Eric + Katrina | Oxbow Country Club Summer Wedding

Oxbow Country Club - Fargo, North Dakota Wedding Photographer
Eric + Katrina
6.29.19

Oxbow Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo Wedding Photographer

I’m certain that every wedding photographer in Fargo-Moorhead remembers June 29, 2019. Why? Because right around noon, when many couples are preparing to see their partner for the first time on their wedding day, the sky turned black and the F-M got smashed with a wicked, out-of-the-blue storm.

And I guarantee you every wedding photographer and couple panicked, at least a little.

But for Eric and Katrina, none of that mattered. Right before their first look, the skies started to clear. Oxbow didn’t get the hail that Fargo did. The ceremony site was unscathed except for a few wayward chairs. And once Eric and Katrina saw each other, the anxiety that the storm brought melted away.

Oxbow Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo Wedding Photographer
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography

Wind blew hard the rest of the day at Oxbow, but that didn’t stop us from taking the majority of the pictures outside. Sure, the wind tossed hair every which way, but I’m so thankful that everyone was willing to put up with the gusts! Once the storm clouds passed, the sun shone for the remainder of the evening.

So let’s talk about Eric and Katrina. I mentioned on Facebook that I had a lot to learn from this couple, and it’s true — they’ve been an item since middle school. Middle school! During the toasts, Katrina’s sisters and dad revealed a bit of what the beginning of their relationship was like… and so many years later, they’re finally married!

It’s quite the accomplishment for them to be a couple longer than some married couples (me included!), so I think it’s safe to say that Eric, Katrina, and their son have many more years to look forward to as a family.

Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photographer
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photographer
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography
Oxbow Country Club Wedding by Chelsea Joy Photography | Fargo-Moorhead Wedding Photography

Thanks for letting me be part of your day, Eric and Katrina!

Ceremony & Reception: Oxbow Country Club
Makeup: BreElle Bridal
Hair: Stephanie Ketsamyer at Freya Salon (bride and Maid of Honor) and BreElle Bridal (bridesmaids)
DJ: Pirate Radio Productions
Dessert: Nicole’s Fine Pastry
Suits: Halberstadt’s
Photographer: Chelsea Joy Photography

Photos by Chelsea Joy Simdorn, photographer and owner of Chelsea Joy Photography. I'm a wedding photographer in the Fargo-Moorhead area, photographing weddings throughout North Dakota and Minnesota!