Zeke was finally asleep so I sat down to get some “work” done and try and enter back into the “real world” and try and feel like an adult again! :) I pulled open Alex and Chris’ photos from just before I had Ezekiel (there wedding was exactly a week before I had him….who knew you could shoot TWO weddings the week before delivering a baby)?!! :) I started scrolling through the photos and I couldn’t help but just tear up over and over and over and over again, as I was reliving the moments of their wedding. Call me emotional……(hey, I just had a baby! :) But, for real, Alex and Chris RADIATE JOY! :) As I kept editing through their photos I recalled moments of anxious joy as they saw one another for the first time, moments of happy tears as the speeches told stories of answered prayer that brought Alex and Chris together, and moments of straight up giddyness as they walked back up the isle as husband and wife (and then proceeded to happily sob and hug one another like I’ve never seen before! :) Their day was emotional and it was perfect!
Alex had visions of feminine meets rustic meets authentic for their wedding decor! Both her and Chris truly wanted to bring in their favorite elements (like their favorite ice cream and cup cakes) and they REALLY wanted to have an outdoor reception to bask in the amazing June weather in the mid-west! :) From the fabulous pink color palette and soft flowers to the creative dessert table and classy chandeliers to the rustic reception Environmental Center location with the lake and canoes as the backdrop; everything came together like clock-work! :) The day started with joyful anticipation of the ceremony and ended with the party of a lifetime with friends and family dancing the night away around Chris and Alex under the June stars! Heartfelt hugs and happy smiles were shared with the new couple all night, which kinda made it hard to leave the event because LITERALLY everyone was THRILLED to see them make their promises to one another!
I’ve truly never beed to a wedding like this before. Genuine joy filled every space that Alex and Chris entered……what a way to start a marriage, eh?! :)
Ceremony location: Deano United Methodist Church, Delano MN
Reception location: Voyageur Environmental Center, Mound MN
Bridal Accessories: from deceased Uncle/Godfather
Coordinator: Kathy from Festivites
Cupcakes: Shish Restaurant
Ice Cream: Grand Ole Creamery, St Paul MN