Lauren + Eric | Holiday Garden Proposal at Como Conservatory | St. Paul Proposal Photographer

 Laura Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

PROPOSAL LOCATION: Sunken Garden at Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN
RING: Tiffany + Co.

Eric proposed to Lauren at the Sunken Gardens at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Zoo. The annual holiday poinsettia show was the perfect, romantic, WARM place to propose in Minnesota in the winter!

Their journey together began in college. He was a student at the U of M, she was at Saint Catherine University. After a chance meeting at a house party, they traded numbers and went on their first date a week later. After 6.5 years, Eric devised the perfect plan to surprise his very plan-oriented girlfriend — it was going to be a challenge to catch her off-guard and he needed her friends’ help to pull it off!

They came up with the idea to trick Lauren into getting to the conservatory under the guise of a charity event. The girls all got dressed up and when they arrived at the conservatory, they were guided to another garden, but her friends decided to “sneak in” to take some selfies in the stunning Sunken Gardens. Eric hid outside, peeking into the windows through the tropical tree branches, waiting for Lauren’s back to turn. While the girls worked their distraction magic, Eric sneaked in right up behind Lauren, who was shocked to see him standing there. As the shock took over, Eric led her to the top of the staircase inside the garden and proceeded to get down on one knee, pulling out the iconic blue box that held the most perfect solitaire from Tiffany. SHE SAID YES!

After lots of laughs, tears, hugs and kisses, they shared their joy with Lauren’s friends and enjoyed the magic of the moment. After the proposal, they went Lauren’s parents, who were waiting with champagne to congratulate them. They facetimed Eric's parents in Wisconsin and called a bunch of other friends and family as they basked in the joy of their engagement. A perfect end to a perfect evening!

Congratulations, lovebirds!

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Caelyn - Fashion-Inspired Urban Senior Portraits - Minneapolis Senior Photographer

 Laura Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

An old soul in these modern times… Caelyn is sunshine in the lives of everyone she meets. Her talents are limitless. Wildly gifted in dance and theater and an exceptional student on the path to law school, nothing stands in her way — especially once you see her beautiful smile (or hear her sing, or see her dance, or watch her bake ). She is unstoppable, she is charismatic, she is kind… she is an exceptional human being with the very brightest of futures ahead of her. And with sassy heels like those, this girl will be marching through life to her own drumbeat and I cannot WAIT to see where they take her!

Caelyn’s Senior Session Locations: Mill City Ruins, Guthrie Theater, Ordway Theater, Minneapolis Boardwalk

Katlin + Brian - Frozen Waterfall Proposal at Minnahaha Falls - Minneapolis, MN Proposal Photographer

 Laura Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

PROPOSAL LOCATION: Minnehaha Falls - Minneapolis, MN

Brian and Katlin met in college, when Brian was acting as a responsible DD for an old roommate of Katlin’s. That interesting first impression clearly didn’t deter them, as Brian finally asked Katlin out and the rest is history!

Brian had known for a while he wanted to ask Katlin to marry him, but he wanted it to be special, so he enlisted the help of her childhood best friend, Amanda. Together, they hatched the perfect plan to get Katlin to Minneapolis without her suspecting a thing.

On the morning of the proposal, Brian was supposed to be 150 miles away, at home in Duluth, while Katlin was supposed to be enjoying "girls day out" in Minneapolis with her BFF Amanda.

When the girls arrived at Minnehaha Falls, they were supposed to meet up with a friend… but Katlin was completely surprised when Brian magically appeared at her side, on one knee, with a beautiful ring in his hand instead!

Once she realized what was happening, SHE SAID YES!

To quote Olaf from the movie Frozen... "Some people are worth melting for...." .... Or freezing for, if you live in Minnesota and brave the icy stairs at Minnehaha Falls in the winter! ❄❄❄
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Here's to true love and happily ever after! Congrats, lovebirds!

Amy + Conner | Lowertown Event Center Wedding - St. Paul Wedding Photographer

Amy and Conner’s wedding day was full of special, unique moments that made it a joy to be a part of! Amy’s red wedding dress was a twist on tradition and their giant cookie desserts were so tasty. Amy’s bouquet of garden roses was dedicated to the important people in their lives whom they were remembering on that day — one rose for each person. When they first told me there would be bagpipes at the ceremony, I might have squealed in excitement (because, bagpipes!) and they were as cool as I imagined they would be. We detoured after their emotional ceremony at Irvine Park back up to their neighborhood, the Selby-Dale area of St. Paul. They celebrated their marriage with some drinks at The Commodore and took in the views at Cathedral hill before making their way back to the Lowertown Event Center to kick off their party. Their guests were greeted with a flower seed favor in honor of Conner’s grandmother, who could not make the journey to the wedding. Brasa provided an exceptional meal, and the toasts by the two fathers may have made this mama tear up behind the camera a bit… After kicking off the dance, their guests flooded the dance floor and it was a night to remember!

Congratulations, lovebirds!

THE WEDDING DAY TEAM
Ceremony Venue: Irvine Park, St. Paul, MN
Reception Venue: Lowertown Event Center, St. Paul, MN
Photographer: Laura Robinson Photography
Bridal Gown: Kiyonna
Hair Stylist: Toni Casey-Phenix Suites
Makeup Artist: Priscilla Bruce
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Suit: The Wedding Shoppe
Rings: Wixon Jewelers
Florist: Fleur de Lis
Caterer: Brasa
DJ: DJ Sound Systems
Dessert: T-Re Cookies, France 44 Cheese
Rentals: Rudy's Event Rentals
Transportation: Eclipse