Meet Jessy and Matt. They are high school sweethearts that met through cross-country ski practice and continued to develop their relationship through their love for being outdoors, whether it was rollerblading or hiking. If you know them, you know that they are a fun couple that love to laugh! Their wedding day was full of such silliness and love.
Jessy and Matt were thinking about not seeing each other until the ceremony, but ended up changing their minds. I’m so glad they did! The First Look was such a special moment! Here is what Jessy had to say about it:
“When I first came to Purrington, I was dead set on no photos before the wedding. I wanted the first time Matt (and everyone else) to see me to be walking down the aisle. However, as Kristen sent out schedules comparing time frames, I realized how much empty time there was for the guests to allow pictures after the ceremony. And, although I didn’t think Matt would have any opinion on the matter, he was actually really supportive of the first look. By doing the first look and then the rest of bridal party and family photos before before the ceremony, we were able to spend the social hour before the meal ACTUALLY socializing with our guests which Matt and I both loved. The first look actually turned out to be one of the most special photography moments of the day. I was just as excited to see him all done up as he was to see me!”
Jessy looked absolutely elegant in her gown from Formalities. I loved the pink undertones beneath the intricate lace. Her flowers brought it all together with matching hues of whites and pinks. KD Floral never ceases to impress me with their bouquets!
You’ve heard me say it over and over again. Yet I’m going to say it once more. BWB Ranch Party Venues is such a GORGEOUS location for a wedding! I was so excited when Jessy told me they booked their ceremony and reception there. Not only do they have the most beautiful acreage for pictures, but having both the ceremony and reception at the same location gave Jessy and Matt additional time for pictures and to spend with their friends and families. It worked out great! If you are planning an outdoor wedding near Walker, Bemidji, or Laporte, PLEASE make sure to check out this beautiful location! I’m so glad Jessy and Matt did!
This was one classy looking bridal party! The guys looked very sharp in their attire from Express. The bridesmaid’s mismatched peacock blue dresses were absolutely gorgeous! One of the coolest details of their “look” was the groom’s tie. Jessy and Matt had a difficult time finding one that would match the unique color of the bridesmaid’s dresses, so they sought out the help of artist Ashley Dedin in Fargo. She owns an Etsy shop called Aendee and takes old shirts and makes them into accessories. How cool is that! It took her a couple of weeks to find just the right material to match the peacock blue, but she did it! I love that Matt had a custom made tie! It’s now his new favorite tie, and I can see why!
Matt completely adores Jessy. It was very apparent when they read their vows that they had personally written. They then folded them up and nailed them in a box. They each had their own hammer. There was a bigger masculine one and a cute little pink one. I assumed that the little pink one was for the bride, so you can imagine my surprise when she grabbed the big one leaving the groom to pick up the little pink one! It was hilarious! Everyone loved it, and Matt went right along with it. Like I said, this couple is full of surprises and having fun. They love to laugh and make others laugh! Every detail of their ceremony reflected such a genuineness, from the laughter to the tears.
I love Jessy and Matt’s guest book just below on the right! It was such a cool idea, and the guests did a great job signing it! Definitely something special to display in their home!
Congratulations, Matt and Jessy! It was such an honor to be your photographer! You accomplished a beautiful event and celebration that completely reflected who you are as a couple!
Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: BWB Ranch Party Venues
Officiant: Genelle Netland
Florist: KD Floral
Catering and Donuts: Prairie Bay from Nisswa, MN
DJ: Wes Newell from Ntertainment
Wedding Gown: Casa Blanca from Formalities
Hair: Emily Monda and Emily Theroux
Makeup: Cleo Weigle
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie in peacock
Groom’s Custom Made Tie: Aendee on Etsy
Men’s Formalwear: Express
Favors: Personalized magnets and chocolates with pictures