FALL MINNESOTA WEDDING | BECKY & JOE! / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

We've been smiling non-stop while putting this blog post together! Becky & Joe are one of the sweetest and most in love couples we've had the privilege & pleasure of getting to know with our cameras, and their happiness is infectious!! If we were to guess, we would say that scrolling through their happy faces brought a smile to yours too ;)

These two wear their emotions right on their sleeves (and also on their faces), and that is just part of what made their wedding day so powerful. Becky undoubtedly gets this characteristic from her sweet Dad who was overcome with emotion many times throughout the day, and Joe's adoring eyes speak volumes of just how much he loves his beautiful bride! It's moments like these that we are beyond grateful to capture such authentic love.

After getting ready surrounded by her ladies at her & Joe's house, Becky headed to see Joe for the first time before their ceremony. It was quite a brisk afternoon at Normandale Lake, but it's as if the temperature didn't even matter. The fall colors were beautiful, Becky & Joe looked incredible, and this was their day! :) After wedding party portraits surrounded by the most charming "California trees" (as we McCartneys call them), we headed to St Michael's Lutheran Church where Becky & Joe shared a moment with their wedding party and then were married by Becky's Uncle & Godfather.

Becky (& Joe) spent countless hours planning, crafting and creating fun elements to bring their wedding vision to life. The Minnesota Valley Country Club was dressed with decor in rich autumn hues, and Joe said it best during the toast that he spoke of his lovely bride on their wedding day – "this little lady made most everything you see in this room!!" :)

We wish these two lived closer so that we could have them over for wine & yummy bites on a weekly basis :) Thank you, Becky & Joe, for inviting us into your wedding celebration so warmly that we truly felt like family!

Love | Kelsy & Butch

Images captured on film (Fuji Pro 400H, Delta HP5 & Ilford 3200) with Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm & Nikon F100.