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I am so incredibly lucky to work with such amazing couples!  Not only are my clients the sweetest people on earth, but they plan seriously jaw-droppingly gorgeous weddings!!

Sophie and Andy’s September 2013 wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club was featured in a beautiful spread in Brides UK!  Sophie’s family is from England, and their wedding included many cultural touches, so it was especially fun to see their wedding in the pages of this particular magazine.  Thanks to their amazing planner, Sarah, of Lasting Impressions!  This wedding was so fun and colorful and completely unique!

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Emma & Alex’s beautiful June 2014 wedding at Camrose Hill Flower Farm was featured in one of the midwest’s most beautifully curated and designed publications, Dainty Obsessions.  Not only did their wedding grace 8 pages of the magazine, but Emma and her maid of honor, Andrea, were also featured on the cover with their beautiful gowns (Emma’s from L’atelier Couture) and blooms by Camrose Hill.  Emma and Alex’s wedding was stunning, with so many heartfelt moments and beautiful details.  Emma crafted many of the details herself include the watercolored placecards and the menu.  Her bouquet was accented with greenery-turned-gold (with the help of a little spray paint) for a completely one-of-a-kind effect.

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Alexandra & Steve’s summer 2013 wedding, hosted at the bride’s childhood home on Lake Minnetonka was featured in The Knot Minnesota.  No surprises here, but Alex owns her own wedding planning company based in Boston, Sable Event Styling and Design.  Together, her and Steve created a romantic, ethereal celebration and hosted one of the most fabulously fun dance parties of all times!  Their wedding was also featured in Style Me Pretty!

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Annie & Michael’s bright and colorful August 2013 soiree, also expertly coordinated by Sarah at Lasting Impressions was featured in one of my favorite local magazines, Minnesota Bride.  For those that didn’t already know, I’m a huge dog lover, so Annie & Michael’s wedding day will forever be extra special to me because they so thoughtfully incorporated their beloved Frenchie, Lyla!  In fact, in the hundreds of weddings I’ve photographed, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog race up the aisle to the newly pronounced husband and wife at the end of the ceremony!  Thanks to the Semple Mansion, not only for serving as the venue for this incredible day, but allowing Lyla to be a part of it all!  The amazing florals are by the bride’s mother, who just happens to be the designer behind Celebrations Floral. And, if you have a few minutes, be sure to check out Annie & Michael’s film by my favorite, John Hoel of Vibrant Film. He is amazing!

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  • Sarah - Congrats!!! Well deserved.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Urbane Montage Events on a fabulous styled shoot that owner, Faith, dreamed up!  The shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty!  You can view the feature here and read all about Faith’s inspiration. Huge, huge thank you to all the amazing vendors involved!

Venue: Spill The Wine
Planning + Design: Urbane Montage Events
Floral Design: Studio Fleurette
Stationery: Gretchen Berry Design Co.
Calligraphy:  Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher
Bride’s Dress: LulaKate from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Bride’s Accessories: Jenny Packham from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Hair + Make Up: Laura Westrem Artistry
Groom Styling: Nardo Wardrobe Consultants
Bowtie: Renee Larson
Cake: The Country Cake Cupboard
Catering: Spill The Wine
Rentals: The Vintage Type Rentals and Midway Party Rentals 

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  • Faith - Can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous images Laura! So much fun working with you on this shoot!

Earlier this year, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend a photography convention, and while there, had the opportunity to work on a styled shoot with the amazing team at Scheme Events.  They are wedding planners serving the Vegas area and beyond, and they are so incredibly talented and creative.  We had previously teamed up on a shoot, so when discussing their vision for another styled shoot, I knew it would be a fun opportunity to work together again, be creative, and meet new vendors.

The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty.  You can check it out here and read more about Scheme Events’ vision for the shoot.  Thanks to all the amazing vendors involved:

Coordination & Design: Scheme Events | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Cake and Macarons: Gimme Some Sugar | Cotton Candy: B Sweet Candy Boutique | Sequin Table Linens: La Tavola | Sequin Table Runners: Koyal Wholesale | Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals | Floral: Enchanted Florist | Hair & Makeup services: Amelia C & Co. | Cotton Candy Favors: Welcome Bag Shoppe


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  • Rissa - We love getting to do these shoots but LOVE even MORE getting to work with you! Love your style…you captured everything so amazingly!!

    xoxoxo

Ahhh, remember this beauty of a wedding?! Bridget and Mike’s gorgeous soiree, which was expertly coordinated by Amy Red and Amy Blonde over at Mimi Design, was published in The Knot Minnesota Magazine! I adored this unique modern wedding at one of my favorite venues, The Calhoun Beach Club, with it’s fun palette of ivory, greens and orange, and I have a special place in my heart for the bride and groom, who are truly one of the sweetest, most appreciative couples I’ve ever worked with!

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  • Bridget Salmi - Thank you, Laura! You were a dream to work with and we continue to sing your praises.

It’s supposed to be spring but it’s currently snowing here in Minneapolis.  I know, I know; I shouldn’t be surprised.  I’ve lived here most of my life and it frequently snows in April (and sometimes even in May), but Mother Nature is torturing us given that temps were soaring and sunny last week, and this week it’s back to gloom and doom!

Ok, enough talk about the weather.  I’m escaping in my mind and reliving Maggie and Vinny’s gorgeous wedding day in the rolling hills of Vermont.  Sure, it rained, but it was a green and beautiful and who doesn’t love New England in the fall?!  Maggie & Vinny’s vibrant colors were very decidedly non-traditional for the fall and matched their sunny personalities.  I loved all the gorgeous details at the Alerin Barn, but even more so, I loved working with this amazing couple and their family and friends!  Their wedding was selected to be featured in South New England Weddings Destination edition.  Congrats Maggie & Vinny!!

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