Saphire and Blake’s wedding day was a complete dream come true! It took place in Thief River Falls at their good friend’s home on the river. It was such a beautiful setting and the perfect location to take their wedding over the top! The grounds were overflowing with trees, bushes, color and gorgeousness! I especially loved how they had the river as their ceremony backdrop!
If you know Saphire and Blake, you know they are creatives. This was so evident in their details. One of my favorite details was the head table at the reception. The groom owns a business called Northern Roots Furniture and Design. He actually designed and built their table! It was so pretty and special!
When we were taking pictures of the girls getting ready, I spotted a gorgeous red couch in the living room. I asked the sweet lady whose house we were using if it would be possible to use it for some pictures outside. It was the perfect color, and I got giddy imagining how amazing it would be in some of the images. She actually agreed to let us use it! It had belonged to her grandma and was over 100 years old, and she still let us use it! I am SOOOOO thankful that she did, because it really took some of the images to a whole new level.
Saphire slipped into her second dress between the ceremony and grand entrance. It gave us a chance to take some sunset photos with a another GORGEOUS look. These were some of my favorites. She wore a floral crown that matched her bouquet. It was so romantic and earthy and went along perfectly with the setting and her theme.
The love Saphire and Blake have for each other is so strong and true. It is evident in everything they do. It’s couples like this that make my job so rewarding.
Saphire and Blake, it has been such a privilege getting to know you both. You make such a beautiful and sweet married couple! I wish you the best always!
Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony and reception Venue: Private land in Thief River Falls MN
Florist: Halls Floral Thief River Falls MN
Wedding Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: TJ Maxx
Hair: Julia Jones
Makeup artist: Bride
Wedding rings: Ken K Thompson Bemidji
Bridesmaid dresses: The Dessy Collection from Formalities
Men’s formalwear: Jim’s Formal from Formalities
Stationary: Simply to Impress
Catering: David Lee Catering Thief River Falls
Tent: Northern Event Rentals
Ceremony Arch: Bride’s friend
Cake and cupcakes: Leah Walker (groom’s mother)
DJ: The Outsiders
Sweetheart table: By groom with Northern Roots Furniture and Design
Signs: Kristin Redd