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A year of Kate Botwinski Photography weddings: 2015

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It happened again. We completely fell in love with what came our way in 2015. The year of weddings, families, newborns, engagements, and boudoir with Kate… it was all a big beautiful blur that went by way too quickly. The year left us feeling grateful; grateful to be trusted by our clients and grateful to be surrounded by such genuinely great people.

It is a beautiful life.

We will never take this work for granted. We will never stop embracing our clients and photographing from a place of authentic love, because that’s what they deserve.

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Alicia and Braden’s elegant Fall Wayzata Country Club wedding was breathtaking. Alicia chose this amazing blush wedding dress, and looked stunning with her bridesmaids dressed in navy with blush florals. The gentlemen looked dapper in their black suits and bow ties. This wedding was equally as meaningful as it was beautiful.

Braden made Alicia his wife in the gorgeous University of St. Thomas Chapel, which brought back memories from their days of college and dating. Alicia’s father walked her down the aisle, and Braden awaited her with both jumps and tears… so much lovely to witness. These two people deserve all of this happiness and more, because they are just as kind on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.

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Kate Botwinski Photography, Woodwalk Art Gallery, Woodwalk Art Gallery Wedding, Door County Wedding Photographers, Door County Photographers, Door County Weddings, Kate Botwinski

Whew! We have got loads of pretty love stories to share with you over here on our blog! The end of Summer, and ALL of Fall, really, has got us jaw dropped and almost speechless. We’ve had the pleasure and honor of documenting couples, families, and wedding parties that we can’t help but completely adore and admire. We look forward to sharing them here with you through the rest of this year.

Joslyn and Matt were one of those couples that we hadn’t met in person until their wedding day, but it felt like we had known them and their families for years. There were so many traits in them that instantly pulled us back to some of our favorite friends who are scattered across the United States, which was such a wonderful surprise. These Chicagoans chose to get married at the beautiful Woodwalk Art Gallery. Matt grew up in Door County, and Joslyn quickly fell in love with the charm and comfort of the destination. Amongst their greatest friends and family, with Joslyn’s dad as their officiant, they became husband and wife out on the lawn at Woodwalk. Guests greeted the newlyweds on the top steps of the barn, where signature cocktails awaited them inside.

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Megan and Alex exchanged their vows in Megan’s parents’ backyard, and later celebrated their marriage at the Rothschild Pavilion. We love backyard weddings! This ceremony site was extra special, since the home has stayed in Megan’s family for generations. It is nestled on Lake Wausau, and only a short boat ride across the lake from the Rothschild Pavilion.

This day was a blast. Megan and Alex, along with their wedding party and families, seemed to keep “celebration” at the heart of this day. The mood was light, and happy, with exception to the intimate ceremony vows and the rush of sweet emotions that Alex and Megan shared. It was beautiful to witness the depth of love shared in that backyard.

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Talk about lovable people… Reilly and Joe, we are so happy for you and your engagement. We weren’t worried about this in the least bit, but after your engagement session, we are positive that we are going to have SO much fun photographing your wedding day. We adore you, through and through. Your joy and laugh are contagious, and we love to witness couples like you who bring out the very best side of one another. Thank you for sharing your evening with us by the lake and in the fields.

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Nicollet Island Inn is one of our favorite places in Minneapolis, and photographing Caitlyn and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the wedding there was such a pretty start to this wedding day. John and Caitlyn’s families met them at Nicollet Island Pavilion where they shared a romantic outdoor ceremony, complete with their favorite literature shared by friends.

Caitlyn was absolutely gorgeous in her BHLDN wedding dress, carrying florals by Spruce.

Congratulations Caitlyn and John Backes!!

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Holy beauty.

It was Katelin in her Monique Lhuillier blush wedding dress. Actually, it was Katelin in her robe without makeup, a dress, or any accessories on. She was already truly breathtaking. It was the buzz in the air of the St. Regis Deer Valley bridal suite overlooking the mountains of Park City, Utah.

It was the custom ceremony alter (the whole entire scene, actually) designed by the fabulous Michelle Leo Events, and executed by Blooms and Blossoms. It was the floor length sequin bridesmaid dresses, and open air tented reception with its sheer white draping blowing in the fresh mountain air. It was all “holy beauty.”

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Since the day that Nubia reached out to us about photographing her wedding day, we knew we HAD to photograph her and John. She was deployed at the time, and through just a few email exchanges, we shared a mutual excitement about her future wedding photos.

Fast forward to August 1st when we met Nubia and John at The Wilds Golf Club… we were in awe over all of the beauty and design that Nubia had devoted to her day; but even more, we were moved by the way these two people love each other. We celebrated their great love through photos at the lake, and Fort Snelling Chapel, where Nubia’s commitment to the United States Army, and her father’s service in the United States Navy were honored.

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Kate Botwinski Photography, Boe Chapel Wedding Photographers, St. Olaf Wedding Photographers, St. Olaf College Weddings, Northfield Minnesota Photographers, Boe Chapel Weddings, Minnesota Wedding Photographer, Film Photographers, Kate Botwinski, Sam Botwinski

This was one of those perfect June wedding days; the weather, the company, Boe Chapel at St. Olaf College, THIS bride and groom… There is a lot that we could say about how kind these newlyweds are, how truly happy they are, how they just seem to take care of each other and everyone around them. Let us just tell you that they were completely smothered in love throughout this celebration. It made us happy to witness the outpouring of love on such a deserving couple.

Kyle never stopped smiling, even in the in between moments, he was smiling. Greta, she’s amazing. She’s always a light, and such a gem. We adore this couple, and we especially love the way Greta finds a spot on Kyle’s chest to snuggle herself up into (see last image).

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