When I first met Saundra and Michael, they mentioned that their wedding would be big, over 400 guests and a 26 person bridal party, big. At first those, number sounded incredible to me. However, after spending a day surrounded by an amazing bridal party and so many guests, I understand why their numbers were so high. Saundra and Michael are two of the most fortunate people in the world when it comes to friends and family. They love, and are loved, by every single person that attended their wedding. Saundra’s army of bridesmaids pampered her while the groomsmen gave up their coats to keep her dry in the rain. The groomsmen kept Michael calm and made sure he was on time!
Not only was everyone so sweet and helpful, they were also a blast to be around! The running joke throughout the day was about Michael’s nickname. Every person in the bridal party calls Michael by his nickname, Kirby. From the officiant during the ceremony, to the bridal party while giving speeches, know Michael as Kirby. At one point I said Michael during photos and half the group laughed and asked who that was! Even the bride, Saundra calls him Kirby! When they weren’t laughing about nicknames, or being chased by bees, this bridal party celebrated every minute of Saundra and Michael’s wedding day to the fullest!
It’s not surprising that this couple’s love story also includes their amazing family and friends. Saundra and Michael met while Michael was playing on a softball team with Saundra’s cousins. After being friends for over a decade, they started dating. Saundra and Michael were heading out on New Years eve to celebrate with their friends when Michael popped the question! Saundra of course said yes and they started the new year off by celebrating!
I love how Saundra’s glamorous shoes complement her beautiful rings!
It was all hands on deck to button the back of Saundra’s dress! And all of the detailing on the back of her dress still blows me away!
These two are the sweetest couple! Just look at how much they enjoy being together!
There was a chance of rain all day, but the sun was shining and the rain held off!
Have you ever seen so many beautiful people all dressed up and ready to celebrate??
The new husband and wife!
The Avalon did such an amazing job fitting all the guests in this ballroom. There was plenty of room for everyone!
Congratulations again Saundra and Michael!
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Alecs Kay Photography is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Fargo, ND