Beware of the girl who brings her dog into your clinic over and over again for suspicious illnesses, it just might be love. Rob learned this all too well as he realized quickly one of his favorite clients was the sweet, beautiful, and spicy Sara. When conversation quickly and easily moved beyond their fur children and onto life goals, both knew they were in trouble. The Basilica of St. Mary’s combined with the Varsity Theater proved to be quite the epic combination to celebrate. Don’t let these fancy venues fool you, these two took time to recreate a nod to their roots and even challenged a group of fraternity guys to a mean game of beer pong…. and won! White Confetti and my lovely wife, Janelle Vick, had the Varsity looking it’s finest upon arrival and all guests were impressed. As the music kicked off, Rob surprised everyone with a mean guitar solo from stage intended to impress only his lady in white, his Sara.

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Contributing Vendors: Basilica of Saint Mary (ceremony venue), Varsity Theater (reception venue), Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (rehearsal venue), White Confetti (planner), Richfield Floral and Events (florist), Loring Pasta Bar (catering), Angel Food Bakery (dessert), Pronovias (wedding dress), Savvi Formalwear (tuxes), Root Salon (makeup and hair), Viva Knievel (music), Chauffered Elegance (transportation)

Colleen has been a friend for over ten years as my wife and I go back to CPC youth ministry days leading small group and dreaming about the future. Little did we know, Mike was a part of that future and after meeting him we could instantly tell that their bond exceeded any high school dream she could have come up with. The Stan Mansion was the perfect place for this celebration and its namesake matched that of Dad who joined us in spirit. What a spirited place it was! Sentimental moments were everywhere from the décor, to the officiant, and I even found myself getting emotional as the two honored the past that has shaped them with a nod to the exciting future. Friends poured into Chicago to enjoy the city life and so they could have all weekend to celebrate Colleen and Mike. Such a fitting example of how this pair has become the relational glue that will bond them, and everyone around them, forever. What an honor this weekend was.

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Contributing Vendors: The Stan Mansion (venue), Club Lucky (rehearsal dinner), Pollen (florist), La Cocina Fusion (catering), Stan’s Donoughts (dessert), Gretchen Barry Design Co. (invitations), Style Matters (music)

It’s extra awesome that these two found each other in life to pushed the other on to even more greatness. This is how I feel about the beautiful Brittany and her sharp-wit (also beautiful) Joe. Together, they make everyone in life better. You could see it all day, as we laughed hard together from the start at the McNamara Alumni Center, at the heart of the U of M, to raising a pint together at Surly Brewing. Instead of the insane rain we had for our epic engagement shoot, the bright winter sunshine led the way all day. The only thing brighter may have been Brittany’s smile during her sisters’ attempt at a karaoke-inspired toast. More laughter will follow these two and I am blessed to now call them friends.

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Contributing Vendors: Central Lutheran Church (ceremony), McNamara Alumni Center (reception), Decor By Lavender (florist and rental decor), D’Amico (catering), Dorothy Ann Bakery (dessert), Posh Bridal Couture (brids attire), Savvi (grooms attire), Danabri Salon (hair and makeup), Instant Request (DJ), Rent My Party Bus Inc (transportation),