Nate + Katie

Summer in Duluth, Minnesota is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and Nate & Katie couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to say "I do." Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they vowed to love one another for the rest of their lives. Nate and Katie included  something very unique in their ceremony: love letters and a wine box. What significance could this possibly have? Let me tell you... A few weeks before the wedding, Nate and Katie each took some time to write a letter to the other, expressing their thoughts about the good qualities that they find in their future partner, the reasons for falling in love with them, and their hopes and dreams for their future together. In other words, they wrote "love letters" to each other and placed them in a sealed envelope, with the name of their partner on the outside. They placed these unread letters, along with a bottle of wine and two wine glasses, in a box that needed two keys to open it. During their ceremony, each locked the box with their own keys, with the intent of opening it together on their 25th wedding anniversary. There is only one other reason the box should be opened before their 25th anniversary. If  they should hit a bumpy road in their relationship, before giving up or making any irrational decisions, they would sit down together, open the box, uncork the wine, and then go to separate rooms and quietly read the love letter their partner wrote for them. The hope is that there will never be a reason to have to open the box except on their anniversary! But, if that situation should arise, the intent is that the letters would remind the couple  of all the reasons they choose one another as their partner, and all the things that helped shape the life they've created together; to never take the blessing of being together for granted. The romantic sentiments they wrote, the declaration of love, the clear thoughts about why they chose one another as life partners would help put them back on even ground. This is the perfect ritual to remind you of your wedding day and your intention to love and cherish each other in good times and bad for as long as you both shall live. With the love I saw between Nate and Katie, and all the support from their family and friends, I know that they'll be waiting two and a half decades before opening that box, so they better find some more wine 🙂     nk_Wedding_Photography_1 nk_Wedding_Photography_2 nk_Wedding_Photography_3 nk_Wedding_Photography_4 nk_Wedding_Photography_5 nk_Wedding_Photography_6 nk_Wedding_Photography_7 nk_Wedding_Photography_8 nk_Wedding_Photography_9 nk_Wedding_Photography_10 nk_Wedding_Photography_11 nk_Wedding_Photography_12 nk_Wedding_Photography_13 nk_Wedding_Photography_14 nk_Wedding_Photography_15 nk_Wedding_Photography_16 nk_Wedding_Photography_17 nk_Wedding_Photography_18 nk_Wedding_Photography_19 nk_Wedding_Photography_20 nk_Wedding_Photography_21 nk_Wedding_Photography_22 nk_Wedding_Photography_23 nk_Wedding_Photography_24 nk_Wedding_Photography_25 nk_Wedding_Photography_26 nk_Wedding_Photography_27 Minnesota Wedding Photography   Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Minnesota Wedding Photography Vendors that helped make Nate & Katie's day special: Hair: Sara Kringle at Vain Salon Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal Florist: Kristine Schaak Wedding Cake: Life is a Picnic DJ: Night Magic Caterer: Greysolon Ballroom Wedding Planner: Shae Desotell

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