Seriously, you could. I’ve photographed a ton of weddings and while there are always elements of each celebration that stick with me long after I depart, the feeling of love was strong and fierce. For Rachael and Derek’s big day, I will always remember this feeling that hovered over the entire day. These two humans absolutely adore and cherish each other in a way that was admirable, sweet, and steadfast.
Listening to their parents speak during the reception really solidified the idea of soul mates. These two found theirs.
Northern Pines Golf Course in Iron River, WI was the backdrop for their celebration which included their immediate and extended families and a trove of friends to wish them well. Set on rolling hills in North-Western Wisconsin, with a warm breeze and a flurry of dragonflies to add some whimsey.
Their ceremony included a sand ceremony, personal vows, and their rings delivered by their adorable Corgy “Kyba”…. I’m to going to lie, he kind of stole the show for a few minutes.
Following the nuptials, the party continued with a wonderful dinner and cake made by the Bride’s cousin, dancing, and one of the most epic Anniversary Dances I’ve had the pleasure of watching. The final couple (the bride’s grandparents) have been married for 68 years – WOW.
We ended the evening with sunset photos on the course and tons of dancing and celebration for all. I always try and get the couple outside for the sunset. These are the glowey, dreamy pictures that always end up on the wall. I am confident we got them!
Congratulations Rachael and Derek – I’d wish you good luck and a lifetime of happiness, but I already know you guys don’t need the luck, and you are already as happy as two humans can possibly be together.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your day!