Professional lumberjacks (really!!!) Samantha and Adam brought their people together at Brule River Barn just over the Minnesota border for an incredible fully-outdoor celebration. For their day they wanted a casual yet super romantic backyard party feel, and they definitely knocked it out of the park!
The property at Brule River provided the perfect setting - sprawling fields surrounded by forest, complete with rustic cabins, tons of gardens, and the centerpiece willow tree. Sam styled the day with a natural organic bohemian aesthetic, including colorful mismatched bridesmaids dresses to pair with her stunning and unique two-piece dress from The White Room by Linyage.
Their thoughtful ceremony set the tone for the day - everyone gathered under the tree, surrounded by each other and nature, with plenty of storytelling and emotion. To get the party rolling there were lawn games, a donut wall, and apple pie shots to keep the energy casual and FUN. The reception was also entirely outside - the first time we’ve ever gotten to photograph a dinner and speeches at sunset (holy moly, that natural golden light!!!) From there the dance kicked off in the loft of the barn with killer live music by Sean and Ian Okamoto. There were also numerous brandy shots for all of us (Wisconsin, what can we say.)
Most of all, friends and family were at the heart of this day. Our favorite thing to photograph is honest moments and real personalities, as candidly as possible, and this day was completely full of beautiful unscripted moments and emotions. Sam and Adam are surrounded by a crew that is all like family to them, and we are always so honored to be able to document connections like these.
Scroll on through one of our very favorite wedding stories of the year… you’ll also find insights from this badass lumberjack-and-jill couple throughout!
Vendors who made the day…
Venue: Brule River Barn
Dress: The White Room MPLS / Linyage
Bridesmaids Dresses: Nomad Boutique
Hair: Brittany Larson
Groom’s Attire: Atmosfere
Caterer: Good Thyme Restaurant
Band: Sean and Ian Okamoto
Videographer: Lewie Welch