The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos | Melissa and Andre

ABBY ANDERSON

The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos | Andre and Melissa

Good Morning! Today I have the honor of sharing a beautiful Minnesota wedding with you! On Saturday, Andre & Melissa were married in a country church wedding, with all the preceding activities and reception held one of our favorite venues, The Barn at Dunvilla.  Since they grew up in different continents, Andre and Melissa chose to have not one, but two wedding celebrations! They had a Brazilian wedding this past November and a Minnesotan wedding this past weekend. A+M gave me a lot of time for portraits which always makes me SUPER HAPPY!

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The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (25)Since Andre’s parents were not able to make the trip from Brazil due to some health complication, they had a friend Skype the entire ceremony to them. Technology at its finest…. truly!

Central Lutheran Church Pelican Rapids

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It was an emotional moment when they gathered around the phone to give their best wishes to Andre’s father and mother, watching from the hospital room in Brazil.

The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (34)Melissa and Andre drove her father’s classic Impala away from the ceremony. We were able to capture some beautiful images on these stunning country roads. The church in the background is Central Lutheran, where they were married just about 45 minutes prior!

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The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (40)Melissa and Andre met up with a carriage to take them to the reception! What an entrance!

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As always, the loft of the Barn looked so warm and inviting.

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The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (80)The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (81)The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (82)The Barn at Dunvilla Wedding Photos (83)There is nothing quite like a summer sunset in Minnesota lakes country!!! I’m so glad we were able to sneak away for some portraits on this beautiful evening…

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Jaw dropping.

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More favorites! I think my heart stop beating when I saw these.

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I think I could have photographed out there all night (if it weren’t for the mosquitoes)! Thank you, Melissa and Andre, for inviting me into your day. Many congratulations on the start of your happily ever after! All my love and appreciation.

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VENDORS:

Ceremony Venue: Central Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids
Reception Venue: The Barn at Dunvilla
Catering: Lush Lola’s
Bridal Gown, Veil, Bridesmaid’s Dresses, Men’s Formal Wear: LeeAnn’s Bridal
DJ: Dean Willitz, Plowboyz of Walhalla, ND
Floral Design: Hornbachers Osgood
Hair and Makeup: Envy Salon
Cake: Bride’s mother, Christy Curfman
Invitations: Cassie at The UPS Store on 13th Ave.
Officiant: Rev. Phil Tobin
Photography: Studio A Photo

Comments

  1. Kathy Bergren

    July 22nd, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Breathtaking! So happy for you! Blessings on your marriage. Love & Prayers, Roger & Kathy

  2. Mikka Willits

    July 23rd, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Wish I could have made it to share in your joy. Wishing you both many happy years! Prayers and love to you always Melissa and to your new husband! Love Mikka.

  3. Wilma Rodrigues Montes

    July 26th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    As fotos estão escandalosamente lindas!! Foi muito especial participar deste momento via skype. Casal lindo e querido, merecem toda felicidade do mundo. O que Deus uniu o homem não separe! Beijos da prima, Wilma Rodrigues Montes

    Photos are outrageously beautiful!! It was very special part of this time via skype. Beautiful and beloved couple, deserve all the happiness in the world. What God has joined together no man put asunder! Kissing cousin, Wilma Rodrigues Montes

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