AMBER LANGERUD

Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding | Cody & Elliana

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October 19, 2022

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Wow. This one has taken a bit to sink in. My baby brother is married.

Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding | Bride and groom walking, holding hands on a dock

The day was Friday, September 30th. The time was 4:30pm. Honestly, it couldn’t have been more beautiful. It was teetering on the end of summer, and beginning of fall, not too cold with that fresh fall air. They even got a dose of good luck, as it rained right after their ceremony.

Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding Bridal Suite

This was my first visit to Stonewall Farms, I generally stick to wedding venues within a 45-minute radius now that we have kiddos at home, but of course, as one does we totally make exceptions for family. The grounds were gorgeous and the buildings on site were perfect (except for the pesky little Gardner snake outside of the bridal suite!!).

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Mother of bride helping bride zip dress at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

The bridal suite made for a stunning backdrop for everyone to get ready and all the details.

Wedding details in bridal suite at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Elly’s blush pink made my heart flutter. Her details were the perfect mix of elegance and classic style.

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bridal details at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Being the only daughter (I have two brothers) of the family and leaving my maiden name behind over ten years ago when I got married, I had to do a double take at Elly’s gorgeous jewelry case. I guess this means I’m no longer the only girl in the family.

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bouquets at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
Bridesmaids at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
Groom getting ready at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride heading to first look at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

I was so excited to photograph Cody and Elly’s first look in this sea of pine trees. Ahhhhhhhhh, every photographer’s dream. There are not many locations nearby me, so this was a real treat.

bride and groom first look at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom smiling at the camera at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom portraits at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bridal portrait and groom portrait at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

This swing detail at Stonewall Farms is just GORGEOUS! I love a fun swing!

groom pushing bride on swing at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride sitting on swing at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Turns out pre-ceremony bride and groom portraits also makes for a great time to pin down your first dance choreography.

bride and groom practicing dancing at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom by the lake at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom looking over the lake at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

The lake was absolutely gorgeous on Friday. Look at how the water sparkled for them! And those fluffy, blue clouds.

bride and groom kissing on dock at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom walking down dock at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bridesmaid brining bride bouquet at  Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

For the bridal party group photos, we returned to the pines!

bridal party at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bridesmaid group photo at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bridal bouquets at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

My Ellie absolutely adored being Cody & Elly’s flower girl for the day! Elly’s sister Maddie was even sweet enough to do her hair into these adorable braids that the flower grown sat atop. Talk about a four-year-old’s heaven.

flower girl with bride and groom at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Normally I photograph weddings for people who I adore but have no connection with outside of working with them on their wedding, so it was crazy to photograph a wedding with family in the bridal party (I spy two brothers and a cousin in this group of guys).

groomsmen group photo at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
groomsmen walking at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Elly’s maid of honor was sweet enough to grab my camera and take the photos that I was in so I wouldn’t totally miss out on the wedding experience!

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Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride walking down aisle at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
father of bride handing her off to the groom at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
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bride and groom getting married at stonewall farms in the pine trees
exchanging rings at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
exchanging vows in the woods at stonewall farms wedding venue
family prayer during Cody & Elly's wedding
first kiss at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
signing marriage license at stonewall farms
Reception venue at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
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Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms' barn

The hanicap-accessible barn at Stonewall Farms was absolutely PERFECT for their wedding dance!

Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms' barn interior
first dance at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom first dance at barn wedding
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dance at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
dance at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
dance at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding
bride and groom portrait by the lake at Willmar, MN Stonewall Farms Wedding

Awesome Vendors
Venue: Stonewall Farms in Willmar, MN
Cake Artist: Mother of Groom
Officiant: Jana Sawchuk
Wedding Dress: Your Day by Nichole
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Photographer: Amber Langerud Photography

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