Simon Wedding

About the Couple

Both Alexa and Matthew grew up in Owatonna MN. They met in high school during freshman homecoming when they were in the same group. They continued hanging out in this group of friends and here they are, now married! Alexa says “Matthew knew it was love at first sight!” They had been dating for 9 years before getting engaged. Whenever Matthew was asked when they were going to get engaged, his response was always “one of these years!” Finally in January of 2019, came their engagement.

Alexa teaches 2nd grade in Owatonna and Matthew is an insurance adjuster for Northstar Mutual and owns a landscaping business.

They enjoy spending time at the lake on the pontoon, being outdoors, going for walks, and playing with their two pups, Oakley and Lulu. They also enjoy playing volleyball, spending time with family and friends and playing/watching Aces baseball.

Their future plans are to enjoy their new life as husband and wife, start a family, and continue making memories together.

Why did you choose The Mill?

“We chose The Mill because it was large enough to host our large

family and friends and the opportunities were endless. We loved the

rustic feel and the staff was so welcoming, accommodating and easy

to work with.”

Food

Family, Friends, and the wedding party were able to enjoy wonderful food from Lacey’s Catering.

Photography

Amber Holte Photography captured the couple’s special day.

Decor/Flowers

The decor and flowers were done by Zinnias and AO Designs.

Entertainment

Guests were able to enjoy the night with entertainment provided by Instant Request DJ Entertainment.

What was your favorite part of the day?

Bride: “Finally getting to walk down the aisle and call Matthew my

husband!”

Groom: “Getting to share our special day with a large number of

family and friends after being restricted for so long”

Congrats Alexa and Matthew on your special day. Thanks for letting The Mill be a part of the celebration!

**All photos used in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Lawrenson Wedding

About the Couple

On April 24th, 2021, The Mill was honored to host the wedding of Lynsey and Dewey Lawrenson. Lynsey grew up in Elysian MN and according to Dewey “I grew up everywhere.” They first met at the Caseys in Madison Lake. Dewey is in the food service industry and Lynsey is in banking. They enjoying playing horse shoes and yard games, going on walks, playing Pokemon go, movies, spending time with our families at the cabin or playing cards.

They dated for 7 years before getting engaged and engaged for 2 years before tying the knot. Dewey popped the question in the same spot they met and started dating. Their future plans are to continue to grow together as a couple and eventually expand our little family. After the wedding they will be taking a trip to Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Why they chose The Mill

“We chose the mill due to the amount of guests it held, the convenience of all the extras most venues don’t supply and the very helpful and friendly staff. “

Food

Food for the wedding reception was provided by Hyvee catering

Photography

Photos of the wedding were taken by Emily Dallmann photography

Decor/Flowers

Flowers and decor were all done by the bride’s amazing mother and ladies in the wedding party

Entertainment

Music and entertainment for the night were done by Silver Sound and Lights LLC

What was your favorite part of the day?

Bride: “my favorite part of our special day was walking out of our ceremony know that we are officially mr & mrs and the rest was a fun night with the ones we love.”


Groom: “my favorite part of our special day was seeing all our guests and feeling their love a support.”

Congrats Lynsey and Dewey on your special day. Thank you for choosing The Mill!

**All photos used in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Merritt Wedding

About the Couple

Alex and Haley said “I do” at The Mill on February 27th 2021. Alex grew up over by the Janesville area and attended school there until he transferred to New Richland in 9th grade and completed his his schooling thereHaley grew up as an Awesome Blossom in Blooming Prairie. They first met on Bumble and after 6 months of talking Haley finally agreed to a date with Alex. Their first date was a double date to Perkins. They had been together about 2 and 1/2 years before we got engaged! We bought our house in New Richland and have been there just a little over 2 years now.

Alex is an electrician and works for Coles Electric and Haley works as a life case manager in the life/disability department at Federated Insurance. Alex loves to be outside, hunting, fishing, being with the dogs and also playing video games with his friends. Haley loves to do crafts, be with family/friends and the pups. She also enjoys spending time at home.

Their future plans are to just enjoy themselves as a new married couple! They Hope to move out of town and be in the country eventually over time and start a family. For their honeymoon they are going to Florida to Disney and Clearwater. Alex has never been to either before.

Why did you Choose The Mill?

“It is absolutely beautiful and the space is great! The people that work here are fantastic and we couldn’t have been happier given our circumstances. Abbe and the rest of the crew we accommodating and wanting to make things work in the best way. 100% would recommend!”

Food

Unfortunately the wedding was unable to have a formal meal but all the food would have been provided by Infinity Catering

Photography

Photos of their special day were taken by AJ Photography

Decor/Flowers

The wedding decor was all done by themselves, with the florals being from Prairie Home in Blooming Prairie

Entertainment

Music was provided by Chris Moe for the night

Favorite Part of the Day?

Alex says: “when we actually got married”

Haley says: “our first look, we stood back to back and read letters that we wrote to each other, I didn’t even make it a sentence in and the water works were pouring out.

Congrats Alex and Haley on your special day. Thanks for letting The Mill be a part of the celebration!

**All photos used in this blog post were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

The Sprunk Wedding- #SprunkInLove

Katie and jeff both met in the woods of Northern MN while attending Bemidji State University. In August 2015, she borrowed a pencil from him in management class and they began talking after that. After many months of Katie trying to impress Jeff, they finally became official in April 2016. After multiple hints of Katie telling Jeff she was ready for a ring, he popped the question May 4th, 2019 at a Garth Brooks concert.

