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Maplewood Community Center Wedding Photography | Nikki & Devon | Maplewood Wedding Photographer

Nikki & Devon

Nikki and Devon got married at their church of First Evangelical Free Church and held the wedding reception at the Maplewood Community Center!

The day started out with them relaxing in their getting-ready rooms. After getting dressed, right before the first look they opened letters they had written to each other. Devon opened his first and smiled through the whole thing ending with him saying " She is a good writer." Nikki got her dress on with the help of her mom and sister. She also smiled the whole time while reading Devon's letter to her.

The first look was tucked away on the path so they could just enjoy each other privately. Once they laid eyes on each other it was ALL smiles! Devon later revealed this as one of if his favorite parts of the day!

We made our way to a small park right behind the church for our portraits! It has a little pond and as we were hunting down a spot to get to the water God led us right to a little field of wildflowers! Nikki had expressed earlier her love of wildflowers and had the florist design her bouquet with wildflower feels! I was SO excited about this little addition to the day! The bridesmaids were in a beautiful burgundy lace dress while the guys kept it summer simple with a white shirt and brown tie to go with their burlap boutonnieres.

The Ceremony was held at First Evangelical Church. Right before the ceremony , their family prayed over them and sang praises to Jesus. Under an arbor lined with greenery and daisies, Nikki and Devon said their vows and the families again joined them for one final prayer on stage. After the vows were said, the ceremony was complete, and the marriage license was signed, we all made our way to Maplewood Community Center to party the rest of the night away!

It didn't come without some happy tears from Nikki's sister giving her speech and then again when Nikki's parents got the mic. They told everyone that Nikki was known for drawing on all the walls, which after they said their bit they both started singing "Writing On the Wall." The bride and groom loved it and got a red crayon as a small souviner! The couple served Nothing Bunt Cake for dessert to all their guests. For the first dances Nikki and Devon started off the normal way dancing with each other while everyone watched, but about half way they invited the wedding party with their significant others to finish out the song with them on the dance floor! I loved how inclusive this was. It is SUCH a great Idea. They did the same for the Daddy Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance inviting all the parents with their kids to the dance floor!

I wrapped up the photography part of the night by sneaking the couple out for just a last few intimate portraits. What a great day with an Awesome couple!

Please enjoy their wedding day photos below!

 

CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF NIKKI & DEVON?!?! I DON’T BLAME YOU! : You can check out their Minnehaha Falls Engagement Session HERE!

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Photography: MW Photography

Venues Ceremony : First Evangelical Free Church

Venue Reception: Maplewood Community Center

Flowers: Lexington Floral

Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Dress: BHLDN

Hair: kristilong.hair

Catering: TST Creative Catering

Suits: Macys

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