Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding – Elise and Nate

Oh, my. Where to start with Elise and Nate and their Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding? I guess I can start with the rain. Because it definitely rained. Mostly misty but followed by a slightly unwelcome drizzle. And it was gorgeous – not only the excellent tuxes and the dresses, but the throaty laughter and the bright joy were also gorgeous. Elise and Nate, obviously, were exceedingly dapper. But they were also totally present – laughing, flowing, chatting. Undaunted by the rainy change in plans, getting married under flowers in a tent, surrounded by a whole lot of gorgeous love. And into…

Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding Minneapolis

Its the 20th anniversary of the film Fargo. It is a film that I appreciate much more now that I live in Minneapolis than I did when it first came out. Partially because references to places like Chaska and Edina bring more meaning. But mostly because there are layers upon layers of meaning, and I am at a point where a different layer resonates with me. Eventually, if you decide to live in the Midwest, you have to think about the epic question of adulthood – is there a difference between settling and choosing? Is there a way to choose to live a lovely and meaningful life, enjoy all the beautiful days, and have that be different from settling?