Laura had dreamed the typical wedding dreams of a little girl; big poofy ball gown, lot of sparkly decorations, big chandeliers, and a big wedding party with lots of friends beside her. Her grown up plans were a simplified version of these dreams, but they were still dreamy. Her dress wasn’t poofy, her decorations were simple and lovely, and the wedding party was made up of close friends, but there were chandeliers! Laura and Kyle chose the Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell, Minnesota for their ceremony and reception location. The gorgeous venue, the affordable price, the friendly staff, and the great referrals made Kyle and Laura fall in love with Blackberry as their wedding location.
Laura’s gown, that she found at Carrie Johnson Bridal, was classy and sparkly and had just the right amount of bling. Prepared for their first looks, Laura walked up to Kyle and gently tapped his shoulder. When Kyle turned around, she had a big smile on her face and sweet tears rolling off her cheeks. Laura was so happy to be marrying the man she’d had a crush on since her freshman year of high school. Kyle felt similar feelings of excitement and thought his bride looked absolutely gorgeous.
Nearly 210 gusts joined Kyle and Laura for an indoor dinner reception at tables set with centerpieces of roses, baby’s breath, and hydrangeas. Mason jars and wooden slabs added to the rustic and woodsy decor while guests found their seats with place cards under a sign that said, “This ain’t no shot gun wedding. Y’all have proper seats!” The place cards were held by shot gun shells. Laura and Kyle danced to Hell Yes I Do by Gary Ray for their first dance, while their wedding celebration lasted well into the evening hours of their forever special day.
Laura is the daughter of Tom Tadlock and Beth Jarvi of Robbinsdale, Minnesota and is employed as a Registered Nurse. Kyle is the son of Kim and Dyann Barritt of Crystal, Minnesota. Kyle is employed as a Welder. The newly weds are planning a warm honeymoon vacation in January of 2018.
Written by: Amy Kortuem// Central Minnesota Brides
Published: 2018 Spring/Summer // Central Minnesota Brides
Bridal Gown // Carrie Johnson Bridal
Cake // Cold Spring Bakery
Catering // Blackberry Ridge Golf & Event Center
Ceremony + Reception Venue // Blackberry Ridge Golf & Event Center
Entertainment + Lighting // Impressions Mobile Music
Photography // Uppercase L Photography