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Megan and Ben
Megan and Ben’s wedding day fell just before Halloween, so of course Megan had to break out a scary mask for her and Ben’s first look! The laughs the two shared during their first look was a glimpse into the rest of their day, and the rest of their lives, together. Megan and Ben have the immersive, can’t-stop-smiling, wouldn’t-rather-be-anywhere-else kind of love that everyone hopes to find. They are so joyful in each other’s company that what is supposed to be the biggest, and potentially most stressful, day of your life was a breeze for them. Being so wholeheartedly happy in each other’s company, Megan and Ben navigated their wedding with smiles and grace, and everyone in attendance followed suit.

Weddings are ceremonies based on tradition, and each wedding comes with its own family history. In the case of Megan and Ben’s ceremony, this meant the handing down of “Grandma’s hankie,” which was created in 1906 and has been passed down through the McGill family. Through adding her name to the list of brides who had previously carried the hankie on their wedding day, Megan and Ben’s wedding found its place in history.

This was such a beautiful and lively wedding to end the year on, we’re already waiting for weddings to pick back up next year! Megan and Ben, thank you for including us in your excitement! Couples like you two are the reason that we love our jobs.

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Vendor List
Wedding planner — Christina Crow (UST Chapel), Mary Jo Maloney (St. Paul Hotel) — St. Paul, MN
Ceremony venue — University of St. Thomas, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas — St. Paul, MN
Reception venue — The Saint Paul Hotel — St. Paul, MN
Officiant —  Fr. Cory Rohlfing — Mahtomedi, MN
Hair stylist — Mane Tease — White Bear Lake, MN
Makeup artist — Mane Tease — White Bear Lake, MN
Cake designer — Keys Café — White Bear Lake, MN
Florist — Wisteria Design Studio — Minneapolis, MN
Dress shop/designer — The Wedding Shoppe — St Paul, MN
Tuxedos — Men’s Warehouse
Limo/party bus company — Renee’s Royal Valet — Minneapolis, MN
DJ/Band/musicians — COMPLETE weddings + events — Minneapolis, MN
Jeweler —  Gold’n Treasures, and Apple Valley Diamonds — St Paul, MN

Stephanie and Loren
For Stephanie and Loren’s engagement shoot, they decided to do one of their favorite things: take their dog Reba to the park! Reba is a character, smiling along with her parents and getting in on the kisses. She seems to love Boom Island Park as much as we do, even a dog can appreciate those gorgeous fall leaves!

Stephanie and Loren are people who care deeply about their passions, and each other’s passions! And rightfully so, these two have awesome, unique interests. Stephanie’s love for the environment brought her back to school to pursue a degree in graphic design with the intent of visually encouraging others to take steps to protect the planet. Loren is a basketball coach who spends his time learning about early humans and catching matinee superhero movies on their opening weekend.

Stephanie and Loren (and Reba!), we are so excited to capture the rest of your story. You two are a perfect match!

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Hannah & Jason
Hannah and Jason’s wedding day had all the elements of a gorgeous day: a unique dress, a historic venue, and TONS of balloons! All of their special moments throughout the day, the first look, ceremony, and first dance, all had their own accompanying balloon installation, supplied by Girl Friday Creative! Hannah’s favorite part of the day, besides getting married to the love of her life of course, was the balloons that brought her vision alive.

Hannah was not only the bride at her wedding, but the wedding planner, meaning she got to see her dream come to life in more ways than one. Their venue, Machine Shop, is a super open, spacious venue, giving clients lots of room to play with the setup! In addition to the aforementioned balloons, the venue was full of glowing candles, enormous floral arrangements, and tons of sparkle. The venue’s simple structure adorned with glitz and glamour mirrored Hannah’s look for the day, who wore a simple by elegant dress amped up by bejeweled accessories! Her dress was a fun departure from the lace wedding dresses that seem to be having a moment right now and seemed oh-so-Hannah.

Hannah and Jason’s entire day was marked by tears, laughter, and lots of smiles. If we had to pick one highlight of the day, it would be their first dance. There is nothing more magical than balloons cascading over you and the love of your life as you share your first dance as husband and wife! We know that once all the balloons have deflated and the candles have been blown out, these two will continue to find magic in their everyday. Congrats you two!

