Marissa & Stephen’s gorgeous September wedding day started with hair & makeup at Hotel Crosby in Stillwater. Salon Mintee (Hair by Theresa) did a great job on the bridesmaid’s hair along with Beauty by Carly doing their makeup so beautifully. As they got ready, I had so much fun photographing their details – including classy black invitations from Minted, along with Stephen’s personalized tie-clip, and their stunning rings from Paffrath Jewelers. Marissa & her bridesmaids shared a cheers in their custom robes before heading to the venue! A fun side note: I met all three of Marissa’s bridesmaids years ago when I photographed one of the maid of honors’ wedding! Such a great group of friends here and an honor to have photographed multiple weddings with them!
We arrived at 7 Vines Vineyard in Dellwood, Minnesota where everyone got ready. Marissa stepped into her beautiful dress from The Wedding Shoppe and Stephen put on his suit from Generation Tux. Then, Marissa & Stephen shared their first look among the vines and it was a beautifully tearful moment! Once they dried their eyes, we found some nice shade around the venue to capture some couples portraits, wedding party photos, and family portraits! Soon after guests began arriving and their ceremony took place in the outdoor ceremony space surrounded by the vineyard!
After the ceremony concluded, they had a social hour where guests enjoyed signature cocktails named after their cats! The reception hall looked stunning and even had a personalized neon sign with the couple’s names above the fireplace! Lake Elmo Inn did a great job catering and the dinner was enjoyed by all the guests! Before speeches, we ran off into the vineyard for some stunning sunset photos! Marissa & Stephen then shared their first dance and the party started! Harmony DJ Entertainment did a great job as always! What a perfect day!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: 7 Vines Vineyard
Hair: Salon Mintee – Hair by Theresa
Make-up: Beauty by Carly
Florist: Flore Inspired
Transportation: Stillwater Trolleys & Star Transportation
DJ: Harmony DJ Entertainment
Photo Booth: Eric Vest Photography’s “The I Do Booth”
Videographer: The Peterson Bros
Catering: Lake Elmo Inn
Linens: Lake Elmo Inn
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Suit: Generation Tux
Her Ring: Paffrath Jewelers
His Ring: Paffrath Jewelers
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