Archive | March, 2013

Country Backyard Summer Wedding by Fine Exposures

27 Mar

This bride and groom envisioned a simple and rustic outdoor wedding at the bride’s home in Southeastern Minnesota.  Both the bride and groom grew up on family farms, and the wedding took place in the country about a mile from the bride’s family’s farm.  It was important that the wedding be budget friendly yet project the charm of the country to welcome their guests.  The wedding went off without a hitch except for the rain.  Because of the light rain pre-ceremony, a quick decision was made to move the ceremony under the reception tent.  It was a lucky move because it poured for about 10 minutes during the ceremony.  After the ceremony, it didn’t rain for the rest of the day.

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Photography: Fine Exposures Portrait and Design Studio | Ceremony and Reception Location: Bride’s country home | Bouquet Floral Design: Le Jardin Floral | Ceremony and Reception Flowers: grown by Bride’s and Sister-in-Law’s families, wild flowers picked from family farm and additional flowers ordered from Le Jardin | Ceremony and Reception Floral Design: Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law | Mason Jar and Milk Glass Vases: borrowed from Sister-in-Law | Wedding Planning, Day of Coordination, Decor and Styling: Bride’s Sister-in-Law | Ceremony Guitar Music: Bride’s Brother | Tent and Chair Rental: Apres Party and Tent Rental | Catering: Canadian Honker | Cake: Hy-Vee Bakery

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Elegant Rochester Wedding by Derek Montgomery

20 Mar

An elegant wedding with classic details makes for one lovely Rochester wedding.  From the beautiful church with large arched windows to the trolley rides to the fabulous Rochester locations as a backdrop for the bride and groom, Derek Montgomery did a superb job capturing the timeless beauty and fun-loving bride and groom.  Not to mention the ever so glamorous bride’s gorgeous dropped waist strapless wedding dress, classic accessories and infectious smile all came together beautifully on their special day.

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From the Photographer: Normally when I leave Duluth to shoot a wedding, I won’t know many of the people at the wedding besides the couple. This wedding was different. It’s the third wedding I’ve shot for this family so it was fun to leave town and see so many familiar faces.  And so it was this past weekend in Rochester, Minnesota for Justin and Kara’s wedding.  It was rainy and windy, but when the time came for outdoor pictures, all of that disappeared.  Mother Nature is such a drama queen.  Congrats Kara and Justin and thanks for another great weekend in Rochester!

Photography: Derek Montgomery Photography | Reception Venue: Rochester Event Center | Floral Design: Le Jardin Floral | Hair, Makeup and Nails: City Looks Salon and Spa | Transportation: Rochester Trolley and Tour Company

St. Anthony Main Engagement Session by Render Photography

18 Mar

A hip couple, beautiful and unique outdoor Twin Cities locations and an acoustic guitar make for one lovely and personalized engagement session.  I can’t get enough of this fine art documentary style photoshoot captured by the oh so talented Britt of Render Photography.  These photos are absolutely priceless.

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Photography: Render Photography

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