Daina welcomed me at the salon with a big hug and introduced me to all her bridesmaids right away – the smile didn’t leave her face for a moment. Daina radiates so much authentic joy and positivity that you just want to bundle it up and save some in your pocket – so it was no surprise that all her bridesmaids were the same; genuine laughter, tight hugs, and playful chatting filled the room all day. Before the ceremony we captured photos of the bridesmaids in their cowboy boots and had so much fun twirling and laughing in the warm sun that made for a gorgeous wedding day. As Daina made her way down the aisle it started out just as any other wedding ceremony – the pastor greeted everyone, said a few words, they declared their consent to marry, and then it was time for the rings which made for the most memorable of events! As the best man handed off the rings, Dustin’s ring dropped between the boards of the gazebo which of course made everyone gasp at first and then chuckle with laughter – the groomsmen, a few guests, and even Daina’s dad came to the rescue and they were able to fish the ring out to continue on (check out some of the photos below!). Once they said “I do” and sealed it with a kiss the celebration started and the dance floor was packed all night! Dustin and Daina were surrounded by their closest of friends and I don’t think Dustin took his eyes off Daina once as he spun her around and pulled her in close multiple times through the night. These two have such a undeniable zest for life and each other and you could not just see, but feel, their love towards each other and their loved ones. Take a look at Mr and Mrs Drath below and see what I’m talking about!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Waupaca Ale House | Florals: Firefly Floral | Baked Goods: Krumbs by Kim | Entertainment: Northern Explosion | Dress: Dreams Bridal Boutique | Tuxes: Wedding Tree | Hair & Make Up: Studio 212 | Rings: Zales | Transportation: Wolf River Campgrounds | Photo Location: Brainerd’s Bridge Park | Second Shooter: Kyra Weyenberg
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