Madeline and I have grown up with each other and our parents are close friends, the Bucks being really wonderful people in this world. I had no idea what her other half would look like, but after meeting Matt, I really could picture nobody else. He showers her with affection and his sincerity is completely disarming; no wonder she fell hard! For years her parent's barn-style home has served as a colorful backdrop for many weddings I have been apart of at our home church of Normandale Lutheran, but today it particularly shined as I save my best images for this day. Music from dad's piano fingers filled each room as the energy picked up in preparation for the ceremony. Team Buck invented a fabulous new reception venue at her dad's workplace. By day it is a showroom for robots and nifty machines; by night the perfect space to transform into a party! I adore these two and can't wait to see what comes next.
This day had it all! From witty toasts, to bright sunny skies, even emergency visits by the local seamstress, to all the emotions from a good wedding movie, it was everything a bride could have hoped! My lovely wife Janelle of White Confetti planning had all in place from Saint Therese church to Woodhill Country Club, where both families are members. The Club pulled out all the stops for Elle and Tyler as we toasted to the fun that was to ensue. Even the drone made a cameo as we chased fall color! It is a huge bonus when you leave a day like this and feel like you are leaving family. It was perfect.
Contributing Vendors: St. Therese Church (ceremony), Woodhill Country Club (reception), White Confetti (planner), Weber's Westdale (florist), Buttercream (dessert), Apres (rental decor), Letter Perfect (invitations), Beauphoria Salon (hair), Blush Beauty Room (makeup)
My friendship with these two started along the St. Croix River as we took full advantage of Fall colors for our engagement session last year. It was an epic day! I knew then that this would be a date I would be starring on my calendar as one to look forward to. Courtney sparkles and Kevin adores her. What more could you want to see in a couple soon to get married? Families were especially excited for them as they poured into Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to stand up for this new marriage. On the way to the party, we made sure to take advantage of the perfect light and vivid colors. Vadnais Heights Commons fit them perfectly as guests were impressed with the tall ceilings and lighting, not to mention the incredible food choices. I might have overstayed my welcome, but this party was so good! I left with a big smile on my face.
Contributing Vendors: KMB Floral (florist), Grandma's Bakery (dessert), GenerationNOW Entertainment (music), Grand Designs (rental decor), True Taste (catering), Vadnais Heights Commons (reception venue), Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church (ceremony venue)
Its hard to find two people who enjoy life more than Kristen & Nick. They believe in the work hard, play harder mentality as both did well in their respective dental pursuits. You may never see better smiles on a wedding party, as the majority of their friends came from dental school. Everyone in the family was buzzing with excitement, even her dog Madison! We started the day off at Kristen's childhood home on the most beautiful Fall weather of the year to date. Friends joined in the fun as we made our way from rivers to lakes and then back to Calhoun Beach Club where the wedding and party would take place. Pink was in abundance as it is Kristen's dream to be a princess and to marry a prince. Check that box: dream come true.