Wedding Hair & Airbrush Makeup at Craguns on Gull Lake in Brainerd MN

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wedding-hair-and-makeup-in-crosslake-mnTHE BEGINNING:

WELL, IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE. ADAM AND LEAH KNEW OF EACH OTHER THROUGH MUTUAL FRIENDS AND ATTENDED A WEDDING (SEPARATELY) IN ROCHESTER ON MAY 11, 2012. THEY HIT IT OFF THAT NIGHT, AND THE REST IS HISTORY…THE GINGERS HAVE BEEN INSEPARABLE EVER SINCE!

COINCIDENTALLY (BECAUSE THEY BOTH LOVE WE FEST), THE TWO ORIGINALLY MET VERY BRIEFLY AT WE FEST SEVERAL YEARS BACK. HOWEVER, BOTH MAY HAVE HAD A FEW TOO MANY ADULT BEVERAGES AT THE TIME SO THIS MEMORY IS A BLUR (AND LEAH WAS TAKEN AT THE TIME ANYWAY).

ADAM LIVED IN FARGO FOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP, SO THE WEEKENDS CONSISTED OF 3-HOUR NOTHING-TO-LOOK-AT-BUT-FIELDS-ALONG-94 COMMUTES TO AND FROM ND/MN. WE’RE TALKING AT LEAST 100 ROUND TRIPS FOR ABOUT 45,000 MILES! NEEDLESS TO SAY…IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE. ADAM EVENTUALLY JOINED LEAH IN MAPLE GROVE RECENTLY.

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THE PROPOSAL:

ADAM AND LEAH HAVE GONE TO MEXICO TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS (THEY LOVE MEXICO…THEY’VE EVEN THROWN OUT THE IDEA OF OPENING A SERIOUS COFFEE SHOP – WITH BOOZE – ON A BEACH AND SETTING UP CAMP FOR A FEW YEARS). IN 2015 THEY CHOSE TO CHECK OUT COZUMEL. THE FIRST NIGHT THERE, MARCH 14TH, AFTER A LONG DAY OF TRAVELING, SOAKING UP THE SUN AND DRINKING CERVEZA AND FRUITY CONCOCTIONS, EVERYONE SHOWERED UP AND HEADED DOWN TO THE BEACH TO WATCH THE SUNSET AND HAVE SOME DINNER/DRINKS. WHILE ADAM AND LEAH WERE WAITING FOR THEIR FRIENDS TO FILL THEIR MUGS AT THE BAR (WHICH NOT TO LEAH’S KNOWLEDGE, THEIR MUGS WERE ALREADY FILLED AND THIS WAS JUST PART OF THE “PLAN”), ADAM SUGGESTED THEY HEAD OUT TO THE PIER ON THE BEACH AND THE OTHERS WILL JUST CATCH UP IN A BIT. SO, THEY WALKED OUT TO THE PIER ALONE AND AS THEY GOT TO THE END, LEAH SUGGESTED THEY SIT DOWN. ADAM INTERRUPTED WITH A CLEVER “OH, LOOK AT THAT SWEET BOAT OUT THERE!” SO LEAH PROCEEDED TO GAZE OFF INTO THE SUNSET LOOKING FOR THIS MYSTERIOUS BOAT FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS, SAYING “WHAT BOAT?” ABOUT 3 TIMES WHILE ADAM WAS ON HIS KNEE BEHIND HER. SHE FINALLY TURNED AROUND AND THAT WAS THAT. AFTER MUCH THOUGHT AND CONSIDERATION, SHE SAID YES! (KIDDING, IT DID NOT TAKE ANY THOUGHT AT ALL.) SHE WAS, HOWEVER, SHOCKED FOR SEVERAL DAYS FOLLOWING, AS SHE DID NOT SEE THIS COMING ANYTIME SOON!

THEIR AWESOME FRIENDS (JAMIE, JESSE, TYLER, JANAYE) WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE ONLY ABOUT 7 MILLION PHOTOS OF THIS, THEN CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE WITH ADAM AND LEAH SHORTLY AFTER 🙂 THERE WAS NO BETTER WAY TO START THE VACATION!

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ABOUT US:

ADAM AND LEAH ARE A PRETTY FUN AND LAID BACK COUPLE (OR AT LEAST THEY LIKE TO THINK SO), AND THEY TRY NOT TO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? TOMORROW IS NEVER A GUARANTEE. SO THEY ARE LIKELY NEVER GOING TO GROW UP MUCH MORE THAN THEY ALREADY HAVE. A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE THINGS ARE… BEING UP NORTH IN FRONT OF A BONFIRE, ON THE LAKE OR PLAYING BAGS, GOING TO HOCKEY GAMES AND OTHER SPORTING EVENTS, CONCERTS AND OUTDOOR COUNTRY FESTIVALS, AND TRAVELING WHEN THEY CAN (TOGETHER THEY’VE BEEN TO MEXICO A FEW TIMES, VEGAS A COUPLE TIMES, PITTSBURGH, NAPA, AND VARIOUS OTHER “DRIVE-ABLE” DESTINATIONS IN MN AND ND FOR WEEKEND GETAWAYS). THEY LIKE TO HAVE A GOOD DRINK, AND THEY LIKE TO EAT. LET’S REPHRASE THAT…THEY LOVE TO EAT. AND DRINK. LIKE A LOT. (IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW THIS FACT!) TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS AND BARS IS OFTEN A GO-TO ACTIVITY WHEN ADAM AND LEAH HAVE SOME DOWNTIME. THEY ALSO LOVE A GOOD ADVENTURE AND THE OUTDOORS WHEN THEY HAVE TIME… SNOWMOBILING, CAMPING, ROLLERBLADING, BEACH VOLLEYBALL, HOCKEY, AND RUNNING (SORT OF) TO NAME A FEW!

ADAM RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY WITH A DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, AND IS CURRENTLY WORKING AS A FIELD ENGINEER FOR A CONSTRUCTION FIRM CALLED PCL. LEAH GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WITH A DEGREE IN MARKETING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, AND IS CURRENTLY WORKING IN AN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ROLE FOR A LARGE TARGET DISTRIBUTION CENTER.

ADAM’S FAVORITES: HIS GOLF CLUBS, PLAYING BAGS (HE HANDMADE A SWEET SET OF BOARDS HIMSELF), AND DRINKING L-I-T-E.

LEAH’S FAVORITES: HER LITTLE RED CORVETTE, WINING AND DINING WITH FRIENDS, TRAVELING, EATING FOOD, AND BEATING ADAM IN BAGS. (BIG EMPHASIS ON EATING FOOD!)

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We hope you enjoyed looking at these beautiful photos and also reading their love story…we don’t always get to hear how the brides met their husbands, or how the groom proposed…so this is pretty special:)