Tristyn + Craig’s beautiful spring wedding day had a touch of winter with a fresh coat of snow (thanks to a Minnesota blizzard in April!) — but that didn’t stop us from celebrating these two lovebirds and the start of their marriage.
They met at church camp in high school and became quick friends. Tristyn had a crush on Craig, but….Craig was oblivious to it. They lost touch for a while but reconnected after a few years and decided to date long distance. After many years and thousands of miles of long-distance and FaceTime dates, flights back and forth from Minnesota to the East Coast, and kisses goodbye… these two are so excited to (finally!) be married — and be in the same place forever.
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Their wedding day was filled with both joy and tears. The bride’s grandfather passed away the week before the wedding, and he was deeply missed at the celebration. Tristyn and her father shared an emotional reveal at the church before they headed off to meet Craig, who was waiting nearby at Centennial Lakes Park. As the sun peeked in and out from behind the clouds, happy tears and smiles were plentiful as the lovebirds finally saw each other.
Their ceremony was personal, intimate and spiritual. The groom’s brother is a pastor at the church and performed the most beautiful ceremony. A little Bambi film reference (Twitterpated!) was played about love - love me some Disney! Their families gathered round them in prayer before the newlyweds shared a kiss. They were greeted with a fun bubble exit and they departed in the groom’s pickup truck.
When they arrived to the Minneapolis Golf Club, the sun had come out to stay and we enjoyed the most beautiful golden light for their portraits. Their menu was entirely gluten-free/dairy-free, which was a treat - even the cake and cookies! Another of the groom’s talented brothers played an acoustic version of Ruelle’s “I Get to Love You” for their first dance to open up the reception. After emotional toasts and sweet dances with their parents, they opened up THE most epic dance party I’ve ever seen (complete with dress-shirt limbo, glow stick glasses, and beach balls!). We topped off the night with an amazing sparkler send-off and these two lovebirds headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon!
RELATED: Laura Robinson honored with two Masterpiece Awards for excellence in wedding photojournalism from the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) for images from Tristyn + Craig’s big day!
THE WEDDING DAY TEAM
Photography: Laura Robinson Photography
Ceremony Venue: Oak Hills Church, Bloomington
Reception Venue: Minneapolis Golf Club
Dress: Maggie Sottero, purchased at Bella Bridal
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Hair: Bri Morin (Cole's Salon Savage)
Makeup: Lindsey Lickteig
Florals: Colleen's Flower Cellar
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulu’s + ASOS
Coordination: Kari Brue
Cake + Desserts: Cake from Sift Gluten free Bakery, Desserts from Sam’s Club
Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds (Tristyn's ring & band), Handmade from friend for Craig's ring
Catering: Minneapolis Golf Club
DJ: Instant Request