Jaci and Flavio | Pelican Rapids Wedding Photographer

Jaci and Flavio were married on Saturday in Pelican Rapids, MN!
Their wedding day was an absolute joy from beginning to end. Love often finds you at the most surprising moments – Jaci and Flavio met in the Air Force, and their sudden and deep love for each other took even them by surprise. Anyone who has been around Jaci and Flavio for even a minute can see how perfect they are for each other. Their day began beautifully at the Miller family lake cabin.

Jaci had excitement and pure happiness radiating from her eyes the entire day.
“Have you met Flavio yet?” She asked me, “He’s SO wonderful!”

A short walk over to the creek, and it was time for the bride and groom to see one another!

Flavio’s son, Tyler, joined them for a few minutes.

Absolutely stunning bride!

I love this black and white set of images…

Below is a gorgeous shot, captured by my fabulous second shooter for the day, Kris Kandel!

Jaci and Flavio had the honor of being the first couple to marry at The Barn at Dunvilla. This amazing historic space has been completely renovated for wedding and events. I know without a doubt that this venue will have huge success. Everything looked amazing!

The ceremony was held in the upstairs of the barn, which provided an incredible backdrop for their vows and exchange of rings.

“Are you ready for this? Are you ready?”  says Flavio, with the biggest smile!

Ohhhh….MAGICAL light. I LOVE how the train of Jaci’s dress looks in this image!

The blessing.

Unity sand, from Panama City and the shores of Lake Lizzie. ♥

A toast to family — celebrating the first wedding of many more at The Barn!

Stunning cupcakes by Libbey’s Cupcakes, Etc.

As the sun was setting, we took a few minutes to capture some portraits in the amazing light.
Portraits at sunset are always one of my FAVORITE parts of the day!  Future brides, you definitely want to make 15 minutes in your wedding day schedule for this!

Great sunflare image by Kris:

AH! I’m in love with these images!!!

On to the dances! The barn’s lighting created a delightfully romantic setting.

Amazing music provided by Noel Ivarson — seriously, check out his work!

I LOVE this sweet image by Kris:

You gotta love a dad who dances barefoot. 🙂

A huge congratulations to such a special couple.
Thank you for inviting me to document your wedding day, it was truly an honor. Can we do it again next Saturday??? 🙂

A great group of vendors, family and friends came together for Jaci and Flavio’s wedding:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Barn at Dunvilla
Florals: Riverview Place in Pelican Rapids, MN
Wedding Gown & Jewelry: Leann’s Bridal in Fargo, ND
Bride’s Hair: Jessica Kulsrud at Envy Salon in Pelican Rapids, MN
Bridal Veil and Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Dream Gowns in Panama City, FL
Groomsmen’s Tuxes: Norby’s in Detroit Lakes, MN
Invitations: Midwest Printing in Detroit Lakes, MN
Officiants: Glan Stadler, Randy and Laurie Skow-Anderson
DJ/Reception Music: Noel Ivarson
Programs and Favors: Designed by Hannah Alfine (family friend) PH: 917-509-4562
Ceremony and Reception Decor: Diana Arfine (The bride’s aunt) PH: 917-509-4562
Diana was assisted by Cindy Swenson – PH: 701-261-9684
Cake: Baked by Detroit Lakes Bakery, Decorated by Kevin Overson (family friend)
Catering: Cindy Pullin – PH: 218.863-6466
Cupcakes: Libby’s Cupcakes, Etc.
Cheesecake: Rose Cheesecakes in Fargo, ND – PH: 701-277-1335
Lemon Bars, Brownies and Mints: Family recipes!
Photography: Studio A Photo!

Best wishes for a happily ever after!


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  1. Annie says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Excited for you to take our family photos!

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