Mr. & Mrs. Schumacher | Wedding Photography Bismarck, North Dakota

April 28th, 2018

  "We met when we were 15-16 years old. First time ever meeting each other we were in ad time at BHS junior year but never talked to one another. We didn’t start talking until the end of the school year when summer started. My friend and I got invited from a mutual friend of ours to come over and hangout over at Ricky's for the afternoon. That’s when Ricky and I started actually talking and got to know each other. That was at the end of May, he didn’t technically ask me out until July 7thand been together ever since."- Rachel

"We met when we were 15-16 years old. First time ever meeting each other we were in ad time at BHS junior year but never talked to one another. We didn’t start talking until the end of the school year when summer started. My friend and I got invited from a mutual friend of ours to come over and hangout over at Ricky's for the afternoon. That’s when Ricky and I started actually talking and got to know each other. That was at the end of May, he didn’t technically ask me out until July 7thand been together ever since."- Rachel

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  "  We went to a football game Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings on December 1st, 2016 We are huge cowboy fans. My mom and stepdad, who are Vikings fans, came with also. First thing I thought was weird when we got an Uber Ricky sat in the front while my parents and I sat in the back. Thinking to myself well ok Ricky rude much why not let Ron sit in the front seat but obviously now I know he was too nervous to sit by me.     We are at the stadium now walking around checking it out since it was the new stadium they built, got some beer, found our seats and taking some pictures. Ricky left I thought to get more beer for us but he was gone for a while. So, I was wondering where he was at well more importantly where my beer was at haha jk. He finally came back then he said hey let's go look at the field again. I said we already did why go look at it again. He said come on let's just go. I got up noticed my parents got up too wondering why they are coming too. We got down there looking at the field again Ricky says hey look whos here I turn around see his mom and terry standing there turn back over to Ricky as he was getting down on one knee. I started backing up saying no, no, no like 50 times started crying of course I did say yes and obviously saying no so many times was me in shock because I didn’t think it would ever happen. At the time, we were together for almost 11.5 years so pretty much had it in my mind he was never going to ask, but he did!! Oh, and the Cowboys won too, just topping off fantastic night already with our team winning."-Rachel

"We went to a football game Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings on December 1st, 2016 We are huge cowboy fans. My mom and stepdad, who are Vikings fans, came with also. First thing I thought was weird when we got an Uber Ricky sat in the front while my parents and I sat in the back. Thinking to myself well ok Ricky rude much why not let Ron sit in the front seat but obviously now I know he was too nervous to sit by me. 

We are at the stadium now walking around checking it out since it was the new stadium they built, got some beer, found our seats and taking some pictures. Ricky left I thought to get more beer for us but he was gone for a while. So, I was wondering where he was at well more importantly where my beer was at haha jk. He finally came back then he said hey let's go look at the field again. I said we already did why go look at it again. He said come on let's just go. I got up noticed my parents got up too wondering why they are coming too. We got down there looking at the field again Ricky says hey look whos here I turn around see his mom and terry standing there turn back over to Ricky as he was getting down on one knee. I started backing up saying no, no, no like 50 times started crying of course I did say yes and obviously saying no so many times was me in shock because I didn’t think it would ever happen. At the time, we were together for almost 11.5 years so pretty much had it in my mind he was never going to ask, but he did!! Oh, and the Cowboys won too, just topping off fantastic night already with our team winning."-Rachel

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"I mean really, it's planning a wedding. A lot to do, a lot to think about, a lot of money, a lot of everyone's time. I will say though, if I didn’t have my mom helping me it would've been a million more times stressful. She helped so much, there's no way I could ever thank her enough!"-Rachel

"Melanie you are awesome!! I know our height difference was a little challenging but you figured out and it resulted in beautiful photos. The location we did wedding pictures at was amazing, we are so glad you talked us into going down there. You seriously did a spectacular job, I love all photos. You and your husband were great that day. I honestly don’t know what to say besides how great you are and we are so happy you were our photographer. Thank you for everything!"-Rachel

 

Cinematography: Videography by LJ
Event Planning: Day of coordinator was Theresia Hersch owner of Behind the Scenes, LLC
Cake: Donuts from Bearscat, personal cheesecake from Crumb Delicious Cheesecakes n' more
Invitations: purchased off of Zazzle.com
Ceremony Venue: Legacy United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Radisson Hotel

Catering: Radisson
Decorator: Brittney Jewkes

Florist: bridesmaids bouquets, all boutonnieres and flower girl baskets were made by my mom LeeAnn, Ricky's mom Jackie, Jodi (personal attendant/friend) and me. My bouquet and Ricky's boutonniere were purchased off of Etsy from SylCadle. All the other flowers that were used to decorate was from Brittany the decorator
Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Rings: from Zales (engagement ring and both wedding bands)
Brides Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner "Mallory" from Bridal n' more
Headpiece or Veil: Head piece was purchased from Brides on a Dime (don't know the brand of it) and veil was from Bridal n' more

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkof from Bridal n' more
Hair and Makeup: Glance Salon and Spa
Grooms & Groomsmen Attire: From bridal n' more
Flower Girl's Dress: One was from pinkprincess.com the other was from Herbergers (it was last minute since our other niece was supposed to be a flower girl and didn’t work out)