Jacob + Corissa :: Golden fall in the country

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Literally, so much fun, is what you’ll feel when you scroll this one.
PLUS - pretty much the prettiest of pretty fall colors (in those bouquets!!).

Corissa & Jacob were blessed with the sunniest of days this fall (which if you remember, was pretty rare). Their home ceremony felt like just a gathering of their best & closest. And of course, the country road lined with all their vintage muscle cars, that they burned out in style. You’ll love it, I swear :)

Congratulations on choosing forever, Prebes!

Collin + Kristi : : Semple Mansion, Minneapolis

Getting married in a mansion is a super idea, in case you’re considering it. :)

Kristi & Collin’s wedding day was set amongst this beautiful, traditional Minneapolis Mansion, where their closest friends & family joined - under the chandeliers & the Wine Gratto (basically an awesome wine cellar - billiard room - aka ultimate classy man cave). Amongst the beauty was genuine, shared love & happiness to be together & celebrate this new marriage. Tears & full grin, hands on the knees smiles peppered the entire day. It was a true honor to share in on this fun with a couple as sweet as these two.

**Also, theres a Flower Girl speech, if that tells you anything about the love that was bursting from their guests hearts! She was my soul sister.

Happy forever, McDonalds!!

Semple Mansion, Minneapolis, MN

Mikaela & Mitch : : Carlos Creek Winery Wedding

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Winery weddings have become pretty much the top of my favorites list, & this one has about 10 million other aspects that make it an all time great >>

The thing about these outdoor weddings though, they require a lot of faith. See the forecast, as well as my drive up to Alexandria were drenched with rain; pouring rain. But somehow, yet again - it was a PERFECT ceremony! The winery was a beautiful lush green & the wedding party even more beautiful. But the best part is when emotions & love come to the surface. Mitch & Mikaela let their love shine (instead of rain!) & they soaked up every minute of this wonderful day.

I can’t even tell you how much I loved this one & every little detail, but you can start you scroll & find out yourself.

xo!

Lauren + Peter : : Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

A day filled with sentiment from start to finish!

The expressions tell the story; Lauren & Peter's family and friends were so elated to be coming together and witnessing their vows (or officiating the ceremony by his own brother!). But mostly, to be celebrating these two special people - all they have been and all that they dream of for the future. 

This blog has such unique style, fashion, and decor. Paired with ear to ear smiles, or heart-string-tugging tears (of joy), there is something to enjoy with every scroll.

(( And the Arboretum too! A favorite place to visit and shoot! ))

Wedding Venue : Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Mikayla + Ross : : Countryside Wedding at Home

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Just as sweet as it gets. Country. Classic. & Goodhue (which is kind of an adjective) -- meaning lots and lots of help, family, friends, wholesome food, lots of dancing & plenty of beer. Isn't that what the hokey pokey is all about!!

To further the homey-ness, Mikayla's family put an immense amount of work into their home, decorating a horse barn beyond recognition! Setting the scene for some of my favorite dance photos, under the twinkliest lights & grapevines. 

The feelings are in the photos - so get going! 

xo, the Schrimpfs.

Jacob + Lindsey : : Downtown Red Wing Wedding

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Jacob & Lindsey. June 16, 2018. Approx. 100 degrees & 80% humidity.

But you wouldn't know it! The day was light, sweet, & full of so many family & friends to celebrate this union! From the one week old flower girl, to the sweetly smiling grandparents, its obvious to see what joy was shared that Saturday. Million dollar smiles full speed ahead!!

**And most particularly from the new husband & wife. Sharing their first look down the aisle, to sweeping her off her feet in front of the chapel, to the finale near the train tracks - capturing one of my favorite images to date! This wedding is full of the good stuff :)

Church: St. Johns
Venue: St. James Hotel
DJ: Ever After ( ever after-entertainment.com )

Cody + Courtney : : Rochester Winter Wedding

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On the coldest day, Cody & Courtney brought together the most love.  

In terms of most > I'm talking most groomsmen, biggest party, most laughs & even sweeter moments, the best Grandmas, cutest kids, the most dancing (with a splash of SKOL-ing), & the best place to find warmth in a frozen Minnesota - at a Goodhue/Zumbrota wedding. 

It's hard to even pick highlights, because every portion of this day was so full! Cody & Courtney's son Braxton made the ceremony just as amazing as I anticipated he might (scroll to see his sweet "involvement" during the I do's). The wedding party of 27 (plus babes & toddlers) was also top notch - starting with helpfulness, timeliness, kindness, good looks, & till the last song- a good time! Every single guest joined with warmness in their hearts in celebration of the joining of this family. Being a part of this big family (the beautiful bride is my cousin!), it made this wedding one of the easiest & fullest camera cards I've shot to date! But when everybody knows your name, the smiles oozed genuinely & camera shy didn't exist. I am so grateful to have been witness & capturer of the best party of 2018! Without further ado, please just enjoy this album!! Because it is FULL of all the best things to warm your heart on these (hopefully) last days of single digits winter temperatures. 

xo

And shout outs to the vendors who helped make this day so perfect!

Getting ready suite: Staybridge Suites Rochester
Guys morning hangout : Five West, Rochester
Bride & Bridesmaid dresses: Wedding Shoppe, St Paul
Hair: Laura Peterson (Bride) Ah Sirt Salon, Zumbrota (bridesmaids)
Makeup: Susie Matthees
Tuxes: Zumbrota Flowers on Main
Group photo venue: Mayo Civic Center
Florals: Zumbrota Flowers on Main
Ceremony/Reception: Rochester Event Center
Pianist: Clare VanOstrand
Cake/Cupcakes: HyVee
Catering: Powers Catering (Rochester Event Center)
Videography: Shawn - Red Couch Stories
DJ: Instant Request