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Vendor List
Wedding planner — H Blaire Events — Minneapolis, MN
Day of Coordinator — Josey Stafford, Sixpence Events — Minneapolis, MN
Ceremony venue — Machine Shop — Minneapolis, MN
Reception venue — Machine Shop — Minneapolis, MN
Videographer — Jud Nichols — Minneapolis, MN
Officiant — Jeff Tenney
Hair stylist — WOW Dry Bar, Edina — Edina, MN
Makeup artist — WOW Dry Bar, Edina — Edina, MN
Caterer — Surdyk’s Catering — Minneapolis, MN
Cake designer — Queen of Cakes — Edina, MN
Decorator — Linen Effects
Balloons — Girl Friday Creative
Florist — Studio C Floral — Minneapolis, MN
Dress shop/designer — Ceremony gown, customed designed. Reception — BHLDN
Tuxedos — Savvi Formalware — Minnesota
DJ — Lance Conrad, Humans Win! Studio — Minneapolis, MN
Stationer — Minted.com
Jeweler — RF Moeller — Edina, MN

 

Rachel and Joe
Rachel and Joe’s wedding day was full of special moments, but one that stands out is directly after their first look, when both were fighting back happy tears and sharing smiles. Joe has the cheesiest smile, and can’t keep it to himself when Rachel is present. Him and Rachel were unbothered by the drizzle that threatened their wedding day, not letting it literally or metaphorically rain on their parade! They got engaged moments before a downpour, so if anything it was perfect that mother nature threw some rain their way.

Looking at the attire of the wedding party and the bride and groom themselves, it makes perfect sense that Rachel is a fashion blogger! Their day was the ideal mix of classic and glamorous, their looks all white and silver with pops of red. Their bright red bridesmaids dresses were super unique and complimented their bouquets.

The bride and groom’s stylish attire was matched by equally as elegant venues. The morning kicked off at the AC Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, and the evening ended at Aria, just a few blocks down the road.  Aria is a dream reception venue, with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a plethora of glistening chandeliers. This spacious, multi-roomed venue is gorgeous from top to bottom, with a beautiful hangout for the wedding party before their grand entrance, awesome arches to pose under, and the ability to have a private cake cutting while the reception took place! The cake cutting is always a sweet moment (pun intended) but Rachel and Joe’s was especially comical.  An uneven cake stand and a maze of dowels propping up the cake itself made for a tricky cut, and the newlyweds ended up with more cake than they bargained for, not that anyone’s complaining!

Rachel and Joe, we know you two will always take the time to dance in the rain. Your ability to be positive and joyful in any situation is everything. Congrats!

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Wedding planner? N/A
Ceremony venue? Our Lady of Lourdes
Reception venue? Aria
Videographer? N/A
Officiant? Father Daniel Griffith
Hair stylist? Sara Capers with On-Site Muse
Makeup artist? Sara Capers with On-Site Muse
Caterer? CRAVE Catering
Cake designer? CRAVE Catering
Decorator? N/A
Florist? Florals by Claire
Dress shop/designer? Shop: Diamond Bride & Tux, Designer: Jasmine Bridal
Tuxedos? Men’s Warehouse
Limo/party bus company? Rent My Party Bus
DJ/Band/musicians? DJ: Northern Lights DJ
Stationer? Minted
Chair/table/tent rentals? N/A
Jeweler? N/A
Anything else? Hotel: AC Hotels; Bridesmaid Dresses: Shop, Diamond Bride & Tux

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Vendor List
Ceremony Venue — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church — Minneapolis, MN
Reception Venue — Aria — Minneapolis, MN
Officiant — Father Daniel Griffith — Minneapolis, MN
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist — Sara Capers with On-Site Muse — Minneapolis, MN
Caterer — CRAVE Catering — Minneapolis, MN
Cake Designer — CRAVE Catering — Minneapolis, MN
Florist — Florals by Claire — Eagan, MN
Dress Shop — Diamond Bride & Tux — Plymouth, MN
Dress Designer — Jasmine Bridal — Hanover Park, IL
Bridesmaid Dresses — Diamond Bride & Tux — Plymouth, MN
Tuxedos — Men’s Warehouse — Minneapolis, MN
Party Bus Company — RentMyPartyBus, Inc. — Minneapolis, MN
DJ — Northern Lights DJ — Spring Lake Park, MN
Stationer — Minted
Hotel — AC Hotel Minneapolis — Minneapolis, MN

Yevgenia and Eugene
Yevgenia and Eugene love to travel, and made the short trip to downtown Stillwater for their engagement photos. Stillwater is always a gorgeous location, and it was even more so with the leaves starting to turn to autumnal hues and just enough crispness to call for a sweater.  One of Eugene’s favorite things about his bride-to-be is that she shares his adventurous nature, so of course these two were willing to brave the winds of the river and to wade into the St. Croix for some stunning golden hours photos!

These two have been together just short of 15 years, and became engaged while on vacation in Hawaii! They’re planning to have a second proposal once they have rings, because would it really be an epic love story without two proposals? In all seriousness, these two are meant to be together. The way that they speak about each other and the qualities that they share are proof that they’re the type of couple that will keep falling in love all over again.

Yevgenia and Eugene, we are so honored to capture your bond, and can’t wait for more!

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