Courtney and Doug met all the way back in the fourth grade! They were introduced by Courtney’s best friend (and one of the bridesmaids) Katelyn, who was also Doug’s neighbor. Courtney and Doug were best friends growing up and dated a few times throughout their school days but eventually drifted apart when Courtney went to college in Duluth. At her sister’s wedding, Courtney knew she had to see him again and sent him a text. From there, the two started dating and it eventually led to October 27th of 2016. Courtney was on fall break from college and Doug took her to dinner. They drove to the Maple Grove band shell, a placed filled with fun memories for the two. They walked down to the shell and Doug gave Courtney a small speech that ended with him on one knee. Of course, she said yes!
For their big day, they wanted an Art Deco/ Great Gatsby themed wedding. They chose Historic Concord Exchange in South St. Paul because the venue is over 100 years old and they could picture themselves “partying like Gatsby” in the former nightclub venue. They wanted their wedding to be an endless night of partying and celebrating and they definitely achieved that! They even had a signature drink of Arnold Palmer and Captain Morgan for their unity ceremony to kick off the fun atmosphere! One of my favorite things about the night was that the couple had cheesecakes from Muddy Paws Cheesecake! So yummy!!
View their Minneapolis engagement session here!
Venue and Caterer: Historic Concord Exchange Event Center
Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography
Florist: Lisa Hockert
Officiant: Cris with Minnesota Officiants
Videographer and DJ: Complete Weddings + Events MN
Dessert: Muddy Paws Cheesecake
Hair and Makeup: Primped
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear
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 2018 ILEA Mpls/St. Paul “Best Event Photography: Wedding”, 2017 Mpls/Stp Magazine Diamond Award: People’s Choice Outstanding Wedding Photography, 2017 Borrowed and Blue Best Wedding Photographer and Most Valuable Vendor, 2017 ILEA Mpls/St. Paul “Best Creative Services – Photography – Wedding”, 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!