A New Years Eve Wedding in Minnesota

I couldn’t think of a better way to end the year than with these beautiful people! There were plenty of laughs, lots of dancing and even some tears during the heartfelt speeches. It was a typical winter day in Minnesota…19 degrees and breezy, but the snow capped trees and glowing sun made the wind and cold just a bit more bearable as we ventured outdoors for some pretty winter photos.

Katie and Matt are the kind of couple that can inspire anyone. While both completely head over heels for the other, they maintain a strong sense of individuality, making it a relationship built on a solid foundation. Two happy, healthy people bringing their best to the table. Sounds like a good start to me.

We started off capturing the details in one of the prettiest Catholic churches, St. Raphaels in Springfield Minnesota. I specialize in outdoor weddings, but this church sure made for a pretty backdrop….and was warm so that’s a bonus!! We then documented some sweet moments when Katie gave her mom an embroidered handkerchief (that she didn’t want to use to wipe her tears because it was too pretty:), followed by a letter for her Dad, the first time he saw her and the two of them lighting a candle in honor of His late Mother. Then the fun began…

Katie and Matt both wrote a love letter that they silently read before seeing each other for the first time. I love this as it sets the tone for the true meaning of the day. After the ceremony we hopped on a bus and toured the adorable town of Springfield, which was still decorated with Christmas lights and wreaths overhanging the main streets. The fun had already started at the Community Center by the time we arrived, but the wedding party stepped it up a notch as they entered with their crazy moves. Dinner, cake, heartfelt speeches, and yes, dancing…lots of dancing!! See their beautiful story unfold here…

Photography: Xsperience Photography | Flowers: Big Lake Floral | Church: St. Raphaels Catholic Church, Springfield MN | Hair: Melbelle’s Hair Gallery and EnvyUs Salon| Makeup: Jennifer Stimpert Hinderman | Venue: Springfield Area Community Center | Rings: Melgram Jewelers | Boots (not pictured but soooo adorable and highly recommend if you’re braving the outdoors at your winter wedding): Manitobah Mukluks | Programs: Short Printer, Fargo ND | Dress: Celebrations Bridal, St. Cloud MN | Furs: Amazon

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