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Valerie and Ben – Bemidji Wedding Photographer

Sorry not sorry for the image overload that is about to unfold.  I don’t know how I could narrow down the images any more!

Valerie and Ben are such a beautiful and fun couple!  They’re the kind of people that you are drawn to and instantly become friends with.   This was quite apparent after seeing how many friends and family attended the wedding.  They were married at the Evangelical Church in Bemidji, and it was packed!

I was very thankful that Valerie and Ben invested the time in their photography schedule to stop at a couple of special locations.  The most romantic one was at Diamond Point Park.  They were able to see each other for the first time on their wedding day at the same spot where they had their first kiss.  It was Valerie’s favorite moment of the wedding day because it gave them a quiet moment together before the craziness of the rest of the day happened.  We also stopped at a beautiful property that featured an old white barn.  It was graciously offered to us and made a fun backdrop for the bridal party images.

After the ceremony we followed up with celebrating at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds.  I have never seen it so beautifully decorated!  It was the perfect setting for the rest of the evening that was filled with laughter and dancing.  This group really knew how to do both on an expert level!

Congratulations, Valerie and Ben!  Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer!  It was such an amazing day, and I loved every minute that I got to be with you two!  May God continue to bless you both and your new life together!


Photographer:  Purrington Photography

Ceremony Venue: Evangelical Church of Bemidji

Reception Venue: Beltrami County Fairgrounds

Consultant/coordinator: Morgan Weidemann

Officiant: Scott Graham

Wedding Gown: Formalities

Veil: Formalities

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Hair and Makeup: JCPennys and bride’s friend Meagan

Wedding Rings : Riddles Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses: Formalities

Men’s Formalwear: Patterson’s

Stationary (invites, programs, etc): Vistaprint, Ink Spot

Florist: Hobby Lobby

Event Designer: Many friends!

Other Rentals: Tables and chairs- Northern Rentals.

Catering : Tim Trosen

Cake: Rebecca Henry

DJ: Chrissy Nemecek

Fun Baby Boy Shower Ideas by Events by Design in Bemidji

Recently my friends Jodi and Elise at Events and Interiors by Design had the opportunity to design a baby boy shower at the Bemidji Town and Country Club which is located on the north shore of Lake Bemidji.  They have so many fun and unique design ideas.  I love their attention to detail.  I was curious to see the ideas they had for a blue baby boy shower, so I asked if I could stop by and say hi and take some photos.

I’m so glad I stopped by!  It was really fun to see all of their ideas unfold.  I absolutely loved the blue decor hanging from the ceiling!  It really completed the entire look.  These girls are so creative!  I also loved the Jones sodas that were complimented with a friendly mustache straw.

blue party with mustache photoDon’t these shades of blue rock?  It really added to the depth and interest to their design.different shades of blue and fun centerpieces photoblue cupcakes and cupcake stand photoevents by design bemidji event designers photoCheck out this AMAZING chalkboard!  Not only was it huge, but the attention to detail in the design was great!  It really is a great example of the time and talent these girls pour into their ideas.chalkboard design at baby boy shower photoThe only cuter thing than these blue Jones sodas were Jodi and Elise holding them. events by design blue shower jones soda with mustaches photoIf you’re interested in hiring a designer for your event, make sure to check out Jodi and Elise at Events and Interiors by Design.

198408_370739059659468_268978771_nFind out more information about Events and Interiors by Design at the links below!




This fun baby shower took place at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.  You can find more information on this venue at the links below.