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!
Your wedding day is a day when you feel beautiful right down to your fingertips.
Wedding day letters before their first look…
A few steps forward, and then Michael turned to see his bride.
These are the moments in life that you just can’t prepare for.
We moved easily into portraits. What a lovely, lovely pair.
The ivy and the berries: LOVE!
We even popped over to the Plains Art Museum for a few portraits.
How perfect are these bridesmaids dresses?!
Family Portraits inside the church.
There 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!
And here comes the bride!
Did I mention I love this church?!
Mr. and Mrs.!
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!
Incredible floral design and event styling by Flowers by Ranee!
Her work is magic!
The bride and groom made their entrance to the cheers of their family and friends.
Ding, ding, ding!
Throughout the night, guests kissed and Mike and Alex mimicked.
In this one, there was an “old lady hobble” and then a smooch.
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!
The newlywed game had the crowd laughing!
But the best toast was when Michael gave a speech and raised his glass to his beautiful new bride. Perfect moment.
I think Alex’s heart was pretty full at that point, but then Dave the wonderful DJ from Harmon Danceworks pulled a surprise.
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.
Guests moved to the lower level of the museum, where they were treated to the story of Michael and Alex’s meeting and proposal.
And then the first dances.
When they closed their eyes everyone else in the room disappeared.
Mike and Alex heated up the floor with a surprise swing dance for the guests!
Um…yes! He flipped her IN THE AIR!
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.
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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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