Ruth prepared for her wedding day at the Fargo Ramada Hotel. Surrounded by her girls and her mom, she put the finishing touches on her hair and makeup and prepared to get into her dress. Her mom helped her in her dress while her girls waited outside for the big reveal. Mom zipped her up and as soon as she had her dress and accessories on, when they looked at each other there were tears. That finally made the moment real, she was a bride about to marry the love of her life! When her girls came in to see her for the first time, there were more tears and lots of hugs.
She was so excited to see Jared, we met at a local park for them to see each other for the first time. He turned around, saw his bride and embraced her. Shortly after Jared’s son joined the party and they got to do an adorable first look with him. And then we did portraits representing their first day together as a family! So sweet!
Here come the mom tears! Good thing I was behind my camera, then no one can see ME tearing up too!
Then the girls got to see!
Jared preparing to see his bride!
Gavin joins, he was one of Jared’s best men. How adorable is that?
This was the last photo we got before the rain hit! So glad that we got the photos outside that we did!
Back to the Ramada Plaza and Suites for the ceremony!
They had their friend officiate for them, which is so great that someone they know so well gets to be the one to wed them!
It was the officiant’s idea to put their rings on the vows that they read. I love that image!
This is a really fun group! They were having such a great time!
Here’s some Instagrams from the day:
And a behind the scenes captured by Patrick:
Thank you to Ruth and Jared and their families for allowing us to share it with you! We’re so glad we got to be there!
Lindsay is an engagement and wedding photographer
based out of Fargo, North Dakota
Venue: Ramada Plaza Inn and Suites Fargo
Flowers: Classic Floral | West Fargo, ND
Brides Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Elegance
Cake: Sam’s Club
Tuxes: Tip Top Tux
Brides Hair/Makeup: Lisa at Blonde Ambition
DJ: Powerplay DJ
Photography: Lindsay Kaye Photography