Sam + Alex: Cottage Farmhouse Wedding in Central, MN

Ah to look back on the heat of summer. Sam & Alex got married on a sweet summer day and didn’t let one of the hotter days or the tumultuous roller coaster of this past year stop them from having an idyllic wedding. 

Sam & Alex met move in day at college and have been a team ever since. They truly are the perfect match complimenting each other in every way and words cannot describe how happy I am for these two. I too met Sam & Alex as they started at Gustavus, making their wedding day extra special for me to capture since I’ve been able to know them for so many years. 

Enough talking, I’ll let the pictures take it from here. ❤️


What do you love/admire most about your partner? 

Alex is the most patient person I know, which is so important for getting through difficult times. He is always so supportive no matter what, and knows how to love unconditionally. He has such a fun sense of humor, and always makes me smile. Sam is determined, hard working, and compassionate. She has the best smile and always reminds me of how much I mean to her.


What is marriage to you? 

While marriage means so many things for us, we believe marriage is a promise to love each other unconditionally through the good times and bad. It is a commitment to be supportive of one another no matter what. Through our marriage we want to build a strong foundation for our family and remember that even when times get hard, we will always have each other. We will be best friends for a lifetime together and we couldn’t be more excited for the big day.


Bridal gown details

Bridal gown details

Bride and her mom getting ready

Bride looking at her wedding gown

Bride and bridal party getting ready

Bride looking at her wedding gown

Bride and bridal party getting ready

Bride getting ready and reading letter

Groom and groomsmen getting ready

Groom getting ready and reading letter

Groom's first look with mother

Bride and groom first look

Bride and groom kissing after first look

Bride and groom walking in front of barn

Bride and groom and their dog

Bride and groom posing in front of barn

Bridal party posing

Bridal party posing

Groomsmen posing

Bride and groom during the ceremony

Bride and groom kissing after saying "I do"

Bride and groom kissing after saying "I do"

Country inspired barn venue

Bride and groom kissing after arriving at reception

Bridal party sitting during reception

Groom kissing bride during reception

Bride's first dance with dad and groom's first dance with mom

Bridal party dancing during reception

Bride and groom posing at sunset

Bride and groom dancing at sunset

Bride and groom kissing at sparkler exit



Bride’s dress: Posh Bridal Wayzata 

Makeup: @minneapolismakeoverm

Venue: The Cottage Farmhouse 


Want to see more wedding magic? Check out a few of my past galleries. 

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Hey you! I'm Angela, lover of ginger tea, yoga and self-help books. My heart is happiest when I'm serving others and photography is an avenue in which I am able to do just that.






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