Last winter is when I met Kathy and Kevin for the first time. Right away, I could tell they were the perfect couple for me to work with and I was so excited when they chose me to photograph their special day!
It was late morning when the hustle and bustle of the day began in St. Michael's Church. I could hear laughter filling the church basement as I arrived and I could see everyone's excitement in their body language while they prepared for the ceremony to come.
I really enjoyed chatting with members of both families, as well as, friends of Kathy and Kevin's throughout the day and the photos seemed like they were taking themselves! As the start of the ceremony neared...the church got quiet as everyone took their places.
One of my favorite things about photographing Catholic wedding ceremonies is that I love the art and symbolism used. St. Micheal's is a beautiful historic church and every time I photograph inside...it feels different somehow.
As Kathy and Kevin's ceremony went on, emotions ranged from tears to laughter as the couple exchanged vows, kissed, and took their literal "first steps" as husband and wife back down the isle and out the church.
The celebration continued at the Alerus Center where family and friends met to share heart-felt speeches, drinks, great food, cake, and dancing to help the newlyweds ring in their first evening as husband and wife. By the end of the evening I realized 2 things: I ate WAY too much gourmet popcorn! More importantly, I realized how blessed I was to be a part of such a meaningful day in the lives of such great people!
Venues: St.Michael's Church 520 N. 6th St., Grand Forks, ND 58203 701-772-2624
Alerus Center 1200 42nd Street South Grand Forks, ND 58201 701.792.1200
Florist: All Seasons Garden Center 5101 S. Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201 701-746-7777
DJ: Backspin Productions 1815 Demers Ave., Grand Forks,ND 58208 701-757-4300
Dress: Affairs By Brittany 224 N. 4th St., Grand Forks, ND 58201 701-772-3022
Designer: Maggie Sottero