Briana and Will tied the knot at The Good Shepherd Luthern Church in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota before heading to the Stone Ridge Golf Club in Stillwater for their reception. We stopped in Historic Downtown Stillwater for a few bridal party photos and some portraits of the newlyweds! The Mississippi River was still quite flooded but we managed to find a pretty spot right in front of that iconic lift bridge!
"With flowers in her hair and grace in her heart" was the quote that Leah and Elena used from Mumford and Sons to describe their relationship when I met with them just a few weeks before their courthouse wedding ceremony at the Hennepin County Courthouse! On the day of their wedding ceremony, Leah and Elena rented a room at the super cool Hewing Hotel in the North Loop of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was perfect for them because the Hewing is dog friendly (really the vibe was "please, will you please bring your dog with you?!) so the two could bring along their sweet courgi to celebrate with them!
We took a few photos at the Hewing before heading over to the courthouse for the ceremony. It was an amazing afternoon with every detail filled with meaning, here are a few of my favorite images from the day that Leah and Elena said "I do"!
Last month we hit the road for Middleton Wisconsin to capture the wedding day of one of Ari's long time friends. What a day it was! When Bridget walked up to Joe to see him for the first time that day, he surprised her by pulling out his guitar and strumming a song just for her! And that was just the start of their beautiful wedding day! Here a few highlights from their special day!
Last month I got to be a part of the magic that was Ena Workshops. A two day workshop designed specifically for wedding professionals.
On day one we gathered at Block Studios and learned about business basics. Branding, copywriting, legal things, social media, and SEO. Talk about information overload, there was SO MUCH to take in!
On day two we broke out into groups based on our "passions". There were florists, planners, and photographers. Our photography group was led by Jeannine Phol from Jeannine Marie Photography, and boy did she spill everything there is to know about running a photography business! The 2nd half of the day, we got our gear out and shot some photos. The floral students had made some magnificent arrangements guided by Studio C Floral, and the planning students each designed a table guided by Gretchen Culver from Rocket Science Events. It was so fun and I learned so much!
Here are a few of my fav images from the styled shoot!
A special shout out to all of the passion leaders and panelists who gave their time and knowledge to the event, my fellow attendees who created beautiful things for the styled shoot, and to all of the vendors who contributed their products and rentals to the styled shoot!
Speaker/Teacher: Gretchen Culver // Rocket Science Events
Speaker/Teacher: Jeannine Pohl // Jeannine Marie Photography
Speaker/Teacher: Christi Poppler // Studio C Floral
Models: Justina and Kayt
Misc Participating Vendors:
Cake: Ink Sweets
Venue + Catering: Loring Social // D'Amico Catering
Stationery: Champagne Press
Hair Styling: The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis
Makeup: WarPaint International
Katy and Pierre got to ring in 2018 as husband and wife at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul Minnesota! Just across the street, Rice Park was all decked out with their annual twinkling Christmas lights, the hotel was still filled with their Christmas decor. Katy and Pierre's New Years Eve wedding was full of glitter, laughter, and cold; just the way a winter Minnesota wedding day should be right?!
Katy and Pierre's wedding was one that we felt especially honored to be a part of as I worked with Katy years ago. The look on her new husband's face as Katy walked down the aisle was priceless, and I was so touched to be able to be the one to capture it for them!