Melissa and I met for the first time at Spyhouse NE on a cold dreary day in 2014. We talked about her life with Blake, her wedding plans, and I remember she showed me her “inspiration board” of what she wanted her day to look and feel like and I knew at that moment, it was going to be one of my favorite weddings of 2015. There is just something about a backyard wedding that makes me so happy and my heart full. It’s intimate, laid back, and not one is ever the same. 

The ceremony was at noon, and I love the images I captured as Blake saw his beautiful bride Melissa as she walked down the isle the first time. After the ceremony, the guests ate brunch and drank mimosas as they listened to speeches done by people who love and care about Blake and Melissa so very much. When the party wrapped up at the Swenson household, the bridal party left to take photos and then ended the night by going to the bowling alley to bowl and laugh the night away. Thanks for letting me capture this beautiful day for you, Melissa and Blake!


Wedding Planner: Lacey Burres
Florist: Colleen’s Flower Cellar
Dress Shop + Designer: Flutter Boutique – Ivy & Aster
Bridesmaid Dresses : A mix of Free People, Marc Jacobs, Forever21
Shoes: Anthropologie
Jewelry: Patina
Hair and Makeup: Face to Face
Invitations and Stationary: Etsy and Shutterfly
Catering: Deco Catering
Videographer: Casey Burres
Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Rod Carlson


i still get goosebumps when i see the moments you captured, kate!!! blake and i couldn’t be happier and are so blessed and thankful to you for being our photographer. what a dream it is to have pictures like this to remember our wedding day by for the rest of our lives.

from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
-the eggums

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