MEMORABLE MOMENT: Lagges, Kratzke weddingEmily Lagges and Adam Kratzke, both of Otsego, Minn., were married July 19 on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth.
Emily Lagges and Adam Kratzke, both of Otsego, Minn., were married July 19 on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth.
Her parents are Jim and Gail Lagges of Chisholm. His parents are Scott and Mary Kratzke of Big Lake, Minn.
The bride chose her sister, Stacy Lagges, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Andrea Flattegraf and Andrea Boyle.
The groom chose his brother, Danniel Kratzke, as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Kratzke and Brandon Boyle.
The bride, a 2000 graduate of Chisholm High School, graduated from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She is a graphic designer for Geoffery Carlson Gage Co. in Excelsior, Minn.
The groom, a 2000 graduate of Maple Grove (Minn.) High School, attended St. Cloud State University. He works for Paustis Wine Company in Plymouth, Minn.
Saved from a storm
We planned an outside wedding without a back-up plan and it was storming with gale-force winds on our wedding day. Everyone was waiting at the hotel in Canal Park. While we waited for the storm to quit, the high winds and heavy rain seemed to worsen. It was so stressful and we didn’t know what to do.
A wedding had taken place earlier in a tent outside of Canal Park Lodge. Our limo driver and disc jockey took charge at the hotel and contacted that couple. They let us use their rented tent for our ceremony and while the wedding party rode in the limo (to settle nerves), our guests chipped in with moving, wiping the chairs off and setting them up inside the tent. They also set up the decorations and created a makeshift alter, all while getting rained on. We returned to find our guests being ushered into the tent by people with umbrellas. My mother and I began to cry and watched while some of our guests made everything work. We were so grateful for their kindness and will always remember it.
While I walked down the aisle with both of my parents, it was hard not to cry. I hugged my parents and looked at my husband-to-be, while strong gusts of winds and rain hit the tent. Our ceremony started by us wiping each others’ tears away and ended with me raising my bouquet of flowers in the air, yelling, “YAHOO!,” and proudly walking down the aisle with my husband.