Where to begin? Katie and I have been close friends since junior high school – we played violin together in orchestra starting in 7th grade and the rest is history! We were partners in crime in high school – we had many classes together, carpooled, watched Jeopardy! after school while doing homework… together we survived both AP Chemistry and Physics! Katie went on to become a chemical engineer and met Nate in college at the University of Minnesota. I first met Nate at my own wedding four years ago and he won me over from the start – I am SO happy for these two!! They complement each other perfectly and I can never stop laughing when I’m around them. Even on their wedding day, they were relaxed, down to earth, and full of joy and laughter all day long. They are also both huge dog lovers – theirs pups Biscuit and Franklin played a big role in their summer engagement session.
It was such an honor to photograph their big day – it couldn’t have been more perfect for them and their amazing family and friends. On to the images!
Katie’s dad seeing her for the first time:
Their ceremony was at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Katie and Nate’s first look:
Not only are they a stunning couple, but they are some of the most intelligent people I know!
Katie’s adorable nephews were the ring bearers – Sam was pretty pumped because he got a penny from his aunt!
Their reception was at the Crown Room in Rogers.
Katie and Nate made apple butter for every guest for favors! And each table had a delicious cake on it (I love cake).
The toasts were all very touching and absolutely hilarious. Both sides of the family have pretty wicked senses of humor.
There was even a sing-along!
Congratulations from the bottom of my heart to Katie and Nate! I am so, SO happy for you two!