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Barthel Barn Wedding

22 Aug

This love story begins with the couple meeting by chance.  After their first brief encounter, as luck would have it, they happened to meet by chance once again.  This time they became friends and grew inseparable.   Fast forward, and these two love birds celebrate their nuptials with a casual barn wedding.  The couple’s country wedding is a great combination of rustic and laid back.

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From the Photographer: Jordan and Abbey met one blistery winter day during finals week in their college library. Jordan was not attending school at the time, and simply went to the library to use the internet. Abbey, after deciding to study in the library instead of her apartment, dressed in her cutest sweater and boots and headed out the door for the library. When trudging into the library, Abbey could not help but notice a very attractive young man in a bright orange ski jacket. Abbey sat down right down next to this mystery man, even though she had no work to do on the computer. After fumbling around and pretending to do work, Jordan finally struck up a conversation with Abbey. Jordan had to leave, but it was left that they hoped to see each other again. Abbey turned to the student sitting on the opposite side of her and asked if Jordan was seeing anyone. With a puzzled look and an answer of “no,” Abbey smiled and left the library. Weeks later, Abbey was trying to find a church that suited her, and decided to go with a friend to a new church. Guess who she saw a few seats down? None other than the handsome man she saw a few weeks ago in the library!

Jordan and Abbey became inseparable as they got to know each other. Jordan asked for Abbey’s father’s blessing to date his daughter, and as the years passed, Jordan also asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Jordan got down on one knee on the edge of Lake Superior at sunrise and told Abbey he could not imagine his life without her. Abbey, before saying yes countless times, also could not imagine her life without the sweet and tender man she saw kneeling before her.

Photography: Belkis Cruz Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Barthel Barn in Monticello, MN | Catering: Adrian’s Catering


Rustic Farm Wedding from Studio Laguna Photography

4 May

I love it when the couple’s personality shines through!  The beautiful country location, charming old barn and rustic decor all make for one lovely country wedding.  From their cool motorcycle to the yummy chocolate chip cookies with milk, this understated wedding is full of personality.

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From the Photographer: Nick and Maren had a beautiful wedding on a rural farm near the Wisconsin/Minnesota border. Maren’s parents created most of the decor, including the iron chandeliers hanging throughout the barn and all of the floral pieces. Rustic and charming and vintage with a low key vibe were definitely the descriptors of the day. Fresh fried chicken and all the country fixin’s satisfied the guests and milk and homemade cookies were for dessert. The dance was crazy, we though the floor was going to cave in! This couple and their friends sure knew how to party.

Photography: Studio Laguna Photography | Dress Store: Rush’s Bridal | Wedding Decor: Bride’s Parents

Country Backyard Summer Wedding by Fine Exposures

27 Mar

This bride and groom envisioned a simple and rustic outdoor wedding at the bride’s home in Southeastern Minnesota.  Both the bride and groom grew up on family farms, and the wedding took place in the country about a mile from the bride’s family’s farm.  It was important that the wedding be budget friendly yet project the charm of the country to welcome their guests.  The wedding went off without a hitch except for the rain.  Because of the light rain pre-ceremony, a quick decision was made to move the ceremony under the reception tent.  It was a lucky move because it poured for about 10 minutes during the ceremony.  After the ceremony, it didn’t rain for the rest of the day.

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Photography: Fine Exposures Portrait and Design Studio | Ceremony and Reception Location: Bride’s country home | Bouquet Floral Design: Le Jardin Floral | Ceremony and Reception Flowers: grown by Bride’s and Sister-in-Law’s families, wild flowers picked from family farm and additional flowers ordered from Le Jardin | Ceremony and Reception Floral Design: Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law | Mason Jar and Milk Glass Vases: borrowed from Sister-in-Law | Wedding Planning, Day of Coordination, Decor and Styling: Bride’s Sister-in-Law | Ceremony Guitar Music: Bride’s Brother | Tent and Chair Rental: Apres Party and Tent Rental | Catering: Canadian Honker | Cake: Hy-Vee Bakery

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