They heard it all day. "Did you know rain on your wedding day is good luck?" "You two will have a long lasting marriage because it's raining, did you know that?" Ashley and Gordy couldn't have asked for a better fall day. The weather was cool. The mood was perfect. The vibes in the air were everything you would want on your wedding day. As we got to the house the guys were getting ready, beers in hand. Rap music blaring and the smell of cigars filled the air around us.
We had so much fun hanging out with them and making sure everything was just right, in the most chill way as possible. The guys even ran into town to pick up a pizza from their favorite bar.
With the final tightening of the ties and the last pins in the hair they were ready to go take a stroll with with their favorite people to reminisce on their amazing journey in this wild little ride called life. Raising their spirits and celebrating the unity of these two spectacular souls. Their love story is like no other.
All of the emotions felt on this day hit straight to the heart. There were so many tears of joy and laughs straight from the belly. I can't even begin to describe the energy all around us. This was a day to celebrate and they did just that.
These girls were a hoot and their connection was so sweet! The way they were there for eachother was something we admired and could tell, this is what makes a friendship built to last.
The fall feels were just amazing! The leaves hadn't quite turned but everything had that dreamy overcasted effect. They really say a cloudy day is a photographers dream and they couldn't be further from the truth!
As we walked around the neighborhood they talked about all the nostalgia they felt and how it just seemed like yesterday they were running around there as kids without a care in the world. Its funny how much can change over the years but thinking back on the memories it feels like it wasn't long ago at all.
Ashley and Gordy had decided they didnt want to do a first look so they could see each other at the alter for the first time to read their handwritten vows to each other for the first time. All the guests where starting to arrive and the butterflies were starting to flock to their stomaches.
As the music had started to play nature played along with its own pitter patter. A strong fragrance of rain filled the air as mother nature began to weep with tears of love. Ashley and Gordy happened to have a tent for their ceremony, but they are the type of people who wouldn't even care if they had to stand in the pouring rain to confess their love for one another and say I do..
We broke away after the ceremony for them to reflect on the beauty of their marriage and dance in the rain. This whole experience was so surreal. The mood, the vibe, the look, the feel, their story was something straight out of a movie, but better yet it was their life.
The way they can be so silly and goofy and soft and sweet was such an inspiration to everyone around them. They have something truly special.
While they headed back to their party they mad a stop at the place it all began, Norman Quacks bar and grill, Gordy's family business, not to mention one of our favorite places to eat! They have some seriously amazing burgers, Gazillion craft beers and so much more! The whole party came with and the staff was so excited to see them and cheer them on!
The night got wild (pun intended lol!) Nordy, Minnesota's hockey mascot showed up to make and appearance and officially congratulate the newlyweds! This was a surprise they had planned and it was such a hit! They danced the night away and did things right, kicking off their marriage and celebrating with the ones they love most!