Alexa and Ryan are married! Just a few short weeks ago these two walked down the aisle and forever joined as husband and wife and we were there to capture all of it! We began their big day just before Alexa put on her wedding dress as she was finishing hair and make up with all her bridesmaids. A wildly impressive display of rain poured forth from the sky for the duration of the day so we moved the first look into the beautiful lobby of the Olivet Lutheran church. Three story ceilings and windows that stretched all the way to the top provided terrific light and a wonderful reprieve from the unrelenting rain. Alexa and Ryan took the time to exchange letters before turning to see each other for the first time. By the time they were finished reading their letters the love in the room was practically palpable!! The little quiet moments we photographed during their first look were some of the sweetest, most genuine we’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Then it was time for portraits of Alexa and Ryan, fortunately the church campus was enormous and afforded tons of really great photo locations, we really think you’re going to love the images we made!
We finished their photos with just enough time to take a little breather before the ceremony, which went splendidly! After their vow’s Alexa and Ryan walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. Then we jumped on the party bus with the newlyweds and their bridal party. Being around people who are having that much fun is just a small part of why we love our job so much! Eventually the bus made its way to Alexa and Ryan’s reception venue at the Crystal Ballroom. The speeches and toasts that followed were some of the funniest, most original we’ve witnessed! I guess that’s just what happens when two great families come together to celebrate the joining of two tremendous people. We had a great time with Alexa and Ryan and we want to wish them nothing but the best as they step forward into this new chapter in life together.
Fargo Wedding Photographer: Manstrom Photography