Take 10 photos of Kristen and Ismail and 9/10 times this will be the result:
And that's the first thing you notice about them: Ismail is hilarious and Kristen is his perfect counterpart, half laughs and half eyerolls.
I actually ran into Ismail at Octoberfest in Northeast MN when we were both totally sober ahem and we snagged this very high-quality iPhone photo so we were off to a great start even before the wedding.
The both of them are a joy to be around, and their wedding day was a case study on a perfect wedding. Keeping things lighthearted, but also emotional and beautiful.
I love a couple that doesn't take themselves too seriously and makes their day about having a blast- and being in love surrounded by people who adore you. Kristen and Ismail did just that, running around on a 10 degree winter day and laughing their asses off.
From Ismail whipping out the chapstick before their first kiss, to the busiest dance floor I've seen in my whole career (it might be cheating that Kristen is a dance teacher, but Ismail surprisingly held his own in the dance battle) the whole day was just FUN.
Enough chit chat, here's some photos!
Venue// Nicollet Island Inn Pavilion
Hair and Makeup// Creative Beauty Agency
Florist// Design Event Floral