Glensheen Mansion Wedding

Congratulations to Michelle and Geoff! They had a beautiful, intimate wedding at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, MN. The couple chose to have their wedding there because it was one of their favorite stops on their very first vacation together. They wanted to have just their closest friends and family to join in on the celebration. To personalize the wedding, these two named the guest tables after their favorite vacations and used wine corks from bottles that they drank for place card holders. Michelle and Geoff love having memories associated with every aspect of their wedding, but what they are looking forward to the most is: “We’re most excited just to start our lives together. For the day of the ceremony, we mostly want to see laughing, smiling, happy people. People on the dance floor enjoying themselves. People having good conversations in corners, enjoying each other. People taking a moment away from their every day lives to live in a moment, and be happy. If our wedding can provide that moment, we will have had a successful day.”

These two met through work back in 2006. At first, these two did not like each other, although Geoff admits he thought Michelle was cute. As time went on, they ended up working side by side on a team together. Casual exchanges turned into flirtations which became shared lunches. This led to Geoff “borrowing” Michelle’s phone to discretely call himself so he would have her number. That number exchange led to their first date which eventually led to a trip to San Diego in 2012. Michelle was recognized as a top salesperson in her company and was awarded with an all expenses paid trip to San Diego for a company celebration. Geoff planned a day for just the two of them in San Diego. Michelle is obsessed with panda bears so Geoff brought her to the San Diego Zoo (one of only two places in the United States where you can see panda bears). While Michelle was distracted by the panda bears, Geoff handed the camera to a stranger to capture the completely unexpected proposal!

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Vendors

Venue: Glensheen Mansion

Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography

Florist: Saffron and Grey

Caterer: Black Woods Catering

Hair/Make-Up: On the Canal

Cake: How Sweet It Is Cakes

Ceremony Musicians: Hamlin Music

DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Stationery: Magnetstreet

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

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Carlson Center Wedding

Congratulations, Crystal and Jake! These two had a beautiful wedding at the Carlson Center! This venue had beautiful pillars and a fountain in the middle of the reception! A few unique aspects include a handfasting ceremony instead of the traditional unity candle, a wishing tree instead of a guestbook, and a professional fresh cigar roller from International Cigars during the reception.

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Vendors

Venue: Carlson Center

Florist and Decorators: Whimsy Events and Designs

Caterer: Bon Appetit

Coordinator: Simply Elegant

Videographer: J Walter Anderson Photo and Video

Cake: Queen of Cakes

Officiant: Grand Ave Officiants

DJ: Adagio Djay Entertainment

Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Group

Cigar Roller: International Cigars

Hair/Makeup: Sanctuary Salonspa

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Bridal Gown: Stella York from Charlotte’s Bridal and Formalwear

Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear

Wedding Photography Blog by Jeannine Marie Photography

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

Congratulations, Amanda and Jason! Their wedding ceremony and reception was at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville, MN. This blue and orange summer wedding was full of DIY ideas for centerpieces and decor!

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Vendors

Venue: Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

Florist: Judy’s Flower Market

Hair/Make-Up: Salon FX

Cake: Farmington Bakery

DJ: Karaoke Dave

Bridal Shop: Bella Bridal Boutique

Bridal Gown: Allure

Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear

Wedding Photography Blog by Jeannine Marie Photography

Bemidji Wedding

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Congratulations, Christy and Richie! These two had a church ceremony at Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji and their reception at Sanford Center in Bemidji, MN. One of the highlights of the night was having the Dueces Wild! Dueling Pianos entertain guests during the reception! So much fun!

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Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji

Reception Venue/Caterer: Sanford Center

Cake: Lueken’s North Bakery

Reception Musicians: Dueces Wild! Dueling Pianos

Bridesmaids’ Hair: Hair Teasers

Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli from Bella Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Attire: Patterson’s Menswear

Stationery Printers: Ink Spot Press

Wedding Photography Blog by Jeannine Marie Photography

Majestic Oaks Golf Club Wedding

Congratulations to Gretchen and Rob! They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, MN and an indoor reception at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, MN.

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Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: Majestic Oaks Golf Club

Florist: Addie Lane Floral

Hair/Make-Up: Ali at Style Retaliation

Cake: Cedar Creek Baking Co.

DJ: Midwest Sound

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Bridal Gown: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Photography Blog by Jeannine Marie Photography

Landmark Center Wedding

Congratulations to Margaret and Matt! This couple choose two amazing venues for their wedding day! Their wedding ceremony was at Church of the Assumption in St. Paul, MN and the reception was at the Landmark Center. Joanne, with Best Day Ever! Weddings, planned this beautiful wedding in three months while the couple was finished medical school in New Orleans!

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Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Church of the Assumption

Reception Venue: Landmark Center

Getting Ready Hotel: Saint Paul Hotel

Photographer: Jeannine Marie Photography

Event Coordinator: Best Day Ever! Weddings

Floral: Sadie’s Couture Floral

Caterer: Three Sons Signature Cuisine (find more information on the food at Margaret and Matt’s wedding here)

Make Up: Sarah Elizabeth Artistry

DJ and Lighting: Adagio Djay Entertiainment

Cake: Lunds & Byerly’s

Custom Stationery: LMS Designs

Videographer: Princess Bride Cinematic Videography

Linens: Linen Effects

Equipment Rentals: Ultimate Events

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet

 

Wedding Photography Blog by Jeannine Marie Photography

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 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

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