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!
Melissa is such a beauty!
What a stunning couple.
Ceremony time at Central Lutheran Church!
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!
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.
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!
Yes, she climbed a hay bale in her dress. 🙂
Melissa and Andre met up with a carriage to take them to the reception! What an entrance!
Everyone loved it!
As always, the loft of the Barn looked so warm and inviting.
A time capsule with notes from the guests to open in 5, 10, 15 years….
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…
More favorites! I think my heart stop beating when I saw these.
Happy sigh. And as if that weren’t enough, we had the most beautiful crescent moon to finish the evening.
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.
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