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Bri and Ben – Bemidji Wedding Photographer

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I have another gorgeous wedding to share with you!  I know many of you have been anxious to see images from Bri and Ben’s special day, so here they are!

One thing I loved about this wedding was all the pink! If you don’t know by now, I LOVE PINK! And that’s exactly what this bride brought to her wedding. Lots of pink! She also brought my other favorite thing…


Any day when I’m surrounded by pink and sparkles is a good day. 🙂

Bri not only brought sparkles to her wedding decor, but she also brings a sparkle to any room when she walks in. She’s the type of person who has a smile and personality that make you feel like you’re instantly friends when you meet. She is just a beautiful girl full of happiness and kindness. She does truly sparkle, and it has been fun getting to know her.

Ben is such a lucky guy to have this princess by his side. They truly are meant for one another, and I’m so thankful that I was able to be there to document their special day.

Congratulations, Bri and Ben! I wish you the best as your fairy tale unfolds!

Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Philips Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Sanford Center Arena
Officiant: Father Chuck Huck
Wedding Gown: Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear Moonlight Collection
Veil: Jackie J’s Bridal and Formal Wear in Alexandria, MN
Shoes: Kate Spade
Hair: Samantha Fanfulik at Superior Styles
Makeup: Laura Evavold at Faces by Laura
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelou
Men’s Formalwear: Patterson’s
Stationary: Etsy
Floris: Ally Bauerfeld with Poppy Lane
Center Pieces and Gold Linens: Brooke Conlin Floral Styling and Design
Catering: The Sanford Center
Cake and Cupcakes: Luekens
DJ: Wes Newell from ntertainment
Favors: Sweet tart candy and cups from Etsy


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Mollie & Carl – Pumpkin Seed Farm in Bemidji Wedding

I’m so excited to share this wedding with you!  It is the first MORNING wedding I have ever photographed, and I loved it!  The bride and groom decided to get married on a Sunday morning and celebrated with their family and friends over a fun themed brunch afterwards!  This opened up a world of fun ideas and opportunities for details that you normally don’t see at weddings.

One of my favorite details was the wedding favors.  They were cute coffee mugs that Mollie’s mom and aunt had collected over the year.  The guests could choose any mug they wanted.  Some had Bible verses, some had jokes, some said Bemidji, MN.  There was such a fun variety.  After the guest picked out their mug they could take it over to the coffee station and fill it up and enjoy a fresh brew.  Mollie and Carl had fun seeing all the cups that each guest had chosen.

Another great detail that took a lot of time and heart was the table decorations.  Mollie’s grandmother is a collector of salt and pepper shakers.  After Mollie and Carl had made the seating chart for the reception, they picked out salt and pepper shakers that would identify with the people at each of the tables.  Nothing like a fun salt and pepper shaker to use on your yummy brunch!

These two have such a sweet and special story.  They are madly in love with each other but mostly with Jesus Christ.  It showed in everything throughout their day.  It was such an honor to be a part of their day and to spend time with them.  Such a beautiful couple on the inside and out!

As always, here’s a huge shout out to all of the vendors that helped make this event so awesome!
Photographer:  Purrington Photography
Ceremony Venue: Pumpkin Seed Farm in Bemidji, Minnesota
Reception Venue: Pumpkin Seed Farm in Bemidji, Minnesota
Consultant: Bride’s aunt Mary Frishman
Officiant: Anna Romuald, Ricky Melendez, and Joe Martin
Wedding Gown: A mermaid dress from a&be Bridal in Minneapolis
Shoes: Moccasins from Yellow Umbrella
Hair and Makeup: Bridesmaids
Wedding Rings: Jared Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: All over the place. They had the option of choosing their own because all 8 of my bridesmaids are so different. So my environmentalist friend chose her dress that was made out of biodegradable material from a non-profit organization, while my high class friend with expensive taste chose a long, elegant dress. As long as they were all dark midnight navy blue, I wanted them to choose something that made them feel beautiful. Because I had such different personalities, no dress was exactly the same.
Men’s Formalwear: Kohls and Mens Wearhouse
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Vista Print
Florist: KD Floral, Bemidji
Other Rentals: Northern Event Rentals
Catering: Bakers Catering, Bemidji
Cake: Donuts from Market Place Bemidji
Favors: Coffee Mugs from Seventh-day Adventist Community Clothing Center (Thrift Store)
Honeymoon: Cabo, Mexico at Sunset Beach Resort

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Anna and Brian – Bemidji Country Club Wedding

I have Anna and Brian’s dream wedding to show you tonight!  I knew it was going to be amazing!  Not only are they a gorgeous couple, but they hired KD Floral and Events and Interior’s by Design for their special day!  You know beautiful things are going to happen with a team like that!

Anna and Brian said their “I Do’s” at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji.  We then made our way to celebrate at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.  When I first walked into the venue I couldn’t believe how it had been transformed!  I have never seen it so beautiful before!  It was saturated in flowers, sparkles and class!  I loved every single detail!

