I’ve stared at a blinking cursor before – This feeling of having no words, of not being able to put into coherent sentences the strength and breadth of my emotions isn’t new. But still, something about this is different. There’s this flutter in my heart, and catch in my throat, as I prepare to tell you about this day. The day Lindsay and Ben got married at Minnetonka Orchards. The day one of my best friends on the entire planet married the love of her life. The day they invited their closest friends and family to share in their love. A love that is so real, so electric, you can feel it. You can hear it buzzing about the room, whispering sweet nothings as it brushes past you, lingering ever so slightly before it hurries away to bestow its gift on someone else. It is so palpable, so encompassing, that it is impossible not to be touched by it. Moved by it. Infected with it.
I could write a normal wedding post -talk about Lindsay’s one of a kind Joy Noelle gown, and all the handmade details. I could gush about Ben’s suit, the way he perfectly mismatched tweed and classic grey. I could fawn all over the details and the flowers and the bridesmaids and the cake (ohmygod, seriously people, the cake!), but I won’t. Because this isn’t just another wedding. This day isn’t about the stuff that filled the tables, or my mouth (yes, I’m still talking about that cake!), it’s about so much more than that. This day is about a place that is made of light and love and truth and peace. It’s about a place where, if Lindsay and Ben are there together – they become only one. This day is about joy. Love. Beauty. Friendship.
This day….this marriage….this love…..
mon deu!!! Athena, this is beautiful! You take my breath away! P.s. bridey, I love the details you put into your wedding!
oh athena, you’ve really outdone yourself this time. so much prettiness in one place. absolutely amazing, i dig it. way to go girl.. perfection.
While you have such gorgeous pictures, you can tell the ease and love with which you took them. So natural and pretty. Another beautiful capture. Also, LOVE the details in this wedding. Every. Single. Ounce. Xo.
the wedding itself is gorgeous, but it’s obvious you have a connection with these guys because you absolutely did your best & most beautiful work to date here. <3
Soooooo many favorites! Awesome work, Athena!
So gorgeous Athena! You captured what looks like a beautiful day so so well. This makes me just want to go to a wedding in the midwest. Xo
OMG! These images are beautiful!! As you know, I can tear myself apart body image-wise, but I’m just so taken aback by the beauty of them and the joy of the day that I don’t room to criticize myself. Yay for me!! Your keen eye and tender loving care in capturing this big day for us is greatly appreciated. Triumphs for you and for me and for Ben!! Love you!
I can’t breath. I am in awe of the beauty and the love. Athena you truly were able to capture that “thing” that Feeling that unconditional love. Linday and Ben are beautiful on the inside and out. Pure Magic, truth and Love thy will be done.
The only thing to stay is… Namaste
Thank you for showing us what it truly means to be alive!
I am in awe! You truly have a gift of capturing moments in such a unique way! Thank you! It is definitely a day that we will remember and with your talent, we can also remember it more vivadly! :)
Oh! 30 and 57, and 63, and wait….oh so many glorious moments. you are amazingly attentive and have such a gift.
i have chills!
i want to have a wedding with ph again so you can take pics.
love you friend.
miss you more than you know
BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations! What a lucky couple!
Awesome work…I knew you would do a great job. :) All the DIY details of LB’s wedding are so great! It makes me want to get married again…sigh. Where was pinterst 8 years. ago. Hopefully DIY doesn’t go out of style before my girls are 45 and allowed to get married. :)
Not sure how I missed this one…but it’s pefect. I can feel the love…the energy…when I look at these. I wish I would’ve been a guest there! What a beautiful day! Great job, AThena.