Twin Cities Backyard Wedding – Kirsten and Erik

From Spain to Minnesota – a Twin Cities Backyard Wedding full of joy and friendship

Many years ago, I moved to Spain for a semester in college. Living abroad gave me a very different appreciation of my place in the world, which I find invaluable. Living in Spain tested my ability to withstand warm weather and have me a heartfelt love of afternoon naps and taking it easy.

And I also met Kirsten – another woman from Wisconsin. Startlingly funny and deadpan, we navigated around the country and through cultural differences together. We shared a love of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, and I think I am responsible for the very worst vacation she had ever taken. To her credit, we laugh about it often, and I also had a bad time. (And, so others may learn from our mistakes – if you ever travel to Gibraltar, remember that, being part of Britain, it is a different country and you need a passport. The Spanish border town, La Linea, does not offer many amenities)

All of which is to say, it has been a true joy to rekindle my friendship with Kirsten as we find ourselves both in the Twin Cities. I am thrilled for her and Erik, their new life together, and the joy they clearly bring each other.

They married in the backyard of their new home together, bordering a gorgeous park and, being in Minnesota, right next to a lake. The day was perfect, the mood was light, and there was laughter throughout.

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