I’m writing this is the wee hours of the morning so if I don’t sound the smartest, that would be why. :)
I’ve been a tad nervous to write this blog post…how do I say all that I want to say about this wedding?? There were so many emotions throughout this day and there’s a story behind it all. Just a little over a month ago Junior and Lindsey were married during an intimate ceremony in Lindsey’s dad’s home, surrounded by family and close friends. Lindsey’s dad became ill earlier this year and thinking that he would be able to make it to this past weekend’s festivities, they decided to continue with the wedding planning. However, on August 14th I received a phone call from Lindsey telling me that they were going to have the ceremony that night; her dad was not doing so well. So, with the help of their amazing families and friends they were able to put together a beautiful ceremony within just a few short hours and only two days later he passed away. I’m so thankful Paul and I were able to be there and document it for them – it was truly a wonderful and touching experience; something Paul and I will remember forever.
Although I’ve only been around Lindsey and Junior and their families a short amount of time, it has been amazing to see how unbelievably supportive Junior’s family has been throughout all of this. During the getting ready process, the ceremony, the speeches, everything, Junior’s family has treated her as their own – what an amazing family to marry into and I’m so incredibly happy that the two of them have each other.
This past weekend’s wedding was a celebration and a tribute – photos of Lindsey and Junior’s first wedding ceremony of both of her parents were on display for all to see, a song was played in memory of her dad, moments of silence were made during the ceremony, and words of encouragement were said during the speeches. It was truly an amazing day. They were blessed with wonderful people, sunshine, warm weather, and of course, each other.
Lindsey and Junior, I cannot thank you enough for inviting Paul and I to be a part of this amazing experience. We love you both and are so incredibly happy for the two of you. Cheers to countless years of happiness, laughter, hugs, and joy. :) xoxoxo
I thought I’d share some of my favorites from their first ceremony. :)
Junior and his mom – she is the sweetest.
Just resting with friends, waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Lindsey’s step-mom walked her down the aisle for both ceremonies. :)
Officially married!! :)
This was Doug’s first ceremony and he did amazing. So happy to have worked with him!
And now onto this past weekend’s celebration! The details were amazing!! Sorry in advance for so many photos – I could literally have taken a billion more.
Everything was absolutely beautiful.
“Enchanting” would be the word I’d use to describe the colors…right, friends??
Mom and Dad on her bouquet.
:) Love that Paul has been giving some lovely detail shots with the guys. :)
Absolutely loved this venue!! Brides, I vote this place. Just a heads up. :) Amazing job by Simply Loves Wedding & Design – those ladies are just wonderful! :)
I could not get over how beautiful everything was – love, love, LOVE.
Love his smile!!
Oh those colors, friends. I love me some Minnesota fall.
Welcome to their new house.
Kidding! This place is amazing though – so many old buildings that they’ve acquired – perfect backdrops!
Why yes, I’d love to swing on a wooden swing under a weeping willow on my wedding day.
What a wonderful group – loved meeting all of these people!!
They take the “serious face” to a whole other level. Well done.
Gorgeous ceremony location (minus all the mean buggies out there).
Married times two!! :)
And here it is again, packed.
Perhaps my favorite cake table.
It wasn’t until I was going through my photos that I realized they had chocolate mint cupcakes. And I didn’t even have one – so unfortunate.
I’m starving and these beautiful photos do not help (it’s 5:30 in the morning and I’ve been up all night – cut me some slack if I sound weird).
Looking through the album of Lindsey and Junior’s first ceremony…:(
Mariachi’s!!! Made. My. Day.
And then there was a tribute to Lindsey’s dad – “Forever Young.”
They were serenaded. :)
First dance. :)
Junior and his adorable mama (she offered to get me water in the middle of photos under the hot sun – love her).
Can you tell they’re doing the Macarena???
And then we chased the sun…:)
The Mariachi’s again!!
The venue even has Cottage View Drive-In!!! That just made the day even better!!
Congratulations Junior and Lindsey!! We’re going to miss seeing you all the time at all those random functions and celebrations! We are so happy for you and wish you only the best!! :) xoxoxo
(CREDITS COMING SOON!!)