The bride grew up right here in Waseca MN. Her family was more than welcoming when they first met Jeff. He said he could tell she was from a small town right away, as every welcomed him with open arms and a Busch Latte.

The groom grew up about an hour north of here in Robbinsdale MN. The bride said he has a ‘big ol’ family’ which was a little intimidating at first, but they were all great, making her feel like a part of the family from the start.

Both the bride and groom enjoy traveling, touring breweries/wineries, and game nights with friends. Most importantly they love spending time with their puppy Killian.

Now that the wedding stress is over, the happy couple plan on having a ‘mini moon’ in Scottsdale AZ and then spend their 1 year anniversary on a honeymoon to Hawaii. In the meantime, they will spend their time enjoying being husband and wife and creating memories.

Why did they chose The Mill

They chose it for its wide open space, and the versatility that it provides.

Florals/Decorations

The Mill was decorated by Vanilla & Gold and the florals were from Zinnias. The Mill’s rustic charm provided the perfect background for the beautiful decor.

Catering

The food for their special day was catered in by Pride Prairie Farm and was absolutely delicous.

Photography

Their beautiful day was captured by Mckayla Rae Photography.

Entertainment

Guests and the wedding party was kept entertained all night by Instant Request, DJ David James.

What was their favorite part of the day?

Bride: “Jeff’s reaction to our first look-I will never forget it. Oh and thunderstruck”

Groom: “Seeing Katie for the first time & thunderstruck”

Both: “Having all our friends and family there with us on our special day. Words cannot express how thankful we are to have all of you in our lives and we are forever grateful for you”

Congrats to the beautiful couple. We wish you many happy years ahead of you!

**All photos used in this blog were taken by The Mill for their own personal use**

Tomford Wedding

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Ashley, the bride, grew up in Minnesota and her groom, Cody, grew up in Illinois/Iowa. The two have supportive and accepting families both with great senses of humor. The newlyweds met online while they were attending college across the river from one another. Ashley was in Winona and Cody in LaCrosse. Currently the two are still students, Cody for nursing while also working at a long-term care facility, and Ashley is going for her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. 

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The new happy couple like to spend their free time outdoors hiking, biking, walking the dogs, exploring new state parks, going to the beach, fishing, gardening, and really anything on the adventurous side. Cody actually proposed to Ashley on one of these adventures in a state park after dating for five and a half years. Honeymoon is to be determined but Cody says Europe. 🙂 The two plan to finish school, buy a home, start a family and to never stop new adventures together. 🙂 

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Catering

On their special day, they had Kendra Hoehn w/ Infinity Catering provide the food

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Photography

Andi Zimmerman captured the photos

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Decor/Flowers

Decorations were DIY decor and Flowers by Stephanie Van Roekel, at Basic Blooms Des Moines.

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Entertainment

Craig Simmons, Simo, kept everyone entertained. 

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Why They Chose The Mill

“Rustic atmosphere, large space, lots of decoration options, easy going and great ownership/team.”

The bride’s favorite part of the special day, “Walking down the aisle.” The groom’s favorite, “the first dance.”

Congrats to Ashley and Cody on their special day. We hope it was all you could dream of!

McDonald Wedding

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CJ grew up in Faribault/Waterville MN and Adam grew up in Mapleton/Mankato, MN. CJ has 3 siblings and Adam has 8 siblings. The newlyweds first met on a 4th of July camping trip. The two dated for just 3 months before getting engaged on October 19th 2019.

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CJ works at Innisfail One, a group home, and Adam works at Daikin. In their free time the two like to read and CJ likes to color and watch facebook videos while Adam enjoys gaming and fishing. Their plans for the future include starting a family and growing together. The happy couple plan to spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas once they can leave the country after COVID. 

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Catering

El Molino’s provided the food for their big day.

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Photography

Taylor Anne Photography helped capture the special moments.

Decor/Flowers

Flower arrangements were provided by Kekler Kreations. The decorations were done by their fabulous family and friends.

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Entertainment

Entertainment for the night was taken care of by Nick Schwartz. 

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Why They Chose The Mill

When asked why they chose the mill, “I wanted something rustic and I live close by so I decided to check it out and it matched perfectly with what I was looking for and at a great price.” 

The Bride’s favorite part of the big day, “slow dancing with my new husband and watching my son literally dance his pants off.” The Groom’s favorite part, “our first night together as husband and wife.” 

Congrats to CJ and Adam! The Mill wishes you the best and are glad we could be part of your special day.

The Brown Wedding

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Amy grew up in Waldorf, MN and Josh grew up in Peterson, MN. They love their families and say they are some of the greatest people. The couple first met at an FFA Livestock judging contest. They started talking their senior year of high school, and both planned on going to SDSU. They began dating a few weeks before their freshman year of college. Once the couple graduated college they moved to Rushford and got engaged just last summer. All in all, they dated for four years and were engaged for one year before officially tying the knot.

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Amy is now a program technician for Farm Service Agency and Josh is a tire repair specialist. The two like to spend their free time jeeping and hanging out with friends. The new couple plans to spend their honeymoon in Duluth, MN and to live happily ever after. 

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Catering

On their special day, Kendra Hoehn w/ Infinity Catering provided the food and Kendra Davis was the photographer.

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Entertainment

Music and entertainment was by Larry Johnson

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Decor/Flowers

Decorations/floral arrangements were provided by Tamie Collins and Memorable Moments by K.W.. 

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Why they chose The Mill

The newlyweds said they chose The Mill because, “you guys rock and this place is beautiful.” Their favorite part of the day was that everything went perfectly!

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