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Curt + Karen | Minnesota Wedding

Updated: Feb 18

Curt and Karen met in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on a mission trip through a college ministry. The first time they talked was on their first day of work at a beach rental reservation job. Eventually, their friendship turned into a little bit of something more spending many, many miles on the weekends visiting each other as they navigated long distance for a few years.

Last summer, Curt took Karen to the very spot they had their first date and asked her a pretty important question.

"He took me to the dock where we had our first date in Madison. I don't remember anything he said because I was so happy, but he had a recorder in his pocket so we could listen to it later! He knows I love documenting our relationship so that meant the world to me!"

Isn't that the sweetest? And now they are MARRIED!! No more long distance, no more sad goodbyes. These two are husband and wife!

I can't explain what a joy this wedding was to be a part of. So much love, so much beauty. I ADORE these two, and they're exactly the reason why I love being a wedding photographer so much. Making friends out of clients, and capturing love that has such depth, purpose, and sincerity. Their wedding day was filled with so much joy, surrounded with dear friends and family. And their reception was one for the books. From Alma Mater pride, to a Caribou coffee bar (yes, please!), and a surprise video from the groom - this was one wedding I will never forget celebrating.

Curt and Karen, I can't wait to see where life takes you both together. A little birdie tells me puppy fever is pretty high right now, so I can't wait to follow along on that adventure! :D

Thank you to all the vendors who helped make

Curt and Karen's wedding such a beautiful day!

Ceremony: Zion Lutheran Church | Reception: The Litchfield Opera House | Bride's Gown and Headpiece: The Posh Rack | Groom's + Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal |

Flowers: Flowers by Michelle | Bride's Jewelry: Altar'd State | Rings: Chalmers Jewelry |

Catering: Larson Catering | Cake + Dessert: Queen Bee Bakery | Coffee Bar: Caribou Coffee

When it hits you that you're a bride!

Karen made for such a stunnning bride!

Can't say 'I do' without your ladies!

Curt and Karen gifted each other with sweet gifts before the ceremony

I love this shot of Karen relaxing before walking down the aisle!

When you're overwhelmed with the beauty of your bride, oh my heart!

They were so excited to see each other!


Husband and wife in the getaway car!

I can't get over how gorgeous Karen's bouquet was!

I love how Curt and his guys all had such fun socks!

Curt and Karen's wedding party was so much fun!

Curt and his mom did a polka, and it was the coolest thing ever!

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