Sanctuary Events Spring Wedding Photos
Troy & Elena
Congratulations to Troy & Elena, who were married at Sanctuary Events Center this past Saturday! These two live in Western ND and met at work. When I asked about their love story, Elena told me, “We blossomed into best friends instantly and I was so comfortable being around him and sharing things with him, vice versa. Then one day – when I went to hug him goodbye – he kissed my shoulder… I panicked and left! And I’m sure this made him feel like he made a huge mistake. The poor guy saw how frazzled this made me, and profusely apologized, but I mustered up the courage to tell him, don’t be sorry, it actually sparked something in me and gave me butterflies.”
This girl has a way with words!! And she planned the wedding day to perfection. Everything went off without a hitch and we had a wonderful time taking portraits in the slightly warmer Spring air. (Seeing 50 degrees was a real treat after all the negative temps, lately!) Here are a few favorites from the day:
Honoring her heritage, Elena carried a Honduran orchid and a childhood photo of her dad on her wedding bouquet.
The flower girl watches as the bride gets dressed.
It’s time for the first look…
The emotions hit Elena as she prepared to see Troy.
And I think Troy was feeling the nerves, himself.
So much joy.
There’s nothing that quite prepares you for this.
Troy and Elena read wedding day letters to each other privately.
And then I got to DO MY THING! Portraits of this beautiful bride…
Obsessed with the lace sleeves.
I had them awkwardly leaning over the ceremony chairs for this next shot and Elena was like, “Umm…this feels weird…” 🙂 And I was like.. No worries!! TRUST ME!
As she walked up the aisle, I wanted to create a photo for Elena that honored both her dads. ♥
Elena busts a move and Troy just laughs.
A very special, traditional family Christmas dance to a Hispanic song.
Congratulations on a stunning wedding day, Troy & Elena! ♥
Ceremony & Reception: The Sanctuary Events Center
Bridal Gown, Veil/Headpiece: RSVP Bridal Alan Evans
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Trappen
Bridal Jewelry: custom made by independent seller
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formal Wear: Halberstadt’s
Floral Design: Love Always Floral
Officiant: Tyler Wold
Ceremony Music: The Sanctuary Event Center
DJ: Powerplay DJ
Event Decor: Gathered Boutique Rentals
Catering: Chefs Table Catering
Cake: Love in the Oven Bakery
Photographer: Abby Anderson
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Abby Anderson is a Wedding Photographer in Fargo, ND + Moorhead, MN
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