Jeannie and Emily were married today!
This wedding is brought to you by the creative minds of Emily and Jeannie…and a whole slew of talented loved ones. The couple wanted a wedding that was industrial and modern, clean and casual. From the very beginning they designed a party like any good host, one that made sure everyone had an amazing time. From food to the dancefloor, every detail was thought out carefully and planned to a T. With gorgeous details including a copper pipe ceremony arbor to the knit bunting in the reception hall, this wedding also was DIY, through and through. And Emily and Jeannie rocked it.
We started the day off at the couple’s home, because their animals are everything to them, and we couldn’t resist a ton of portraits, since they were all in their bowties! The cats were…less willing to pose for portraits, but the pup…he was ready.
Emily and Jeannie love Minneapolis. They love being part of a bustling city with serene parks just a quick light rail ride away. We wanted our portraits to include these aspects they hold so dear.
After our nature walk, it was time to head over to the venue. Paikka is one of St. Paul’s coolest venues, and we had a blast exploring all the industrial spaces…as photographers, we were absolutely giddy about the natural light available. I really love how this wall had the purples, greys and blues of the wedding, it was a perfect fit.
Portraits included the fabulous wedding party, and the cutest kiddos.
At the ceremony, Lake String Quartet set the mood with renditions of the couple’s favorite songs. One of the highlights was when they played Oh Canada in honor of the 150th anniversary of the country and Jeannie’s roots.
Time for a group selfie!
Minnesota gave us some of her most gorgeous weather for the reception, which worked perfectly with Paikka’s indoor/outdoor space. The garage doors were thrown open, Gastrotruck pulled up and showed everyone the meaning of delicious, craft beer flowed, and guests mingled, ate, laughed, drank, talked, and connected. Bre Is Fun ran the show today, and kept everything going smoothly the whole time with a smile. Rudy’s Event Rentals brought their fabulous tables, chairs and furniture into the space to create an inviting lounge. The venue was mostly lit by candlelight, giving everything an intimate feel. Hilarious and emotional toasts were followed by a crazy dance party. What a night!
Jeannie and Emily, we are so honored to have been a part of your day. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!!!