Emily & Patrick
Fair Hills Resort
Emily and Patrick practically grew up together at Fair Hills Resort in Detroit Lakes, MN. Her family ran the place and his family owned a cabin there. So it was only natural that she and Patrick marry there too. They planned their wedding for October 6--the resort would be closed for the Summer and guests could stay in the cabins instead of nearby hotels. The weather was unseasonably cold but the lodge's roaring wood fireplace and delicious homemade food kept us warm all weekend long.
The groom's dinner was held in a barn at the family's Five Lakes Resort.
Frost crunched beneath our feet as we moved from cabin to cabin, photographing the bridal party as they primped (and partied).
When it was time to eat, the lodge rang it's bell (as it does all summer long) summoning guests to its dining hall.
At dinner, guests sang traditional camp songs.
"I am speechless. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!! You braved the frigid weekend, captured the spirit of the wedding and brought back smiles (tears) to everyone who's seen your work. Forever gratefully yours, Emily" - Bride
Venue: Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes MN
Dress: L'atelier Couture, Minneapolis MN
Flowers: Shotwell Floral, Fargo ND
Cake/Caterer: Fair Hills Resort
Draping: Avant Decor
Photography: Olive Juice Studios
Magazine Feature: Fall/Winter 2013 the knot Minnesota