One of the most precious things that happens on a wedding day is uncovering the behind-the-scenes stories and details that aren’t shared with everyone. In fact, I love this so much that we’ve made it a new goal of ours to try to notice the special little things and remember them, so that we can share them after the wedding day. Ariel and Alex’s wedding day at Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie had so many of them, though, that we might not be able to share them all, but we’ll try!
We met Katelyn & Carlos a month prior to their wedding day at Katelyn’s brother’s wedding at Redeemed Farms. They asked to talk with us fast as we were loading up to go home, so we stepped outside of the barn, and they shared they were engaged, getting married, and looking for a wedding photographer the next month – we so happened to have the day open, so we setup a time to meet them for coffee and chat more about their wedding day! And here we are, less than a month later getting to share photos from their wedding day. They told us it would be a rooftop wedding downtown, but you can’t describe the view with words until you actually see it!
Wow, oh wow, oh wow! What can we say about Travis and Lindsey’s wedding day but wow? These two are the sweetest, kindest, most joyful couple there is. We met them at a previous WP bride and groom’s wedding day – Lindsey was the maid of honor and Travis happened to sit at our table during the reception. He shared the story of how these two were dating and as silly as it sounds, we fell in love with this couple, and both Mark and I left Becca & Connor’s wedding day wishing that someday we would be able to photograph Travis and Lindsey’s day. So flash forward a few years and here we were, standing at Redeemed Farms in Scandia, MN – a beautiful farmstead reception venue that has a Magnolia-style farmhouse, cute cottages, a gorgeous well-lit barn with both downstairs and upstairs spots, plenty of adorable yard spaces to play games and connect with loved ones, and an outdoor ceremony location amidst the vineyards. This time, Becca was the matron of honor to Lindsey (fun how roles can change in a few years) and Connor was the one attending the wedding.
I know I’ve said this before, but we love love. Especially when it’s so joyfully exchanged and contagious as it was between Rachel and Dan on their wedding day. I don’t even know where to begin with Rachel and Dan’s wedding day: beautiful, unique, fun, lots of laughter, rustic, vintage, homey, DIY, fall, horses, motorcycles… the list goes on and yet doesn’t even fully sum up their wedding! Getting to be these two’s wedding photographer was a huge honor, and with them living only 30 minutes from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, I expect that we’ll be back at their house to go horseback riding in the future!
Brennan, Ethan’s best man, stood up in front of Ethan and Kirstin’s wedding guests and explained his first impression of Ethan.
“I thought he was just a classic white Minnesotan boy who didn’t know how to talk to girls.”
After all, when Brennan met Ethan, he learned he was a studying to be an accountant and didn’t find him to be overly talkative or anything, so when he found himself in the middle of having to be on a group date with Ethan – watching a Disney movie and making the girls dinner (a classic Northwestern tradition) – he told Ethan to just let him do the talking.
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