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August 23, 2016

Kalie + Ryan

We are in the business of LOVE. Plain and simple, we get to spend the most loved filled day with each of our couples nearly every week of the year. Everyone who gets married is in love, of course. However, what we always enjoy most is finding out about each couple’s unique love story. What is it that makes these two people say, “Yes, this person is the perfect fit for me.”? What makes them love that person so deeply that they will stand up next to them on the day of their wedding and promise a life together?

When I asked Ryan what he loves most about Kalie his answer was simply, “I love her determination in everything she does. I’m proud of how caring she is. She always puts other people before herself, especially her family.” When I met Kalie and Ryan for the first time last year for their engagement session, I could tell Ryan was right on. Kalie was caring, and determined and they both adore their little son Carter. But it wasn’t until the day of the wedding I could see how much Kalie’s whole family means to her. Kalie is the oldest of four, yes four siblings! Both of her little brothers and little sisters were in the wedding party, and it was easy to tell how much each of them adored and looked up to Kalie.
Planning an outdoor DIY wedding is not an easy feat, but with both Kalie and Ryan’s family and friends helping, the day came together beautifully. The day was accented with coral, navy, and gorgeous colorful wildflowers. The tented hilltop setting of Le Fevre Inn was the perfect location to celebrate not only the love these two share, but the love and support they share with both of their families

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This first look is one of the most special I have had the honor of capturing.

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Here comes the most little handsome guy Carter!

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Gorgeous floral arrangements from Hand Pick’d {for you} !Galena IL Wedding Photographer

Marc caught the attention of this little guy hanging out!

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I just love grandparent portraits.

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I love this one with the sisters, makes me smile.

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Can’t forget the brothers or dad.

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and of course mom!

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Kalie you look stunning!

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The guys were super stylish with the super hero cuff links!

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Wildflowers, a must for a summer wedding!

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Best man, just making sure that speech is just perfect!

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Congratulations Kalie + Ryan, thank you for letting us be a part of your day!

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A special thanks to all the vendors who made Kaitlin + Brooke’s day beautiful.

Ceremony : St. Joseph’s Church – Hazel Green, WI

Reception : Le Fevre Inn & Resort – Galena, IL

Bridal Dress Shop: I Do Bridal – Galena, IL

Bridal Dress Designer – Kenneth Wintson

Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do Bridal – Galena, IL

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jasmine

Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Cortney Herber / Mosaic Salon – Dubuque, IA

Officiant:  Father Ken Frisch

Groomsmen: I Do Bridal – Galena, IL

Florist & Cake: Hand Pick’d {just for you}

Videographer: MI Studios

DJ: Donnie Haggerty – Double H Entertainment

Catering: Hy-Vee – Dubuque, IA

Transportation: Tipsy Trolley

RentalsBel-Aire Rentals – Dubuque, IA

Photo Location: Washington Park – Dubuque, IA

 

 

  1. Stefani

    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    So very beautiful!!! I especially love the photos of them reading the letters – gorgeous!

  2. Ashley Durham

    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love her dress!!

  3. Jill

    August 24th, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Yay Mindy these are beautiful! And that first look is SO special!

  4. Sara O'Hara

    August 24th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    SOO gorgeous!!! I love their color choices and the emotions in all these! Great job Mindy!

  5. Misty

    August 24th, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    A beautiful wedding!!!

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