Guys - this wedding was simply amazing, everything about it, the bride and groom, their family and friends, all of the AMAZING decorations, the location, the weather. It was a fairytale, a dream come true! I also want to take a moment to just say how awesome The Barn at Five Lakes is, I was super impressed not only by the beauty of the location, the barn, the lake, the cabins, but also the helpfulness and friendliness of their staff! It was my first time at the location and Marlette took the time to give me a quick tour of the barn, give me the info on the ceremony location and a couple heads up in general about the location.
Nicole and Eric are such a wonderful couple, it was awesome to get to know them a bit more on their big day and not only watch the way the love each other, but how their family and friends love and support them, seriously a great group of people and awesome energy on the dance floor! The barn made for an awesome and beautiful dancing environment, barn dance style! Their ceremony was also beautiful, the officiant did an awesome job of incorporating their hobbies and passion's into the sermon (like fishing), and of course the lakeside location was nothing short of stunning!
Here is the outside of the beautiful barn, wait until you see how they decorated the inside!
How awesome are these dresses & the colors!!
Here's a little glimpse into the behind the scenes of getting ready (and a sneak peek of the inside of these awesome cabins!).
Also notice here - how awesome Nicole's hair is!!!
And I love the back of this dress! That lace and those buttons, so gorgeous.
And its about time for an extra special first look!
Lets head on over to the lakeside ceremony and then we will come back to the formal portraits.
The beautiful view
And now I introduce to you this AWESOME bridal party!
Nicole & Eric also have pretty awesome families.
CAKE: Cheesecake cupcakes and brownies (Central Market Bakery)
BRIDAL GOWN: Carrie Johnsons Bridal & Prom in Waite Park MN
LOCATION: The Barn at Five Lakes Resort
Sorry about the photo overload, it was so hard to narrow down my favorites to include in their blog post!
You might also want to check out Nicole and Eric's Engagement Session from earlier this summer.
If you are planning your wedding and want to know what it would look like to have me photogrpah your day, feel free to send me a message, I would love to chat!