Anna & Charlie

Aug. 29, 2009 at Fair Hills Resort in Detroit Lakes

Growing up, Charlie Schupp and Anna Bogestad both spent their summers in the Detroit Lakes area, so it was only a matter of time until they crossed paths. As it turns out, they met on the lake. Charlie, a talented wakeboarder, approached Anna (whose family had recently purchased a wakeboarding boat) and asked if he could get a “pull” (tow). (He might have had an ulterior motive, as Anna is from a family of four beautiful women.) Three years later, the lakes provided the perfect location for his proposal—at the same restaurant and table where they had their first date. Since the area is dear to their hearts and a part of their histories, it was the natural choice for their celebration. They planned to have a large gathering of 400 guests, so Charlie’s parents’ own Fair Hills Resort on Pelican Lake was the natural choice for a venue. With special meaning for Charlie, and a “home” to welcome all their guests, the resort was an ideal backdrop for the celebration—inspired by their love of the lakes, summer in Minnesota, trees, and the color green.

Wedding gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s bracelet: Haute Bride, San Francisco | Groom’s apparel: Savvi Formalwear | Florist: Richfield Flowers and Events | Caterer: Fair Hills Resort | Cake: Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Fargo | Stationer: Amy Zaroff Events + Design | Tent and linens: Après Party and Tent Rental

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