Lindsey & Chad

June 18, 2011 at Plymouth Creek Center & Millennium Gardens

Separated by two time zones and over 3,000 miles, Lindsey George and Chad Sjaarda decided to take a new approach to dating. Their solution: eHarmony. To make sure they would hit it off, they emailed and phoned each other for three months before their first destination date at Minnehaha Falls Park. After a three-day-date, they returned to their homes—Lindsey lived in Wyoming and Chad lived in Alaska—and decided that some moving will be necessary. Two years later, Chad proposed at a party for Lindsey’s new job. They designed a summery garden wedding, but due to the unpredictable June weather in Minnesota, they were rained out. However, never has a rainy day seemed so lovely, and photographer Louisa Podlich of Rivets and Roses Photography was there to capture it all.

Wedding gown: Giovanni, from The White Orchid, Pittsburgh (redesigned by Lindsey) | Groom's apparel: Men's Wearhouse, Tie: Express | Shoes: (bride) J.Crew (groom) Steve Madden | Jewelry: Redesigned by friend/jewelry maker Gifts by Jamri | Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew | Hair & Makeup: Mary Merrill | Caterer and Dessert: Mintahoe | Flowers: Donato's Floral | Music: Instant Request | Rental: Festivities | Decor: Lindsey’s mom, Pam George

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