Emily's wedding dream: get married in the middle of blizzard! And all of her dreams came true on one of our worst snowstorms of the year. ;) Their dog was invited, their first look was on the rooftop of Hewing Hotel, and they promised forever to each other in front of a crackling fireplace at Theodore Wirth Historic Chalet with a bunch of tall pines, thick snow falling, and skiiers outside. Talk about COZY! My car was covered by the end of the night but I'd be a part of this day again in a heartbeat. Today it's a sunny and warm summer day, but a day like their wedding day reminds me why I love winter in Minnesota.
2017 is a new ALL time favorite wedding season for me. What an incredible year! Tons of drives back to Wisconsin since we lived there in 2016 and booked the majority of 2017's weddings while living there. ;)
The details and venues were incredlble, but the moments were on another level. I cried with guests regularly and even got the chills from a couple of the moments. One incredible moment after another this year.
- a grandpa surprising the bride and groom after having open heart surgery just a couple days before
- a group dance/celebration for a bride's dad who passed away to his favorite song
- grooms seeing their best friend walk down the aisle (never gets old)
- cheers of GIDDY celebration of being husband and wife
This privilege of this job is so still surreal to me.
To my clients, I had so much fun getting to know you all a bit this year. Thank YOU for inviting me into this season of your lives and making my job so much fun.
A special shout out to associate photographers Emily, Aurora, Kenzie, and Courtney! You all did an incredible job shooting weddings for Ali Leigh's brand!
*a few photos included in this blog pos were taken by these associates!
I am so ready for ya, 2018!
Drew and Sage met at a wedding through his cousin, who was Sage's co-worker. They sat at table 8, talked the whole night, and hit it off. :) Only problem was, he lived in California and she lived in Wisconsin. Fast forward a bit, and Drew moved to Milwaukee where they got married at St. John's Military Academy and started their lives together. :)
They're the type of people who make you feel like best friends from the moment you meet them. So fun, so in love with each other, and 100% soulmates.
It was an honor to be a part of their day!
As if you couldn't already tell in the photos that these two are SO sweet and fun to be around, let me confirm it. I showed up at their house in NE MInneapolis on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Forced them to cuddle and drink coffee, and sit in their stairwell cause I'm sure they do that everyday. ;) Then we walked around their block and captured them just being sweet together in this season of their lives. How fun is it that they'll have photos of them in their first place together to look back on? Love love love.
You'll be seeing more of these two this December with their wedding at Day Block Event Center! Stay tuned.