To say this wedding meant a lot to me is an understatement. Kim and Rick were the first couple that put their faith in me to capture one of the most important days of their lives. When I first met them a year ago, we went to my favorite neighborhood, at my favorite little place, the Cottagewood General Store. It was love at first sight, to say the least (and I’m not talking about their love, which is ridiculously cute). There were so many similarities between people we knew, colleges we attended, adorable little General Stores we loved, areas we grew up in, the list could go on and on.
Kim and Rick met at work, fell in love and have been inseparable ever since. Rick is one of the most sincere, sweet, kind, and adoring husbands I’ve ever met. His love for Kim is unconditional, and it shows in the way he looks at her, cares for her, makes sure she is happy, and always puts her first. Kim is confident, inspiring, independent and beautiful. She has a heart of gold, and you can just see the comfort that overcomes her when she is by Rick’s side.
August 16, 2013, was a beautiful Minnesota summer day. The bridal party was beautiful, the venue was beautiful, and the couple was beautiful. Kim and Rick, I cannot express my sincere gratitude for being the first couple to have faith in me. You will never know what that means to me. It was an absolute honor to capture your big day. I pray others see the love you two share and seek that love for themselves. I’ve never seen two people who truly, deeply care for one another like you two do (except maybe in a movie, like the Notebook) I have no doubt the love you two share for one another will resound with those around you. Thank you for letting me be such a big part of such a special day.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Rittmaster!