Brandi and Mike – 2/4/17 – Knights of Columbus, Bloomington Wedding Reception
Brandi and Mike met online several years ago. In one of their first messages, Brandi said she was looking for a flip to her flop and that’s exactly what she got, a wonderful guy that makes her feel complete. This goes both ways of course, Mike is one lucky guy to have found someone as sweet as Brandi. His best man, Aron, told their guests that he knew Brandi was the one for Mike when she went on a trip to Europe with them. It was Mike and two of his best friends, Aron (the best man) and Andy (one of Mike’s groomsmen). Aron continued to tell stories of how Brandi fit right in and even helped diffuse some of the great debates between the guys. The fact that she survived the trip and still loved them all was proof enough that their relationship was strong enough to survive anything that came their way.
They were married in Las Vegas last October, but of course wanted to celebrate back home with their families and friends and threw an amazing reception at the Knights of Columbus in Bloomington.
Brandi wore the same dress she did in Vegas but added an extra special touch with light up shoes she borrowed from her niece- why can’t all brides have a pair of light ups for the dance floor?
Mike’s love for fishing was reflected in their centerpieces that had live minnows floating between the flower stems and pebbles but also in the fishing themed cake that was doomed to be smashed in his face.
Guests could put a dollar in Brandi or Mike’s jar and whoever had the most by the end of the night got to smash the cake in the other’s face. Everyone was on board, and because Brandi looked so darn nice, of course people put more money in Mike’s jar. He took it like a champ, and face full of frosting resembled Mel Gibson from Braveheart. Full disclosure, he did the freedom speech in the bathroom before washing it off, so glad I saw the Snap of it, so priceless.
I cannot express how happy I am for these two. I’ve known Mike for years, high school friends, and Brandi is incredible! She’s got a light and a glow about her that’s contagious! They make a great match and I am so grateful to have been there and honored to capture these moments.
Love you both so much Brandi and Mike!!!
Want more of Brandi and Mike? Here’s their engagement shoot!
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