I love when I get to reunite with past couples at the weddings of their friends or family members! Back in 2015, I photographed Derek’s sister’s wedding at Mayowood Stone Barn. What an honor to have him ask me to photograph his wedding as well! Derek and his bride Lisa met back in the fall of 2013 through mutual friends during their senior year of college. They were friends for a few months and then they started dating…which eventually led to February of 2017. Derek organized a scavenger hunt for Lisa that highlighted parts of their relationship. The scavenger hunt ended with Lisa finding Vinny, the couple’s dog, at St. Thomas College under the arches. The last clue was “Vinny has been bugging me to ask you” and then Derek got down on one knee and proposed!
For their wedding day, Lisa and Derek chose to get married at Five Event Center in Uptown Minneapolis because they loved the industrial yet romantic feel of the venue. They wanted to incorporate many personal details into their day to make it even more special. One of the most important aspects was to find a way to memorialize their late grandparents. The couple had framed photos in the front row at the ceremony to represent their loved ones who couldn’t be present. A set of Derek’s grandfather’s clothes were also placed on a chair with his photo. There was also a rose in memory of Lisa’s grandmother that was carried down the aisle by the ring bearers. Such special ways to remember their grandparents on their wedding day! A few more special details from their wedding day included the couple’s choice to do a Lasso in honor of Lisa’s Hispanic culture. The Lasso is an infinity rope that was placed around the couple to show them uniting their marriage. They were also presented with 12 coins to wish them prosperity during their first year of marriage. For the reception, the couple decided to incorporate their love of wine. The centerpieces were created with different wine bottles from special occasions during their four-year relationship. Above all, the couple was so excited to bring their two families together, as many of them met for the first time that day, and to celebrate their love together!
Venue: Five Event Center
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Florist and Decor: Festivities
Caterer: Classic Catering
Bridal Shop, Bridesmaids Dresses, and Menswear: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridal Dress Designer: Mori Lee
Honeymoon: Caribbean Cruise
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 2017 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography, 2017 Borrowed and Blue Best Wedding Photographer and Most Valuable Vendor, 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!