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CHELSEA & BRIAN | EDINA, MN WEDDING

Chelsea & Brian’s day was so perfect!  I first met this couple when I photographed Chelsea’s sister’s wedding last year and I was so happy when they contacted me after they got engaged.  I felt like an old friend, and when I left the wedding, Chelsea’s dad gave me a kiss on the cheek and told me I was part of the family!  It might’ve been one of the very sweetest moments of my career and I feel so incredibly lucky to work with such genuine couples and families.

But let’s talk more about Chelsea & Brian!  They met working at Target Corp and through the heartfelt toasts I learned how as their relationship grew, they met each other’s families and about how Brian didn’t exactly impress the fam with his board game skills, but won Chelsea’s heart anyway! ;)  Their day was simple yet beautiful.  Easy, just like their relationship.  The way they interact and smile at each other feels so loving and so real.  Their beloved pup, Addison, made a cameo! It was a fun day and a perfect start to what I have no doubt will be a strong marriage.  Chelsea & Brian, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day!  I adore you both!

Vendors:
Dress: Monique Lhullier from L’atelier Couture
Bride’s Hair & Make Up: Haus Salon
Bridesmaid Hair & Make Up: Creative Beauté
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Flutter Boutique
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxes: Heimie’s Haberdashery
Invitations: Paper Rock Scissors
Florals: Munster Rose
Ceremony: Christ Presbyterian Church
Recption: Westin Edina Galleria
Cake: Sweet Retreat
DJ: Midwest Sound
Photobooth: Traveling Photobooth

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TANYA & MATT | SEMPLE MANSION WEDDING

Congratulations to the newlyweds!  Tanya and Matt chose the gorgeous Semple Mansion to celebrate their day!  I absolutely love this venue and was oohing and ahhing over all of the gorgeous details.  Tanya’s ballgown was stunning and so her, and both Tanya and Matt were all smiles all day!! I’m so lucky to work with such joyful couples that are so in love and excited to spend their lives together.  The decor and flowers and shoes are fun, but truly, a happy bride and groom are what it’s all about!  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day!

Vendors:
Venue: Semple Manion
Florist: Floral Logic
Dress and Tuxes: Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: Flutter Boutique
Stationery: Serif & Stripes
Officiant: Greg Grimstad
Ceremony Music: Bel Canto Quartet
Caterer: Brie Cater
Bakery: Buttercream
Rings: Arthur’s Jewelers
Band: The Covers

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Butch McCartney - Beautiful black & whites, Laura! Awesome wedding!

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MARY BETH & FRED | LAKE MINNETONKA WEDDING

Mary Beth & Fred were married on warm and gorgeous summer day!  They began their celebration at the historic Our Lady of Lourdes church near downtown Minneapolis, then guests hopped over to the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN for a tented party overlooking the water on Fred’s family’s private residence.  Near the end of cocktail hour, the weather suddenly changed and if rain (or sudden downpours) is considered good luck, I think Mary Beth and Fred are destined for a lifetime of happiness!

After a wild party with amazing entertainment from the band, and a sparkler exit, the newlyweds jetted off to Europe for a dream honeymoon with stops including Tuscany and Santorini! I may or may not have staked their Instagram accounts for teeny peeks!

Huge, huge thanks to the amazing vendors involved!  I feel very lucky to work with such talented and passionate people and I know they all helped execute the perfect day for this sweet couple!
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception: Private Residence
Florist: Sadie’s Couture Floral
Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza from L’atelier Couture Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Tent: Apres
Linen: Linen Effects
Caterer: Deco

Cake: Buttercream
Band: Casblanca Orchestra

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KIRSTIN & BRAD | WALKER ART CENTER

Kirstin & Brad and their wonderful families hosted a classic and an elegant affair at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Though it was stormy with bouts of down-pouring rain, the day was perfect and filled with touching moments from start to finish. Prior to the wedding day, I hadn’t met the couple in person, but Kirstin had told me that Brad was “an absolutely stunning individual (on the inside and out),” and honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Truly one of the sweetest, kindest grooms, with a bride to match. They’re a perfect pair and I couldn’t be happier for this couple as they begin their married life together.

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EMMA & ALEX | CAMROSE HILL FARM WEDDING

Gosh, Emma & Alex, where to begin?  It was truly one of those wedding days where everything was perfect.  Sure, it rained.  A lot.  But, the bride and groom embraced it.  It was one of those days when I was driving home, giddy, with a huge smile on my face, because I truly felt so honored to work with such amazing people.  I got big hugs when I left, not only from Emma & Alex, but from members of the wedding party, and the entire group and their families really made me and my crew feel so welcomed.  The entire day was just joyful.

It was also beautiful!!  The bride and groom put so much love into this wedding day.  So did all the vendors:
Coordinator: Marissa from Wonderful Day Weddings
Venue & (seriously spectacular) Florals: Camrose Hill Flower Farm
Bride’s gown: Jenny Packham from L’atelier Couture
Invites: Chelsea Pectaja
Catering & Cakes: Deco

Congrats Emma & Alex!  I am so happy for you as you begin this new chapter in your lives.  (With your adorable pup Roy!)

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