What a gorgeous wedding day for Natalie & Matt at Abella Weddings & Events in Chisago City! The day began with getting ready at the beautiful prep spaces on site at the venue. Natalie got ready in the cute white cottage on the property and had her hair and make-up done by the talented Abby Sundquist! While she was getting ready I arranged and photographed all her amazing details! She even had a spool of ribbon and a few spare florals put aside by Florals by Claire for the flat lays! After Natalie was finished getting ready and put on her beautiful Raffine Bridal wedding dress, we did first looks with her bridesmaids (look at their reaction!) and her dad! During her first look with her dad was the moment I knew how close this sweet family was! Beautiful tears of emotion!
I also went over and did some flat lay photos of Matt’s things! Matt’s mom passed away when he was young and in his details was a photo pin of her photo. During his prep photos, Matt and his dad pinned this photo inside the left side of his suit coat so it was next to his heart all day. So special! Matt looked so sharp in his suit from Men’s Wearhouse! He even had awesome socks with photos of his mom on them! Super cool! Matt then read a letter from his bride and then Natalie read hers from Matt!
Then it was time for their first look! They wanted their first look to be private and had a vision of seeing each other out by the huge doors Abella has at their outdoor ceremony site! Such a sweet moment shared between these two! We then did couple’s photos and soon after the wedding party joined us! Love all the barn areas this venue has! This was a windy, sunny day so we were able to find some shade and protection from the wind! And you have to check out the matching jean jackets Natalie & her flower girl had! So cute!
After doing some family photos, it was then time for the ceremony! Natalie & Matt got married in the barn at Abella and it was nice and warm for all their guests! Loved the cozy feel and the greenery and lights draping down from the support beams was beautiful! Natalie was walked down by both her parents and Matt was waiting so excitedly at the end of the aisle! After their ceremony ended, they dismissed guests by row and guests enjoyed a social hour. Absolutely loved taking reception detail photos inside the stunning modern white reception barn! And check out their gorgeous cake!
Dinner was served by BRIE Cater and was delicious! Then meaningful toasts happened and the couple was moved to tears by so many of them. Such a special evening! Natalie & Matt then cut their cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes and was so good! And right after, everyone danced! The couple shared their first dance, Natalie & her dad shared a meaningful father/daughter dance, and then Matt’s sisters took turns sharing a special dance with him. Instant Request kept the tunes rolling all night long! Before I left, all the guests went outside and took part in sparkler photos! It was a perfect way to end the evening! Loved this day!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Abella Weddings & Events
Hair & Make-up: Abby Sundquist
Florist: Florals by Claire
Transportation: AmeriVu Inn & Suites (Chisago City) Hotels Shuttle
DJ: Instant Request
Videographer: Videography Minnesota
Catering: BRIE Cater
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Dress: Raffine Bridal
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Her Ring: Continental Diamond
His Ring: Arthur’s Jewelers
Bridal Jewelry: Glamour Bride USA
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