Five Event Center Minneapolis Associate Wedding | Tyler and Kelly

 

This was an Associate wedding shot by Aurora (and Madeline as the second shooter)! I met Kelly last year when I photographed her sister, Sarah's wedding. Their family is full of sweetness and creativity. It was a blast going through their photos and seeing some familiar faces! 

After meeting in PT school, they became friends who watched the Bachelor on Monday nights (what a guy!). Clearly it led to so much more, thus their wedding day! Enjoy some sneaks from their day. :)

 

Venue: Five Event Center

Floral: DIY

Invites: Emily Roznowski (bridesmaid)

Caterer: The Deco Catering

Live Band: The Covers

Baked Goods: Deco

Dress: Hayley Paige

Hair: Pompadour Salon

Groom: Suit Supply

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: Various

 

The Creamery Downtown and Gather on Broadway Green Bay Wedding | Elizabeth and Alex

I kicked off their wedding weekend with them at their Creamery Downtown rehearsal dinner on the riverwalk! One of my favorite spots in Green Bay (try their food, you will not be disappointed) and SUCH a fun spot for a rehearsal dinner! The next morning I met them at the new Lodge Kohler and was in heaven from the start. The day continued to unfold with a first look on the street Alex's parents live on, edible flowers in the drinks.. more of this please!), friends in the bridal party who've known each other since high school, and just a fantastic hometown celebration of a high school 'fling', that dissolved and later came back around as husband and wife. :) 

They now live in Chicago (see their Chicago engagement session here) with so many fun travels on the calendar! First one on the calendar as Mr. and Mrs. was a honeymoon in Africa, nbd. 

I say it all the time, but seriously: what an honor it is to be a part of all of these memories and follow these fun couples around on their wedding day! 

 

Without further adieu, here is a sneak into their day.

 

VENDORS:

Wedding Planner: Sash and Bow 

Flowers: Ebb & Flow Flowers

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Creamery Downtown

Ceremony Venue: St Norbert College

Reception Venue: Gather on Broadway

Caterer: Runaway Spoon

Donuts: Stan's Donuts

Dress: Hayley Paige

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo

 

 

Solar Arts by Chowgirls Minneapolis Wedding | Aaron and Tricia

A while back, Trish and I ended up in the same photography Facebook group and then ended up becoming social media followers. THEN she ended up getting engaged and emailed me! I was SO honored/nervous cause she knows all the ins and outs of photography that most of my clients don't know. ;) Which also paid off a ton when creating her day-of timeline, and planning different details of the day FOR photography purposes. 

Their day feels like a dream. The most perfect 65 degree Minnesota day to wrap up September, with cotton candy and greens for days. Love love loved being a part of it. 

And they're fun, easy-going people on top of it. What more could you ask for? 

 

Enjoy a lil sneak peek into their day! 

 

VENDORS: 

Venue: @cgsolararts
Day-of Coordination: @simplygypsyevents
Flowers: @pristinefloral
Photographer: @alileighphoto
Videographer: @almafilmsandphoto
Makeup: @heathertrachsel
Dessert: @eicakes
Cotton Candy: @cottonandwhim
Hair: @primpedmn (Aubrey)
Calligraphy / Watercolor: @loandmariestudio
Dress: @aandbe_bridalshop
Suits: @atmosferempls
DJ: @instantrequestdj (Justin)
Lighting: @avintagetouchweddings
Tan: @go_glow

Special thanks to Emily for second shooting for me!

St. Anthony Main and MInnehaha Falls Engagement | Brice and Rachel

These two were fun!! They, along with their dog, roadtripped all the way from Kansas City to Rachel's home and their wedding city! Their relationship is not short of laughs, that's for sure and when given a prompt by me (kiss her as many times as you can in 10 seconds), they went all out with it. SO much fun. We walked around St. Anthony Main and Minnehaha, and even hung out with their dog for a bit. 

Here's a little sneak into their session! So excited for their Solar Arts Building wedding next August!

 

Historic Hope Glen Farm Cottage Grove, Minnesota Wedding | Sean and Morgan

 

WHAT a summer, WHAT a job! I am so honored to have captured so many incredible couple's wedding days and witness them promise forever to each other. 

That being said, I'm slowly gathering the thousands of photos (forever memories) taken and putting together some blog posts! 

Morgan and Sean's Historic Hope Glen Farm wedding was one of the most heartfelt days. Paired with being the most laid back couple I've ever worked with, they have a gift for making people around them feel loved. I'll miss working with them for sure! 

Morgan lost her dad a couple years ago, so in remembrance of him, everyone danced to her dad's favorite song, Joy to the World by Three Dog Night. One of the coolest moments in my career. :) 

Finally, here are some photos to describe where words fall short!

 

*here's a link to their North Loop Minneapolis engagement session.

 

With love, 

Ali Leigh

 

Noerenberg Gardens and Pique Travel Excelsior, Minnesota Wedding

 

Kelly and Brian! The moment I met Kelly at our consultation I knew I wanted to work with her. Then when I met Brian, he was equally as great! Such warmth and joy from the two of them. :) 

Their ceremony was at Noerenberg Gardens overlooking a busy MN summer boating day. We took a trolly to the reception site, a travel agency in downtown Excelsior that opens their building for some events each year. The building was a lumber warehouse in the 1940s, so lots of fun character! 

They had a spread of gourmet appetizers, catered by Chowgirls Catering (HIRE THEM, so good). 

I feel like a broken record talking about how great my clients are, but these two seriously tied the bow on that statement. 

 

With love,

Ali Leigh