I know I’m early in posting this (usually I wait until Friday), but to be honest I’m taking the day off tomorrow. :) Between teaching and weddings, this girl is burnt out. We have another beautiful wedding to go to on Saturday (whoop whoop Sam & Jason!!) so tomorrow will be a refreshing break. So here we go!! :)
Omigoodness. Classic. Timeless. St. Paulian (it’s a made up word to describe this wedding). I can’t tell you how many times I squealed last week thinking about the wonderful details involved in this wedding. And then I squealed a lot more last Saturday seeing it all put together. Paul and I are originally from St. Paul. We grew up in the heart of it and to me, this wedding was home. It may sound weird to describe a wedding as home, but it’s so true. Rob & Meghan’s ceremony was at the beautiful St. Paul Cathedral and their ceremony was at the amazing James J. Hill Library. In between their ceremony and reception we rode a trolley around places I’ve been to so many times in my childhood. Because Paul and I live so far away from our families and upbringing, any time we drive through the familiar roads in St. Paul, a sense of nostalgia comes busting out and I fall in love with the old city all over again. Stepping into the Cathedral was such a thrill for me – any time we went to the Cathedral as kids it was because of something significant; confirmations, Christmas mass, etc. It’s only natural that I get to add weddings to the list. :)
Enough about me! Onto my lovely bride and groom!
I love when brides and grooms are excited about their wedding photography. And of course, excited to have us be there. :) Which Rob & Meghan both were. We were greeted and treated like friends by them the entire day – such an amazing feeling to work with people who appreciate what we do. Meghan was stunning wearing a gorgeous lace gown and classic pearls, and Rob looked so handsome in his classic black tux and bow tie. They got ready at the historic St. Paul Hotel in Rice Park (love that place), their ceremony was beautiful, as is all things in the Cathedral, and their reception?? Our jaws dropped when we walked into the library. Literally. Paul and I kept saying, “Wow…wow…”. Books galore everywhere!! Flowers, candles, a candy table – everything was absolutely stunning. Seriously! How much more classic could it be?? Rob & Meghan, we are so incredibly happy for the two of you and we just know you’re having an amazing time in Italy (soon to be Greece!). Thank you so much for having us be there with you – such an honor to know you! :) Can’t wait to see photos of Europe!! xoxo
Enjoy my favorites, friends and happy early weekend!! :) xoxo
Even their invites were classic. Love!!
Love this shot from where Paul and the boys were getting ready.
She’s even stunning looking at her dress. Geesh!!
I was so proud looking through all of Paul’s photos – he’s just too good. :)
Ha! Love it!!
Oh, Meghan. You are just gorgeous.
They had their first look outside the hotel – gorgeous garden.
I just love this place.
Goodness, this place is just lovely.
Oh Paul. Good job. :)
This was just to practice my lighting and I don’t know why, but I just love this photo.
We stopped at Irving Park for some photos (my cousin was married here and that night I met Paul! Fun fact for the day! :))
I tell the girls to laugh and talk among themselves and I get the photo on the right – gorgeous ladies! And I tell the guys to laugh and talk among each other and I get the photo on the left – hilarious!!
And we finished at Rice Park. :)
Seriously!! Love this place!
Even their coffee table was classy.
Hands down my favorite dessert table I’ve seen. We visited it too many times. I blame Paul.
A photo of my photo…:)
We were allowed to go in the book cases…yay!!
This is Paul’s. I have the best co-shooter.
The wonderful thing about two shooters – Paul took the photo on the left while I took the photo on the right. Completely different looks!
Ha! Love Meghan’s face!
Annnnd can anyone guess what they’re first song was?? Think classic…
Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Favorite song.
Omigoodness, Rob & his mom were too cute.
Her dad was so sweet singing her an Irish tune. :)
Love when my couples want more photos at sunset. Because then we get photos that are dreamy like these…
You two look amazing. Seriously! (PS. I keep saying how wonderful Meghan looks – Rob, you looked so handsome too. Just so you know :))
Whoo hoo!! Stunning Meghan!
Congratulations, lovebirds!! So happy for you!! xoxoxo