Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos | Michael and Alexandra

ABBY ANDERSON

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos | Michael and Alexandra

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos

Michael and Alexandra were married on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with a reception held at the ever lovely Plains Art Museum in Downtown Fargo. When Alex first contacted me in March, we hit it off immediately. Throughout the planning process I so enjoyed all our little chats! And of course, there was the engagement session that quickly became one of of my favorite sessions of the year.  (If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!) At that session I was able to witness firsthand the deep connection Mike and Alex have and I knew their wedding would be special! If you’re looking for Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos you’ll love scrolling to the bottom of this post to check out all the beautiful images!

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Your wedding day is a day when you feel beautiful right down to your fingertips.

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First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (7)Wedding day letters before their first look…

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (8)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (9)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (10)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (11)A few steps forward, and then Michael turned to see his bride.

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (12)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (13)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (14)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (15)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (16)These are the moments in life that you just can’t prepare for.

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (17)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (18)We moved easily into portraits. What a lovely, lovely pair.

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (19)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (20)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (21)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (22)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (23)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (24)The ivy and the berries: LOVE!

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (25)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (26)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (27)We even popped over to the Plains Art Museum for a few portraits.

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (28)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (36)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (37)How perfect are these bridesmaids dresses?!

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2014-11-24_0018There was no way we were shutting down portrait time until I had a chance to play in this church.
I really wanted to create some classic, iconic wedding images that would stand the test of time.
Alex wore her grandmother’s fur for a few images which made it even more perfect. Hands down my favorite images of the day!

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (39)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (38)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (42)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (40)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (41)And here comes the bride!

First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (46)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (48)Did I mention I love this church?!

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First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (58)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (59)First Presbyterian Fargo Wedding Photos (61)Mike and Alex spent some time together post-ceremony.
Meanwhile at the Plains Art Museum  the colors, music and food held promise for a vibrant evening of celebration!

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (65)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (62)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (64)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (63)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (66)Incredible floral design and event styling by Flowers by Ranee!
Her work is magic!

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (68)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (70)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (71)The bride and groom made their entrance to the cheers of their family and friends.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (69)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (67)Ding, ding, ding!

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (72)Throughout the night, guests kissed and Mike and Alex mimicked.
In this one, there was an “old lady hobble” and then a smooch.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (73)Watching the re-creations of the kiss was more fun than the original kisses themselves.
Nice old lady hobble, Alex.  And even a foot pop on that kiss… nice!
🙂

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (74)The newlywed game had the crowd laughing!

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Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (79)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (80)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (81)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (82)But the best toast was when Michael gave a speech and raised his glass to his beautiful new bride. Perfect moment.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (83)I think Alex’s heart was pretty full at that point, but then Dave the wonderful DJ from Harmon Danceworks pulled a surprise.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (86)When those voice recorded messages from loved ones who couldn’t attend the wedding played through the sound system neither she nor Michael could stop the tears.

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Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (85)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (88)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (87)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (89)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (90)Guests moved to the lower level of the museum, where they were treated to the story of Michael and Alex’s meeting and proposal.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (91)And then the first dances.

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When they closed their eyes everyone else in the room disappeared.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (92)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (94)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (95)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (96)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (97)Mike and Alex heated up the floor with a surprise swing dance for the guests!

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (98)Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (99)Um…yes! He flipped her IN THE AIR!

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (100)Seriously good.

Plains Art Museum Wedding Photos (101)To end this post, I wanted to share our final portrait session outdoors.
Thanks to a bit of a warm up on Saturday, we were able to shoot more extensively outside after dark.
These are always a favorite time for me. Night time sessions are pure magic. 

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Mike and Alex,  my deepest thanks.
It was an honor to be trusted with your wedding day and I am grateful to know you both.
Soak up some Hawaiian sunshine for me, and CONGRATULATIONS!

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Visit our wedding photo gallery here!

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Special thanks to all the vendors who brought this day to life:

Bridal Gown: Bridal Accents Couture
Veil: Your Day by Nicole
Hair: MJ Capelli Moorhead
Makeup: ADAE Salon
Jewelry: Your Day by Nicole
Bridesmaids Dresses: Your Day by Nicole
Men’s Formal Wear: Halberstadts
Invitations: Invitations by Dawn
Cake: Nichole’s Fine Pastry
Catering: Mosaic Foods
Ceremony Music: Chris Lehne
DJ: Dave Harmon from Harmon Danceworks
Bridal Party Thank-You’s: Carold Widman’s Candy
Officiant: Pastor Paul Lang
Ceremony Videographer: Eclipse Multimedia & Video
Floral Design and Event Styling: Flowers by Ranee
Photographer: Studio A Photo

Comments

  1. Flowers By Ranee

    November 24th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    You captured the wedding in every sense! Wonderful work Abby! Stunning!

  2. Linda Stander

    November 24th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    These are only a summery of the event and yet it felt like I was there! Congratulations to the bride and groom… and to Abby… thank you for sharing this wonderful event with all of us! Stunning stunning STUNNING pictures….

  3. Exposures by j.linnea

    November 29th, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Stunning work as always! I felt like I stepped right inside their wedding day through your images. Your incredible photographic storytelling ability drew me in to each image, making it impossible to hold back my own tears when the two of them were getting emotional!

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