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Whimsical Newlywed Session in Downtown Minneapolis

Captured by DeBruyn Photography and styled by Girl Friday, Sari and Ryan spent a day in downtown Minneapolis posing for a fun and whimsical newlywed session. The best part about a newlywed session is it gives the bride a chance to wear her beautiful gown again! Carly from Girl Friday painted the fox masks herself and found a fabulous raccoon fur for $8 at a local junk sale. These props pull the session together perfectly, while adding a unique touch.

Photographer: DeBruyn Photography
Styling + Coordination: Girl Friday
Floral Designer: Debruyn Designs
Hair + Makeup: Melanie Rivers Beauty
Locations: The Guthrie Theater, The Chambers Hotel and Cafe

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Gorgeous Green Wedding in Minneapolis with a Travel Theme

I adore the bright, bold green hues used throughout this wedding! Captured by Erin Johnson Photography, Hallie and Kirby were married on a stunning May day in a Lutheran church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to the unique alumni center at the University of Minnesota for a fun, travel themed reception. I especially love the guest seating map!

A few words from the bride:

Kirby and I met in college at College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University in Minnesota. We were organic chemistry lab partners (insert joke about us having chemistry here). While in college we both studied abroad and fell in love with traveling, which inspired the theme of our wedding.

The focus of our wedding was our family and friends that were joining us to celebrate the start of our married life together. We are blessed to have so many amazing people in our life and we really wanted to have a fun party with all of them and so we focused a lot on our “guest experience”. I wanted the wedding to feel classic, comfortable, and personalized. We tried to incorporate a lot about us through our travel theme. Our wedding was a great day/night, the highlights were our venue, our photographer, and DJ, the dance floor was packed all night!

Photographer: Erin Johnson Photography
Ceremony Venue: First Lutheran Church of Crystal
Reception Venue: McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota
Catering, Cake Designer: D’Amico and Sons
Rentals: Linen Effects
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure
Bridal Gown Store: Rush’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Nina
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Metanoia Couture
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Alfred Sung
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Rush’s Bridal
Tuxedo + Mens Attire, Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse
Floral Designer: Lake Harriet Florist
Makeup Artist: Bride’s personal attendant
Invitation Designer: Paper Depot
DJ: Instant Request

All images by Erin Johnson Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Real Wedding: Kelly + Chris in Minneapolis

I love the perfectly placed pops of red in this Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding! Captured by Studio Laguna Photography, Kelly and Chris were married last November in an intimate ceremony at the modern Calhoun Beach Club. Kelly’s growing baby belly required challenging alterations to the dress she purchased long before she was pregnant, but on her wedding day, she and her five month bump looked fabulous! A simple color palette of black and red accented the neutral decor of the reception space to create an elegant atmosphere. A few words from the bride:

“Chris and I had a really fabulous day filled with family. We met New Year’s Eve, 2008 at a Minnesota Wild game through mutual friends at the ketchup stand. We chose the Calhoun Beach Club because we loved going for runs around the lake and loved the look and feel. It is an elegant and contemporary space. We kept the party small, and our wedding party included his 3 beautiful kids – Victoria (now 17, 16 at the time), Jackson (now 14) and Jakob (now 13). In addition, I was 5 months pregnant with our little one – it kept the alterations interesting as I had purchased my dress long before I was pregnant.

We kept the decor and plans simple, red flowers and black and white accents with damask print throughout the venue, and a simple red velvet cake. Our guest list was small and consisted mainly of family. Our favors were jars of honey made by the bees my father raises in Hutchinson, MN.

I can’t say enough great things about the vendors I worked with – D’Amico’s team was wonderul, Jean from Violet’s created the most beautiful flowers and Studio Laguna took amazingly beautiful pictures. She also took our newborn photos – she’s very talented.”

Photographer: Studio Laguna Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Calhoun Beach Club
Catering: D’Amico Catering
Officiant: Rev Tomkin Coleman
Bridal Gown Designer: Enzoani
Bridal Gown Store: Bridal Accents Couture
Bridal Gown Alterations: The Dressmaker
Bridal Shoes: Grace
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaid Dress Store: Rush’s Bridal
Cake Designer: D’Amico Catering
Floral Designer: Violet’s Flowers
Makeup Artist: Sal Rodriguez of Nars
Hair Stylist: Shereen and Tori at Rocco Altobelli
Invitation Designer: The bride with invites from Target

All images by Studio Laguna Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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