Krystal + Justin were married in a romantic garden wedding ceremony at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN, followed by a reception and dancing at the Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, MN.
Mikenna + Matt's gorgeous fall wedding day felt more like summer, but nothing could dampen the joy of their wedding day! Their wedding ceremony took place at the The Woods Chapel, an idyllic outdoor chapel with a stunning landscape and beautiful ampitheater. They partied the night away with friends and family at the Medina Country Club and shared a mini-honeymoon getaway in Duluth and the North Shore.
The Wedding Day Team
- Photography: Laura Robinson Photography
- Ceremony Venue: The Woods Chapel - Long Lake, MN
- Reception Venue: Medina Golf & Country Club - Medina, MN
- Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia - Valerie's Bridal
- Hair + Makeup: The Blushing Room
- Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
- Suit/Tux Rental: Mens Warehouse
- Bridal Shoes: Valerie's Bridal
- Rings / Jeweler: Shane Co
- Florist: Robin Brookins
- Caterer: Medina Golf & Country Club
- DJ: Instant Request
- Cake: Country Cake Cupboard
- Invitations: Etsy
- Decor / Lighting: Festivities
- Videographer: Jasper Meddock Productions
Proposal Location: Stone Arch Bridge - Minneapolis, MN
Ryan proposed to Jen on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, in the moments before sunrise on a chilly winter morning. A coating of fresh snow lined the bridge and added to the magic of the morning, as the bridge lamps hadn't yet turned off for the day.
The sweeping views of downtown Minneapolis are special to these two, as they used to live in a condo at the other end of the Stone Arch Bridge, on the edge of downtown. When Ryan came to me with the idea to propose on the bridge at sunrise, I thought it was a fabulous idea -- and surely to be the earliest proposal I'd ever photographed! We knew we had to time it perfectly to have enough light to take photos and to hopefully still see the signs lit up in the background.
As the happy couple enjoyed a stroll down the empty bridge, they came to a stop and Ryan got down on one knee, holding up a magnificent diamond ring. She said YES! After joyous hugs and kisses, they continued on their morning journey, their lives forever changed.
(Fun fact: Kara + Drew, one of our 2018 wedding couples, were literally at the other end of the bridge hoping to catch the sunrise, and passed by Ryan + Jen moments after the proposal! Such a small world!)
Forget colored cupcakes and balloons in a box -- this is the most unique and awesome gender reveal I've ever witnessed! Brandon and Kassie share the news of their baby's gender with colored smoke from a real steam engine locomotive at the Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul, MN, where Brandon is a volunteer and Board member.