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PUBLISHED | MINNESOTA BRIDE MAGAZINE & WISCONSIN BRIDE MAGAZINE

Double hooray!!! Two of my fantastic, amazing, and stylish clients had weddings featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine and Wisconsin Bride Magazine!! First up are Heather & John. Their classic wedding at the James J. Hill Library in downtown Saint Paul, was selected to be featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Minnesota Bride is such a fabulous mag and I am as obsessed with it now as I was when I planned my own wedding, ahem, 7 years ago! Please pick up a copy and check out their gorgeous wedding!! I must also mention Heather & John’s planner, Laura, of Laura Mullen Event Design. Laura is amazing at what she does and her events always shine with so many unique yet effortless details. I don’t think we’ve ever done a wedding together that hasn’t been published, and it’s due to our fantastic clients, of course, but also Laura’s talent and creativity.  Other top-notch vendors such as A Day in Provence, Cocoa and Fig and many more contributed to this elegant affair!

One state over, Amy & Garret’s destination wedding in Trego, Wisconsin was featured in Wisconsin Bride Magazine. I absolutely adore Amy & Garret. They are a fun, vibrant and vivicous couple and planned a weekend celebration that was centered around their families & friends. They are the kind of couple that can make you laugh until you cry, but I still somehow managed to document their day with tears in my eyes! ;) Their gorgeous wedding brightened the pages of WI Bride and I am so delighted to see their wedding in print! PS- Happy first anniversary you two!!

These weddings are just a small sampling of the gorgeousness that lies within the pages of these publications.  Seriously, pick up a copy in print and enjoy!!  Thank you MN and WI Bride for the features!



 

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ELENA & ANDREW | CHICAGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Meet Elena & Andrew. Elena & Andrew live in Chicago. Andrew found me randomly via the internets, and from our first conversation on the phone, I was beyond excited about their big day. I have to be honest about something. Andrew is a really talented photographer, and although I’ve photographed many photographer’s weddings, it’s always just a smidge more nerve-wracking shooting for someone that also shoots weddings. But our visions aligned. Andrew (and Elena) trusted me implicitly and I have to thank them for that trust. Not to mention, I had the best second shooter a girl could ask for; my dear friend Yazy, of YazyJo Photography. Yazy is so very talented, you must check out her and her husband’s work.

Andrew and Elena are genuine and sweet and they made me feel so welcomed from the first second I met them, which happened to be at their rehearsal dinner! Their friends and family were equally as welcoming. They had huge, infectious smiles on their faces ALL DAY LONG!! You wouldn’t be able to tell from looking at these photos, but it was downpouring the morning of their wedding. As the bride and groom got ready in their separate hotel rooms, I doubted we’d even be able to do outdoor photos, much less have the outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour they had planned. But wouldn’t you know, the clouds parted, literally, right as we were scheduled to begin photos, and Andrew and Elena had the outdoor ceremony and sunshine they had dreamed of.

Andrew and Elena, thank you times one million!! I couldn’t say enough good things about you! How did I get so lucky to have such amazing, caring, fun, sweet clients?! Since you both love traveling so much, I hope to see you in NYC or Minneapolis soon! ;)






























Andrew Stott - Laura, these are absolutely amazing!!! I mean, Elena and I knew they’d be GREAT, but COME ON!!! :)

Thank you again for your wonderful photos, and thanks too for your beautiful words — it was truly OUR pleasure working with YOU! The weather definitely worked out in our favor, and you and Yazy made us feel so at ease with the whole day.

Now, excuse me… I have to get back to flipping through the gallery and reliving the moments over and over!

Jeff DeNapoli - Laura these photos are ridiculous! I’m blown away — what an awesome job you and Yazy did. I saw the full gallery and all the rest are just as amazing as the ones in this post. I love your style and you made it fun for everyone. It was nice meeting you!

Cheers!

PUBLISHED | THE KNOT CHICAGO & THE KNOT MINNESOTA » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] lovely wedding at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, was featured in The Knot Minnesota, and Elena & Andrew’s gorgeous celebration was featured in The Knot Chicago. I am so grateful to my clients for allowing [...]

