Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss

10/08/2016

Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
October 8, 2016
©Unique Touch Photography

Lake Kabetogama, part of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota, was the dream setting for our wedding. My family has had a cabin there for more than 30 years, and during six years of dating, Mike also fell in love with the area.

Our wedding morning was a brisk 34 degrees with light snow falling. It gradually warmed up to the mid-40s, and it rained on and off all day until about 30 minutes before the ceremony.

The first look photograph was something I had imagined for months, but due to the rain, the photographer was concerned that the rocks would be too slippery to walk on. I still wanted to go for it. I came close to slipping into the lake, but that will be a hilarious memory that began our wedding day.

The ceremony was held at Woodenfrog State Forest Campground, which provided beautiful fall colors and picturesque lake views. About 80 of our closest friends and family made the trip north to celebrate. It was important to us that the wedding party was comprised of family from both sides. Our two Pomeranians, Tucker and Mika, were the honorary flower girl and ring bearer.

The reception was held at the Kabetogama Town Hall, where our craft beer theme really took off. Growlers filled with flowers were centerpieces, while pint glasses filled with bottle caps and tea light candles provided additional table decorations that were finished off with dried hops and wheat scattered around. An amazing fall menu, including chicken wild rice soup, roast beef and gravy, and roasted root vegetables were a warm welcome after a cool day outside.

We had various cupcakes, as well as a small cake with hops cascading off the side. A full snack bar, including popcorn, pretzels, candy, and a bar mix, along with a s’mores bar and a bonfire were provided. Guests had an abundance of beer to choose from, right out of the cooler like a northern Minnesota campout. It was a wonderful day that we’ll always remember!

Businesses:
DESSERT Pick Me Cupcakes
BEAUTY VIP Salon
BRIDAL GOWN/BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES/TUXEDOES Mestad’s Bridal & Formal Wear
CATERER Oh 4 Sweet
FLORIST Gearhart’s Floral & Gifts

  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss
  • Real Wedding - Erin (Bestrom) & Michael Buss

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