Chad and Dana

What a joy to watch long time sweethearts, Chad and Dana, get married! These two really are perfect for each other and their ceremony was filled with tender moments, sweet smiles and happy tears. We couldn't be happier for them!

Dana really was a beautiful and radiant bride. Her smile can just light up the room and she really glowed all day. We loved her classic cut, lace wedding gown. It fit her perfectly and she truly looked stunning. Watching Chad see his bride for the first time was one of the sweetest moments of the day; he just couldn't take his eyes off of her. And really, that's how it was the rest of the day. 

Chad and Dana planned a beautiful outdoor wedding under the pavilion at Minneopa Falls in Mankato, MN. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, and Dana's choice in flowers and decorations came together beautifully! Chad is quite the craftsman and made the arch and podium for the ceremony. He also crafted his own wedding ring! Wow! The best candid moments moments of the day included seeing their children watch Chad and Dana make their vows, and family members shed many happy tears. Their vows really were beautiful and heartfelt.

After the ceremony we headed to Starfire Event Center in Waseca, MN. It was a gorgeous reception and we loved that Dana and Chad chose a donut bar for their dessert! Such fun details and ideas!

We were able to get outside one last time for some end-of-the-day shots, and it was so worth it! Those pictures are some of our favorites from the day.

Congratulations, Dana and Chad! We are so happy for you two and we wish you the very best!