Kelly and Robert are a couple that are so, so comfortable together, and you can see it in the way that they interact. They’re constantly smiling and goofing around with each other, not taking each other or themselves too seriously. This level of comfortability makes life and love easy, knowing that you always have a smiling face to welcome you home. This kind of connection comes with genuine love, but time also plays a factor in this kind of security. It’s no surprise that Kelly and Robert are so close, in fact, they have been engaged so long that no one remembers exactly when they got engaged! The two are finally tying the knot, and we can’t wait to be a part of that journey, documenting it every step of the way.
Hannah and Jason’s engagement shoot fell on a picturesque day, the weather brisk and windy as fall comes creeping in, but warm enough to get away with not wearing a jacket. The Minnesota Landscape provided a lush setting, while mother nature provided a big, beautiful, bright blue sky. Hannah and Jason’s cozy, coordinating clothing rounded out the perfect shoot for this pair.
These two are getting married in just a few days! We can’t wait to share more of their smiles shortly.
Brenna is a person who is full of light and laughs, you can see that in her crinkly-nosed smile and hear it in her laugh. Derek was so excited to see his beautiful bride, and the way he looks at her is evidence of the unending love that he has for her. As it always is with couples with this type of exhilarating, visible love, their wedding party echoed their passion. Their friends were beyond excited to enjoy the evening with their two favorite people, getting down on the party bus and checking out local bars on the way to the reception.
Speaking of receptions, the two had an incredibly unique venue, a stable decked out in twinkle lights and deep red floral arrangements. It was impeccable designed, and it was to be impeccably used. Derek was set on his and Brenna’s first dance being perfect, knowing exactly what she wanted, down to the lighting.
As always, one of dreamiest parts of their day was the opportunity to steal the bride and groom away from the reception to enjoy the sunset. Brenna and Derek’s commitment to and care for one another is an incredible thing to witness, and we didn’t want it to end. It was such a gift to be there on their wedding day and bask in their love. Congratulations to these two beautiful souls!
Ceremony Venue — Epiphany Lutheran Church — Eagle Lake, MN
Reception Venue — Touch of Country Class Boutique — Waseca,, MN
Videographer — Enke Films — Minneapolis, MN
Officiant — Pastor Ronald Myer
Hair Stylist —Brianna Loken of Liv Aveda Salon— Mankato, MN
Makeup Artist — Liv Aveda Salon— Mankato, MN
Caterer — Cannon Valley Catering Company — Cannon Falls, MN
Cake designer — Bluebird Cakery — Faribault, MN
Decorator — Everly Lace — Janesville MN
Florist — Artemisia Studios — Minneapolis, MN
Dress shop — Effie’s Bridal Trunk — Burnsville, MN
Tuxedos — Macy’s
Party Bus Company — Classic Coaches — Mankato, MN
DJ — Fulton Productions
Chair/table/tent rentals — Majestic Tents — Rochester, MN
Jeweler — Shane Company — Minnetonka MN
Tom and Zach’s friends have played a big role in the couple’s wedding from the start. When he proposed, Tom made sure that Zach’s two best friends were there to witness it, flying them up to Minnesota for the occasion. It only makes sense that friends were also an important part of their wedding day, and their wedding party was such a supportive team. They were ready and willing to help out the grooms while they were getting ready, and to dance the night away once the knot was tied!
Tom and Zach were married by Zach’s father, which led to an emotional time for all parties. Watching your child get married is already a tear-jerking moment, so imagine how it would feel being the one to pronounce them married! Zach’s father met the two in a warm embrace after marrying them and couldn’t help but smile as he signed the paperwork that made their marriage official.
One of Tom’s favorite things about his partner is seeing him excited about his passions, so it’s no surprise that Zach’s love of Harry Potter made its way into their wedding details! Their cufflinks showing off their respective houses were a fun way to show off their personalities and wands made for a fun prop for photos. The two actually met while working at Walt Disney World, and we can only assume that they’ve made their fair share of trips to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Tom and Zach, you two are so obviously full of love for one another, and to quote Albus Dumbledore, “you are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”
Nina and Karen are one of those couples where you can see how connected they are in the way that they look at each other. These two are so in love, unable to stop themselves from smiling when they look into each other’s eyes. Their first look was all smiles, and their wedding day was all laughs. Nina and Karen’s wedding was perfectly intimate and left them with plenty of quality time with those closest to them. Their relatively small guest list was composed of mostly family, and some close friends. It’s incredible to experience this kind of joyful, easy love, and to see a couple that is so loved by their friends and family.
Their reception didn’t follow the traditional formula of grand entrance, speeches, and first dances, but it was so very Nina and Karen. After dinner and a few speeches, the wedding party ran to the beach to enjoy cigars and the icy water of Lake Superior. After changing into sweatshirts emblazoned with Nina and Karen’s last name and wedding date, they spent time dancing, playing beer pong, and enjoying each other’s company.
Nina and Karen, your wedding had some of the best sights and the most profound love that we have seen in a long time. We wish you two a lifetime of stunning morning hikes, hand-in-hand.