I was so thrilled and excited to photograph Kjersten and Vince’s wedding for so many reasons! I actually took piano lessons with Kjersten way back in elementary school, and then went to high school with both her and Vince. I unfortunately had fallen out of touch, but was delighted when they asked me to photograph their wedding! Their wedding took place in my hometown of St. Cloud, Minnesota and everything was so beautiful and perfect! Not just the dress and flowers (which were gorgeous), but the emotions and many shared special moments throughout the day, as well. It was also neat because both Kjersten and Vince have a twin; Kjersten has a twin brother, David and Vince has an identical twin, Lance. I’ll admit I had to ask who was who at the start of the day, but after Vince put his contacts in and changed into his tux, I avoided further embarrassment. 🙂
Kjersten is a very talented gymnast and coaches gymnastics at our old high school in St. Cloud. It was so neat that a large number of her gymnasts and her own coach from high school were present at the reception (it also made the dance and bouquet toss very exciting!). It speaks volumes to Kjersten’s commitment and connection with them that she invited the team to share one of the biggest days of her life.
Last (but not least), I had the privilege of having Chris Emeott of Chris Emeott Photography shooting with me for the day. Thanks Chris–you are a great friend and photographer. 🙂
The ceremony took place at the Newman Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
As it turns out, those beautiful buttons were also very tricky buttons.
The ceremony might have been my favorite part of the day–it was so apparent how close both of these families are! There were many sweet, emotional moments that were a joy to capture.
During the homily, the priest put Vince’s engineering skills to the test by having him construct a Lincoln Log building.
The look on Kjersten’s face says it all. One of my favorite images from the day.
Lance struggling to retrieve the rings from his pocket.
A great moment captured by Chris:
True Minnesotans! They were totally up for outdoor portraits (we were quick, though!).
The reception took place at Sexton Commons on the campus of St. John’s University–it was a beautiful room complete with a roaring fireplace.
All the toasts were both touching and hilarious! I will refrain from summarizing the best man’s speech, but the look on Kjersten’s face in the second image says it all.
Gymnasts in action!
Thank you again, Kjersten and Vince. Congratulations!