Malissa and Michael #happilyeverkasten

February 3rd, 2017|

Malissa and Michael planned much of their wedding from Kansas City and everything played out beautifully.  It was a fun and festive occasion which united their family and friends on an exquisite fall day.  You can see the love and care that went into the details which was captured by Amy Mae Photos. One special touch included a ceremony […]

Shelby and Shane – last, but certainly not least

January 19th, 2017|

Coop’s Event Barn 2016 wedding season ended on Saturday, October 29 and it was chilly- okay, it was cold! While Keith had met the bride and groom, Shelby and Shane, I had not met them until the day before their wedding.  By this time Keith and Shelby had become pretty consistent email-pals (like pen pals, […]

A June Bride

January 30th, 2016|


Anybody who lives in Minnesota knows that winter here can get a little bleak and a little too long!  That’s why when we received a ray of sunshine in the mail by way of a CD of photos taken at a sunny June wedding, we got really excited.    Trevor and Abby Stromme’s wedding was one […]

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Sixteen months after a very rainy summer visit

December 17th, 2015|

We used to keep our appointments in our outlook calendar which allows us to look back and be reminded of key events.  Keith placed an entry for Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. that says…Shauna Steenblock & fiancé.  That tells me that it was the ‘girl’ in this case (and that is pretty normal) who […]

Brett and Tessah get their sweet start with walks, movies, BINGO and bowling

July 24th, 2015|

Tessah tells how they met:

Brett and I didn’t know each other our freshman year at Bethel. We had a few classes together, but didn’t talk to each other or truly know who the other person was. I first noticed Brett in a freshman lecture hall when he had to stand up and pass a football […]

Keith and Britta – a camo couple!

July 18th, 2015|

According to Keith and Britta’s wedding website, the first ‘proposal’ came from Keith on their first meeting.  He interrupted Britta mid-sentence and said, “Will you marry me?!”  Britta is sure the ‘tongue in cheek’ proposal was because she professed her love for shootin’ guns and likes to wear camo.  See, it appears as though Keith had some criteria for the […]

Roses, Notes, Turns, and Steps….a Scavenger Hunt Proposal

May 22nd, 2015|

Emily and Tom are the first wedding of the 2015 season at Coop’s Event Barn.  As I write this, they and their wedding party are holding their rehearsal.  The weather is about as beautiful as you can ask for from a Minnesota spring day.  To say that the barn is decorated beautifully would be an […]

Faith, family, and did we mention ice fishing!

March 26th, 2015|

Meet Meghan and Tony  who are getting married on May 30, 2015 at Coop’s.  Meghan and Tony have an appreciation for nature and the outdoors as you can see by the way Amy Allen Photography captured their personalities in these photos – complete with appearances by Carson James, their adorable little boy. This couple works together in the family business and are […]

Meet Kelsey and Javan

February 14th, 2015|

Meet Kelsey and Javan.  Her favorite color is pink and she loves pickles.  He loves banana bread and his favorite color is green.  A quick Google search tells me people who love pink are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others. Green, I learned means you are caring and nurturing to others and good […]

Tony and Julie’s August 23, 2014 Wedding photos

February 4th, 2015|

It was a complete joy from beginning to end to be a part of Tony and Julie’s wedding planning and big day.  Julie and her mom, Karen had a vision and an eye for what they wanted and together, along with their family and friends, they made it all come true.  To say that they covered […]