Today I’m excited to share Mike and Amanda’s winter wedding with you! (Remember their engagement session?) Mike and Amanda were married this past Friday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, reception at Bonanzaville, USA in West Fargo. Today’s Bride Amanda happens to be best friends with another 2014 Bride, also named Amanda. And as if that weren’t enough, they both married guys named Mike! Such a fun world. 🙂 Amanda chose the most perfect shade of green as her main color, and combined woodland themes, a classic church ceremony and a historic reception venue for an enchanting, nostalgic wedding day. I love Mike and Amanda’s invitations. What a perfect way to introduce the day!
Shortly after I arrived, Mike and Amanda were ready for their first look and portraits.
These shades of green + the aged wood backdrop is so perfect!
As soon as we started portraits, I’m not kidding you….every winter bride’s dream CAME TRUE.
Light snow sprinkles started falling and landing in Amanda’s beautiful brown hair!
In my head I might have started singing “Snooooowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelaaaashes…♬♪♫”
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
We also snapped a few inside, at the old fashioned bar just inside of Dawson Hall.
And here’s something fun:
At one of our meetings, Amanda showed me this photo of her grandparents and asked to recreate something like it on her wedding day.
Done and done!
The beautiful bridesmaids!
The wedding party in front of “Fargo’s First Home”.
The groomsmen liked Squanto.
A few more photos in front of Dawson Hall
We made a stop at Moorhead’s famous tree, just a few blocks from Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Love this next photo:
At the church, Mike and Amanda’s families and grandparents joined them for some photos.
Time to get married!
Watering their tree together. Amanda carried the wooded theme throughout the day in so many ways.
The reception looked amazing!
So many fun details everywhere.
Let’s not forget the incredible cupcake table!
Newlywed kisses at the reception!
And as I always LOVE to do, I’m ending this post with some night photos.
It’s totally fun to slip away from your guests for a few moments and take a few photos when all the nerves of the day have worn off.
Awwww! Sooo cute.
HAPPY WEDDING DAY, Mike and Amanda!
Hugs, best wishes and lots of love as you begin your married life together!
Bridal Gown and Veil: Alan Evans
Flowers and Reception Decor: Zach Fischer at Balloons & More
Hair and Makeup: Blonde Ambition
Transportation: Fargo Party Ride
DJ: Powerplay DJ
Photography: Studio A Photo