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Katie and Jon / Playa Fiesta, Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding

We've been so insanely excited to share this destination wedding week bonanza with all of you! This February we got to ditch an especially frigid Minnesota winter to celebrate Katie and Jon's wedding week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it was absolutely incredible. The week included (but was not limited to) hikes through the jungle, party boats to private beaches, surprise wedding night fireworks, a round of tequila or two, and a whole lot of love and support from all parts of their lives.

An impressive statistic as cited by Jon and Katie's officiant/friend Chris: the RSVP "no" rate for weddings is typically about 20-25%, and for destinations it's more like 30-35%. These two had a whopping 90% PLUS "yes" rate, meaning nearly 100 people took this trip of a lifetime to celebrate with them. Now that's love.

Congrats to Jon and Katie on an unforgettable wedding celebration - we adore you, and we're positive that your marriage will be filled with every bit as much adventure, joy, and community as this week held.

Vendors that made the week:
Playa Fiesta
a&bé bridal shop Denver
Chica Locca Tours

Caitlin and Justin / Tobacco Factory Wedding

Justin and Caitlin celebrated their marriage with all of their loved ones in SUCH a cool setting - an old tobacco processing factory and warehouse near Madison in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The industrial vibe of this stunning venue plus the lovely organic styling was the perfect backdrop for their relaxed, emotion-packed day.

These two beautiful people share such a special energy and connection. I loved how whenever we told them to "go in for a hug" they just visibly relaxed and got giddy. You can tell so easily how much they comfort each other, just by being together. It's such an important foundation to have, and we know it will get them through all of life's ups and downs together.

We love you C&J, thank you for being so honestly you in front of our cameras 💙.

Vendors that made the day:
The Lageret
Cherry Blossom Events
BHLDN
Flora designs by Jamae
Katie May Makeup
Studio Suits
Upstairs Downstairs
Juke Box Bandstand

Kelanie and Jason / Uptown Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Kelanie and Jason's day was all about friends, family, and each other, and you can easily see how much love is shared by their community in these photos. Following a morning full of fun and their super sweet intimate ceremony, we headed out for a highlight of the day: a stunning set of sunset photos. It can be hard to step away from your celebration, but these two really took this time to enjoy each other's company, soak up the day, and just feel in love. Their connection is SO fun to photograph, and long story short: we simply adore these two!

Vendors that made the day:
Five Event Center
The Wedding Shoppe
The Hair District
Judy's Floral Design
Buttercream

Jesika and Dan / Creative Northeast Minneapolis Wedding

Dan and Jesika fully embraced their personalities, tastes, and lives together to create a completely unique and special celebration for their loved ones. We started the day at their home together in Northeast, where Jesika got ready with close friends AND their beloved cat. First look and portraits were also done at their house, adding an extra layer of special. We then went for a neighborhood stroll, stopping along the way for fall colors and of course a beer or two at Indeed.

Meanwhile at their venue - Workshop, a stunning design agency in Northeast - Maven Events created a modern, elegant, and quirky wonderland for the rest of the evening (must-see decor below). After an intimate and touching ceremony, guests experienced custom cocktails by a crew of local bar-stars, a perfectly-Northeast food truck buffet, collaborative mural painting (one of the coolest takes on a "guest book" we've ever seen), and finally a dance party compliments of Dan and Jesika's very own vinyl collection.

Talk about creativity! We were so inspired by this day, and most of all by the intelligent, dynamic, and humble love these two share.

Vendors that made the day:
Maven Events - brilliant ladies!
Maven Floral
Workshop
Apres Event Rentals
Demetrios Bridal 
BHLDN
Black Tux
Gastrotruck
Christopher Mark Brown (artist)
Marco Zappia (bartender)