I was REALLY excited about Matt & Lindsey’s wedding last week! I knew after photographing their engagement session in Grand Forks last Fall that we were going to have a lot of fun together. : )
We started the day at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church of Wild Rice, just south of Fargo. The gorgeous old church was the same location that Lindsey’s parents, grandparents AND great grand parents had all gotten married. How cool is that?!!
What a sweet first look.
Lindsey also wanted to do a first look with her dad. Lots of happy tears and laughter!
We started out with a few portraits around the church grounds, but be sure to stick around to the end of this post for more gorgeous portraits after the ceremony. I won’t give away the surprise but it’s worth scrolling down for!
Seriously, can you two get any cuter?!! The joy just radiates.
Lindsey looked gorgeous in this dress by Your Day by Nicole.
Then the wedding party joined us.
Groomsmen looking classically dapper in bow ties and black tuxes.
Champagne colors for the bridesmaids!
You may recognize one of these gals from her wedding two years ago. I love working with people again – I even got to meet her little girl, what a fun thing to watch families grow!
The perfect amount of wind for dramatic veil photos!
After family photos I focused on the details like the rings and flowers. As I was putting this blog post together my sister happened to see the next three images laid out together and gasped, “It looks like a magazine spread!” : )
On the back side of the brochures were fun polka-dots so I had to get some ring shots with them too!
Since it was a catholic ceremony it was an early afternoon, “Go Time!”
Lindsey walked down the same aisle as three previous generations to the sound of the 100+ year old organ. What a special special moment!
Congratulations to the newest Mr. & Mrs. in town!
We headed over to a park for a few photos. We were a bit nervous about rain but it held off for us and made for gorgeous North Dakota prairie skies!
One of the groomsmen found the couple a 4 leaf clover for good luck!
Gahh I just love all of these!!
Because we were a bit concerned about the rain we had a secret location lined up for a few more portraits! A local greenhouse!!!!
Get ready for an overload of GORGEOUS!!
Is it weird that I kind of love the lady shopping like nothing is happening? LOL!
I can’t pick a favorite, you guys are amazing!
Thank you guys for being up for out of the box ideas of mine!
Then as the wedding party went on a party bus I headed over to the Ramada Plaza to get some reception detail photos.
A kiss by the piano, laughter, toasts … it was a good reception!
And an beautiful first dance.
Thank you for inviting me to be part of your special day!! It was a joy! I hope you enjoyed seeing these teasers, some of my personal favorites. I’ll be sending you the link to download all the photos sometime next week. : )
::::: VENDORS :::::
Wedding Dress: Your Day by Nicole – Fargo
Wedding Hair & Makeup: Olivieri’s – Fargo
Wedding Venue and Catering: Ramada Plaza – Fargo
Wedding Flowers: Prairie Petals – Fargo
DJ: Mixed Vibes – Fargo
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse – Fargo
Cake: Fantasies in Frosting – Fargo
Wedding Photographer: Me! Kris Kandel
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