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Nagelkirk Gardens Wedding

" Stunning. "

If someone asked me to summarize Christian and Alex's wedding day, I would say "it was absolutely stunning". Since Christian and Alex (along with myself) both live out of town from Marquette now, the wedding day was the first day I met them in person (Extra points for them both being fabulous)! Christian was the sweetest, calmest, most gorgeous bride. She got ready at a local hotel with her mom & a couple of her sisters. (Sadly, due to Covid, not all family members and friends were able to make the trip for the wedding, but they were covered with love, nonetheless). I could tell by the way she giggled and played with two of her nieces that she was just so thrilled for the day to be here and all of her jitters were nowhere to be found.

Though Alex and Christian chose not to see one another before the aisle walk, Christian did have a first look with her dad and ya'll, CUE THE TEARS. So emotional and so incredibly beautiful. You could just feel the love between Steve and his baby girl. Without taking away from that private moment for them, I'll share just one picture from this below!

The ceremony was whimsical. They were married under a wooden gazebo in front of their closest friends and family. The weather was gorgeous & the sun was shining down on this couple while one of their dearest friends married them! After lots of hugs, a handful of family and couple photos, it was off to the reception.

Under the tent, they had a dance floor and turf for their guests to enjoy (literally every detail was thought of! Go Nagelkirk Gardens!). There was this classic elegance to the whole space. Light pinks, greens, whites & gold. Everything blended beautifully. The toasts brought out giggles and smiles along with heartfelt moments that Alex and Christian will cherish forever.

After the cake cutting and dinner, the bride, groom & guests hit the dance floor for an evening of dancing the night away.

I am so so thankful to have been chosen to capture this special day for them! You can find the vendor list below & a handful of some of my favorite moments from the day. Enjoy!

Photographer: Jody Grundstrom Photography

Venue: Nagelkirk Gardens

Florals: Kathryn Lakanen @ Nagelkirk Gardens

Event Manager: Jaime Bedard @ Nagelkirk Gardens

Caterer: Midtown Bakery