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Derek & Kaeli…married | Brainerd Wedding Photographer

This wedding day was uber-special.  I could go on and on about it for hours.  But, I won’t keep you too long.  Let me just say, that on the morning of her wedding, Kaeli’s sister and Matron of Honor went into labor.  Their family added a little baby that day…and yet everyone remained calm and collected.  I don’t know how I would have gotten through that. 

It was also scheduled to rain all day…but somehow, the outdoor ceremony and pictures escaped the threat, and it didn’t start down-pouring until dinner time…and just as we were ready to head back out after dinner….the clouds parted.  I love when that happens.

The wedding ceremony itself took place on Kaeli’s family’s beautiful property in Brainerd.  Being very near to Madden’s…we spent a little time there too, before heading over to the gorgeous wedding reception at The Legacy at Cragun’s.

The whole day had a beautiful, nautical theme…it was gorgeous…and no detail was left out.
The First Look…
The two of them are absolutely perfect for each other…in every sense.  It just makes me smile looking at them.
Kaeli…you are so stunning…
Um – this diva stole the show…and my heart.  Seriously…have you ever seen anything this cute??
Watching the guests arrive and waiting for the ceremony to start…the anticipation was killer…
I. Love. Details. (and candy….and cupcakes….)
Ok – Kaeli’s parents win the speech of the year award.  It was maybe the funniest thing I’ve seen.  They did a lip-sink to “You’re Still the One”…as a bit of advice for Derek and Kaeli.  It was awesome. 
An evening send-off with sparklers…PERFECTION.
Derek and Kaeli…I hope that 25 years from now, at your childrens’ weddings, you’re lip-sinking to the lyrics “You’re Still the One”.
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  • October 14, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    Kaeli - OMG!! They are finally here. I love them, Noelle! You’re great:)

  • October 14, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    leah Matheson - oh my these are so amazing!!!!! i love them and kaeli, you look absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • October 14, 2011 - 6:02 pm

    krista linn - Kaeli—-you are stunning-absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! oh that day was so crazy fun & Noelle you did a wonderful job capturing it 🙂

  • October 15, 2011 - 10:11 am

    Jilly - This wedding was so beautiful! You did such an amazing job capturing the beauty!!

  • October 24, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Mary - These photos gave me goosebumps! Gorgeous!