September 29, 2016

North Dakota Farm Wedding | Taylor & Garrett | Kris Kandel Fargo Photographers

Posted in: weddings

Taylor & Garrett have been a couple you’ve seen on this blog a few times, they had an engagement session last fall and a mini session mid winter! Garrett works for a party bus company here in Fargo so I ran into him several times at other weddings this year too. After all that contact we were pretty excited that their wedding day had finally arrived!

My sister (2nd photographer) and I drove up to Carrington ND and met up with the bridal party at the Looks For You hair salon.

After a quick lunch we all headed over to the Putnam House in Carrington. An adorable historic house with the most gorgeous woodwork and vintage wallpapers. Can I just have a roll of each one for my own house?

As Taylor got dressed the bridesmaids couldn’t help but take a peak.

Every bride hopes for this reaction from her friends seeing her in her dress for the first time!!!

Meanwhile Garrett was in the other room getting ready. What do you do when there’s no mirror, whip out a cell phone and turn the camera on selfie mode. 😉  Shout-out to the awesome personal attendants at this wedding. You rocked!!

First look time!

Taylor’s mom MADE all the vests for the groom and groomsmen – each one with a different fabric hidden inside!! Now that’s dedication to the DIY wedding!

Taylor picked out a few spots that she wanted to do photos around Carrington so we hopped on the bus and drove around. How gorgeous is this old elevator with that deep blue sky?!

And this bridge close to her family farm, what great architecture lines!

Some of my favorite photos of the day are the groomsmen harassing the groom a bit. All the laughs!!

Gorgeous gals.

Two of my favorite images of the bride and groom from the bridge!

Then we drove over to Taylor’s family farm for the rest of the photos and ceremony. The shelter-belt treeline had the most beautiful light this time of day!

The groom gave his groomsmen each a knife for their gift, so of course we had to show them off a bit.

AND all those amazing vests!

Finally time for a few portraits of just the couple. A few minutes of peace and alone time in the crazy day. 😀

So pretty!!

Practicing putting on the rings.

That light though. *sigh*

The farm looked amazing!! So many details and beautiful flowers. Taylor’s family out did themselves!

Even the horses got flowers in their hair!

Taylor & Garrett timed their ceremony to be right at sunset. So as the sun hit the horizon it was time to get going!

Instead of a unity candle or sand Taylor and Garrett locked a set of locks together and tied the key to a bunch of balloons. How unique is that?!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs!!!

As soon as the kiss was over and the couple exited the ceremony my sister and I literally RAN to our car and sped over to the Fairgrounds to get detail photos before the guests arrived. There were SO many gorgeous corners it was fantastic!

Imitate the Kiss, something crazy always happens!

Have I mentioned how much DIY this wedding included? Well guess what, Taylor MADE all the cheesecakes too!! Wow.

First dance time!

And then the dance floor opened up, filled up and partied away!

Thank you Taylor & Garrett for asking me to be part of your special wedding day on the farm! I hope you enjoyed these teaser photos and personal favorites. I’ll have the link to download all the photos ready for you soon, until then feel free to share this link with friends and family. <3


::::: VENDORS:::::

Wedding Dress: Alan Evans – Fargo Moorhead

Getting Ready House: Putnam House – Carrington

Wedding reception venue: Carrington Fairgrounds – Carrington

Suits/Vests: Mom made them!

Bridsmaid dresses: Wedding Elegance – Fargo

DJ: Harmon Dance Works – Fargo

Catering: Emma Rosies – Jamestown

Hair & Makeup:  Looks For You – Carrington – Jessica and Ashely

Jewlery and hairpiece: Shesaccessories – Chorlotte – Etsy

Wedding Photography: Me! Kris Kandel – Fargo Wedding Photographer


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