It’s always so funny to me when wedding guests strike up conversation during dinner, asking whether I’m friends of the couple or if I’m a hired vendor. Because we may have started out as strangers, but throughout the emails, the engagement shooting, and the pre-wedding meeting, I can’t rightly say that Ben and Britt aren’t my friends. (Anyway, we shook on it at the end of the night. It’s for real, for real now.)
Because lemme just explain what kind of person Britt is. Thoughtful and sincere, smart and quirky, I knew I adored her from the first email. (Not to mention, she’s a wonderfully talented artist who designed the print for the bridesmaid skirts.) Plus she’s the kind of person who’ll organize a goat surprise for her almost-husband, which automatically gets you 49 bonus points.
And then there’s Ben. He’s the kind of guy who buys his groomsmen socks for the wedding, but forgets to include himself while his caring + generosity are pointed outwards. And while Britt’s surprise to Ben was a laugh-till-you-cry kind of event, Ben’s thoughtful gift to his bride covered all the bases of cry-till-you-laugh, sourcing a special cider from the PNW she’d unsuccessfully been hunting for.
And then there’s these superhumans combined. Returning once more to that first inquiry, there’s long been a line that has stood out to me: “Ben and I have always known we are a team.” Demonstrated in acts such as choosing to walk both up and down the aisle together after a dozen+ years of solidarity. In and out as a team. (I’m not crying, you’re crying.)
So happy to have crossed paths with these clients, turned friends, and wish you two nothin’ but the best.
PS: Oh, yeah. They also do cool things like make their own wedding bands at a workshop in Milwaukee. As if they weren’t awesome enough…
Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, MN
Coordinator: Cassie West Events
Hair: Tina Malagrino at Sola Salon
Floral Goddess: Fox & Fern Floral
Electric ukulele jams: Miranda Campbell
Cake + Desserts: Top Tier Delights
Paper goods + invitations + fabric design: our inimitable bride extraordinaire
Fabric printing: Spoonflower
Goat superstars: Otis + Archie (Thanks, Tori!)