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Glenville Wedding Photography | Sara & Isaac | Glenville Wedding Photographer

The day started out with little sprinkles of rain here and there. Sara and Isaac decided to get married on his family's property in Glenville, Minnesota. Sara got ready at his grandparent’s home at the top of the hill. As we were getting ready, Sara told me all the details she loved about her wedding dress, from the belt to the pattern at the bust. This gorgeous dress looked even better when it was finally on Sara!

As for the groom, all morning Isaac had been setting up the reception space at the bottom of the hill right by one of the large ponds! Once the prep was completed, Isaac waited at the dock for their first look. Their first look was so sweet and they both just had big smiles as they did a couple of turns to give the full affect.

Being on such a big property they had the foresight to have golf carts which made all the difference as we drove around for photos! ( I love golf carts on wedding days! ). We drove the whole wedding party to the little island for portraits and right when we wrapped up the clouds rolled away with the sun shining in all its glory!
The ceremony took place with the beautiful backdrop of one of the ponds. The aisle was lined with fresh purple lilac sitting elegant on cut tree stumps. At the the end of the aisle, they said their vows under a beautiful wood arbor decorated with white linen and flowers at the front.

Sara was literally radiating pure joy with the biggest smile on her face as she walked toward her groom. The pianist played the wedding march and for the first time in my entire wedding job she played the entire song. It was a first and Sara and her dad Joe were chuckling a little bit while they waited for the song to come to a close. My favorite part of the day were the vows. Isaac choked up telling Sara how beautiful she was on the outside and more importantly the inside. It was beautiful and vulnerable. During Sara's vows she just said " I am SO Excited, that wasn't part of my vows but I just wanted to let you know." They had a rope tying part to their ceremony to honor how 3 chords together are not easily broken.

The reception details Sara and Isaac put together blew me away! The had a full blow candy table, and a table for their guests to take little ceramic watering cans. The reception was laid back allowing guests to eat and fellowship. One of the fun details was a camera table where the guests could get their photo taken by a Polaroid camera! All those photos taken were then added into a scrapbook for the bride and groom’s guest book.
The whole day was filled with joy and ended with these two love birds tearing up the dance floor!

Please enjoy photos from their wedding day!

 

Can’t Get Enough of Sara and Isaac?!?! I don’t blame you!! You can check out their Engagement Session HERE!

Lebanon Hills Wedding Photography | Jenna & Jason | Eagan Wedding Photographer

It was said during the day that this group had seen the highest highs and the lowest lows. But even with what could be called the worst of times God used those to mold the hearts of this couple to come together.

Jenna and Jason made sure to thank the people who stood by them and prayed for them and guided them to the other side. Their day was intimate and once they finally came together during the ceremony all the wedding day jitters flew away with the fall breeze.

Besides marriage Jenna was super excited about the Coffee Cart they had booked! Everyone made sure to get a couple of cups of specialty drinks and I have to admit i made my way one to two times to get the Maple Leaf Latte (aka heaven in my mouth) After the ceremony I whisked the bride and groom away for some portrait time at Lebanon Hills Regional Park which was just bursting with fall colors! They got some much needed cuddle time and whispered their favorite parts of the day. It was some much needed time as hubby and wife.

After heading back we spent the rest of the evening eating and celebrating their love with friend and family. Jason is originally from Nebraska! So you can imagine how excited they were that a lot of his family were willing to make it to be a part of their wedding day. Having those they loved with them made this day all the better.

Please enjoy their wedding below!!


Can’t Get Enough of Jenna and Jason?! - Check HERE for their Downtown St Paul Engagement Session!

Are you LOVING what you are seeing from this wedding?! Here are the Peeps who made it happen!
Wedding Photography : MW Photography
Wedding Venue : Woodcrest Church
The Portrait Location : Lebanon Hills
Coffee Cart : Coffee Cart MPLS
Baked Goods : HyVee
Wedding Planner : Katie Horne

Fort Snelling Engagement Photography | Alyssa & Adam | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Adam and Alyssa both work at a resort in northern Minnesota. The first meet as they were working at the resort; Alyssa really had a crush on him first but nothing happened until Adam took a different position in business and that's when they started to become friends.  Building on their friendship they started to grow closer and closer until they decided to start to date.

Last January, they decided to escape the minnesota harsh winter and headed to Arizona to visit family out there. Unfortunately they encountered a colder Arizona with plenty of snow and it ended up being warmer in MN the week they were gone! While they were there toward the end of their trip Alyssa had lost hope of him proposing because she thought "he would have already done it by now". As they went on a hike to enjoy their remaining vacation, Alyssa started to worry they were lost! She took out her map and start to try and figure out where they had ended up on the trail. While she was busy working on making sure they didn't die in the vast Arizona wilderness, Adam sneakily set up a camera and video to capture the coming moments.  Now Adam announced it was time for a photo because they had hardly taken any on their trip. After a couple of attempts that "weren't good enough" Adam told Alyssa that they were going to do one more. Setting the camera on a timer Adam hurried back to Alyssa's side and as they waited for the camera to click Adam got down on one knee and asked Alyssa to marry him. She said YES!

Their engagement session took place on the trails of Minnesota's Fort Snelling with their little pup Nova. Nova was sure to pose for us when we were motivating her the whole time with Cheeros! WIth the help of Alyssa's sister Angie, we had a great time shooting in beautiful 40's weather which is unseasonably warm for this time of year! While they were holding the bag of cheero's Alyssa kept saying how much she felt like she looked like a mom. I (along with Adam and Alyssa) are super excited for their fall wedding later this year!