Mija & Taylor – Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

Time to share Mija and Taylor’s beautiful wedding with you!  They were married on the lovely grounds of Camp Hiawatha in Deer River.  It was one of the prettiest locations for a wedding!  We were surrounded by big open areas and tall, mature pines.  Not only were the grounds beautiful, but we also had a lovely view of Deer Lake.  I had fun walking around with Mija and Taylor because everywhere we turned it was so pretty.  I’m so thankful the rain that was in the forecast didn’t amount to anything.  Whew!

Mija and Taylor had so many friends and family that came out to witness the ceremony and to celebrate afterwards.  You can tell there is a deep connection and love between them all.  There were many smiles, tears and hugs being exchanged throughout the day.  Especially at the reception when Taylor and Mija brought out a special custom cake they had made just for his grandma.  Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to her and exchanged more smiles, tears and hugs.  It was so sweet!

One other thing that I should mention is how awesome Taylor did.  He was fighting a horrible virus.  He was such a trooper when it came time for pictures and the ceremony.  We made him take little breaks so he wouldn’t get too exhausted, but he kept up with everything.  I’m so glad he did, because I’m absolutely in love with all the images from their beautiful day!

Mija and Taylor, thank you for inviting me along to photograph such a memorable and special day.  I can’t wait for you to see the rest of your images!  Here is just a sneak peek to get you by for a few more days.  🙂

Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony Venue: Camp Hiawatha – Deer River
Reception Venue: The Sawmill Inn – Grand Rapids
Officiant: Pastor Jay Pepin
Wedding Gown: Formalities – Bemidji
Shoes: Walmart – Mother of bride dazzled them up
Hair and Makeup: Jj Snell from Salon Brad
Bridesmaid Dresses: Formalities – Bemidji
Men’s Formalwear: Pants are from Duluth Trading Company, shirts are from JcPennys, and shoes are from Clarks.com
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Made by Bride and Mother of the Bride
Florist: Blue Iris – Grand Rapids
Event Designer: Brides Family and the Groom
Other Rentals: Lefty’s for the tent
Catering : Sawmill Inn – Grand Rapids
Cake: How Sweet It Is Cakes – Duluth
DJ: High NRG – Grand Rapids

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