Today we’re featuring Leah and Brendan’s Fargo Wedding from this past September. Leah and Brendan’s Fargo wedding included some beautiful details from her dress, added wedding accents, jewelry, and also incorporated some neat items from the groom’s profession into their wedding day. Their ceremony was held at the breathtakingly graceful Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo, followed up with some creative photography sessions by Yvonne from Yvonne Denault Photography at the NDSU Alumni Center and the Downtown Fargo Industrial Park.
Yvonne tells us, “This was very much a do-it-yourself bride, and she was also highly organized. She put quite a few details into the the little things that had more of a sentimental touch, like wearing her grandmother’s necklace and matching the brooch on her dress with other details throughout the wedding including the pew bows and the cake. An important aspect of their wedding was incorporating the ambulance service into it. The groom works for the local ambulance service and some of the bridal party and guests also work with him. There were ambulance toys, cookies and of course a photo that was taken in front of the Fargo ambulance vehicle as this was a tightly knit group of friends.
We had quite a bit of fun photographing these two because they were jovial, but also very much in love. They laughed easily together and as a photographer, that certainly put me at ease. Photos were started at the NDSU Alumni Center which has a lovely courtyard area and a gazebo that fit a very elegant theme. Her dress was all lace, yet simple in it’s design. She added a pink satin sash with a beautiful brooch that fit this bride’s love of unexpected details. Their first look was under the gazebo and provided a lovely backdrop to watch the bride walk down the cobblestone sidewalk under a canopy of trees. It was a quite a lovely day.”
The bride Leah fills us in on some the details as we look at their wedding day.
“My dress, shoes, veil were purchased from David’s Bridal in Fargo. I added a fuchsia pink sash, and broach, along with my grandmother’s necklace.
Months before the reception, my mom had made these beautiful satin pew bows and table runners for the reception.
We did the sand ceremony where we incorporated sand from our 1st trip to Jamaica along with sand that matched our wedding colors.
Charlie our puppy was also incorporated into our photos. We decided to creatively use him as our ring bearer since Brendan tactfully proposed to me with Charlie carrying the engagement ring upstairs around his collar. It was fun!
Instead of doing a traditional guest book, Brendan and I made a ceramic plate and had everyone sign it with a pen so that we could be able to display it and remember those who shared our in our special day.
The theme of the wedding was simple, but elegant, I tried to follow the ribbon that was on my dress and continue that color theme of the wedding through the pew bows, tables runners, the wedding cake, and ribbon along with the broach on the dress.
My cake was made by my personal friend from Minneapolis who is the executive pastry chef at 20.21.
To keep the children occupied at my wedding I had a table set up for them at the reception with fun little matchbox toy ambulances, glow in the dark glow sticks, “ambulance” coloring books with bags of coloring crayons.”
Dress/Shoes: David’s Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Emily Newcomb
Cookies: Mrs. Field’s
Reception/Dining: Radisson Hotel
Second Photographer: Sara Hobbs-Kohrt
All images courtesy of Yvonne Denault Photography. All Rights Reserved.