Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos

ABBY ANDERSON

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos | Jay and Emily

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos

Good morning, everyone! Today I am happy to feature Jay and Emily’s wedding. These two were married on Saturday at Bakke Lutheran near Detroit Lakes, MN, a little country church that holds much of the Gjersvig Family heritage within its walls. Many generations of Gjersvigs have passed through its doors and experienced life’s defining moments here. How SPECIAL to photograph at a place so rich with history and meaning! I hope you enjoy these Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (1)Emily dressed with the help of her sister, Beth.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (2)The small triangle of fabric you see at the peak of the gathering was a piece of her grandmother’s gown, sewn into Emily’s dress.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding PhotosJay and Emily kept the tradition of exchanging wedding gifts to each other.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (5)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (7)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (8)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (6)Emily carried her new necklace in hand to the first look. Such an exciting, nervous moment!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (9)But all was well the moment they were in each other’s arms.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (10)Jay put the new necklace around the neck of his bride.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (11)The simple beauty of Minnesota lakes country.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (12)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (14)Emilyyyyyyy, you are stunning!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (15)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (16)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (17)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (18)Let it be said, Jay takes good care of his girl. All the way down to offering her Carmex during the photo session. I love this photo!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (19)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (21)It was lovely to be at the Gjersvig Family Farm for these portraits.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (22)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (23)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (25)Sometimes the adorable navy signs cooperate, and sometimes the wind blows and you just have to laugh.
I love this photo — these are the best smiles and you can feel their happy friendship!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (24)Jay and Emily have a LOT of nieces and nephews. A couple of them played in a hockey game once and both Jay and Emily were there to watch. They met, and the rest… is history. 🙂

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (29)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (26)Jay brought his tractor for a few photos.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (27)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (28)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (30)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (31)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (32)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (34)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (35)Look at these three!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (36)#UsherSelfie might be a new thing?

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (38)The quilt on the right was made and hung as a way of honoring Emily’s Grandmother who played organ at Bakke for many, many years.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (37)jayemily (3)Ceremony time!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (39)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (40)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (41)I LOVE the cozy, deep colors of the country church.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (42)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (43)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (44)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (46)Mr. & Mrs.!!!

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I found a drawing of Bakke back in its early days. Fun to compare with how the church looks now.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (50)Most of the guests in attendance were family. After the wedding, many took time to visit the loved ones who have gone on before them.

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (51)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (52)Jay and Emily took time for more portraits in and around the church. The Minnesota skies and country roads are both simple and breathtaking.

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Jay and Emily’s grand exit!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (2)High fives as they entered the reception!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (60)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (61)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (62)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (63)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (64)A down home, delicious dinner served by Shirley’s Cruisin’ Kitchen.

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First dances!

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Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (81)Cake cutting … and smashing. 🙂

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (82)And a few photos in the setting sun!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (78)Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (79)Congratulations to Jay and Emily as they walk the road of newlyweds and establish their own family heritage!

Minnesota Country Church Wedding Photos (80)VENDORS:

Ceremony: Bakke Lutheran Church 
Reception: Calloway Events Center
Bridal Gown, Veil: Brides of France
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear: Tip Top Tux
Florist: Detroit Lakes Floral
DJ: Powerplay
Cake: Lakes Country Bakery
Catering: Shirley’s Cruisin’ Kitchen
Hair & Makeup: Creative Mix
Photography: Abby Anderson

Comments

  1. June Bleess

    July 15th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Beautiful wedding pics !

  2. Deanna Cassem

    July 16th, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Beautiful wedding, Country Style and ALL of the trimmings. Thanks for sharing

  3. June Bleess

    July 16th, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Beth, you are beautiful ! Love your dress !

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