Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Steph & Mike {Minnesota Wedding Photography: Winona}

These two have been so fun to work with since the moment I met them!  Their deep love for each other is so apparent and so real!  Just like with Steph & Mike, I love hearing all the stories of how two people meet, fall in love and eventually find themselves on their wedding day, saying "I do!"  Steph and Mike have a great story of meeting at St. Mary's in Winona.  But it was after Steph had graduated, she made her way back to Winona and as fate would have it, Mikey found her!  This was such a joyful occasion for everyone; they were all so thrilled these two were tying the knot!

There were so many great details that made this wedding so unique.  The gorgeous backdrop in the bluffs of Winona, the beautiful basillica, and the fun touches at the ceremony and reception!  I especially loved the photos of Steph and Mike growing up placed on every pew down the aisle.  This was an extremely meaningful, beautiful wedding and I was so thrilled to be a part of it!

Enjoy the preview!

The wonderful vendors!

Ceremony: Basillica of Saint Stanislaus Kostka
Reception: Westfield Golf Course
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff at the Wedding Shoppe
Hair/Makeup: Nostallja Studio
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flowers: HyVee, Winona
Invitations: Vista Print
DJ: Music Mix of Winona

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Caitlin & Dereck {Minnesota Wedding Photography: Hutchinson}

From the moment I arrived at this gorgeous vineyard in Hutchinson, I knew it was going to be an exceptionally great day.  I was warmly welcomed by all the wonderful ladies and they seem equally as thrilled to have me be a part of their day!  This is great thing about wedding photography.. I get a front row view of the most important day in the life of Cait & Dereck!.. Now Mr. & Mrs. Weerts!

The Crow River Winery was one of the most surprising and beautiful venues I have been to. I overhead the owner saying that it's hard to find a classy venue out in a small town like Hutchinson.  But they definitely achieved classy!  It's in a gorgeous location, surrounding by huge trees, wide open land and lines of grape trees.  Caitlin & Dereck maximized the space given and added the most perfect touches!  And I know this was a huge collaboration.  Both families graciously worked so hard and created such an amazing event for the brand new husband and wife!

I was so excited to capture the day!  And because I'm obsessed with weddings and capturing every little bit.. I was absolutely loving the flowers, the colors, her DRESS!  The jewelry, the rustic centerpieces, the candy bar!  The day was perfect.  It was one huge party, everyone was so excited to be there and enjoy this relaxing day.  But one was more excited that the bride and groom! Congrats you guys! :)

And.. the wonderful vendors!!

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Crow River Winery. Hutchinson, MN.
Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal from the Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Allure Bridal from the Wedding Shoppe
Bride/Bridesmaid Shoes: TOMS
Hair/Makeup: Makeup by Kumi (Kumi Goaneh)
Juut Salon & Spa
Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: Milroy's Tuxedos from Downtown Clothing, Hutchinson
Flowers: Jean Floral
Invitations/Paper Goods: Forever Fiances
Catering: Chef Craig's Catering
DJ: DJ Romeo
Videography: Eric Olsen of Olsen Media
Cake: Joan Lynch