At the end of May, I received an inquiry for July 6, 2018, just a little over a month before the wedding. After speaking with Nikki + Matt, they explained Matt is a brave member of our country’s Marines, and there was a possibility he could be at training over the weekend of their original wedding date, with no guarantees if he would be able to get the time off. So here they were planning a Minnesota wedding four months sooner, from Virginia. After our phone call, I felt like I had known these two forever, and I knew their wedding was going to be nothing short of amazing. And oh boy, was I right. You could feel the love throughout the entire day at Legacy Hill Farm. There were four branches of the military present: Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Army. It was truly an honor to capture Nikki + Matt’s wedding.
If I had to describe my perfect couple in two words, it would be Toni + Jake. When they first inquired with me for their March 17th wedding (in Two Harbors), I wasn’t sure they would actually hire me, because I was running a 10K race the morning of their wedding (in St. Cloud). I told them about my race, and totally understood if they wanted to have a photographer that would be more accessible the morning of their wedding; their response was, “Get there when you get there.” What? Did I read that right?
So flash forward to March 17th, I had an early start to get to the race, ran for a little over an hour, then my sweet, sweet husband drove me from St. Cloud to Two Harbors to shoot Toni + Jake’s wedding, which was the best wedding ever, in case you were wondering. Everything took place at the beautiful Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior. The ceremony was set up facing the lake, and the reception was in a quaint room, filled with Toni + Jake’s closest friends and family. I left that night so, unbelievably, humbled by this couple that trusted me completely with their day.