Andrew and Kenzie were married today!
The temperature stayed in the single digits today, but it was all warm cozy love in the Nicollet Island Pavilion. A talented family friend designed the wedding with an elegant black and white theme that included a bird motif and lots of sparkles. Ice luminaries lined the sidewalk up to the entrance and various focal points in the interior were decorated with twinkle lights. A large swag hung above the harvest table, hanging with crystals and other sparkly details while mercury glass flickered with candlelight. A Milestone Paper Company designed lovely programs with a swirl of black, and the filigree was used at the candy buffet and on the cake as well.
Kenzie looked lovely in her ruffled gown from The Wedding Shoppe, and her ‘maids wore sassy black cocktail dresses from the shoppe as well. Their flowers, from Christine’s Floral Touch, were a romantic design of soft hued blooms that complimented the romance of the venue and decor. Kenzie gave each of her bridesmaids and her three personal attendants monogrammed cashmere scarves for their gift and they definitely came in handy today! (Also, the guys got some rockin’ kicks…I love wedding party gifts that are practical!) Even though Kenzie was all dolled up, she and Andrew still ventured outside for some pictures, which was so worth it.
As the evening arrived, so did the guests. While waiting for everyone to be seated, Andrew and Kenzie joked around, and were all smiles…they were so excited to be married! I really love their relationship because it is such a solid friendship…complete with all the teasing and laughing that you’d have with a best friend. This is why I love my job, I get to see such great couples in love!
The sweetest moment of the night was when the wedding party was walking down the aisle and it was just Kenzie and her dad in the side room. Kenzie leaned out to watch the processional, and her dad just took a minute to look at her. He had such tenderness in his eyes and you could tell he was savoring that moment…drinking it all in. Kenzie noticed her dad looking at her and said, “you’re a good daddy.”…and off they went down the aisle. So sweet.
The ceremony, officiated by Rev. Derek Kiewatt, was short and sweet. With the beautiful classical guitar and candlelight, the ceremony had a very romantic feel. The ceremony was simply a partitioned off a section of the Pavilion, and it was a really neat use of the space. And the kiss was awesome…Andrew had definitely practiced =)
After a few chilly pictures outside, the couple joined their guests for a delicious meal. Mintahoe did a fantastic job, the service was impeccable and everyone loved their dinner and dessert. There were some tear-filled speeches and then Kenzie wanted to DANCE. And dance they did. Instant Request kept the dance floor packed, and I believe some Zumba moves were even unveiled by some of the aunts and uncles. And speaking of moves, Grandpa was twirling granddaughters around left and right, it was such a blast to watch. This night, the candy buffet said it all…Love is sweet.
Andrew and Kenzie, it was truly an honor being a part of your day. Here are our favorite images, enjoy!