Kalie + Jon || Family First Wedding


The Wait Is Over

Even though Kalie and Jon have been engaged for the about the normal amount of time (just about two years) it seems that the waiting and waiting has been torture. Within that two years, they had a baby, DURING A PANDEMIC, looked for a new home, and all the other things busy young couples have on their plates. The day came and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Handing Over Control

Before I dig in, I must give a huge shout-out to Rachal and Corbyn. Many of you have heard me speak highly of them in this space before, but they took the reins of visually documenting our special day to a level that I knew they could, and yet they still blew us all away. Amazing job to you both and I’m so lucky to have you both! The downfall of letting go of the control I usually have on a wedding day, is that I really HAD TO LET GO of the control, lol. It sure did make weeding through the 1000’s of photos fun, and painstakingly long. Everyone’s patience is greatly appreciated!

Family Affair

I’ve told Jon and Kalie’s story over on their engagement blog, but one thing that really stuck out at me on their wedding day, was family. It was in full force, either by blood, or by chosen tribe. This was a reoccurring theme throughout the day. As a parent, it was such an amazing thing to stand back and watch the people who your kids surround themselves with, and I can honestly say – these two have a power-group of people.

Jim and I, along with Kalie’s mom could not have asked for a more beautiful celebration of their union. The missing element were those people who were there in spirit and watching from above. Their presence was powerful and it was special to honor them in various ways throughout the day.

It Takes a Village

I’m going to let the photos tell this story, but before I sign off, I want to give a very special shout-out to the vendors who helped make this day amazing. As someone who is in the wedding industry, I’ve worked with many, and this crew worked their craft to perfection to make Kalie + Jon’s celebration absolutely perfect. We can’t thank you enough!

Venue and Rentals: The Grainary at Lake Valley Farm

Photography: Rachal & Corbyn

Bride’s bouquet and lose flowers for decor and bridal party: Duluth Flower Farm

Catering: B&B Market

Ceremony Sound and Reception DJ: Mary (she is the bomb) from Sounds Unlimited

Ceremony Music: Andy Hauswirth

Cake and Cupcakes: Kallie’s Cupcakes

Happy Hour Kettle Korn: The Kettle Korn Factory

Bar and staff: Keyport Liquors

Late Night Snack: Love Creamery

Bride’s Dress: Christian Lane

Hair and Makeup: Shay Powers and Jamie Snyder

Men’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaides Dresses: Kennedy Blue



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