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Kelsey & Ryan | The Loft at Studio J Wedding

I love this wedding so much. I love this wedding because I've known this couple for a very, very long time (#finallysunderland... ahem) ;) and I've known the groom my entire life. I also love this wedding because the entire day was super easy on the eyes... thanks to a stunning venue and the planning skills of the beautiful bride, nothing was overlooked and everything was perfect. The cherry on top? Grabbing an ice cream cone for the bride & groom during their portrait session because, well, why not?! Stillwater is so fun to explore and we couldn't turn down an opportunity for fun portraits with sweets!!

Weddings of people that I know will always hold a special place in my heart; it's amazing enough to witness the moments of the wedding of a friend as a guest, but when I know the couple and get to see those tiny little moments that only my eyes get to see through my lens... the day takes on an even deeper level of love and meaning to me. I am so grateful that Kelsey & Ryan put me in this role for their wedding day and am so THRILLED for their new beginning as husband and wife. I hope you all love these photos as much as I do!! 

Venue: The Loft at Studio J, Bridal Gown: Mori Lee @ The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell, Guys' Suits: Men's Wearhouse, Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Wedding Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds, Hair & Makeup Salon: Capture Salon, Florals: Lakeside Floral, Caterer: Lisa's Catering, Cake: Buttercream, Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Reception Band: The Riverside Hitmen, Invitations: Love Supply Co.

Carri & Sam | Gardens of Castle Rock Wedding

Let's just go ahead and say #blessed when it comes to this wedding because, well, it's cheesily fitting and I feel such an overwhelming sense of happiness about this wedding when it gets down to it! I have known Carri since junior high school and have always had nothing but wonderful things to say about the woman. She is generous, kind, goofy, has a solid faith, and I admire SO many things about her. Now she has found and solidified her love for a man that loves her equally as much and it just thrills me that I got the chance to have a small stake in their wedding day. It was a stunning day that I will look back on with joy for a long, long time!!

Venue: The Gardens of Castle Rock, Bridal Gown: Mori Lee @ The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: Badgley Mishka @ Luxe, Tuxes: Joseph A. Bank, Bride's Wedding Ring: Wedding Day Diamonds, Hair and Makeup: Nath @ Kai Salon Mpls, Florals: Forget Me Not Northfield, Catering: Joseph Catering, Cake & Cupcakes: Queen of Cakes, DJ: Nate @ Energy Entertainment MN, Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth, Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas