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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

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!

Married!

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

This October has been the most beautiful, perfect fall for engagement sessions!  Diana, Nick and I met in downtown Stillwater – which ended up being on the big Harvest Day celebration and main street was as busy as the state fair.  Luckily we found some nice spots and you’d never know how crazy it was that day!  We had the greatest time…  starting with their two pups Bailey and Riley, who are obviously professionals at modeling.

Part two at the Pine Tree Apple Orchard – a big thank you for allowing us to photograph in your beautiful orchards!  This orchard needs to be on your goto list for the fall!

A bonus about photographing at Pine Tree Apple Orchard?  We walked away with cartons of cinnamon apple doughnuts (I won’t admit how many I ate on the way home…)

Diana and Nick – I had such a fun evening, and cannot wait to be a part of your wedding next June!  :)

 

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