Kari & Brandon’s Wedding

I had a great time with family this weekend as we celebrated my cousin Kari’s wedding. Kari is the first of my cousins to get married, so we had a grand celebration! My dad was the photographer for her wedding and he asked me to be his second shooter. The wedding was outside at Mayowood, an old farm in Rochester, Minn., and the reception was in a beautiful stone barn on the property. Here’s some of what I shot!

Kari looks over the reception area with her mom, Nancy.

Kari looks over the reception area with her mom, Nancy.

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Brandon talks with his twin brother and best man, Brian, while waiting to see Kari.

Accompanied by her maid of honor, Beth, Kari walks out to see Brandon for the first time on their wedding day.

Accompanied by her maid of honor, Beth, Kari walks out to see Brandon for the first time on their wedding day.

Beth wipes tears from Kari's eyes after she saw Brandon for the first time on their wedding day.

Beth wipes tears from Kari’s eyes after she saw Brandon for the first time on their wedding day.

Kari's youngest sister, Miah, a junior bridesmaid, draws on Brandon's car before the ceremony.

Kari’s youngest sister, Miah, a junior bridesmaid, draws on Brandon’s car before the ceremony.

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Kari's dad, Dean, places champagne glasses at the head table before the ceremony.

Kari’s dad, Dean, places champagne glasses at the head table before the ceremony.

Kari watches from the bridle room with her sisters, Miah and Lauren, and Beth as seats fill up for the outdoor wedding at Mayowood Stone Barn

Kari watches from the bridle room with her sisters, Miah and Lauren, and Beth as seats fill up for the outdoor wedding at Mayowood Stone Barn

Kari and Beth walk to the ceremony area at Mayowood Stone Barn.

Kari and Beth walk to the ceremony area at Mayowood Stone Barn.

Dean waits with Kari before walking her down the aisle.

Dean waits with Kari before walking her down the aisle.

 

Kari receives a hug from Lauren, her oldest sister, after the ceremony.

Kari receives a hug from Lauren, her oldest sister, after the ceremony.

A live band played during the reception at Mayowood Stone Barn.

A live band played during the reception at Mayowood Stone Barn.