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East meets West wedding with elegance – Nasreen & Philip’s wedding

I don’t really know how Nasreen planned her fabulous day of wedding festivities with Philip – she works, she goes to school, they just bought a house – and yet they had a series of gorgeous events at the downtown Minneapolis Hilton. After a short Muslim ceremony, Nasreen’s brother oversaw a more traditional wedding and then on the the reception, which featured a few Afghan traditions, a lot of dancing, and a afghan pop singer!

It is kind of still a whirlwind for me of red shoes, gorgeous golden rooms and awesome details. Congratulations, Nasreen and Philip, and thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding!


Tricia & Dan’s fabulous summer wedding in Madison, WI

I am so happy for Tricia & Dan – not only was their wedding gorgeous and their adorable children, but they found each other in the first place. After the ceremony in the Janesville Rotary Gardens, they were totally inseparable – Dan kept picking Tricia up and giving her kisses, not to mention all the times he dipped her! We had a great time with the (large!) wedding party at the Memorial Union, then the Capitol Building, and then the Monona Terrace, where they had their reception!

And here is the funniest thing I have ever seen a group of guys do during a wedding reception – fake double dutch jump roping. It cracks me up just to write about this, but they had two guys slowly speed up with the fake ropes while standing opposite each other, while the other guys take turns jumping in!


Shannon & Steven – Spring hits Rochester for a wonderful couple

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to photograph Shannon & Steven’s wedding in Rochester, MN. I had met Shannon over a year ago, as she and Steven are good friends with Leigh and Ryan, a couple whose wedding I photographed last year. Steven even played during their ceremony! But on to this year, and Steven and Shannon had a gorgeous spring day for their wedding. The grass was out, the trees were blooming and the sun was shinning. Their ceremony was equally lovely, and we had a great time heading out to a local park for photo afterward  (thanks for trekking through the mud and braving a little wind!) The reception at the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester was a lot of fun – dancing, toasting, laughing, kissing, and Steven brought out his guitar as a special surprise and sang the song he played when they met.

Congratulations, guys! I know a wonderful future awaits you!