suzi & kyle » married

Suzi & Kyle had such a beautiful day for their wedding. It was a cool November day, but we certainly could have had much worse temps! Along with a November wedding they had those gorgeous fall colors that brought warmth to every room. We met at St. Olaf Lutheran Church here in Fort Dodge (they came all the way from Omaha!) and I spent the day with them from the first tightening of the gown, to their sundae bar reception.

Suzi’s accessories screamed of sentimentality in the most wonderful ways. Her bouquet incorporated pieces of lace and fabric from the wedding dresses of her grandmother and great-grandmother — a familial touch Sadie (my second) and I wished we could replicate! She even brought in “something borrowed, something blue” with a ring — another piece of family joining her through the day.  Without further ado, check out some sweet frames from Suzi & Kyle’s big day:blog4 blog1 blog6 blog9 blog7 blog8 blog3 blog5 blog11 blog10 blog2 blog12 blog13 blog14 blog16 blog15fort dodge iowa wedding november first dance with son

Much love,

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J&J » the big day

I am so excited to show you all a very brief snippet of a sneak peek from J&J’s big day last Saturday!  They have so much love for each other, it simply overflowed. And everyone in the bridal party really just let go, goofed off, and we had a ton of fun!  Instead of a traditional cake cutting, J&J opted for a Danish wedding cake (seen below) and it was SO GOOD. All of their desserts/goodies were Scandinavian themed, and having grown up in a norwegian church, I loved it! Without further ado, check out just a teensy quick little preview from their big day, and stay tuned for part 2 in the next few days!

full bridal party from the svendsen wedding in fort dodge iowa, at the Ann Smeltzer house the bride and her gown silhouetted in the doorway of the Ann Smeltzer house in Fort Dodge, Iowa  J&J at the piano in the Ann Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge, Iowathe groomsmen show off their goofy socks at St. Olaf. Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowathe bride in her gown dreamily lit by the lacy curtains of the Ann Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge, Iowa the couples' rings on the piano of the Ann Smeltzer house in Fort Dodge IowaDanish Wedding Cake at the Eagles Ballroom in Fort DOdge, IowaJ&J share their first dance as husband and wife after their wedding in Fort Dodge, IowaA swinging mother/son dance at the Eagles Ballroom in Fort Dodge, Iowa

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