Hli + Nathan Wedding – Fridley, MN

On July 1, 2017 by admin

Calling June 10th a blustery day would be an understatement. The wind howled the majority of Hli and Nathan’s wedding day, sending the leaves, bridesmaids’ dresses and hair, and everything flying in it’s path. But Hli and Nathan were still excited to take the majority of their photos outside and carry on with their woodsy wedding theme. 

   I first met Hli years ago, at a mutual friend’s bridal shower. We both bonded over our love for photography and I was drawn to this woman’s bright and kind demeanor. Fast forward a few years to her wedding day to a man who treats her so well (and shares her passion for photography, too). Hli and Nathan’s wedding was beautiful and heartfelt – one of Hli’s sister’s recalled the journey of praying and waiting for Hli’s incredible future spouse, filling Hli’s eyes with tears. There was also some major waterworks during the couple’s first look, as the two held each other’s faces and wept tears of joy. Both Hli and Nathan come from big families, so their marriage was celebrated in the presence of so many family and friends – full of laughter, smiles, a homemade feast, dancing, and a sparkler send-off to seal the night. And so many of the personal touches and details at their wedding were handmade – Hli spent so much time painting and implementing the watercolor touches, and creating her bouquet, just to name a couple unique details.

One of my highlights of their day was sneaking these lovebirds out for some golden hour photos (as it often always is) – spending time photographing them in a more relaxed part of the day, after the wind had died down, the vows had been sealed, and some dancing had occurred, so Hli and Nathan could enjoy some quieter moments together, taking a breath from their reception. 

Congratulations to a beautiful couple! I hope your life together is full of adventure and so much love!

Wedding Ceremony: St. Philips Lutheran Church – Fridley, MN

Wedding Reception: Passion Event Center – Fridley, MN

Special thanks to my second photographer, Kim Eskuri!

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