Fall is finally among us, friends!! Oh, I am just so excited. But living in Minnesota means your weather is unpredictable all the time. The day before Mike & Julia’s wedding (Avery & Lyz’s beautiful day!) was chilly, breezy, and the definition of fall. On their wedding day, the heat rose, the sun was out, and it felt like summer all over again. Sometimes that’s the beauty of Minnesota. :)
Mike & Julia’s day was highly anticipated; I loved seeing all of her photos with updates on how the wedding decor were coming along, her showers, parties, new steps in her and Mike’s life (like a brand new puppy!!), the countdown until the big day, and everyone’s well wishes for her and Mike as the big day finally arrived. We started the day at Vadnais Heights Commons – where they got ready and did their first look – and I was blown away at how gorgeous the venue looked. Tiffany Blue was everywhere. Gems, linens, ribbons, vases – they even had Tiffany boxes for guests to put candy in at the candy table! Everything looked so bright, colorful, and elegant (which is why you will see so many detail photos on this blog post :)). Their ceremony was at St. Kate’s Campus (where Julia attended), Our Lady of Victory Chapel and the congregation was full. Their wedding was a big wedding – it reminded me of My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding (one of my all-time favorite movies). So many family members and friends were involved in putting together their big day and it was absolutely wonderful. One of my favorite things about their wedding was that Julia’s dad catered the entire wedding. In between giving speeches and chatting with guests, you could find him serving his daughter and son-in-law their dinner. :)
Mike & Julia, we are so thankful we were able to be a part of your amazing wedding. You two are so perfect for each other and I just love how excited you have been up until the big day and during your wedding day to be marrying each other. :) It just makes my job such a happy job. :) We wish you many, many years of happiness together and you definitely started it right by going to Jamaica!! (We went to the same resort on our honeymoon and we love when others go there too. ;)) I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!! :) xoxoxo
How amazing is that lighting?!
Paul took a detail photo for me with Mike’s things!! Love this!!
Girlfriend, you are gorgeous.
Annnnd a favorite. Well done, Paul.
Isn’t it oh so pretty?! I wanted to get these done before people came in, so while the others were waiting for the limo to take us to the ceremony, I snuck all of this in.
Paul is so happy to have a new can koozie at home. :)
The candy was so pretty I didn’t even want to touch it.
The door at the chapel just happened to match everything perfectly. :)
Lots of tears. :)
Their wedding (on the left) is in less than 2 weeks already!! Whoop whoop!
Mike’s passion is golfing and so the dinner prayer was said with 90% of it being golf puns. :)
They’re not yelling, just singing a song. :)
There they are again! I just love my brides and grooms. :)
Brides, if you need a caterer you need to meet Chef Jeff. The food is amazing and I would be totally happy eating it at every wedding. :)
I’m hungry when I’m writing this and I’m even hungrier now…
Daddy serving his daughter – love this one.
We didn’t see this until we were leaving and I just about squealed. An ice sculpture with shrimp?! Awesome.
This place is just so cozy. Love it here.
Yes, Mike is shoving cake in her face…:)
I just love this one.
Mike and his mom…:)
Their close family friend was also their florist – she deserved a dance with the groom too. :)
Love these ones of the family dancing with their dad. :)
And at sunset, we sneaked away from the crowd…
Congratulations you two!! So happy for you!! xoxo
Happy Monday, friends!
Ceremony: Our Lady of Victory Chapel
Reception: Vadnais Heights Commons