Annamarie & Jim’s wedding day was filled with fun for everyone! The couple put extra time and care into making sure that their wedding day was a blast for each and every guest! The day started at an AirBnB where the entire wedding party (10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen) got ready! Ziel Bridal did a great job on the ladies hair & makeup while I took photos of the bride & groom’s details. Check out their incredibly thought through details! From Jim tie-clip, to Annamarie’s shoes with the date on the back! Annamarie’s dress was from Dimitra’s Bridal and was so unique and so “her!” Love the style and fun flair! Jim’s suit was from Men’s Wearhouse and he made it look so dapper!
They shared their first look in the backyard of the AirBnB and both looked so happy! Loved that the groomsmen snuck out to watch from the upstairs deck! I have to mention too – I got to work along side Hard Copy Film Co. as the videographers for this wedding and they are such a great crew! After the first look, we went over to the venue for photos!
The rest of the day took place at Nicollet Island Pavilion! I absolutely love this venue! It has literally everything you need! We took couple’s photos, then did wedding party photos, and also family photos right around the venue! Doggy Social brought the couple’s dogs for photos as well and did such a great job handling them!
Guest began to arrive and the outdoor ceremony space filled with loved ones! Jim walked one of their pups down and Annamarie walked the other two down! This lovely ceremony was cozy with blankets and popcorn for the guests as the couple enchanged rings! Just after their first kiss, they turned around and took a “selfie” with all of their guests before walking down the aisle!
Cocktail hour took place while guests mingled and enjoyed this fall day! These two have a little Vikings/Packers rivalry going on and they had the coolest guest book! Check out the football helmets! Guests could also get their caricatures done by Caricatures by Jonny! She even did couple’s caricatures at the head table during dinner! Such a fun thing!
Dinner was catered by Mintahoe Catering and was delicious! Toasts were given and dessert was enjoyed all night by the guests! The couple had taken great care into designing their cake stand area and it was super cute! They also had Sonny’s Ice Cream Cart for guests to enjoy as they danced the night away! Such a beautiful day and it ran so smoothly, thanks to Sarah Trotter with Lasting Impressions Weddings! She is always a dream to work with! Congrats Annamarie & Jim!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Hair & Make-up: Ziel Bridal
Florist: A. Johnson & Sons
Wedding Coordinator: Sarah Trotter with Lasting Impressions Weddings
DJ: GenerationNOW – DJ Dudley D
Photo Booth: Time Into Pixels
Videographer: Hard Copy Film Co.
Catering: Mintahoe Catering
Cake: Mintahoe Catering
Dress: Dimitra’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridal Jewelry: Etsy
Her Ring: James Allen (band) + Etsy (blue-green sapphire stone)
His Ring: Etsy
Rentals: Rustic Charm Rental
Dessert: Sonny’s Ice Cream Cart
Pet Service: Lara Leinen from Doggy Social
Caricature Artist: Caricatures by Jonny
Late Night Snack: Remix Delights & Burger King
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