Ross Conklin & Michelle Funk

get married in a moonage daydream

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Join us for our marriage ceremony and celebration in Minneapolis.


8 October 2016


The Bakken Museum 
On Lake Mde Maka Ska
Minneapolis, MN



Roam the museum & gardens
Delicious foods, beer & wine
Newlywed playlist & singalongs

Our engagement

One stunning fall day in Jordan, MN, we quested for each other's love at a retro arcade and exchanged proposals in a garden outside a favorite B&B ... and celebrated with a picnic and champagne.

About the Bakken

The Bakken is a museum focused on the historical role of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and medicine. Founded in 1975, it now resides in a former mansion overlooking lake Mde Maka Ska in south Minneapolis. The museum features a number of fun exhibits, including “Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party” and “Frankensteins Laboratory.” As guests at our wedding you will have access to the Museum Exhibits all day on the 8th.


Found on the shores of Lake Mde Maka Ska, the Bakken is tucked away in a small lake side neigborhood. Onsite parking is available.


The wedding ceremony and reception will be held upstairs in the Great Hall, with access to the medicinal gardens, and potentially some fun science demonstrations! Make sure you take some time to wander the gardens and enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake.


After the ceremony, join us to celebrate with a broad spread of beautiful & delicious foods, as well as wine and beer.


Agenda for Saturday

Enjoy the Bakken    10:00am - 4:00pm

Admission to the Bakken is free for all our guests on the 8th. Please feel free to visit the museum during their open hours!

Family Photos    4:00pm

For those who are part of family & wedding party pictures, please plan on arriving by 4:00pm upstairs.

Hall Opens / Apéritif    4:30pm

Gather in the West Winds room upstairs for non-alcoholic "apéritif". Sparkling water and light snacks will be available to tide you over as you get settled.

Ceremony    5:00pm

The ceremony will run less than 30 minutes and will blend secular and spiritual elements important to us. Officiated by Amelia Helm, blessing given by Bettina Kilburn (Ross' godmother).

Food & Drink    5:30pm

Join us in enjoying a hearty buffet spread (vegetarian, non-dairy and gluten-free friendly — plus meat and cheese selections too!). We will also serve hosted wine, cider, and beer, as well as soft drinks, coffee, decaf and tea.

Gardens open    5:30pm

Weather permitting, the botanical gardens will be open for the evening and sparklers will be available!

Informal Singalongs    6:40pm

Bring your favorite instruments ... we're hoping to enjoy some singalong time, if space and time allow.

Cakes & Sparkling Drinks    7:00pm

Bubbly drinks (champagne and juice) will be served, along with Bundini cakes from Nothing But Bundts!

Fun with Electricity    7:30 - 8:30pm

A docent from the Bakken will join us for some electricity demonstrations in the atrium!

Further delights?    9:00pm

We finish at the Bakken at 9, but may gather somewhere nearby to continue the fun.

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