Rachael & Benjamin


These two are very well paired and everyone knows it. I first met Ben and Rachael over a year ago at the Semple Mansion as they were researching historic venues for their wedding. Then they found the Historic Concord Exchange and it all fell into place and we simply couldn’t have had a more perfect day. Grandparents in particular had waited a long time to see this day come and the April skies parted in time to give Ben and Rachael exactly what they had been praying for. St. Paul’s riverfront was a lovely welcome alongside the mansion and its rich history as it embraced each guest as they walked through the doors. The two exchanged vows and movie references then bolted for some fresh air and to wipe away tears. Toasts rang out, the jazz band broke into swing, and even some instructor friends helped teach the excited crowd some moves. The best move of the night was stolen by Ben, as he made his best friend his wife.

Contributing Vendors: Historic Concord Exchange (wedding venue), Something Sweet Macarons (dessert), Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment (dress shop), Savii Formalwear (grooms attire), Onyx Salon (hair and makeup), Anoka High School Jazz 1 Band (music), Nick Reitenour (live reception painter)