed by emotions and by all of the to-do’s that they want just right and perfect for you.  Their love for you is so great and it is stunning.  Thank you for letting us be there for them. 

Your grandparents (they are simply the best), your siblings (we love how they just get you), your extended family (they added so much to your day), and your friends (they are masters at celebrating you) - thank you for letting us meet them.  

Our farm has been a part of our family story, but with each wedding we see how it has now become a special place in so many other families lives as well.  And we are overwhelmed and speechless and in absolute awe of what God has done here and in what He continues to do.  

 

3.  This is just the beginning.

A Special Note To Our Newlywed Couples ~ 

Welcome to the Legacy Hill Family!  We are so excited for each of you and we hope you have memories of your wedding day that fill you with joy and that make you smile.  Your lives have changed from your days of wedding planning and you are now finding out how beautiful and how down right hard marriage can be.  As you embark on this new adventure of marriage know that we are still here for you.  We are excited to celebrate with you all of the new chapters that your love story holds.  If you ever need to just walk through the farm - to reflect, to remember, to re-commit, or to celebrate, let us know how we can help and give you that opportunity.  We are still here to cheer you forward on both the good and the not so good days.  

 

4. Here We Go

And so as we open the doors to 2017 and as we welcome new faces to the Legacy Hill Farm family it is our desire to have an upcoming season of weddings filled with beautiful days.  Even more importantly than each day though is each new marriage and family that is created.  We can’t wait to meet you.  We can’t wait to partner with you and to launch you forward.  It’s going to be a great year. 

Thankful.

He fills my life with good things.
— Psalm 103:5

Our first wedding season at Legacy Hill Farm has come to a close and our family is now left standing in awe of what God has done over these past months.  This farm that we love so much, that was struggling to survive, is now brimming with life and we are so thankful.

We are so thankful for each couple that celebrated their wedding at Legacy Hill Farm this year.  It was such an honor for us to be a part of each couple's wedding day.  Thank you to all of our 2015 couples who took a leap of faith and who said "yes" to our venue when most of them were only being shown a pile of mud, empty pastures, and our vision for Legacy Hill Farm.  Your willingness to trust in our team and in what could not be seen in the moment meant the world to us.

Our family has dreamed big, but it is clear that God's plan is even greater than our own.  We give all glory to Him for it is through Him alone that we are able to celebrate today.    

In the weeks ahead we are going to be sharing more of our story here and we will be highlighting some of the incredible moments that made this first wedding season so special.  We are excited for you to see more of the amazing story that has unfolded at Legacy Hill Farm. 

Springing Forward.

"Live a Life of Constant Anticipation" - Bob Goff

 

A snow covered vision is giving way to new life and excitement as spring is finally arriving at Legacy Hill Farm! 

Projects are getting tackled, strategies are being mapped out, and ideas are being realized.  It is an exciting time and we are leaping forward!

New floors are being placed in the barn this week and projects are well underway as we prepare for our first weddings.  Our church pews for our ceremony site are set to arrive in just a few short weeks and building plans are in place for our pavilion to be completed in May.  

New life, excitement, and anticipation electrify our days.  

It is incredible to see how each day launches us further into this journey.   

An amazing group of couples have caught the vision of Legacy Hill Farm and we are so excited that each and every one of them are going to be a part of our upcoming wedding seasons.  Each one with their own beautifully designed wedding, love story, and legacy.

We are also so excited for all of the new couples that we have yet to meet.  There are so many beautiful wedding days that await and we are excitedly anticipating the couples that will fill in our calendar.

More important than the wedding dates though, we are celebrating the marriages that will each begin here at Legacy Hill Farm.  Although we deeply desire for each of our couples to have a wedding day that exceeds their dreams and expectations, we desire even more for their marriages together to be truly beautiful and timeless.  

In the weeks ahead all hands will be on deck at Legacy Hill Farm.  It is going to be so fun to be able to celebrate each project completed.  We are excited for what is coming and we can't wait to see who else is going to catch the vision of Legacy Hill Farm.

Inspired.

"Our lives aren't lived, they're created." - Bob Goff

Creativity and inspiration are contagiously spreading at Legacy Hill Farm.  Ideas are becoming realities, dreams are being realized, and something incredibly beautiful and organic is taking shape.  

It is incredible to see all of the pieces of this dream falling into place.  

We have been inspired, encouraged, and energized by the incredible response that we have received since we launched.

Something bigger than us is happening at Legacy Hill Farm and we are simply doing our best each day to leap forward in pursuit of it.  

We are so thankful for the incredible team of wise professionals, strategic partners, and creatively talented individuals that have provided us with inspiration and support.  The insights of these amazing individuals is a gift to us and to all of the couples that will get married at Legacy Hill Farm.  

We are so inspired by each of our couples that are joining with us and seeing the vision of what this place is becoming and the incredible setting that it will provide for their weddings.  

In the midst of these freezing winter temperatures new life is getting ready to spring forward and we are getting set to do incredible things in the months ahead.

 

 

Now Open

"To love a place, you have to know it first."       - Jeff Johnson (180° South)

Our family has a deep love for this farm.  Three generations have now lived life on this hill and have called this place home.  As our family members have ventured out across the globe it has continued to be a grounding base to return to, where simplicity is found, and hopes and dreams are born.  

Our stories are worked into this soil and worn into the authentic beauty that it holds.  Memories of barn dances, cottage nights, and late night laughter ring out over this hill.  This is a place where one of a kind memories have been uniquely crafted and built that will not be forgotten.  

Over the years our family has loved sharing the authentic beauty of Legacy Hill Farm with others.  For years we have seen individuals blessed by this farm and have seen their excitement for this place grow.  Time and again we have been told that this place has to be shared and that it provides an idyllic location for weddings and events.  

Legacy Hill Farm's proximity to the Twin Cities, closeness to the beauty of historic Red Wing, ease of accessibility located directly on Highway 61, one of a kind peaceful country setting, and unique character all combine to create a timeless classic wedding and events setting that is unlike any other.  

We are thrilled to announce that our dream of opening up our family farm to weddings and events is now a reality! We are now booking weddings and events for 2015 and 2016 and have already begun to start filling in our calendar for this first 2015 season.

We are so excited to be a part of the new legacy of each couple that will be established at Legacy Hill Farm!