“But Andrew, what if it rains?”  My response, ‘We dance!'”  Ashley and Kasey took this suggestion many months ago as a bit of a challenge.  From the time we got belted by the rain aboard a boat in the middle of Lake Minnetonka, I could tell there were more adventures in store for these two.  Water seemed to be an ongoing theme as the two simply can’t get enough of it!  The heavens scattered constant rain all day long from the Marriott West to the ceremony at Mount Olivet Lutheran west campus, and finally led us to Lafayette Country Club.  In between, Excelsior Brewery made for the perfect cameo, and behold we found a tent out back with a live polka band playing.  In true Ashley and Kasey fashion, we took over the tent and belted out songs until an even greater party called us back to the country club.  And dance we did!!  Thank you Lasting Impressions for setting up a seamless day for these two fun-loving souls!

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Contributing Vendors: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (ceremony venue), Lafayette Club (reception venue), Lasting Impressions Weddings (wedding planner), Haute Flower Boutique (florist), Linen Effects (rental decor), The Seatery (rental decor), Something Sweet Cakes (dessert), Theia Couture (wedding dress), Snap Suits (suits), Makeup By Mindie (makeup), J Walter Anderson (videographer), Adagio (band), Northfield Lines (transportation), Star Limousine (transportation)

This is a holiday and moment shared that now takes on a whole new meaning for me. As a father of two young children:

We dream from the time they are born that we raise them right.
We dream that they go out in the world and do our family proud.
We dream that they make good choices and find happiness.
We dream of the person they marry and what they will add to our family.
We dream that they appreciate all the sacrifice that was made to get them there.
We dream that they help us all love deeper, wider, stronger.

For these reasons I adore a wedding. The wedding is a culmination of many of these dreams being realized for a Father or Father-figure. If you are watching carefully through the lens, special dad moments abound at every glance. We are told by culture what a man or father should be, and I’ve seen many of the ‘strongest’ and most ‘brave’ crumble on a wedding day, and that is where a real man or father can be truly seen, through their large heart.

-Andrew
Father, Photographer

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This was a celebration a long time coming. Heather has been there for her closest friends for years, but now all the parties and balloons were finally for her and her groom. Rob stepped into her life with a quiet confidence about him, and rightfully he should. Friends from many corners of their life pour into the Upper Room in Edina for a worship ceremony highlighted by a band with many familiar faces from St. Olaf. Back at Rush Creek Golf Club, the wedding party tried their luck at some swings on the driving range but Rob may have had the best form of them all. The laughter carried us late into the night as guests were entranced in the embers of patio fires.

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Contributing Vendors: Upper Room Community Church (ceremony venue), Rush Creek Golf Club (reception venue), Pinstripes (rehearsal dinner venue), Sadie’s Couture Floral (florist), HyVee and Great Harvest (dessert), Posh Bridal (wedding dress), Affordable Elegance Bridal (veil), LightInTheBox (brides shoes), Savii Formal Wear (tux), Bella Salon (hair and makeup), Wedding Paper Divas (invitations), Bluewater Kings Band (music), Rent My Party Bus (transportation)