I’ve known Kari since we were kids. Growing up in a small town, we’ve known each other most of our lives, and even though we ran in different circles throughout school, Kari has always been a friend to me. The thing with small towns is that you never really un-know someone. Distance, years, life – it will all get in the way of relationships – it will try and sever connections, fade memories like cruel hands of time. But the familial-strength connections made in county fairs and high school gymnasiums and choir practice rooms never really leave you. So I was incredibly moved when Kari contacted me to document her and Mike’s love story – and to join with them as they finally began their forever.
Kari and Mike were married on a hot and steamy summer day in a gorgeous apple orchard in southern Minnesota. Their day was filled to bursting with loved ones and laughter and personal touches. Despite the heat, the day was pure magic. I could feel the love swirling on the breeze as Kari and Mike’s friends and family celebrated alongside them. I am so honored to have been there to share in their joy – to watch and they wrote the next pages of their story together – and to hug them both tightly as the night drew to a close.
Here’s a preview of their unforgettable day:
Planning: A Fine Fete Events
Venue: Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard
Floral: Jennifer Frisbie-Link
Rentals: ForSquare Vintage Rentals
gorgeous, as always.
As always, pure magic, imagination, inspiration and talent! Love them all, especially this last shot. You continue to amaze me. xxoo
So beautiful, Athena!!!!
These are ridiculously amazing!
Girl, I love your work.