When I first met Alicia and Matt I could tell these two had found their soulmates in each other. They have so much charisma and not to mention so much in common, we just knew their love for each other was as strong as steel. Plus over the years of shooting weddings we can say now for sure that marrying your best friend is a great strength.
Something I picked up about these two on their wedding day was the compelling way they looked at each other, and that is not something you see with every couple. Alicia had this contagious smile every time I saw her looking at her soon-to-be husband. Same with Matt, he looked so happy to have Alicia by his side officially and forever. Their happiness was radiating.
These two met on a trip they were both taking to Australia and got engaged under the sunny rays of the California sky, as they were biking across the Golden Gate Bridge. I don’t know what you think, but to me that sounds like a surreal love story. Thinking about it in my head, that had to be so perfect. Trying to keep your eyes up focused on biking, after receiving an engagement ring from your love. We give you credit on that Alicia!
Alicia and Matt tied their knot at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church. After the Ceremony we stopped at Thomas Liquor right off the campus of the University of St. Thomas where they both went to college. This is a wine shop that Matt has been working at since college. When we got there, Thomas Liquors was nice enough to gift Alicia and Matt with a bottle of champagne. Matt opened the bottle by striking it with a sword, as we worked hard to capture the essence of that moment by getting a shot of the cork flying towards the camera. We had a lot of fun being apart of that experience.
We took the trolley to their reception at the Lowertown Event Center. Located in the historic Park Square Court building on Mears Park in St. Paul, this venue features incredible limestone walls, exposed wood beam ceilings and steel columns. Needless to say, it was stunning! One of the coolest details that we have ever seen, was the projection of Alicia and Matt’s names and wedding date on the wall behind their dance floor. It was especially cool to watch them dance alongside it during their first dance together as a married couple. See pictures below, but man was that a unique idea!
We ended the night with this couple doing some outdoor Sprinkler art photos. This was my favorite part of their day. Watching Alicia and Matt work together to create one unified heart was heartwarming. The photo turned out wonderfully! Congratulations Alicia and Matt, I hope your good luck follows you wherever your marriage may take you!
Ceremony Venue – Pilgrim Lutheran Church – Minneapolis, MN
Reception Venue – Lowertown Event Center – St. Paul, MN
Hair Stylist – The Hair District – Eden Prairie, MN
Makeup – Brow Chic – Minneapolis, MN
Caterer – Brasa Premium Rotisserie – Minneapolis, MN
Cake Designer – Muddy Paws Cheesecake Co. – St Louis Park, MN
Florist – Marah Cole Designs – Saint Paul, MN
Dress Shop – Posh Bridal Couture – Wayzata, MN
Alterations – Amazing Alterations – Anoka, MN
Tuxedos – Men’s Wearhouse
Trolley – Stillwater Trolley – Stillwater, MN
Jeweler – Kay Jewelers
Champagne Toast – Thomas Liquors – St Paul, MN