Hannah + Austen

March 8, 2017

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A note from the Bride…

High school sweethearts? Yeah, they still exist! Austen and I met when I was 15 and he was 17… crazy right?! Austen and I knew who each other were and our families new each other, but Austen and I never really had chatted. It just so happened that Austen was hanging out with his buddies and he asked the guys who he should maybe try talking to. One of his friends said, “you should go for Hannah Walter she’s pretty cool!” Austen’s first response was “the pastor’s daughter?”
But sure enough…Austen messaged Hannah and before long, they were spending almost everyday together.
5 years went by and on August 8, 2015, Austen got down on one knee (after a long day of planning and re planning- thanks to my crazy work schedule) and asked me to marry him. We went back to my parents right away and started to celebrate this new beginning! The wedding planning started almost immediately. The date we set for the wedding was totally random, we had just both agreed on winter and pulled out the calendar and decided on February 18th! The first thing to get booked regarding the wedding were our amazing photographers (yay Al and Lyndsey!) and second was our venue. We knew that we would have a lot of people at the wedding since Austen and I both have big families…we called around and finally decided to go with the DECC! We love Duluth and the area and we wanted all of our guests to enjoy it as much as we do.
The planning of the wedding was so much fun! I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I made all of our save the dates, invites and wedding programs- I love DIY’s!
The best part of getting married was knowing we were vowing to spend the rest of our lives with our best friend. The past 7 years really helped to shape who we are today, and we wouldn’t change a thing. We are beyond blessed and so thankful to have had so many loved ones with us to celebrate our special day!
Reception: DECC
Flowers : Bella Flora
Cake : Diana Ruopp
Hair: A Le Salon
Makeup : Stephanie Peters

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