Gathered Oaks Alexandria MN Wedding Photos
Zach & Ellen
Zach & Ellen got married! They tied the knot at Gathered Oaks in Alexandria, MN with tacos on the menu and the groomsmen’s socks! (#winning) I had a blast with these two during their engagement session and was reminded during this wedding day HOW MUCH FUN it is to take photos of this couple. Zach is a steady stream of joviality and Ellen loves every bit of it. From the joy and humor they express you would never know the mountains these two have climbed. They’ve been through so much together, exemplifying the strength that comes from struggle. Many years ago I got to photograph Ellen’s brother’s wedding so it was a treat to catch up with this family and see all the new little kiddos! Here’s a peek at this Rustic Glam day!
The cute bride, staying dry under a sign and comfy in her crocs!
Deep breaths, deep breaths.
We moved the ceremony indoors to the warmth of the barn, where Ellen’s brother’s walked her up the aisle.
As Zach & Ellen celebrated their union, they honored the memory of their departed parents.
The DJ played “Baby Shark” and Ellen’s niece knew. every. action.
The DJ’s lights!!!
Congratulations, Zach & Ellen!
Ceremony & Reception: Gathered Oaks
Bridal Gown: Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear
Veil/Headpiece: Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear
Hair & Makeup Stylist: Anonby Salon – Sara Lien
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear
Men’s Formal Wear: The Dashery
Floral Design: Creations, An Event Studio
Officiant: Pastor Art
Ceremony Music: Harmon Entertainment and Shelly & Natalie Mikkelson
Event Decor: Creations, An Event Studio
DJ: Harmon Entertainment
Catering: Raapers Eatery & Ale
Cake: Little Cakes
Photographer: Abby Anderson