Brandon and Alexia

High School Sweethearts say "I Do" over Labor Day weekend.

There is a reason that God says, “Two is better than one” and “A strand of three chords is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. When we are partnering with God’s mission, our gifts and talents are maximized and He is glorified. This couple asked God to be with them each day of their marriage.  To be an example of His unfailing love. That with His power and strength, the love in their marriage will never fail. Both sets of parents have been a beautiful example of lasting love; instilling commitment in the hearts of these two newlyweds.

Celebrating Christ's love and the unity of these two together were nearly 300 of their family and friends. Heartfelt speeches, childhood videos, a unique garter hunt, and rocking dance floor proclaimed, "We love and support you!" to Brandon and Alexia!


Check out the video below to see some of their celebration!

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Steve and Lisa

Photos showing some of the fun from Steve and Lisa's reception. It was a gift to serve these two families and party with their friends. Loved the all the dancing with Lisa's coworkers. The men playing musical chairs was a riot! Nothing competes with Steve's heartfelt speech thanking his guests personally for their friendship. Steve's words, "You may notice we do things a bit differently." Well Steve, all couples should take note of this groups amazing support and positive attitudes.  A total blessing! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate with you!

Joel and Amie

View the video from Joel and Amie's celebration at the Oaks on July 16th. Dancing, laughter, musical chairs and battle made the night a total hit. This wedding will go down in the record books. Some of the most loving, supportive, and upbeat people we've ever partied with. Congrats to Joel and Amie as this beautiful family begins a new adventure together.

End of the night photo at the Oaks in Willmar, MN

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
Alfred Tennyson

Phil and Staci

Very simply, these two met and fell in love. It was a normal day at a summer school program. Two teachers among many more. There to be helpful and hopeful for an urban ministry. It was not love at first sight, just a simple friendship that became the biggest blessing in both of their lives.

Those who know Staci and Phil know of the kindness and encouragement that follows. The wedding day was just the same. Simple, kind, and encouraging in the sweetest way.  The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. These two held their families close in the celebration preparations. Having a memory table near the guest book, family recipes on the menu, remembering birthdays that weekend,  taking the time to capture photos with each family group, and a family dinner before the ceremony.

Andrew and Catharine

A match made in heaven,  Andrew and Catharine shared their commitment to each other and Christ on June, 25, 2016. Service at Bethany Lutheran College and reception at Country Inn and Suites

 

This couple had been sweetly counting down the days on social media. With each post they gave their guests a glimpse at the wedding preparations, their excitement, and hope for the celebration to come. Posing even day of the wedding the live streaming link for friends and family that couldn't make the trip to share in the ceremony.

Catharine and Andrew shared the date with two other couples that were sharing their 5th and 11th wedding anniversaries. During the Anniversary dance, crowns were placed on these couples to show special thanks of a loving example of a lifetime together. Kiss and copy spotlighted many couples as well. Newlywed cousin of the bride from two weeks earlier and the bride's Grandma Joy and fiance to be wed next year. 

Joining them in celebration on the dance floor were many friends from the seminary and coworkers from Catharine's hospital ward. A beautiful group from Bethany college and many guests traveling across the country and from Ukraine made this a global celebration. Thanks to Catharine and Andrew for letting us celebrate you two becoming one. Forever and Always.

Tyler and Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn and Tyler's wedding reception at the Mankato Verizon Center was perfection. This couple spent the night celebrating with 275 guests, and through the planning process we were able to intentionally create enough time for them to visit with each guest, spend time together, and still party on the dance floor.

LOVE IS THE SUM OF OUR CHOICES, THE STRENGTH OF OUR COMMITMENTS,

THE TIES THAT BIND US TOGETHER.

A LIVELY GROUP FROM THE GET-GO. THESE FRIENDS AND FAMILIES CELEBRATED EVERY MOMENT WITH KAITLYN AND TYLER.

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"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories."

-- George Eliot


 

THANK YOU FOR LETTING US CELEBRATE WITH YOU!

May the Lord bless your lives together.

Congratulations!

 

 

Brian and Heather

There are moments in life, that as they are happening, you know,

"This is the start of something wonderful."

 

Brain and Heather met in a vendor line at a Twins game. That simple encounter became a relationship built on communication, respect and love. And on June 4, 2016 we celebrated that moment and all the ones to come with this amazing couple. Take a look at the video to the right to see their day filled with the start of more "wonderfuls".

A few rain showers throughout the day added to the fun, excitement, and memories for Brian and Heather's wedding day. They used the spurts of sunshine to gather family and wedding party for pre-ceremony photos, and a little shower before the service made everything in the courtyard glisten for the moment beautiful Heather walked down the aisle.

Moments after the words, "You may kiss the bride," were spoken showers of blessings came down once again as the 200 guests hustled into the social hour. The spontaneous, yet perfectly timed, change in weather allowed guests to splash through the small talk and bond together instantly. Dinner conversation was upbeat, speeches heartfelt, and the dancing was quickly underway. 

Entertainment was provided in the form of music, 2 bouquets, a garter hunt and lively round of musical chairs, interactive dances, and a friendly battle of the sexes.

Lovely blue uplighting and onsite sound were provided by Elegant Affairs