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May 25, 2021

Brooke + Tom / Alexandria MN Wedding

Brooke and Tom are married! This was such a sweet, FUN wedding! I met Brooke and Tom last fall for their engagement session, and it was abundantly clear immediately how much love these two share. They are so sweet and laugh so easily together; they made my job so easy.

Saturday was abnormally hot for May in Minnesota; in the upper 80s! Brooke and Tom and their wedding party got ready at the super cute Adler Ranch. We also did the First Look here, and oh my, did I have tears! First looks are always beautiful and emotional, but Tom seeing Brooke for the first time was pure love and adoration.

We then moved to the {blessedly air conditioned} Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Osakis, MN for a beautiful ceremony! Again, tears all around! Following the ceremony, we finished up family and wedding party photos back at Adler Ranch before the wedding party finally got to let loose! And wow, these guys were a PARTY! They were SO much fun and brought laughs to the entire day.

The amount of love and joy on this day was so infectious. You could plainly see how deeply their friends and families love these two, and how much these two love one another.

One of my favorite parts of wedding days is the expression of the bride’s friends and family when they see her in her dress for the first time. I always catch several in a quiet moment of awe; like it’s suddenly become real that their friend is getting married and is absolutely stunning. It’s nothing that can be posed or replicated; simply pure joy!

Pendant tributes to grandparents are so beautiful; what a special way to honor those who could not be with you on your wedding day.

Love the shotgun shell details of these boutonnières!

This First Look got me. Oh my, Tom’s expression seeing his gorgeous bride for the first time was pure love. Get you someone who looks at you like THIS!

The joy of walking down the aisle after saying I Do!

This wedding party had me laughing all day! They were a SO much fun to be around! What a blessing to have friends like this.

Seriously, the emotions of this day…I LOVE it! I love photographing weddings where tears, smiles, and laughter are abundant all day. This one had it all. This sweet bridesmaid couldn’t hold it together multiple times throughout the day and I am so here for it.

Brooke and Tom, THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your day. I cannot adequately put into words how much overflowing love and joy I felt from every single person at that wedding, but I hope I was able to capture it in photos! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Olson!

Venue – Adler Ranch
Hair/make up – Art and Soul Hair Design
Dress – The Wedding Shoppe Inc
Ceremony – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Florist – Creations
Cake – The Grateful Table
DJ – Belseth Productions

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