Sister says, "I do."

At the end of August, I received a text message from Michaela asking if I could keep a secret, with her asking if I would be interested in photographing a wedding shortly after. It didn’t take too long for me to figure out that it would be her and Nick tying the knot less than two months later.

In a whirlwind few weeks, I was able to see two (slightly crazy but incredibly ambitious) people gather all of their loved ones in one last hurrah before packing up and heading to move permanently to Portland, Oregon. Everything happened so fast, but being able to capture the memories of everyone in one room together laughing, crying and celebrating so much love is something I won’t soon forget. Here are a few of those memories, as well as Michaela’s reflection on her wedding weekend.

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I never thought I would get married. I never thought someone would so perfectly fit into my ever changing life. What started out as a fling at kickball turned into something much more serious. Nick has supported me through the closure of one business and the opening of another. For those of you who have been following the Deli from the beginning, you know that he was sanding, painting, drilling and doing whatever else needed to be done to get this place ready to go; to help make my dream come true. He supported me going back to college, and the late nights that made graduation possible.

He is the calm to my storm. He is the level to my explosive ideas. He is caring, loving, hardworking and smart. And now he is my husband.

I came out to Oregon in June to launch the startup I co-founded, Minnow. I instantly fell in love with the energy of this Portland, and didn’t want to leave. I asked Nick to come with me and start his entire life over- a small favor, I know. He flew out the next week and asked me to marry him. We didn’t want to wait to start our lives as husband and wife.

Our wedding weekend was a decision we made together. We wanted to celebrate our love with friends and family before moving across the country. It was a group effort to pull this off in less than two months, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I can’t tell you what kind of flowers were in my bouquet or what color socks the guys wore, but I can tell you that this was the most emotional, raw, loving, weekend of my life. So many people came together to make this happen, and it turned out perfectly. I flew home for less than 4 days to eat, dance, share stories, hug a lot, and say “I do”. You’ll notice some familiar Deli faces- including two of the OG Sisters - Delaney and Cole, who stood by my side as two of my bridesmaids.

We’ve been in Oregon for almost 2 weeks now and we’re loving every new day of exploration. Don’t worry about the Deli - I have the best team in the world, and they’re going to grow the Sandwich Empire just as I would have.

Thank you to everyone who came together to give us the best “goodbye party” we could have ever asked for. We truly have the best friends and family.

Peace, love + sandwiches,
Sister Michaela

Cheers to Nick & Michaela and a lifetime of love and happiness to come!

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