Kathryn and I first met at this sweet wedding (cheers to you, Devin & Geo, for sharing me with K&J!!) and when John contacted me about photographing their proposal at the Stone Arch Bridge I was giddy with excitement. From there, I somehow became lucky enough that they decided they wanted me along for the full ride - their engagement session still remains a favorite of mine to this day, and now their wedding day is right up there with it. They have impeccable style, they know how to have REALLY great time (even when Mother Nature decides to pour rain on their entire day), and most of all they have a love for each other that is just SO amazing to witness. They've got it all figured out!!
Scroll all the way to the bottom to see the full list of amazing vendors involved in their day! Extra special shout out to my super fab assistant photographer Noelle for helping me out on John & Kathryn's wedding day!!
Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Reception Venue: Minneapolis Golf Club, Bridal Gown: Watters at A & Bé Bridal, Ring Box: The Mrs. Box, Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, Guys' Suits: Michael Kors at Macy's, Bride's Shoes: Madewell, Jewelry: BHLDN, Wedding Rings: JB Hudson, Hair and Makeup: Kate @ The Chair Salon, Florals: Simply Stated Elegance, Cake: The Copper Hen, Chairs: Linen Effects, DJ: Hi Fidelity Events
This wedding always sticks out in my mind when I think back on my 2016 wedding season. I loved it for so many reasons! First and foremost, Sarah & Andrew (the stars of the show) - are a seriously AWESOME couple. Then it just continued to hit all the checkmarks: beautiful venue? Check. Super fun wedding party? Check. Gorgeous weather? CHECK! It hit 73 degrees on their wonderfully sunny November wedding day. I hope you can feel the warmth and love when you scroll through their photos! :)
Venue: The Riverside at Minneapolis Event Centers, Bridal Gown: Stella York @ Bucci's Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, Suits: Savvi, Hair and Makeup: Nay Danger Style, Florals: Stone Posie, Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes, DJ: Instant Request, Videographer: Matt Jasper Motion Design, Linens: Linen Effects, Head Table Chair Rentals: Bella Amore, Invitations: Paper Source
This day is what dreams are made of for wedding photographers like me. I felt like I was in heaven from start to finish and getting to spend the day around people as amazing as Amber & John (and their family and friends who I've had the immense pleasure of working with previously - I'm looking at you McDonagh's and Cardinal's) made the day such a breeze and SUCH a joy!! Sometimes I mourn the fact that a wedding is over and that I don't get to stare at their images for days on end anymore - but luckily I still have access to them anytime I want. :) I hope you all enjoy Amber & John's Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding as much as I do!!
Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion, Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal, Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal, Suits: Milbern Clothing Co., Shoes: Nine West, Wedding Rings: RF Moeller, Hair Stylist: Ashley Carr @ Salon Magnolia, Florals: Florals by Claire, Catering: Mintahoe, Dessert: Buttercream, Videographer: Harvest Film Co. , Photo Booth: Sandy's Photo Booth, Invitations: Etsy, Transportation: Rent My Party Bus, Farm Table: On Solid Ground
Welcome to the party of Shanna & Henry -- it was a day that began with strawberry mimosas and giggles between the girls, and ended with roaring laughter on the dance floor and playing with sparklers. In between? Lots and lots of loooooove. The day was stunning, the venue is one of my favorites, and the couple is so sweetly in love... it all made my heart so happy! Let's relive it, shall we?
Venue: Minneapolis Event Center, Bridal Gown: Truvelle @ A & Be Bridal Shop, Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue @ The Wedding Shoppe, Guys' Suits: Savvi, Bride's Shoes: Kelly & Katie, Rings: Colonial Jewelers, Hair Stylist: Taj Salon, Makeup: Emily Betlach @ Vania Skin Care, Florist: Big Lake Floral, Cake: Buttercream, DJ: Midwest Sound, Ceremony Musician: Legacy Ensemble, Photo Booth: Twin Cities Photo Booth
Oh how I love reliving this day. So much beauty in the venue, in the couple, and most of all -- in their love for each other. Anyone who was present at this stunning soirée could feel the depth of Abby & Jason's immense love for one another and the joy of it all was absolutely contagious!! Minneapolis Event Center supplied the perfect ceremony and reception backdrops for this hot, late-summer wedding and I loved working in the new (to me) spaces as well as all along St. Anthony Main for some portraits! Relive this stunner with me now:
Venue: Minneapolis Event Center, Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero at The Wedding Shoppe, Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew, Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss, Groomsmen Suits: Bar III, Shoes: Via Spiga, Rings: Gold'n Treasures, Hair & Makeup: Eyes and Irons, Florals: Distinctive Designs Floral, Catering: Minneapolis Event Centers, Ceremony Musician: Legacy Ensemble