This February we got to ditch an especially frigid Minnesota winter to celebrate Katie and Jon's wedding week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 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.
We're always so honored to book weddings based on referrals from past Clients - it's truly amazing to see the trust and bond we grow with our couples extend to those they love. Therefore when we booked Phil and Tom's day, after meeting them at Phil's son's wedding, we were psyched!
We ventured to St. Louis to meet up with the crew for a very special weekend of family bonding in the heart of the city, elegant and simple plans, and powerful emotion. Tom and Phil's ceremony in particular was something we'll never forget. More a public declaration of their love and commitment to each other than a traditional officiated ceremony, the words spoken were so raw, honest, and passionate. The love between these two is real, through and through, and it's humbling to be in the presence of a connection with so much depth.
Here's to keeping it in the family!
We took a trip with some of our beloved pals waayyyyy up into the boonies of Minnesota to celebrate summer and the engagement of two of our very best friends Mike and Anya!
Here are a handful of personal photos, with some engagement photos of them thrown in (because we can't not take photos of cute couples). We'll call this a friend-gagement session. PSA: take photos of the people you love! When they're happy, when they're sad, when they have milestones, or when you're all just sitting around on some floaties in the woods.
We must admit: the North Shore is one of our favorite places on earth. We've had so many amazing trips and milestones together up there, and it just has a very special place in our hearts. Therefore we were so excited and honored to take a trip up to document Sarah & David's engagement, since they hold this place so dear as well. These two fatefully met at a New Year's Eve gathering right on Lake Superior a few years back. They love spending time in nature together, and after David proposed this spring on a camping trip we all knew the great North was the best and only spot for their photos.
We're in love with the images from their adventurous, playful, and powerful session, and we're so excited to watch them make it official in October.
PS. Sarah is a designer for Target, so we knew she'd bring the outfit game, but this dress!? *Swoon*
This February Joe and I got to be on the other side of a wedding day, finally making it official after 5+ years together at our destination wedding in Sayulita, Mexico! I don't think we'll ever be able to express how incredibly special this was - the opportunity to spend a whole week adventuring with our closest family and friends was the best thing that's ever happened to us. We're so thankful to be surrounded by such a supportive, kind, free-spirited, intelligent, hilarious, unique, and FUN community of loved ones. We were sentimental people to start, and our appreciation for what we get to do every weekend has become even deeper after this experience.
Here are a hodge-podge of personal photos from our wedding week, and make sure to check out some of our amazing wedding photos by Cadence & Eli Photography here!
What better time than Halloween week to share Jen & Austin’s haunted mansion wedding! The North Shore is one of our favorite places on earth - we’re so inspired by the rocky shoreline, the open expanse of the lake, the constantly changing and moody weather, and the laid-back and friendly attitude of people there. On top of this, our couple Jen & Austin are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. Jen grew up in Duluth and has always been fascinated by the Glensheen Mansion - a supposedly haunted and beautiful grand home right on the shore. They were wed here in a beautiful ceremony on the terrace, followed by a lakefront dinner. The vibe definitely got spookier as the light faded, with the evening ending with a full-on party in the basement and ghost stories by the bonfire. We love the originality and joy of this day, and we’re so happy for these Clients-turned-friends!
Vendors that made the day:
a&bé bridal / Wtoo
The Black Tux
A Dozen Excuses Donuts
Jen Graham (The Loft)
Sarah Davis (Salon Gold)
Andrew Herbst (stationer)