Abby and James: Exquisite Minneapolis Wedding

If you love fairy tales, then you would love this wedding!  From the Minneapolis Club, to the Basilica, to The Depot, this wedding was saturated with class and romance.

The day began with breakfast for the gentlemen at the Minneapolis Club. During this time the Father of the Groom presented his original sword to be used during the sword arch (which you’ll see)  TOTAL surprise to the groom..such a special moment!  Meanwhile, the bride was getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids at the Renaissance Hotel, and her excited energy was just contagious!

 

Abby told us the sweetest story about the shoes she was wearing for her wedding.  When she was a little girl, she saw these shoes in a store. She told her mom, “I’m going to wear these shoes when I get married.”  Her mom surprised her by buying the shoes and saved them all those years.  Seriously??! How incredible is that?!!

We then headed to the Basilica for a beautiful wedding ceremony. This historic place provided a beautiful backdrop for Abby and James to exchange wedding vows.

On their way out, guests lined the steps of the Basilica and were able to witness a formal sword arch.  Wow. Wow. Wow.

Beautiful weather gave us the opportunity to take outdoor photos, and the bridesmaids, in their soft-toned dresses looked INCREDIBLE! We sure got a lot of use out of those Basilica steps!

From there we headed to the Mill City area for bridal portraits, and these two were just radiating with love!

There was still lots more to come at the reception! The Depot was incredible and the romantic candlelight provided beautiful ambiance to close out the day.

As beautiful as it was, there were so many more FUN surprises as well!  Umm…The groom playing drums, a military friend joining in with the band?!  So much dancing, so many smiles…This wedding was just magical!  We are  so thankful for the incredible vendors who helped make this day so incredible for Abby and James!

Vendors:

Hair/Makeup–SM Hair and Makeup

Reception—-Ultimate Events and Linen Effects

Flowers–Westdale Florists

Cake—Queen of Cakes

Reception Venue—The Depot Minneapolis

Ceremony Venue—The Basilica of St Mary Minneapolis

Reception Music—Band-The 72s

Videography–Event Exposure

 

First wedding of the year!

Brrrrrrrrr, the January morning of our first wedding of the year was so cold the coffee wouldn’t stay hot as we headed to Bloomington for Molly & Ben’s best day ever.  In the back of the van was not only our photo gear, but also snow pants, fur-lined boots, and a pile of hand warmers for outdoor photos at Edina’s Centennial Lakes Park.  But just look at these girls…Molly’s fur wrap and her bridesmaids’ cozy plaid blanket scarves (perfectly matching her jewel-toned theme, of course) kept everyone looking radiant and comfy…would you even guess the windchill was nearly twenty below??

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Back inside the warmth of the wedding and reception venue, Radisson BLU offered some ultra modern backdrops so we could incorporate their use of blue and pink lighting…perfect for showing off Molly’s pink ombré gown…can you even believe how lush and gorgeous that dress is?

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Molly & Ben are SUCH a fun couple, always laughing and smiling…it’s easy to tell they really enjoy each other’s company.  Leave it to them to have Roxy the Rottweiler be a part of their ceremony!

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And Roxy certainly made herself the star of the show with a grand departure… check out the capture she made from the aisle vase on her way out!  You should have seen her strut…that girl was quite proud of herself!

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Molly knew exactly what she wanted for her dream day and thought of everything down to the very last detail.  We so loved all of her sparkly touches…but seriously…that brooch bouquet??  Perfectly  exquisite, and what fun to collect all those pieces!

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And finally…we can’t forget about the guys!  They were a riot all day long…and best friends to the end.  How lucky Ben & Molly are to have friends like these who love and support them so much!

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