Katie & Ryan : Austin, MN : 09.24.11
This sweet couple had a beautiful fall day for their wedding. The ceremony venue was Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin, MN. It is a place I’ve photographed several times before and felt very comfortable shooting in… although they had made quite a few changes to the church since I was there last, with which I was very impressed, I must say!
The wedding party was looking very unique: the guys in old-school tuxes with bowties and tails… and the gals were lovely in these flowy, blue gowns.
It was a very touching ceremony with the highlight being the music. Their vocalists were Michael Veldman and Erin Schumacher of Austin and they were AMAZING!
Also, Ryan’s college professor… “Wild Bill”… was there to play the organ as well as many of Ryan’s Luther grad friends to support him that day.
We had plenty of fun after the ceremony, stopping here and there taking photographs of the wedding party and then we headed down to Carpenter, IA for the reception at the Community Center.
Ryan is an owner of the Big Tones DJ service, so those guys were on their toes, making for a very fun night to be had by all!
The decorations were gorgeous, created by U R Invited of St. Ansgar, IA.
And the cake, was another blast from the past… a multi-tiered, bridge-connected, fountain-bearing source of sugary sweetness. I just love it when the couple shoves cake into each other’s faces!!!