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monica and brandon {wedding day}

date : october 20, 2012
ceremony & reception : semple mansion, minneapolis, minnesota

To show you how awesome brandon and monica are, here is one of their ceremony reading.

Edward Monkton’s “A Lovely Love Story”
The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage. Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur. The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts.
“I like this Dinosaur,” thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. “Although he is fierce, he is also tender and he is funny. He is also quite clever though I will not tell him this for now.”
“I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur,” thought the Dinosaur. “She is beautiful and she is different and she smells so nice. She is also a free spirit which is a quality I much admire in a dinosaur.”
“But he can be so distant and so peculiar at times”, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. “He is also overly fond of things. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of things?”
“But her mind skips from here to there so quickly”, thought the Dinosaur. “She is also uncommonly keen on shopping. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?”
“I will forgive his peculiarity and his concern for things”, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. “For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered individual.”
“I will forgive her skipping mind and her fondness for shopping”, thought the Dinosaur. “For she fills our life with beautiful thoughts and wonderful surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on shopping either.”
Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are old… Together they stand on the hill telling each other stories and feeling the warmth of the sun on their backs.
And that, my friends, is how it is with love.

Please click on the image below to start the slideshow. Enjoy and share!

Thanks, Brandon and Monica, for letting me photograph your wedding. It’s been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. I hope you enjoy the images and I wish you all the best.

Ai Ling
related posts :     brandon and monica’s engagement shoot

notable vendors:
photographer, Ling Photography
ceremony & reception, semple mansion
bride’s dress, Posh Bridal Couture
groom’s suit, Men’s Wearhouse
bridesmaid’s dress, nordstrom
hair and make up, Brett Dorrian Artistry
caterer, Deco Catering
cake, Cafe Latte
florist, Flora Bella
officiant, Positively Charmed (Rev. Leslie Ann Johnson)
DJ, Adagio
stationary, Wedding Paper Divas
pianist, Sharon Planer
transportation, Premier Transportation

Rev. Leslie Ann Johnson - Greetings Ai!

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome collection of images! Monica and Brandon share such a warm sense of full hearted humor, and you captured them expressing it in a perfect way; a balance of joyful irony and beautiful intimacy!

Thanks for making me smile with the memory of their wedding day!


Monica Idzelis Rothe - Ai Ling – Thank you so much for capturing all of these wonderful images and moments from our wedding day! It was such a pleasure working with you. These are fantastic, and we are so excited to see the rest of the photos. We also so appreciate how quickly you were able to have these ready for us. Thank you for everything!!

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