Sarah and Kyle’s elegant evening wedding at the Nicollet Island Inn was the absolute perfect start to our 2012 season! Let me begin by saying Sarah is one of the smartest girls I’ve ever known. We were in the same class in nursing school (yep–I am a nurse in my spare time!), where we became study buddies, then quickly great friends. I seriously don’t know how I would have soared through all of those lectures + clinicals without her brain. Which brings me to my next point, I think she is a super smart cookie for marrying Kyle. These two are such a strong couple and are so obviously the best of friends who care deeply for each other on every level. I adored the simplicity of their wedding details–Sarah’s effortless JCrew dress, her handmade bouquet of white roses, and those to-die-for Hunter boots–significant because Kyle hid the ring inside them when he proposed! And although their family swore they were crazy for planning an outdoor evening wedding in January–they kept their guests cozy with hot chocolate and handwarmers during the ceremony, while the unseasonably balmy weather allowed us all to enjoy the candlelight + crisp views of the Minneapolis skyline from the Inn’s patio. This lovely evening was a small and beautiful family get-together that kept the focus exactly where it should be–these two as a couple and the start of a great marriage, and we feel so grateful to have helped capture it.