One of the really unique and fun ideas they had was for their wedding favors.  They made over 300 jars of strawberry rhubarb jam as gifts for their guests!   Everyone loved it!

I also loved how their centerpieces were tall.  It not only made it easier for guests to chat and to see each other, but it seemed to fill another level of the room with even more gorgeousness.  Everywhere you looked there were beautiful flowers!

It has been so fun getting to know you, Anna and Brian and Jadon!  You are a dream family to photograph!  Congratulations on your beautiful day, and thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Officiant: Timothy Mountain
Wedding Gown: Allure
Wedding Rings: Ken K Thompson
Men’s Formalwear: Pattersons Bemidji
Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Gina Alianello
Florist: KD Floral
Event Designer: Events By Design
DJ: Scott Spencer
Favors: Strawberry Rhubarb Jame
Honeymoon: Jamacia
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“We would recommend Kristen Purrington to anyone looking for an amazing photographer! We had worked with a couple other photographers before we found Kristen, and oh man could we see the difference in the quality of her work! She notices every little detail. She is simply amazing and she is such a joy to work with! We look forward to doing family photos with her thru out the years to come!”
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Lindsey and Craig – A Bemidji Town and Country Club Wedding

Lindsey and Craig were married on a sunny day in June!  We started the day with pictures at Bemidji State Park.  After that we headed to Bemidji Covenant Church to get these two officially married!  It was a beautiful ceremony and a beautiful message given by Pastor Dean Nelson.  After the ceremony we headed to the Bemidji Town and Country Club to celebrate the newlyweds!

The day was full of family and friends.  It was such a sweet celebration not only of the love between Lindsey and Craig, but the love of the Lord.

Lindsey decorated her day with bright pinks and coral florals from KD Floral and Gardens.  She even dressed up her feet in a lovely pair of coral wedges. Their earthy and bright theme was interlaced throughout all of her details.

One of my favorite surprises of the day was the chocolate favors Lindsey and Craig choose for their guests.   Chocolate is an amazing gift in and of itself, but these were very special chocolates.  They were Babes…as in Paul Bunyan’s blue ox sidekick named Babe.  They were specially designed by the ever so talented and yummy Chocolates Plus of Bemidji.  Check out the image below.  Just don’t drool on your computer.

It was such an honor to be chosen to document their day as their wedding photographer.  Thank you, Lindsey and Craig!  May the Lord bless your marriage and your new life together!

Photographer:  Purrington Photography
Officiant: Pastor Dean Nelson
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Veil: Etsy
Shoes: Nordstrom
Hair and Makeup: Cori Skogerboe, The Apiary Salon, St. Paul, MN
Wedding Rings : Wedding Day Diamonds
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Patterson’s and Savvi Formalwear
Florist: KD Floral
Other Rentals: Liisa’s Rentals (Decorations)
Catering : Bemidji Town & Country Club
Registries: Macy’s & Target
Honeymoon: Dorado Seaside Suites; Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Wedding at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bemidji MN

If you have ever met Anna and Mark, you know how incredibly friendly they are.  I was chatting with one of the other wedding vendors and it was hilarious listening to us rave about all of our sweet encounters with Anna.  Talk about a dream bride!

If I could describe these two as a couple in three words it would be: beautiful, caring, smart.  They seem to make such a great team, and their love for each other was so evident.

Even though our most of the day was filled with rain, I’m SOOOO thankful we were able to get outside at the beginning to capture images of the bridal party with Lake Bemidji behind them.  Anna and Mark even let me sneak off with them to a place where I spotted a flowering pink tree.  Those are probably my favorite photos of the day.

Anna’s colors were blue, orange and silver.  Panache Events did a wonderful job putting together all of their decor.  They even threw in special surprises for the happy couple.  KD Floral and Gardens did the bouquets and boutonnieres.  They were lovely as always.  Everything came together so beautifully.  Thank you, Anna and Mark, for letting me capture your special day!  It is always such a privilege to share in such a momentous event!

Photographer: Purrington Photography

Ceremony Venue:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bemidji

Reception:  Hampton Inn Bemidji 

Consultant:  Bri and Kayla at the Hampton Inn Bemidji

Event Designer:  Panache Event Planning 

Florist:  KD Floral and Gardens

Cake:  Althea’s Cakery  

DJ: Ntertainment

Officiant: Pastor Steve Norby from Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids

Wedding Gown: Mori Lee from The Wedding Shoppe St Paul

Shoes:  Caparros

Hair:  X-static Salon in Bemidji 

Makeup: Megan at First Impression SalonSpa  

Wedding Rings:  Gold’n Treasures in St. Paul  

Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue from the Wedding Shoppe

Mens Formalwear:  Savvi Formalwear and Pattersons in Bemidji

Stationary:  Wedding Paper Divas (Wedding Paper Divas Coupons) and MagnetStreet

Catering:  Green Mill in Bemidji

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