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I am short on words to describe just how special LeAnn & Will’s wedding day was!  From the moment we first met them, and later at their engagement session, they absolutely gushed about their dreams for this day. We knew from the get-go that these two were just as creative and passionate about their wedding plans as they were madly in love and excited to become husband & wife! And then, one Saturday in late September, they did it!! Every last detail about their wedding was completely beautiful and magical. I’ve never seen DIY done SO well!

They poured hours and hours of blood, sweat, tears, and sleepless nights into this day.  For starters, they carved out a piece of prairie on LeAnn’s parents’ property for the ceremony site.  They titled it their “field of dreams” and brought in beautiful salvaged church pews, lovely glass doors, and even refinished the gold/green dresser for its focal point. They also scored a roll of vintage wallpaper at an antique store and paired it with thrifted frames to create the coolest photo booth wall known to man! Oh, and did I mention that LeAnn’s mother designed & handmade not only her fantastic vintage lace gown, but also all of the bridesmaids’ sweaters + skirts!? Clearly creativity runs deep in this gene pool!!  And two nights before their wedding day, LeAnn pulled an (almost) all-nighter to bake TWO DOZEN different pies for their reception. WOW. Just WoW!

So proud of these two for accomplishing their DIY dream-come-true of a wedding day!  We felt tremendously honored to be there among their talented friends & family, and to document all of the amazing love & beauty surrounding them!  Any couple who can work SO hard together, meshing their visions to create such a splendid day surely has what it takes to make it in their marriage journey. (: Congrats you two. Your wedding was a complete hall-of-fame Home Run.
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rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-40Then we got back to work…rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-47rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-41rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-42rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-44rural-minnesota-wedding-photographer-112712-43Venue : Private home near Wendell, MN
Hair & Nails: ManeFrame Salon and Boutique
Dresses: Fawn Alstadt
Men’s vests: Land’s End
Men’s neckwear: The Tie Bar
Bakery (bread bowls): Roer’s Family Bakery
Band: Classic Gold
Groom’s dinner: Benny D’s Bar and Grill in Wendell, Minnesota

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Lauren @ Every Last Detail - WOW this is SO incredibly gorgeous!!! Y’all did such a great job capturing it! LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:42 pm

    Lizie - THIS IS WAY TO MUCH LOVE!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:02 pm

    Megan Ziegler - Beautiful you two!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:21 am

    Kendra Joswiak - Simple. Beautiful. Amazing. The sparklers reminded me of your wedding, Jess and Jeff!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Andie - So so beautiful! Every little detail :)ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    Milly - Beautiful captures <3ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Emily Steffen - Um…Ok…this car! I die. I love this. You guys have such a nack for amazing, simple and in-love couples….it’s becoming quite amazing to watch your brand and clients come to life! So thrilled for you and your fabulous talents, friends! :)ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:42 am

    Bridesmaids in Skirts - A Twist on the Traditional | One Fab Day - […] For autumn and winter, longer sleeves on top and deeper tones in the skirts are the way to go. This bright and breezy combo of a plain top paired with a fun yellow pleated skirt and flat sandals is a winner in our eyes! Captured by Brandon Chesbro and featured over on Style Me Pretty. These pretty peach maxi skirts were made by the brides friend and then teamed with pretty chiffon daisy tops from Topshop. Proof that having a stylish bridal party doesn’t have to break the bank. This look featured over on Love My Dress and was captured by We Not Me CollectiveThis brides mother designed & handmade not only her fantastic vintage lace gown, but also all of the bridesmaids’ sweaters + skirts too! This pretty DIY wedding can be seen in full over on Jeff Loves Jessica. […]ReplyCancel

  • Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:57 am

    Sijonuotos pamergės – smūgis tradicijoms? | Bridesmaids in Skirts – a slap to traditions? - […] Žiemos ar rudens vestuvėms rekomenduoju rinktis palaidines ilgomis rankovėmis ir tamsių, sodrių tonų sijonus. Turiu jums įrodymą, kad nuotakos ir pamergių stilius neturi kainuoti beprotiškos sumos pinigų. Tai aukščiau pavaizduoti įvaizdžiai, kuriuos galite rasti ir Love My Dress. Talentingoji nuotakos mama sumodeliavo ir pasiuvo ne tik nuostabią, nėriniuotą nuotakos suknelę, bet ir šiuos puikius pamergių megztinius ir sijonus. Daugiau kadrų iš šių vestuvių galite rasti Jeff Loves Jessica. […]ReplyCancel