Unity Candle Alternatives, Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

While the unity candle is a great way to represent two people uniting as one, some couples want to mix it up and do something different to show their union, especially if they’re having a windy outdoor wedding. Here are a few ideas from real Minnesota weddings to inspire a unique unity candle alternative for your wedding ceremony! Sand Ceremony  This is probably the most common alternative to a unity candle. For parents getting married, this is a great way to include the kids. Each kid can have their own color of sand, along with the couple. Instead of using a vase, you can pour the sand into a frame and use it as decor for your house.   Anniversary Box Many couples have been choosing to do an anniversary box where they write letters to each other to read on their first anniversary. During the ceremony, the couple places a bottle of wine and the letters in the box and nail it shut. A popular spin on this idea is a “first fight box” where couples open the box when they experience their first big fight. They read the letters over a bottle of wine. Hand Fasting This is an ancient Celtic tradition where the loved ones of the couple fasten the couple’s hands together with colorful cords (or other material). This custom represents the couple binding their hands together in unity. Feet Washing To show their service to each other and equality in their relationship, the couple washes each other’s feet. If you choose to do this one, remember you’ll need chairs! Also, the water might splash around so...

Winter Northern Lights Wedding, Intimate Weddings, The Outing Lodge

This winter Northern lights inspired styled shoot at The Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN was featured on Intimate Weddings‘ online wedding blog! It was so much fun to be apart of this mesmerizing shoot! One of our favorite parts of this shoot was the lighting with the venue’s “wall of chandeliers” and LED lights! This […]

This winter Northern lights inspired styled shoot at The Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN was featured on Intimate Weddings‘ online wedding blog! It was so much fun to be apart of this mesmerizing shoot! One of our favorite parts of this shoot was the lighting with the venue’s “wall of chandeliers” and LED lights! This beautiful winter wonderland was created by these talented Minneapolis wedding vendors: Ask for the Moon Events, We’ve Got It Covered, Ganache: Desserts and Confections, Rosey Paperie, Style by Cia, Taj Salon & Spa, The Wedding Shoppe, and Uy-Lennon Floral & Events. View the feature here: http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/winter-northern-lights-inspired-styled-shoot/ Are you engaged and looking for an engagement photographer and wedding photographer in Minnesota? If so, contact Jeannine Marie Photography here. Jeannine Marie is serving wedding photography in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She is considered one of the best wedding photographers in Minnesota, featured in multiple publications and listed as one of Minnesota Bride’s “10 Fabulous Local Wedding Photographers.”  She is an award-winning wedding photographer and has recently won 2016 Minnesota ISES Star Award: Best Photography, 2015 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography and Wedding of the Year, 2015 The Knot Best of Photography, 2015 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award, and 2014 Minneapolis Happenings: Best Photography. Book your engagement session or wedding photography today!...

Haute Barre Fitness Bachelorette Party

We are excited to share that Saint Paul photographer Jeannine Marie Photography was featured in The Overwhelmed Bride! This fun fitness shoot at Haute Barre in St. Louis Park, MN includes tips on how to throw a fitness bachelorette party! To learn more about a fitness bachelorette party and to see the photos, click on […]

We are excited to share that Saint Paul photographer Jeannine Marie Photography was featured in The Overwhelmed Bride! This fun fitness shoot at Haute Barre in St. Louis Park, MN includes tips on how to throw a fitness bachelorette party! To learn more about a fitness bachelorette party and to see the photos, click on the link: http://www.theoverwhelmedbride.com/the-blog/7-ways-to-throw-a-fitness-bachelorette-party   Thanks to these amazing vendors for being apart of the shoot! Venue: Haute Barre Event Coordinator: Sixpence Events & Planning Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography Videographer: Storyteller Videography Tank Tops: Forever Bride Bridal Tops: bminx Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi Makeup: Mirandart Nail Wraps: Mary Kay Jewelry: Goldfine Jewelry Stationery: Kristinadesignz Paper Goods: Epitome Papers Veils: Three Comforts   Are you engaged and looking for an engagement photographer and wedding photographer in Minnesota? If so, contact Jeannine Marie Photography here. Jeannine Marie is serving wedding photography in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She is considered one of the best wedding photographers in Minnesota, featured in multiple publications and listed as one of Minnesota Bride’s “10 Fabulous Local Wedding Photographers.”  She is an award-winning wedding photographer and has recently won 2016 Minnesota ISES Star Award: Best Photography, 2015 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography and Wedding of the Year, 2015 The Knot Best of Photography, 2015 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award, and 2014 Minneapolis Happenings: Best Photography. Book your engagement session or wedding photography today!...

Published in Rustic Wedding Chic

I’m very excited to share that a styled shoot I was involved in got published in Rustic Wedding Chic, an online wedding blog dedicated to rustic wedding inspiration. This styled shoot was set in a backyard in Independence, MN. The property is owned by the lovely bride model in the shoot. They also let us […]

I’m very excited to share that a styled shoot I was involved in got published in Rustic Wedding Chic, an online wedding blog dedicated to rustic wedding inspiration. This styled shoot was set in a backyard in Independence, MN. The property is owned by the lovely bride model in the shoot. They also let us use their horse, Parker, for a few photos! See the featured post on their website here. Thanks to all vendors that were involved in this beautiful shoot: Planner: Rustic Elegance Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography Floral: Simply Stated Elegance Linens: We’ve Got It Covered Stationery: The Outer Envelope Hair/Makeup: SM Makeup Inc. Pies: Sara’s Tipsy Pies Rentals: Midway Party Rental Bridal Store: Inspire Bridal Boutique Jewelry: Kisa Boutique Catering: Chef’s Production...

Rustic Vintage Wedding

Historic Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN is the perfect setting for a rustic vintage wedding. I got to collaborate with some amazing talent in the Twin Cities wedding industry! Vendors Venue: Hope Glen Farm Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography Catering: This Little Piggy Catering Floral: Studio B Floral Designs Decor: A Vintage Touch Stationary: […]

Historic Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN is the perfect setting for a rustic vintage wedding. I got to collaborate with some amazing talent in the Twin Cities wedding industry! Vendors Venue: Hope Glen Farm Photography: Jeannine Marie Photography Catering: This Little Piggy Catering Floral: Studio B Floral Designs Decor: A Vintage Touch Stationary: KristinaDesignz Dress Shop: Flutter Boutique Hair and Makeup: Mollie Kae Hair & Makeup Dessert: Ganache Truffles Bride Model: Elizabeth Groom Model: Michael...

Wedding Workshop with MN Wedding Vendors

Our first Wedding Workshop was a stellar success. What better way to kick off the evening than with delicious food catered by Craft Catering. Presentations ranged from a make up demonstration to wedding day time line advice. Stay tuned for the next workshop! Thanks You: Mollie Kae Hair and Make Up Artistry Urban Fitness Twin Cities […]

Our first Wedding Workshop was a stellar success. What better way to kick off the evening than with delicious food catered by Craft Catering. Presentations ranged from a make up demonstration to wedding day time line advice. Stay tuned for the next workshop! Thanks You: Mollie Kae Hair and Make Up Artistry Urban Fitness Twin Cities Carrousel Travel | American Express Jenna A Events Dena Swenson Design Craft Catering Forever Bride I adore these talented, motivated ladies!...