Dylan + Sadie :: MARRIED!
When I arrived in the quiet woods at Dylan and Sadie's wedding venue I couldn't help but find myself breathing easier. Not only was the atmosphere easy and light, but Dylan and Sadie were already in relax mode having spent several days enjoying the spacious cabin with friends at the Pine Peaks Resort Event Center while anticipating and preparing the details of their gorgeous rustic, modern glam wedding day.
Dylan and Sadie met through a friend of a friend and hit it off immediately. Together, they worked at a restaurant in Bemidji. However, Sadie moved for college but they dated long distance for two years, traveling on weekends to visit each other. Once she finished school and moved back, they bought a home together. Shortly after, on an outdoor adventure in Grand Marais, Dylan proposed to Sadie on top of a cascading waterfall. They describe their relationship as loving, playful, exciting and best of friends.... all of which I saw clearly between them on their wedding day. (And, as mentioned in one of their reception speeches, I absolutely agree that they truly are a perfect match!)
Last time I saw them we'd photographed their winter engagement session. Wedding day, however, was exceptionally bright and warm with gusts of wind. But that didn't stop the celebration! Dylan and Sadie had the SWEETEST first look session in the field behind the cabin. (I love Dylan's face as Sadie taps him on the shoulder before turning around.) And the bridal part rocked through ALL the photos. (Perhaps with the help of a few drinks by the amazing mixologist in the kitchen.) I couldn't have asked for a more fun group to spend a wedding day with. Thank you ALL for being amazing!
Dylan and Sadie, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for the huge honor of photographing your love, but moreover, for the opportunity to get to know you. Your love is inspiring. I wish you the VERY best as you journey on together.
Second Photographer: Jill Hanson, True Story Photography
Wedding Venue: Pine Peaks Event Resort and Event Center
Officiant: Charlene Olson
Bride's + Bridesmaid Dresses: Jackie J's Bridal Shop - Alexandria, MN
Groom's + Groom's Men Formalwear: Michael Kors
Rings: Ken Kay Thompson
Florals: Bloom Designs
Cake + Baked Goods: Camille Merchman and Cabin Coffee House Catering
DJ: Dynamite Reflections Entertainment LLC