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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 […]

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Abi and Trevor’s Proposal Story

January 24th, 2015|

In Abi’s words….Trevor and I met his senior year of high school in band. Only a few short months after we met we knew that there was something special between us. We have been together for over four years now and are both currently attending Gustavus Adolphus College. Over Christmas break 2013, on December 28th, Trevor […]

"Can I tell you something?" I said to him. "We just got engaged."

September 24th, 2014|

There’s just something kind of magical about Matt and Melissa. I remember talking to Keith on the phone after they had been out to visit the barn while I was at work. Keith was so excited to tell me how much I was going to like meeting this couple. I don’t recall the exact words, […]

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A thirteen hour first date along the north shore

August 22nd, 2014|

On their first visit to Coop’s we found out that Tony and Julie share a love for hunting.  As you read Julie’s story below, you will see that they share a love for many things outdoors, including fishing and hiking.  It’s most fitting that they are getting married here, surrounded by fields and sweeping views […]

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Riddles and Twister and Peach Rings, Oh My!

June 11th, 2014|

This story is about how Derek proposed to Lyssa after taking her on a fun and surprising excursion.  This involved notes and trivia, the movie Twister, a Tremendous Twelve meal from Perkins, some Peach Rings (the candy), and all the colors of the rainbow,  And if you think that sounds a little weird, it’s okay, because at the […]

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A New Years Eve Proposal at Silver Lake

April 25th, 2014|

Kevin and Marissa’s story is ten years in the making.  Read about a proposal at Silver Lake on New Years Eve and about their plans for a casual, simple-elegance, rustic, vintage theme (think flea market finds) as they’ll gather with friends and family on their wedding day.

How They Met –   Kevin and I met […]

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Kristi and Evan choose fresh air and open fields

April 25th, 2014|

Our first year in business has already exceeded our expectations and it’s meeting couples like Kristi and Evan who have made it so rewarding.  Just knowing that they selected Coop’s Event Barn to share their personal vows and become husband and wife is special to Keith and I.  Read on as Kristi shares details of […]

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Building a Gingerbread House Leads to Building a Life Together

March 15th, 2014|

It’s time to share another blogpost about one of the couples getting married at Coop’s Event Barn this summer.  Paul and Kristi tag teamed their questions and I think it’s likely symbolic of the way they do things together. Since I haven’t met them yet in person, I was very excited to get their questionnaire […]

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College Study Buddies Plan a ‘Celebration with a Purpose’

March 5th, 2014|

What happens when a self-described over dramatic, “Auburn Aussie” who loves to dance meets a reserved logical thinker with a passion for being outside playing sports?  I sent out a list of questions to the couples who are getting married at Coop’s Event Barn this summer and Chelsea Davis responded almost immediately.  What follows is […]

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In My Mind, I’m Going to Summer!

February 23rd, 2014|

There is a stark contrast between what is happening in my mind and what is actually happening outdoors at Coop’s Event Barn.  We, like the rest of much of southern Minnesota got buried in hard packed snow, the result of blizzard like conditions that brought 8-10 inches of snow in less than 24 hours.  This was […]

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