Backyard Minnesota Wedding - Destinie & John - Minneapolis Photographer

It was a beautiful day in July. The sun was shining bright and laughter could be heard from the open house windows as you pulled into the long gravel driveway to get to the Beatty Farm. The day started with the girls enjoying mimosas as light flooded through the dining room where they did their hair and makeup. Family and friends gathered outside to get things set up. Destinie and John were calm and collected, and the love they share for each other was so evident throughout their first look and the photos of the two of them together. 

And can we talk about John's reaction when he watched Destinie walk down the isle?! I am not ashamed to admit that I  was crying behind my camera. 

One reason why I love Destinie and John so much? Their love for travel. The first time I met them, we talked about all of the trips they had been on and the summer they took a road trip up and down the coast of California. I love that they incorporated their passion for adventure into their wedding. Instead of table numbers, each table was labeled with a destination that they have visited and a photo of them in that place. The reception started by guests retrieving their 'plane ticket' place cards that directed them to their table. 

And to end this perfect day, God blessed them with the most beautiful sunset on their first night as husband and wife. 

Wedding Planner: Simply Elegant Group, Anne Wallie
Florist: Kelly Johannson Thistle & Bloom
Bridesmaid Dresses: Flutter
Hair: Alexandra West - The Lash Refinery
Makeup: Emily Betting, E.K.B Beauty
Men's attire: Savvi
Catering: Divine Swine
Band: The Brute Squad
Videographer: Narrate Studios
Ceremony Officiant: Tony Smyth

Minneapolis St. Paul Wedding Photographer - Ali & Konz

Talk about a perfect way to kick off my busy season! Ali & Konz wed on a perfect day in May, overlooking the heart of St. Paul on the rooftop of A'bulae.  

VENDORS:

Venue: A'BULAE
Wedding Planner: Jennae Saltzman - Blush & Whim
Florist: Pristine Floral
Dress: Che Bella - Eddy K
Bridesmaid Dresses : Bella Bridesmaids - Jenny Yoo
Shoes: Lou Boutins (Ceremony), BHLDN (Dance)
Jewelry: Che Bella and handmade jewelry from my late grandmother's diamond jewelry
Hair: Haus Salon, Emily Cerroll and Sara Navratil
Makeup: Alison Joy
Men's attire: Atmosfere
Invitations and Stationary: Paper Rock Scissor
Cake or Desserts: Nadia's Cakes and Nothing Bundt Cakes
Catering: Mintahoe
Music/DJ: Andy Acker - Bellagala
Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Peter Geisendorfer Lindgren

Taylors Falls Engagement Session - Minnesota Wisconsin Photographer

Being asked to photograph another photographer's wedding is always such a HUGE honor to me! Tarah is nothing but sweetness and seeing the way Alex looked at her during their engagement session might have been even sweeter. Their love and smiles are contagious, and I am just so excited to shoot their wedding this fall at Hidden Meadow and Barn in Wisconsin. I love how Tarah knew that for her engagement session she wanted to go on an adventure. So we hit up Interstate Park last October and hiked till the sun hit the horizon-- My favorite kind of session.