Ernie & Mary – St Mary’s of the Lakes The Fireside Detroit Lakes Wedding Photos

Ernie & Mary 
St Mary’s of the Lakes The Fireside Detroit Lakes Wedding Photos

The drive to Ernie & Mary’s ceremony at St. Mary’s of the Lakes was nothing short of Minnesota at its best. Our trademark row of pines lined the miles, with beaming blue lakes and fiery leaves around every bend. Instead of a big bridal party and dance, Ernie & Mary chose an intimate ceremony and incredible dinner with their closest family and friends at The Fireside in Detroit Lakes.  The lake is their happy place – where they spend time with each other and their kids. This choice of location perfectly reflected “home” and the blending of their families. Mary’s impeccable style and gracious hospitality touched every detail of this day and made it truly special for everyone involved. Photographing their wedding was a delightful way to cap off my 2019 wedding season. Kellie and I left with chocolate tart to go (and to die for) feeling more like family than wedding vendors. ♥ Just look at the beautiful details of this day!
So in love with this custom ring box from The Mrs. Box
Ernie really lucked out with this beautiful blonde.
By the look on his face during the first look, I think he knows it.
I love the connection in their eyes and the energy in their smiles.
Hurry, get inside for the ceremony!
A prayer of blessing over this blended family.
This cape is stunning on Mary!
I love the way the bending tree in the background mirror’s Ernie’s arm as he holds his bride. It draws my eye up and around them in togetherness.
Live music from the oh-so-talented Jessica Vines.
The best moments are when tears and laughter co-exist in the same space.
And when the front row of guests teases you for crying. 🙂
Oh, hey Grandma!
The night sky over the lake was SO pretty! Ahhhh my heart!
Perfect night.
Congratulations, Ernie & Mary! Thank you for giving me the honor of photographing your beautiful day. xoxo, Abby

Hotel: Lakes Inn at Dunvilla
Ceremony: St Mary’s of the Lakes Catholic Church
Reception: The Fireside
Invitations: Minted
Bridal Gown: Kristen’s Bridal
Bridal Jewelry: YDBN and Marlena DuPelle
Bridal Hairpiece: Nordstrom
Hair Stylist: Angela Lokken with Olivieri’s Namaste Salon
Makeup Artist: Andrea with Olivieri’s Namaste Salon
Men’s Formal Wear: Halberstadt’s
Floral Design: Love Always Floral
Officiant: Fr. Bob LaPlante
DJ: Jessica Vines
Catering: The Fireside
Cake: Indulgence Baking Company
Photographer: Abby Anderson


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Abby Anderson is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Fargo, ND + Moorhead, MN
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