June 9, 2016

Fargo Avalon West Wedding | Melissa & Nick | Kris Kandel Photographers

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Melissa & Nick’s wedding day started at First Lutheran downtown Fargo.

Right before the first look Melissa & Nick traded letters around a door so Nick wouldn’t see her yet. Happy tears are so beautiful on wedding days!

Then she came around the door! Tears turned to huge smiles!!!

The First Lutheran campus has so many beautiful spots for portraits!

The wind added a lovely element of motion for the dramatic big dip!

Love the next photo my sister (second photographer) got shooting through the leaves! How unique!

The wedding party joined us!

Everyone was super excited for Melissa & Nick!

What a good looking group!

Not only good looking but with a lot of goofy spunk too!

After family photos I focused on details. How fun are these colors?!

Pretty soon it was time for an emotional walk down the aisle!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs!!!

After the ceremony we walked downtown for a few more portraits!

The colors downtown Fargo in summer are so warm and joyful! The perfect spot for wedding photos. 🙂

The next is one of my favorite photos of the day!

Ok, I can’t actually pick favorites. They’re all so beautiful!

The wedding reception was held at the Avalon West venue in Fargo.

– (Remember Trisha & James’s wedding there last year?)- 

The Groom’s stepdad plays in a jazz band called Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome which was playing while guests arrived at the reception. It was so much fun having live music!

Loved the choreographed dance for Nick & Melissa’s first dance.

The dance was sooooo much fun! So many sweet moments, silly faces, laughter, and  friends… the dance floor was hopping all night!


Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your special day! I hope you enjoyed these personal favorites! I’ll be sending you the link to download all the photos next week! Until then feel free to share this blog post with friends and family!



Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tux: Halberstadts – Fargo

Wedding Flowers: Country Greenery – Moorhead

DJ: Powerplay – Fargo

Live Jazz Band: Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome – Russ

Wedding Venue and Catering: Avalon West – Fargo

Wedding Photographers: Me! Kris Kandel

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