Little Log House Village Hall Wedding Reception
Last Friday we shared many of our favorite wedding photos from April and Darrick’s August 1st wedding day. Well, today we’ve got the “rest of the story”. So here are many of the highlights from their Little Log House Village Hall wedding reception!
The Four Corners Saloon
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, August 1st was an important date in April and Darrick’s lives. It marked their 10th anniversary together as a couple as well as it would have been grandpa Frank’s 88th birthday (Joannie’s dad).
So just moments after these two were announced as husband and wife, everyone walked the short distance over to the old Four Corners Saloon for the social hour. That location was selected in Frank’s memory. Grandpa Frank loved old western movies, and he enjoyed more than one saloon over the years as well. 😉
The Four Corners Saloon was built in the 1920s by a man named Doc Freirmuth. At the time it was located about 3 miles from where The Village is located now. Back then it was called the 4-Corner Bar.
Little Log House Village Hall Reception
All week long, rain had been in the forecast that Saturday, but the weatherman kept backing up the time of arrival (thankfully, he got that part right). Well, just about when their social hour was ending, the rain was finally on its way – we could actually see it coming in the distance over the farm fields. It was time to get inside!
From the Four Corners Saloon to the Little Log House Village Hall wasn’t more than about 300 yards, but the rain was closing fast. Many of their wedding guests had made the walk early enough to beat the rain. One of them even gave April a ride over in their Suburban. But there was a bunch of us who got kind of wet making the quick walk to the Village Hall. Oh well, no biggie deal.
It rained pretty hard during dinner, so the timing for that was good. When dinner was finished, thankfully, so was the rain. So once the dance was underway, we snuck outside with the wedding party for some quick wedding pics just as the sun was setting.
The light was beautiful and so was the location – the Federal Dam Depot!
Wedding Party Photos at the Federal Dam Depot
Originally located in Federal Dam, Minnesota, the Federal Dam Depot was built in 1908 by the Sioux Line Railroad. The depot, not a very small building, was then moved to an Indian Reservation. Years later, it was moved to Boy River, Minnesota where it was supposed to be turned into a restaurant. Those plans never materialized, so in 1998 it was moved one more time to Pioneer Village.
The Federal Dam Depot makes for a really cool backdrop, and the railcar crane adds to the location very nicely too.
The boys were ready to return to the wedding reception. So I cut them loose to go do what boys like to do, drinking milk and eating cookies, but the ladies were not done yet. They were hanging out with Joannie on a nearby Northern Pacific caboose!
It was getting kind of dark out, so it was time to head back to the Little Log House Village Hall reception. About 100 feet from the caboose, we made one more quick stop back at the vintage gas station. April and the girls looked pretty darn good with the sheriff’s car!
There’s Still More To Come!
We hope that you’ve enjoyed all of the great wedding photos from April and Darrick’s wonderful Little Log House Village Hall wedding reception. We have another cute highlight music video at the link below with many more images from their celebration.
But there’s still one more trick up our sleeves!
We were able to create another of our amazing one-of-kind light painted wedding photographs for April and Darrick. That’s still in the post-production process, but as soon as we can share it, we will! In the meantime, thank you for reading our post and have a great one! – M&J