Rachel and Mitch – Bemidji Hampton Inn Wedding

It is always such an honor to be asked to photograph a wedding for the same family again, especially one as awesome as the Reise’s!  Mitch and Rachel’s beautiful wedding day started at his mom’s house.  I remember their home being gorgeous when I photographed Mitch’s sister’s wedding there a few years back.  Their mom is a master gardener and has the most beautiful landscaping and flowers!  It is a photographer’s dream for a wedding!

Bemidji Lake Wedding Photographer

wedding detailsKD Floral never ceases to amaze me with their beautiful work!  Rachel loved her bouquet!  It was exactly what she had envisioned for the day!

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The image below is Rachel reading a letter from Mitch moments before they were to see each other for the first time.  I love how you can see him waiting for her outside.

letter to bride before wedding

Many times the bride and groom say their favorite part of the day is the first time they see each other.  This was true for Rachel.  She said,

“My favorite moment from the wedding was the first look.  I felt like there were so many things going on the day of the wedding but in that moment it really hit me that we would be spending the rest of our lives together.”

first look photo

I could not have asked for better weather for their wedding!  The overcast skies gave us amazing lighting for pictures on the lake!  It was so romantic!

bride and groom on dock beltrami lake in bemidji

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beautiful wedding dress back

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bride and groom pose

bride and groom in the woods

And there was even a daisy field!  Seriously, it could not have been a better day!

bridal party gray and rose pink

bride and groom in daisy field

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garden family photos image

groom sunglasses

bemidji hampton inn wedding ceremony outside outdoors on beach

bridal party on lake in pink and gray

bride and groom bemidji lake wedding

Time for the breathtaking golden hour pictures!  S*T*U*N*N*I*N*G!

lake bemidji

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wedding bridal gown dress from formalities bemidji

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salon sashay bridal hair and makeup

hampton inn

salon sashay bridal hair and makeup

hampton inn reception pink and gold

rachel and mitch wedding

Rachel and Mitch, thank you for giving me such a beautiful and sweet day to photograph! You two and your families are such a pleasure to be around! I’m so excited for you to see the rest of your images!

Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hampton Inn
Officiant: Kevin Cease
DJ: ntertainment
Florist: KD Floral
Wedding Gown and Veil: Formalities
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair: Heidi Walberg at Salon Sashay
Makeup: Katie Guthrie at Salon Sashay
Wedding Rings: John Thomas Jewelers – Albuquerque
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Herbergers
Stationary: Minted
Catering: Green Mill
Cake: Lyndsay Ryan
Cupcakes: Lueken’s Village Foods

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