I don’t even know where to begin. This wedding was SO special for me! I first met Kelsey a few years ago when she came in for a Boudoir Session after purchasing a Groupon for my services. We knew instantly that we would become friends and that I would be photographing her many times over the following years. She was doing a fun Boudoir Session for her then boyfriend, and then scheduled a fall session for her and her beau to come in for Holiday card photos. This was my first time meeting Michael, and I instantly knew they were so right for each other! He has a quirky, dry sense of humor that I find hysterical (although sometimes I am not sure if he is actually trying to be funny) and he makes her laugh constantly ~ which to me, is the most important part of any relationship!
Even before they were engaged, Kelsey stated I would definitely be photographing their wedding. I squealed with excitement when she wrote me that they were finally engaged and I knew their wedding was going to be BEAUTIFUL! (and a fun fact that I learned about Michael was that he loved to wear real bowties, the kind you actually tie by hand…. I knew this was going to be a highlight of the wedding!!) Kelsey herself works in the wedding industry as a planner at a local venue, so I knew that her wedding would run smoothly and she would be super laid-back (which I couldn’t have been more right about both!)
The day of the wedding was predicted to rain and storm all day, but the venue was the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota, so I knew that we had a plethora of beautiful locations inside! (we did manage to get outside without torrential wind and rain for about 20 minutes after dinner!) The venue was decorated beautifully with chair covers and linens and flowers, and heart shaped ornaments. Every single detail of the wedding was planned out and stunning, it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing!
Kelsey and Michael were surrounded by the most amazing friends and family. It makes my day so much fun when everyone is a delight to work with! The ceremony was intimate and beautiful, (after which we each snarfed down one of the fantastic hand-passed Juicy Lucy burgers and went outside for a few photos) followed by dinner and dancing to an AMAZING band!! I hope bands on the comeback, because they are SO much to dance to (and photograph).
I can’t tell you enough how much I adore this couple and am so excited to present their sneak peek to you!! Love you guys!!!
Venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Chair Covers: The Covered Chair
Flowers: Studio B Floral
Band: Power Of 10
Wedding Dress: Bridal Accents Couture
Make Up: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry
Photography: Custom Creations Photography
Catering: Domico Catering
Hotel: The Commons