Carlie + Nick
Cinematography by: Preston & Sara
One of our favorite things to capture throughout the day, are the moments the bride and groom don’t get to see. The perfect day was forming for Carlie and Nick the moment we arrived. As we drove up to Carlie’s parents house in Ulen, MN – we noticed her dad and brother hard at work to plant a tree for part of the ceremony. In addition to the day of work, we later found out the gorgeous white wood window pane used as the ceremony backdrop was crafted by her brother! Now that is what you call family love.
The ceremony was a dream with the sun sparkling in the sky – rows of white chairs, benches and beautiful flowers. To top it off, Carlie looked stunning in her dress standing next to Nick. The love this couple shares is what will keep them together. Here are some words from Carlie to Nick.
“I want to grow old with you by my side and when we are 90 looking back on our life's, I will look back with no regrets as long as it’s full of memories with you. When we get to the end of our lives, the house we lived in, the car we drove, and the things we owned won’t matter. The most important thing is that I had you.”
One crazy event that stands out of their big day or doesn’t stand in this case – is a tree crashing down during pictures! We were out in the middle of a park, no houses in site just surrounded by a sea of green luscious trees. We were capturing the romance between Carlie and Nick – when out of nowhere there’s a cracking noise and a big tree crashed among the trees behind them! Luckily no one was hurt. What are the odds of this happening when people are around, let alone on a wedding day? Great story to tell for years to come.
Weddings take time to plan, but so does moving out of state. After the wedding Carlie and Nick will continue their lives in Portland, OR. Below is part of Nick’s letter showing the excitement for their new life.
“These past seven years have had it’s fair share of ups and downs, but it’s been the best adventure I could have wished and prayed for. I cannot wait to bring you back to Portland so we can embark on all of our new adventures together. No matter what we do, where we go, I’ll always love and support you.”
Looks like Nick isn’t the only one ready for what’s to come. In Carlie’s letter she says, “I will always be up for any adventure, as long as it includes you.”
Congratulations Carlie and Nick! Thank you for letting us capture your big day! We wish you luck as you start your new adventure together out in Portland.
Ceremony: Bride’s Family Home in Ulen, MN
Reception Venue: Avalon Event Center
Photographer: Abby Anderson
Officiant: Mark Asleson
Caterer: The Avalon
Cake: Sandy’s Donuts