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Eloise & Rajeev – wedding!

Eloise and Rajeev were married at the Minikahda Club on May 25th.  Such an incredibly beautiful and fun day throughout, and I am so thankful to have been a part of it!  A big THANK YOU to Kari and her team at The Bliss Life!

SO beautiful.

The guys!

The pretty bridesmaids.  I’m obsessed with the color palette of this wedding!

Their getaway car was a vintage Volkswagen!

They were married at one of my favorite churches – St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.

Eloise and Rajeev were surprised with Chinese Lanterns!



Congratulations Eloise and Rajeev!!!

Last but not least, time for a little vendor love!

Flowers, Arts and Flowers
Dress: POSH Bridal www.poshmn.coM
Cake: Buttercream
Planner: The Bliss Life
Makeup: Nan Fletcher
Hair: Gust-o | a Blow Dry Bar
Music: Instant Request
Invitations: Epitome Papers
Rehearlsal dinner, The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

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  • Peg Bailey - What absolutely gorgeous pictures! The bride and groom are a phenomenal couple! The magic, beauty, and splendor of the entire wedding is captured.
    Congratulations to Ellie and Rajeev!


Aaron and Nancy

Aaron and Nancy were referred to me by my friend, Jackie Boldt.  They were married this May on what turned out to be an incredibly windy day, but they are the kind of people who like to have fun and enjoy time with family and friends – so they didn’t let that get in their way!  They were married at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.  On with the blog!  :)

Having a large bridal party just means that they are well loved!  :)

Gah, Nancy is so pretty.  Aaron I think these need to be printed and displayed at your desk at work… show off to all of the other programmers that you’ve got game.

Stopped at Tuggs before the ceremony for a little skee ball!

One of the best first dances ever!  I don’t need to say anything about why, because the images speak for themselves. :)

Hora dances are so fun to photograph!


Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day!

A little vendor lovin’:

Bridesmaids Dresses: Mori Lee
Tuxes/Suits: Atmosfere – Giorgio Fiorelli

Andrea & Mark

Guess what – I’m going to be a blogging machine!  So it’s June, and I am finally getting around to blogging my friends Andrea and Mark, who were marred at The Great Hall in downtown St. Paul.  It ended up being a drizzly, chilly, October day, but they didn’t let that spoil the fun!  One of my favorite memories of this wedding was being super pregnant, dancing “Gangnam Style” with the bridal party.  That’s the kind of people Andrea and Mark are – the kind that welcomed me to be part of the party!

A big shout out to Zoe Blooms for the really unique and beautiful flowers!!! 

Shannon and Ron

… and finally, a blog post for my incredibly patient friends Shannon and Ron!  Preparing for the arrival of our baby, and subsequently having a newborn consumed so much time that my blogging has been super behind.  As I’m sitting here with a sleeping baby I finally have just enough time to get this posted.  :)

Shannon and Ron were married at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel with reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club.  One thing I remember is that while you cannot tell in the photos, it was really chilly outside.  Shannon, Ron, and the bridal party totally toughed it out for photos though – and it paid off.  I love the vibrant orange trees in the background of the bridal party photos.  It complimented the decor of the wedding perfectly.

Throughout the wedding planning, I got to know this couple well.  Shannon and I have very similar taste and can sit and chat about all things clothing, decor, etc. all day.  She’s got impeccable taste, and is very ambitions – lots of the reception decor she designed and hand crafted herself.  (One thing we do NOT have in common – while I can appreciate good design, I’m not crafty myself).

Shannon and Ron –  I cannot thank you enough for everything!

Drum roll please…. the vendors who helped make this day so special:

Florist: KMB Floral

Desserts: Jack’s Bakery

Wedding Decorating: Unique Avenue Designs

DJ: Instant Request

Makeup/Hair:  Hair: Karmen Snell at Regis in Ridgedale, Kaki Lofgren

Wedding Dress/Shoes: Luxe Bridal Couture

Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew

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  • KARI (KMB Floral) - You Already know I am totally in LOVE with these!! I loved Everything about this wedding! Shannon is a super sweet person and so fun to work with. :-) Betsy you are Awesome. Thanks for the great shots of the flowers again. :-)ReplyCancel

DeAnna and David

DeAnna and David!  This couple is so fun, adventurous, and creative.  I get a kick out of them, both are extremely intelligent people with great senses of humor.  That and, I know I can always count on David for a good conversation about anything Star Wars related. :)  They are big world travelers (I want to live vicariously through them) and had fun elements reflecting this throughout the wedding.  They got ready at the always beautiful St. Paul Hotel, with ceremony and reception at the Minnesota History Center.   DeAnna’s fun dress and the bold colors were so great to see.  Additionally, their Hora dance was one of the most fun things to photograph of the year (you’ll see what I mean in the photographs).

DeAnna and David, I cannot thank you enough for everything!  Enjoy the show!  :)



A shout out to some of the vendors who made this day possible!  :) 

Florist: La Petite Fleur

Cake: Jessica’s Cakes

Food: Bon Appétit

DJ/Band: R Factor

Musicians: Bel Canto and Metro Retro

Makeup/Hair:  Tease Salon

Wedding Dress/Shoes: Che Bella

Bridesmaids Dresses: Che Bella


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  • DeAnna Friedman - Thanks again for the fabulous photos, Betsy!! Also, shout out to Ross Phelan who designed and built our chuppah, then turned it into an awesome bookcase for us! And to Che Bella for all of the bridal accessories and AO3 Designs for the handbags as well. Everyone was so great to work with and it all went off without a hitch! :-)ReplyCancel