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STEPH | BOUDOIR FILM PHOTOGRAPHY

Meet beautiful Steph!!  Steph is strong, confident woman and has such a positive outlook and attitude. I think it comes through in her images. She’s a true survivor!! When I asked her if I could share a few of her images on my blog, this is what she had to say:

“I’m happy to let you share them, and I’m honored to represent and hopefully inspire other “mature” women who may be telling themselves they’re too old to do a fun and sexy boudoir shoot.  It was definitely out of my comfort zone but it was a huge self-esteem booster and the whole experience was a blast. Thanks for making it so much fun and for capturing beautiful, artistic images that my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. I will definitely recommend you and your boudoir shoots to my girlfriends!”

Thank you Steph!! I love that my clients feel empowered by this experience. Thanks for letting us share your images and message! ;) Thank you also, to Emily J. for bringing out the best in Steph with her gorgeous hair and makeup.





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STELLA & TIM | MAYOWOOD STONE BARN WEDDING

Stella & Tim hosted such a unique celebration, centered around the ceremony that united them and husband and wife. The beautiful details were lovely (in fact, my assistant and I could not stop gushing about them all day), but the things that resonate most to me, were the moments during the ceremony when Tim wiped the tears from Stella’s face. It was the moments when they couldn’t stop smiling at each other. It was beautiful to witness. The ceremony was made even more personal, due to the fact that it was performed by Tim’s parents, who are pastors.

After the morning ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, toasts and dancing to a 17 piece swing band! It was quite fun! I must give a huge, huge resounding ‘THANK YOU’ to Jennifer from Premier Planning Services and her husband for planning and coordinating this event. They couldn’t have possibly done a better job and I am so lucky to get to work with amazing vendors like Jennifer week after week. I also loved the incredible florals by Summer Harsh. So amazing!! Thank you ladies!  And, thank you to Stella & Tim for entrusting me to document your day.


















































Vendors:
Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn
Event Planner: Jennifer Dunwell Orton of Premier Planning Services
Florals: Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry
Caterer: Create Catering
Cake: Cakes by Jan
Rentals: Rentex Rentals
Vintage Rentals: On Solid Ground
Wedding Gown: Bhldn
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren
Bridemaid’s Dresses: French Connection
Groomsmen’s Suits: Macy’s
Sound: Audio Visual Logic
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Lake String Quartet
Reception & Dance Music: Swing Street
On-site Dance Instruction: Fred Astaire Dance Studio

kristen - gorgeous wedding and photos laura!!

Jayne - Beautiful job Laura! I LOVED her venue and her dress was pure perfection. Congrats to the lovely bride and groom :)

Lizie - I ADORE!!! Fabulous job, miss Laura! :)

Kelsy McCartney - Loving every bit of this wedding, Laura!! The images feel effortlessly perfect, and what a stunning couple & venue!! Gorg!

PUBLISHED | THE KNOT CHICAGO & THE KNOT MINNESOTA » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] of my 2012 couples were featured in The Knot!! Stella & Tim’s lovely wedding at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, was featured in The Knot Minnesota, and [...]

Pale Peach Yellow Wedding Colors - Elizabeth Anne Designs - [...] image by KT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty; French Connection bridesmaids dresses, image by Laura Ivanova; peach and ivory centerpiece by Saipua, image by Jen Huang via [...]

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KATIE & ANDREW | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING WITH PREMIER PLANNING SERVICES

Katie and Andrew are the sweetest couple! Their wedding day brought lots of heat, humidity and occasional bursts of rain, but they didn’t let it ruin their day. In fact, it was all about their love, their ceremony and the start of their new lives. I am so happy for them as they begin their marriage stationed in Germany, while Andrew serves our country. A special thank you to Rita and the amazing crew at Premier Planning Services for coordinating their day flawlessly.






































Vendors:
Event Design & Coordination: Rita Swanson of Premier Planning Services
Ceremony: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Reception: Interlachen Country Club
Linens & Chairs: Linen Effects
Florist: Richfield Flowers
Baker: Buttercream
Wedding Gown: Che Bella
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Hair & Make-Up: Emily J
Invitations: Vera Wang at Epitome
Calligrapher: Kathy Moon
Photobooth: Partybooth

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