Sunday, June 29, 2014

John and Richelle Tied the Knot

We were able to travel to Minnesota this year to spend the month of June with friends and family. We did all the usual visiting, swimming, water skiing etc but the main event for our time with family was the wedding of my brother John and his wife Richelle.

They were married outdoors on Kaleva Island near Eveleth. It was a beautiful spot for a wedding. Unfortunately the weather was less than stellar. It was raining and cold but everyone kept their spirits up and had a great weekend.

John and Richelle asked me to take the wedding photos for their big day. This is a job way outside my comfort zone or skill set but it was a fun challenge so I gave it a try. Here are a few of my favorites from the day. It's easy for me to see what's wrong with each photo but overall I'm happy with how they turned out considering I have never photographed a wedding.

The Lindula Family
The Garee Family

Harold and his uncle.
Tizita and her new auntie (she is seriously happy about this!)

My mom made this stunning cake! 
In fact, she used the same silk flowers that were on our wedding cake.

There were two live bands that played throughout the evening as well as music from the happy couple and best man. 

Aren't they adorable?