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Allie & Russ’s wedding style was elegant with a punch of color. I think this is a perfect reflection of who they are. In case you can’t tell from their wedding party photos, these two are pretty popular and it’s easy to see why. Allie radiates joy and kindness from inside and it shows in every photo I took of her. The officiant started the ceremony off with a joke related to Jimmy Fallon (who is pretty much my TV boyfriend, hello Mr.Funny) so I knew it was going to be a great day.

Let’s talk about these flowers. Umm…hello!? AMAZING! It’s so refreshing to see a blush palette constrasted with a huge pop of color. Molly from Studio Emme NAILED it. As bridesmaids started walking down the aisle for the ceremony I heard guests in the pews oohing and aahing over their bouquets and I thought “Just wait until you see the bride!” The reception flowers were equally gorgeous and I love the classy but modern rose gold geometric lanterns. Congrats Allie & Russ!

Ceremony: St.John the Baptist Catholic Church | Reception Venue: McNamara Alumni Center | Florals & Decor Rentals: Studio Emme | Hair & Makeup: Teneille Corrigan Makeup Artistry | Dress: a&bé bridal shop | Catering & Dessert: D’Amico

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Lyndsey & Chris made my job so easy. All I had to do was tell them to talk to one another and instantly Lyndsey would have the best laugh and smile on her face. Lyndsey and Chris’s love and affection for one another is so effortless. Their wedding day style was fresh, clean and traditional with a twist of sequins and bowties. I love Lydnsey’s asymmetrical bouquet which was created to mirror her asymmetrical Monique Lhuillier gown. Thanks to the team from Jessica Wonders Events and all of Lyndsey and Chris’s vendors who went above and beyond. The guys had a little difficulty figuring out their bowties so someone from Heimie’s Haberdashery actually came over to the hotel and helped them tie their bowties. Now that’s first class service! Congrats Lyndsey & Chris who are sure to have a marriage as laid back and happy as their wedding was.

Venue: Minnesota Boat Club | Planner: Jessica Wonders Events | Hotel: St. Paul Hotel | Officiant: Rev. Amy Riesenberg, Interfaith Minister | Hair & Makeup: Primped | Florals: Forget Me Not Floral Events | Stationery: A Milestone Paper Company | Mensware: Heimie’s Haberdashery | Bridal Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Shoes: JIMMY CHOO | Bridal Sash: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge | Bridal Earrings: Haute Bride | Bridal Rings: Anna Sheffield Jewelry | DJ: Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment

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Erica and Pat’s day was full of lots of smiles and COLOR! The entire day was so calm and a complete joy to be apart of. The venue, Campus Club, is located right in the heart of the University of Minnesota Campus. It has beautiful views of the campus and Minneapolis skyline on the terrace. It was extra special for Erica (and her bridesmaids!) because that’s where she went to school.  As we were about to head out for sunset photos right before the first dances Erica’s dad let me in on a little secret. We were going to have to wait a bit for our sunset photos because Goldy Gopher (the U of M mascot) was on his way to the dance! He provided a big surprise for Erica & Pat and lots of entertainment for the guests. Congrats to Erica & Pat as they start their new life as husband and wife! 🙂

Venue and Catering: Campus Club at the University of Minnesota | Florals: Lexington Floral |Dress: The Wedding Shoppe | Officiant: Pastor Ali Ferin, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church | Dessert: Dorothy Anne Bakery | DJ: Ryan W with Instant Request

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This blog post might have too many images. But I’m not sorry because there’s so much pretty and so many amazing emotions to share. Claire converted to Catholicism in preparation for her upcoming wedding and journey into marriage with Brian. (Wait…did I just say “journey” in regards to love and marriage because I watch too many episodes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette?)  I loved Claire and Brian’s beautiful and tradition filled ceremony.

Afterwards the party started at Nicollet Island Pavilion which looks right out onto the Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline. The venue was filled with colorful and elegant blooms designed by the talented Munster Rose. I could have snapped photos of the gorgeous peonies, ranunculus, and lisianthus all night. I learned before the dance that there’s such a thing as an “extra large dance floor,” as that’s what Brian announced to the guests that he and Claire ordered. So really, zero excuse to not get your booty on the floor and dance the night away!

Church: Church of St.Boniface | Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion | Florals: Munster Rose | Invite and Paper Products: A Milestone Paper Company | Dress: a&bé

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