This year we have had some AMAZING couples!! We’ve had so much fun with everyone! We have also been so busy that we have not had a chance to really do any blog posts about everything. Now that summer vacation has come to a close, and the kids are all back at school, we can finally remedy this! We thought we would show a story line of a whole wedding day. What better way to get a feel for the details, people and events we look for when taking photos, then to see it from beginning to end, in a slimmed down way.
It was a beautiful day in May. Stephen and Emily were getting married!
The girls had their hair and make-up done in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt hotel. Make up and hair product was everywhere! Funniest part though, there was a comic-con style event going on in the hotel at the same time!
After the couple had their first look, it was on to photos with the wedding party! This group was so fun! 5 bridesmaids, and 5 groomsmen. It’s always entertaining to see the different dynamics in a group of friends and family. I’m not very good with knowing what flowers are what. A Day in Provence put all the floral arrangements and bouquets together. They were lovely!!
After some photos with the wedding party and couple, we packed up and headed out to Prince of Peace church for their ceremony. After the ceremony, the couple stopped at a local bar to celebrate before the reception.Stephen and Emily really wanted to have a collage shot of all their wedding party together that showcased each personality. I love this layout! It was fun to see what each person wanted to do with their individual photo. After a quick stop to take some photos at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, if was off the mansion for cocktail hour. The guests were already there enjoying appetizers and drinks. No marriage is legally valid unless you sign the marriage license. So, upstairs to the very serious looking office, to sign some papers we went.Cake!! Still one of my favorite things about any wedding!Dinner time is never just ‘a time to eat’ at a wedding. It’s time to introduce the couple, makes toasts, and enjoy the company at your table.
The Van Dusen Mansion has this great courtyard in between their buildings. After dinner they set up a dessert table outdoors. Guests can enjoy being outside, in good weather, or cross the courtyard to their carriage house to dance. It’s such a great feature!Time to dance! The carriage house is perfect for dancing! It has two floors, so you can either be downstairs dancing, or upstairs with the bar and comfy sofas and relax. And they lived happily ever after! Vendors:
Church: Prince of Peace Church in Burnsville, MN
Reception: The Van Dusen Mansion
Floral: A Day in Provence
Officiant: Paul Dean
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
DJ: Complete Music