January 8, 2021

Intimate Backyard Minnesota Wedding | Smiths

FILED IN: couples, weddings

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Smith! Oh how I love these sweet humans. Just over a year ago I was out in California frolicking around on the beaches with Emily & Cameron for their engagement photos. A global pandemic, wrenches in plans & a few hard decisions later— and here we are at one of the most meaningful, heartfelt intimate wedding days. 

They turned a crappy situation into something sooo so beautiful— and they did it with such grace. The wedding took place at Emily’s childhood home. They had 26 of their closest friends & family there to celebrate with them. Em’s uncle officiated the ceremony and did such an amazing job at telling their story & making everything feel so personalized. Tears & laughs were definitely shared by all! They wrote the sweetest vows to one another and had both of their moms say a few words to share their love for these two. Aldo (their pup) was an honorary officiant— he stood up front with them until he saw a squirrel. There were yard games, the most delicious looking charcuterie board & an ice cream truck. There was dinner by candlelight, the most unexpected purple-pink skies & an epic sparkler exit. ✨✨

I can’t say enough good things about Em & Cam. They have hearts of gold and that was only amplified after listening to their friends & family gush about them (both as individuals and as a couple). The best part of all of this— we get to do this allllll over again next year at their 2021 celebration! Not much beats getting married twice to your best friend. Silver lining found! 🙌✨🙏


Table/Chair Rentals: Collected & Co.

Hair & Makeup: Warpaint International

Dessert: Lakes Ice Cream

Dress: Lulus

Suit: Macy’s

Floral: Bride’s mom, Laurie

Decor: DIY w/ family



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