So much joy on this late fall wedding day for Ashley & Bill! When I met up for the first time with these two during their engagement session, we became fast friends! They are kind, loving, FUN souls and I was so honored to be there with them on their day!
The couple did their preparations at Minneapolis Marriot West! The ladies had their hair done by Coles Salon and the lovely makeup was done by Primped MN! While they got ready, I took detail photos of all of the bridal details. A lovely golden and floral invitation from Minted, bridal jewelry from Olive & Piper, and rings from Shane Company! The groom’s details were so classy and fun too! Complete with a watch, cologne, and Chicago Cubs socks! Ashley’s mom helped her into her wedding dress from Luxe Bridal downstairs and Bill got in his suit from Knight’s Chamber upstairs!
The couple was outside, just about ready to see each other, and they wanted to read their love letters to each other! They stood back to back and read them quietly to themselves. Love the emotion here! Then, Ashley tapped Bill on the shoulder and he turned around and saw his bride! He instantly became a puddle and got very emotional. SO sweet! We left for the church and did photos over there! I absolutely love the grounds of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina and it was the perfect backdrop on this late fall wedding day! It was very windy, so we found some places that were more protected from the wind and did couple’s & wedding party photos! We did family photos inside just before guests started arriving!
The wedding began and as Ashley walked toward Bill, he was overcome with emotion! Love how much this man loves his bride! They exchanged vows and rings, lit a unity candle, and they were married! Such a beautiful setting for their ceremony! All the guests then headed over to Minneapolis Golf Club for social hour! I went into the reception room and took detail photos of all the beauty!
After the grand march, everyone was seated for a plated dinner. MGC does such an amazing job catering events and the food is always so good! There were toasts and then dessert! Check out the donut board!!! Wow! Love it when couples do this! The wedding coordinator from Champagne & Lace put so much effort into making this board look amazing! Then it was time for dancing! Riverside Hitmen did such a great job as always and the dance floor was packed! Congrats Ashley & Bill!
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Minneapolis Golf Club
Hair: Alexandra McKenzie from Coles Salon
Make-up: Christine O’Connell – Primped MN
Florist: KMB Floral
Wedding Coordinator: Champagne & Lace
Transportation: Total Transportation
Live Band: Riverside Hitmen
Donuts: Cardigan Donuts
Uplighting & Chargers: Lavish Events
Dress: Luxe Bridal
Dress Alternations: Amazing Alterations
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Revelry
Suit: Knight’s Chamber
Groomsmen’s Suits: Knight’s Chamber
Bridal Jewelry: Olive & Piper
Her Ring: Shane Company
His Ring: Shane Company
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