Ryan and Courtney were married today!
I have to include so many pictures because SO much happened today! Courtney loves Fitzgerald and also loves to have a great time, so it made perfect sense that she chose a Great Gatsby themed wedding. And it made even more sense to have the wedding at the nearby White Bear Yacht Club where Fitzgerald wrote a century ago. The wedding details were simply gorgeous, a nod to the nautical history of the venue as well as bright pops of pink to modern things up. Crisp and clean and lovely went perfectly alongside glitzy glam party. The dancefloor was even turned into a speakeasy!
We hit the ground running the moment we arrived. The lovely Ashley Hanson was busy doing the hair of all the bridesmaids while a friend applied the makeup. The house was a whirl of activity and excitement and I think there is something so special about a bride getting ready in her childhood bedroom.
The guys get some serious work done on their hair…
…and the ladies show us all how to vamp like no one’s business. Courtney rocked her gown from The Wedding Shoppe and I LOVED the ladies’ dresses from Nordstroms!
This was such a fun group of friends full of dynamic personalities!
The ceremony site was just stunning! We took formal pictures and had some prep time before the wedding began. The day was hot but turned pleasant with the most gorgeous golden light right when the ceremony started. It was perfect.
After the ceremony we HAD to take advantage of the gorgeous light and lovely property and take some romantic images and well as group shots. We just had a blast. This couple wanted us to be creative and we took full advantage of that!
The younger set of the wedding party shows us how its done. Very dapper.
Then there were the groomsmen…
The sky was so gorgeous we had to do a silhouette shot!
This is our first time shooting at the White Bear Yacht Club and I hope do work here again soon. It is simply lovely and the food was AMAZING! The guests had a great time enjoying cocktail hour outside by the pool.
Inside the venue, the reception was in full Gatsby glory! A typewriter for leaving advice, a speakeasy password to gain access to the dancefloor, a couple casino tables for the high rollers, all kinds of 1920s accessories for The Traveling Photo Booth, an art deco cake by Nadia Cakes, and music by Pop Luxe. We’ll just leave the rest of the storytelling to the images. Suffice it to say, the party was fun and full of vigor, a party Daisy Buchanan would absolutely approve of.
Ryan and Courtney enjoy your sneak peek! We had such a fabulous time, and are so honored you chose us to tell the story of your day!