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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!

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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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 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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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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  • FALL/WINTER 2014 PUBLICATIONS » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] 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. […]

Susan & Eric were married on a perfect day in May on a private farm in Butternut, Wisconsin.  My trusty side kick, Whitney, accompanied me to this wedding, and we were so excited to make the drive up north.  Northern Wisconsin is just beautiful- there’s something about the woods and the calm serenity.  I love it!  As we approached the farm a series of handcrafted signs led the way, until finally we spotted the gorgeous red barn in the distance… What an amazing spot to become husband and wife!!

The bride and groom planned the most fantastic day filled with special moments, a unique ceremony, and fun and vibrant personal details.  I had tears in my eyes during the ceremony, and it was especially touching that Susan’s dad was able to meet her at the entry of the barn, and escort her down the aisle.  Susan is the youngest in a big family of 8 siblings, and the last to get married.  Her dad wasn’t sure if he would be able to walk down the aisle, but he joined Susan and gave her and Eric big hugs at the altar!  Both sets of parents blessed the rings before the bride and groom placed them on each other’s fingers.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed sweets and lemonade on the lawn, before we headed to Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minoqua for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.

I’d be remiss not to mention my amazing friends, Kelsy & Butch, a husband and wife film photography duo from Wausau, Wisconsin.  Kelsy is Susan’s niece and one of her matrons-of-honor, and introduced me to her sweet aunt.  You can catch photos of Kelsy & Butch below! Butch is the one holding the polaroid camera!  :)  Thanks also to Evolutions In Design for the stunning florals, and Bob Holl, who provided many laughs and entertainment as the MC and DJ at the reception.

Congratulations to the happy couple!  I hope for you a life of bliss, love and adventure!!  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day!

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  • pam cisney - Beautiful!

  • Rita Smart - Wow, these wedding pictures are breath taking. Nothing like a country wedding. So simple, so beautiful. Kathy and John Schroeder, what a blessing you are, to share your beautiful home / barn for special occasions. I don’t know the wedding party at all, but want to let you all know that you did a beautiful job of planning this special day.

  • Rhonda - Absolutely beautiful photos of two very special people on an amazing day!!!