August 19, 2017 was a beautiful sunny day in Harding, Minnesota when 340 of Brittney and Sam’s family and friends gathered at Holy Cross Church to celebrate the couples love. The same church where Brittney was baptized, where she celebrated her first communion, and will now forever remember as the place where she vowed to love Sam for the rest of their lives. Delicate white flowers were perfectly tucked into long, flowing tulle and ribbon that hung gently from the entrance of the wooden church pews, while large vases filled with fresh hydrangeas placed at the alter completed the elegant look. Brittney looked absolutely breathtaking in her stunning Atelier Pronovias crepe mermaid wedding dress, beautifully detailed with a delicate sheer illusion tulle bodice with elegant rebrode lace appliques. She carried with her a gorgeous floral bouquet of deep eggplant purples, blush pinks, classic white roses, and complimented it with a special rosary attached to small photographs of Brittney’s grandparents. Looking incredibly handsome in his stylish grey suit, Sam wholeheartedly promised to dedicate his life and his love to the woman of his dreams forever.
Following the ceremony, the celebration continued with a classy intimate horse and buggy ride for the newlyweds before their pontoon celebration ride to the reception with their wedding party. Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota, provided a majestic view of Gull Lake as Brittney and Sam’s family and friends joyfully arrived to the reception. Vintage white lanterns and an eclectic arrangement of votive candles in gold glass holders throughout the room created a soft romantic ambiance. The head table boasted stunning antique gold candelabras complimented with gold vases for the gorgeous bridal bouquets. Following cocktail hour came the lively grand entrance introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Zevnik. Brittney and Sam’s love and dedication to their family and friends was evident throughout the evening, from the adoring smiles that surrounded them to the heartfelt speeches that were shared in honor of them.
The sweet newlyweds and their guests danced the night away, creating countless unforgettable memories as the DJ kept the party going. One song will always hold an extra special place in Brittney and Sam’s heart. For the rest of their lives, every time they hear the loving lyrics of “Never Stop”, by Saftey Suit, Brittney and Sam will always remember the unforgettable and intimate moment they danced together for the first time as husband and wife. “We both agree that it was the best day ever. Everything ran so smoothly and it all turned out better than we could have ever imagined.”
The love story of Brittney and Sam has been nothing short of a precious one. From first meeting one another in their finance class at the University of Saint Thomas, after months of making alluring eye contact from across the room, to the heartwarming proposal with a breathtaking view overlooking family land in Wisconsin. Sam remembers, “The night I told her I loved her for the first time, I knew that was who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.” The journey that Brittney and Sam have embarked on together has unveiled itself as an inspiring love story already, yet it has only just begun as they turn the page into a new chapter as Mr. and Mrs. Zevnik.
Written by: Heather Stevermer // Central Minnesota Brides
Published: 2018 Spring/Summer // Central Minnesota Brides
Brittney is the daughter of Denise Stange and Tim Schubert of Brainerd, Minnesota. She is the Program Director for the Just for Kix dance program in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area. Sam is the son of Carla Sefuzer-Zevnik and Dennis Zevnik of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is employed as the Production Planner for Granite Tops.
Accommodations // Cragun’s Resort
Catering // Cragun’s Resort
Decor + Rental // Bloom Designs
Florist // Bloom Designs
Photography // Tim Larsen Photography
Reception Venue // Cragun’s Resort
Wedding Jewelry // J. F. Kruse Jewelers