Kerstin and Andrew’s story is like something out of a movie. You know the story where two people grow up next door to each other, and then fall in love? That really happens! These two were next door neighbors growing up, and started dating back then. Kerstin told me that she used to throw wood chips at Andrew’s window to get his attention. How adorable is that? I could just tell that their families were so close, and so incredibly happy to have Kerstin and Andrew getting married.
They had a beautiful outdoor wedding at an abandoned barn near Detroit Lakes, MN. Andrew’s family bought the land next door to their house and cleaned up all the garbage, barbed wire, and mowed the grass that had grown several feet tall in order to prepare it for a location for their ceremony. And it’s gorgeous! They had so many beautiful little details: handmade quilts hanging, fabric pennants, chalkboards. I was just in love with all of it!
You’ll definitely see it in the photos, but Kerstin and Andrew were the most laid back and relaxed couple that I’ve ever seen. They were smiling and laughing and just genuinely happy the entire day. Congratulations you two, I had the best day getting to know the two of you and your families.
Their first look:
The ribbons in the trees, I’m dying!!
I think this is my favorite shot of the whole day. They were just always laughing and smiling!
Here comes the ring bearer!!
First family photo!
Kerstin does pottery and made over THREE HUNDRED of these bowls to give the guests as wedding favors. THey have a stamp that says “2014 A <3 K” with an infinity sign on the inside and Kerstin signed the bottom of every one. That is just so amazing!!
Post traumatic Funk Syndrome keeping the party rocking!
And some behind the scenes, taken by Patrick:
Lindsay is a wedding and engagement photographer
based out of Fargo, North Dakota
Photography: Lindsay Kaye Photography | Fargo, ND
Reception Site: Private Family Residence | Detroit Lakes, MN
Flowers: Local Farmers Market
Brides Dresses: David’s Bridal \ Anthropologie
Bridesmaid Dresses: various designers
Cake: Central Market
Tuxes: own suits
Band: Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Reception Venue: Meadows on Lind | Detroit Lakes, MN