To say I was anticipating this wedding would be an understatement. Not only did we totally adore this cross-cultural couple (ok, she’s Canadian), but it was also just a mere 10 days away from our due date…which sadly, seems to be coming & going today with no sign of a baby yet!
But this isn’t about the baby. This is about the “Oh, baby, this is an awesome wedding.” To prepare, we not only had hired the amazing Mindy Denning of Mindy Leigh photography to be our 3rd shooter/extra support, but we had arranged emergency backup should anything happen day of the wedding. Fortunately, no emergencies happened, but we still got to spend the day with Mindy capturing this beautiful day for Kim & Dave.
We arrived in Frankenmuth early to scope out locations that weren’t too “Frankenmuth-y” per Kim’s request, and found some lovely locations that I think fit both Kim & Dave well, as well as our combined style.
Mindy & I met up with Kim and the girls as the finalized preparations, and I had time to swoon over her most amazing of shoes….gah! And that dress. And the BACK of her dress. Oy, or should I say, EH? 🙂
Once the girls are ready, we headed off to St. Lorenz, quite possibly one of the most beautiful churches we have ever been in. From the cathedral ceilings to the seemingly perfect uplighting and the aisle that goes for miles….it was beautiful.
The ceremony was classic, sweet, and was a great way for Kim & Dave to start their lives together.
From the ceremony we got to take the biggest, baddest party bus around town (umm, complete with a DJ on the bus!) and spent a lot of time photographing & celebrating this amazing crew.
The reception at the Bavarian Inn restaurant didn’t disappoint as well – I mean, how can you go wrong with classic Frankenmuth fried chicken and cheesy puff potatoes? That’s right, you can’t!
But the icing on the cake – – and I’m not talking about their ACTUAL cake – – was the dance floor. In true Arnold style, this family, which seems to be Born to Wild, let us know, that We are Family…..and as the night ramped up into a traditional German blessing, we were sad to go, but with joy in our hearts for this fun couple!
Kim & Dave, what a way to send us off for a little break. I hope you enjoy life to the fullest, each and every day!