Juli + Brian: No Matter the Distance

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Once upon a time, a beautiful girl from Germany and a handsome American guy swiped right, starting the adventure of a lifetime. Juli and Brian met in Munich and after their first date, they were in shock at how perfectly the day went and how awesome they thought the other was.

The relationship grew, the love deepened, and the distance became more and more frustrating — but worth it. In May of 2018, by the river in Cologne, Brian got down on one knee and asked Juli to be his wife — with a little help from Toni, Juli’s sister (+ MOH), of course.

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On the way to the wedding, only 10 minutes away from their lake place — the wedding venue — Nicole went head-to-head with Mother Nature herself. A deer ran into the road, they hit each other, and Nicole crash-landed into the median.

She says it’s “How to Go Deer Hunting w/o a Tag 101,” but we wouldn’t recommend it ;)

When she arrived, 30 minutes late, the bride and groom were kind and understanding. She was even greeted by Brian’s grandfather deeming her “the deer slayer.”

Recalling the memory, however, pales in comparison to the rest of the day. This wedding was unlike any other we’ve experienced and will always be one of our top favorites. You don’t find people like this often — those one-in-a-million kinds of people you can never forget.

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As we cracked jokes about ‘hunting your own meat,’ we basically zoomed through the whole day like a blur. I wish I could live it all over again. I’ve never had so much fun at a wedding with such an incredible group of people. I was already head over heels for Juli but getting the chance to really spend time with her, her husband, and their families meant so much. There was nothing but love.
— Nicole Mendoza
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With earthy browns and golds, olive greens, and light blush, Juli and Brian’s outdoor wedding was a boho-chic dream. Taking advantage of the cabin’s beautiful lake views, the couple said “I do” surrounded by a small but incredibly loving group of family, friends, and don’t forget their French bulldog, Honey, who stole the hearts of everyone in attendance — we freakin’ LOVE Honey!

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What’s your favorite thing about the other?

Brian loves how genuinely thoughtful and caring Juli is.

Juli loves Brian’s sense of humor.

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Juli + Brian,

You two are the most genuine people out there — we’re sure of it! Thank you for asking us to be a part of your wedding day. Your story is beautiful, your love for each other is real, and the excitement and joy of the day were tangibly felt. As gorgeous as you two were to photograph, it was no match to the celebration had and the true love shared. We’ll be cheering your marriage on for years to come!

xoxo, the Nicole Midwest team

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