Amy and Devon LOVE the lake. Not just any lake...Lake Mille Lacs at that. Big pieces of their love story have taken place there so when I got the invitation to see the sacred lakeshore, I jumped at it. We started by strolling the docks and chasing seagulls, made a stop for minnows at local favorite Lundeens', then tried our luck to catch a few ourselves at sunset. When the fish didn't bite, an impromptu moonlight jump into the lake seemed like a fitting finish. Canadian Whiskey and the tongues of Labradors greeted us back on shore. I loved our time together and look forward to much more!
Nicollet Island Pavillon really like to show off in the Fall. For a special few weeks, yellow jumps off the elms that line the riverbank and causes ones jaw to drop. The same could be said for Tom, whom after seeing Laura that day in her exquisite gown, could hardly get words out. These two love to laugh together and surround themselves with loyal friends who keep life light. Family also means the world as Tom comes from a very large family and Laura from a family with plenty of unconditional love to go around. This day was as good as it gets in my world of butterflies and unicorns. Life is so good to these two.
Contributing Vendors: Mother of the Bride (Planner), Flow Event Group (Video), Ashley Fox Designs (Flowers), Cocoa and Fig (Cake/Desserts), Instant Request (DJ), Linen Effects (Decor), Gretchen Berry Design Co. (Invitations), Mintahoe (Catering), Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Nicollet Island Pavilion
These two were fit to be tied together for life. They have a wonderful mix of competitive spirits and swag that makes people just want to be around them. Much of their love story revolved around travel, but even though Camrose Hill is just out of Stillwater, it feels like it could have been anywhere in the world. Touches of Scandinavia were found everywhere, including many relatives that had traveled over from Sweden to witness Tina's wedding. Kory's guys had good energy all day and it was obvious they were all fans of this pairing. The gals were not to be outdone, though as during cocktail hour they sprung to life and we were all on our knees rolling with laughs by the end. The magic of Sarah Trotter tied it all together and the party took on a life of its own. What an honor to capture such a meaningful day for two people I cherish.
Contributing Vendors: Lasting Impressions Weddings (planner), eMotion Videography, Camrose Hill Flowers, Cocoa and Fig (cake and desserts), Instant Request (DJ), Ultimate Events (decor), All the Rage Wedding Decor, Deco Catering, Emily J Make-up, Jason Deavalon Hair, With a Twist Bartending
Somehow our time in the wine country out East seemed like yesterday as I met up with these two in Boston for one heck of a day over the 4th of July! They took me around to all their favorite sites and tastes, ending with a picnic toast at sunset. This day would have more of that same sweetness with stylish touches and family tradition. It started with Cheri tip-toing her way across pine needles to lay eyes on Jeff for the first time that morning. The Woods Chapel opened its doors for the perfect combination of cozy yet classic as Cheri and Jeff said their vows of love and commitment. Their friends and family were so welcoming and fabulous and plenty of refreshing West Coast energy to go around. Back at Lafayette, the Crazy Cam was a hit but would be outdone by the most dramatic made-for-tv first dance I have ever seen! Who knew these two had such moves?! Jeff still might think his best move to date was asking Cheri out. Miss you guys!