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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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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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KERSTIN & ERIK | DULUTH WEDDING WITH LAURA MULLEN EVENT DESIGN

Congratulations to Kerstin & Erik! Their gorgeous wedding day in Duluth, Minnesota, was coordinated by the amazing crew at Laura Mullen Event Design. Whenever I’m working with Laura, I know everything will be flawless! The details were made even sweeter (pun intended!) with an out-of-this-world cake by Gateaux (seriously, scroll down to see this masterpiece, designed to match the ceiling molding at the venue) and florals by one of my favorites, Tara of A Day in Provence. Of course, it’s the nature of a wedding day; hiccups will happen along the way, but Kerstin and Erik handled these minor details (and the extreme heat!) with complete grace and poise. Kerstin & Erik jetted off immediately after their big day to honeymoon in Africa (jealous!!) and I hope you two had the time of your lives!





































Vendors:
Event Design & Coordination: Laura Mullen Event Design
Florals: A Day In Provence
Ceremony Venue: Old Main Park
Ceremony Rentals: Doucettes
Ceremony Music: Urthema
Reception & Catering: Greysolon Ballroom
Rentals: Midway Party Rental
Cake: Gateaux

Cathy and David - There are some stunning details throughout on here! Gorgeous! :D

FEATURED | STYLE ME PRETTY » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Kerstin & Erik’s stunning wedding coordinated by Laura Mullen Event Design in Duluth was recently featured on Style [...]

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