Alex + Cassie got married in my favorite town (Winona, MN) and during my favorite season (fall). So naturally I was ecstatic for their wedding. Cassie chose the most beautiful + unique color palette that I’m still swooning over several months later. Her floral was to die for and arranged by her mom. So special and seriously some of the most beautiful floral arrangements that I’ve ever seen.
If you’ve never been to Winona you’re missing out. The town is surrounded by gorgeous bluffs and has some of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever witnessed. I truly miss living there so shooting at Cedar Creek Barn was ahhhmmazing. The pair tied the knot, on top of a bluff that surrounded the valley… pretty much every photographers dream.
Lets talk about Alex + Cassie. They are two of the kindest, most down to earth couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. Since day one of booking they trusted my judgement and went along with my vision to tell their story. Cassie has the cutest, most contagious laugh + I love the way Alex adores her.
As hard as it was to narrow down, here are some of my favorites from their big day.
Photography: Nicki Lynn Photography
Venue- Cedar Creek Barn, Winona MN
Hair + Makeup- Nostallja Salon
Dress- Bride to be consignment
Bridesmaids- Charlotte’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen- The Wedding Tree
Floral: Bride’s Mother
DJ- Pro Sound + light show entertainment
Caterer- J&J BBQ + Catering
Wedding Cake- Lylli + Ivi Cakes and Sweet Treats
“We booked Nicki as our wedding photographer about a year and a half before our event. She was very pleasant to work with and responded to messages in a timely manner. We got an engagement session as part of our package and we used this as an opportunity to meet. We were a bit nervous going into the engagement photo shoot, as we weren’t sure what to expect, but Nicki was a joy to work with. Her easy-going personality made every step of the process simple and stress-free. She picked the location, kindly directed us for some great shots, and kept us genuinely laughing the whole time. Nicki even allotted us enough time to suggest our own shots and gladly accepted suggestions from Pinterest. After our engagement shoot, we received photos in a very short time frame, a couple weeks, which was very exciting for us. A few months before our wedding, Nicki announced her pregnancy (congratulations to her on a healthy baby) and kindly worked with us. She assured us that her plans would not change and she would be our photographer at our wedding. The day of our wedding, she showed up and we received a bonus photographer out of the deal! Even a month before giving birth, she was very active and keeping up with the rough terrain at our venue. Nicki was able to keep the mood upbeat and light during all photo sessions. She helped keep our day moving smoothly and was very timely with each shoot. Nicki gave us some great ideas for group photos, which turned out amazing. She isn’t afraid to get dirty to get the perfect shot, whether it be climbing a hill or trudging through the thick brush of the woods. Also, her Will Pharrel jokes kept the whole wedding party laughing all day. Within a week of our wedding, we received our “preview” photos on social media, and all of the photos are breathtaking. We never would have expected to see photos so quickly. We were very impressed by her quick turnaround time and the quality of the photos she takes. Nicki truly has an eye for the best shots and her editing enhances the natural beauty of her subjects. We have nothing but positive remarks about Nicki’s performance. She exceeded our expectations and was so much fun to be around. We would highly recommend Nicki for any photography needs.” -Cassie