Congratulations to Mary and Carson Berger! They were married at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria, MN with a beautiful reception following at the incredible Arrowwood Resort.
I loved capturing this wedding! The wedding party was filled with wonderful friends that were so much fun. The church was beautiful. The groom was totally smitten with his beautiful bride. The love was obvious! Check out what I mean.
The couples first look was so special. Both of them had the biggest smiles on their faces and were just filled with joy and love! The nerves were finally put to rest once they were together. They even wrote each other letters. This is such a sweet touch to be able to put into words your feelings for one another. Very emotional and so sweet.
We began the day taking portraits outside of Saint Mary's Catholic Church. Such beautiful windows to enjoy. Thankfully the rain had finished for the day and we only had a little wind to contend with. ;)
The groom was sharp dressed in his charcoal suit and bowtie. While the bride was STUNNING in her gorgeous gown from Special Event in Alexandria.
The bridesmaids wore all different dresses in different shades of red. It looked so beautiful all together and the ladies were beautiful. The little flower girl was the sweetest and did so well for pictures! Such a little cutie!
The guys didn't want the gals to show them up and they were stylin' in charcoal suits and ox blood colored ties. Sharp! But I have to say that the little ringbearer, Gabe, stole the show!
What a beautiful group of people! I mean really! A stunning wedding party for sure.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful as well. I mean look at the inside of the chapel. The natural light coming in was incredible. I don't think Carson noticed though because he couldn't keep his eyes off of his beautiful bride.
Yay! They are offiicially Mr. and Mrs. Berger!
After the ceremony the wedding party and I went to Zorbaz in Alexandria for a few fun shots. This is where it all began for Mary and Carson. We captured a picture of the two of them at the same table where they had their first date. So sweet and special.
Following our pit stop at Zorbaz we headed to Arrowwood Resort for a few more pictures. But this time everyone was much more relaxed and just ready to celebrate.
So I have been wanting to try something for a while with the guys and this crew seemed just the group to do it. When I asked the guys "So what would you think about throwing Carson up in the air?" and I got the reply "Well do we have to catch him?".... I knew this was the time to do it. So up he went.... actually the guys were so excited that they had to have a practice run first and then the second time they really threw him up there. The reaction is priceless.... (make sure you zoom in on Carson's face) ;) <3
The girls wanted to have a little fun too though!
Such stunning ladies!!!
But the bride and groom were the real stars of the show and soooooo in love! Congratulations Mary and Carson! I wish you all the best in the world and can't wait to capture what are sure to be beautiful children someday.... ;)