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…

Minnesota backyard Wedding Mike and Scott

On evolving families and this Minnesota backyard wedding Families are strange and amazing things. Even though they feel permanent, the specifics change constantly – people age and marry, new people become family, others leave or pass away. People move to new cities and states.  There is never a moment that is the platonic ideal of a family, and yet we can always recognize it as something constant in our lives. If you are very very lucky, as I believe Mike and Scott to be, you also create your own family over time. Your friends become the siblings you share, the extended family you blend…