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Madi & Mike’s wedding!

Madi and Mike are basically the two coolest people you’ll ever meet.  Not only because they have great taste in music, food and culture, but because they were also so patient waiting for this blog because their wedding was in February – ha!  Really truly, we couldn’t have asked for a better day through and through.  Everything was at the Raddison Blu Hotel and we were lucky enough to land on a freakishly warm day in February (I think it was 60’s?) so we were able to go outside for some pictures.  Yay!

The black/gray wall outside of the hotel not only provided us with easy lighting, but was the perfect palette and look for the style of their wedding.

Madi is GORGEOUS and looks fierce in this photo!

Madi’s veil fell out and I have to admit – sometimes the “oops” part of a wedding day make for some of the most memorable and cute moments.  Isn’t that photo adorable?

Thank you to my brave assistant Karin for snapping this nice photo of the Raddison…   I’m sure she was probably standing on a median or something to grab this.  That’s dedication!  :)  Note the ring shot highlighting the Amy Winehouse song selection.  See, I told you they have great taste in music!

The dance floor was packed!

Madi and Mike, you two have been the BEST EVER and I cannot thank you enough for everything!!!

A dramatic slow clap for this team of vendors!

Florist: Pristine Floral Design

Cake: Cocoa & Fig


DJ: Instant Request


Makeup/Hair:  Creative Beaute Agency

Wedding Dress: Wtoo 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy

Tuxes/Suits: Savvi 

Elizabeth and Jason NYE wedding

I was the lucky photographer who got to celebrate bringing in the 2016 new year with Elizabeth and Jason!  I joked that I’m used to Ryan Seacrest and cream cheese dips on my new years… so this was a bit of a step up!  Both Ceremony and Reception were at the Lafayette Club.  A big thank you to Nicolle with Mother of the Bride wedding planning for helping to put together such an amazing event!

What an incredible end to 2015!

Events like these are brought to you by an incredible team of vendors!

Wedding Planning:  Mother of the Bride (Nicolle) 

Food & Venue:  Lafayette Club

Flowers:  Richfield Floral and Events 

Linens and Table:  Linen Effects

Lighting & DJ:  Instant Request 

Band:  Modd Squad

Cake:  Queen of Cakes

Hair/Makeup:  Primped (Julie Swenson)

Strings/Music:  Laurel Strings, Josh Misner

Mekaela and Mike – Calhoun Beach Club

I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to bring in the end of my fall wedding season with.  Mekaela and Mike were married at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (beautiful!)  with reception at Calhoun Beach Club.  This couple has style- and I was totally in love with Mekaela’s dress!

Fun fact – did yo know Mike was in the Mighty Ducks movie.. and met Emilio Estevez?  :)

Mekaela is gorgeous.  But also simultaneously the most chill bride ever!

Greek Orthodox ceremonies are so rich in tradition, and photographs beautifully.

The below is one of my favorite images!

I had to sneak the below pics in… this is Kristin and Drew, who are an old married couple now.  ;)  I photographed their wedding years ago and this is their little guy Kellen.  Michael is Kristin’s brother and it was really fun seeing everyone again.  I am so thankful to have met Kristin and Drew because they were my cheerleaders from the get go, and I’m only blogging this wedding, and many others, thanks to them!

Cheers, to the new Mr. and Mrs. – I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to end my fall wedding season with!  :)

Catering:  D’Amico Catering

Tuxes:  Savvi Formalwear

Wedding Dress/Shoes:  Watters

Band:  Bluewater Kings Band

Bridesmaids:  WToo

Makeup:  Julie Boosalis

Emily and Tom

We had the most beautiful fall day to celebrate Emily and Tom’s wedding!  The ceremony was at Our Lady of Grace in Edina and reception at Marriott in Minnetonka. Enjoy the photos!

Emily was so gorgeous!


Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day.  You two are the best!!
Florist: Chanhassen Floral
Wedding Dress/Shoes: Weddings by Tess, Macys
Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew
Tuxes/Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Kelsey & Alex – Woods & Lafayette Club


Kelsey and Alex had the most perfect day for an outdoor wedding at the Woods Chapel with reception at Lafayette Club.  I couldn’t have asked for a better couple – the day was filled with so much love I had a tough time narrowing down the images because there were so many sweet moments to show.  A big thank you to my friend Rita with Premier Planning Services for once again, pulling off an insanely gorgeous event!


If I remember correctly, the jewelry pictured was Kelsey’s grandmothers!

An emotional “first look” with Kelsey’s father…

… and another with Alex!

Lookin’ good my friend!

Kelsey is so pretty and has one of the best smiles.

And the award for best photo ever goes to my amazing assistant – cute overload with the flower girls and ring bearer!

Kelsey and her grandmother – such a sweet moment!

… and below – such a beautiful spot for the processional!


The bridal party celebrated on a boat from Woods to Lafayette – on the most perfect evening ever.

The periwinkle blue polka-dot linen has to be my favorite of all time!  :)

The first dance was a super cute choreographed dance, with a little sass!

And some arty pics of R Factor!

A big thank you to everyone who dedicated their talents to making this beautiful event come together!

Wedding planning & event design:  Rita Swanson with Premier Planning Services 

Flowers:  Arts & Flowers

Cake:  Cakes by Jan

Band:  The R Factor

Videography:  Northern Lights Videography

Hair:  Danielle Goulet 

Makeup:  Sherry Fredkove

Wedding Dress / Shoes:  Che Bella

Bridesmaids dresses:  Bella Bridesmaids

Suits:  Hammer Made