A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of venturing into the northwoods of Minnesota (huge shout out to my girl Kelsea for second shooting), to document a pretty-little summer wedding. I first met Danielle + Terry over coffee this last winter, and it was love-at-first-joke. Danielle + Terry are two of the wildest, weirdest and wonderful-est people I’ve ever met. I’ve never been around two people more in love with or committed to making the other laugh, and their wedding at Juliane James Place was a testament to their awkwardness, humor, and flawless style. From the painstakingly crafted paper flowers to the costumed and choreographed first dance, the pie – pizza and dessert! – to the handmade invitation suite (Danielle made them!), their wedding was beyond beautiful.
But this wedding was so much more than the pretty stuff. The editorial details. The paper and the cocktails and the china. This wedding was honest and real and laid back and fun. Exceptionally fun, actually. It was summer-meeting-autumn in the most magical way with soft light and a cool breeze. The sounds of the leaves rustling through the immense woods provided the soundtrack of the day, punctuated by the soft staccato of the last of summer’s cicadas. It was the beginning of the very best chapter of Danielle + Terry’s story so far, and so remarkably reflective of who they are as individuals – and who they’ve become together. They welcomed their day – and all who ventured into it – with open arms and a hearty laugh.
Here a few favorites from their beautiful day.
Love this day (and this post!) xoxo
Oh. My. Athena, you made my jaw drop. These just ooze lovey, happy, warm emotion. Such a gorgeous day! xo
every last one of these steals the show. beautiful and full of heart, emotion, realness.
As always, heart stopping. You’re truly an amazing artist and looking at your work gives me something to aspire to. :)