Molly & Josh... Where do I begin? This lovely couple was married on a not so lovely rainy day last summer. Everything was supposed to take place outside but mother nature had other plans. Despite the horrific weather, this was an absolutely GORGEOUS wedding. Their rustic yet modern vision came together so perfectly at Camp Foley. I can even thank Molly for adding Therapist to my job title. Ha! I think this wedding proves that rain on your wedding day truly does bring good luck. If these photos don't prove that, I don't know what does. Cheers to the happy couple!
Last year we were fortunate enough to travel to St. Petersburg, Florida for Ali + Sam's intimate destination wedding at The Don Cesar Hotel. While they are both Brainerd Lakes natives, Ali's family has had roots in St. Petersburg for a long time. Ali and her mom, Cindy, have taught my daughters dance and are amazing role models for my girls (and the BLA community)... So being part of this wedding was like helping family for me. Besides being amazingly gorgeous, Ali and Sam and their families have the warmest hearts and it was my absolute pleasure designing and being part of their big day!
P.s.- The Don Cesar was previously a hospital before being turned into a GORGEOUS boutique hotel. It also hosted every American president in history at one point. How cool is that?!
P.p.s.- When you need a dream team, you bring them from home. Two locals who helped make this day amazing:
Staci & Nick had the most romantic March wedding we ever did see at some of our fave venues... Luminary Fern and The NP Event Space. The bride wanted a Hollywood glam look with show stopper black accents. Her vision paired with this floral color palette... Magical! Many well wishes to this sweet sweet couple.
I've been blessed that over the course of my life I've been surrounded by people who inspire me to be a better person. My parents, **Husband**, sisters, friends, wedding professional friends, clients, and especially these two- Miles and Brook. How can you not be? To watch these two care for each other and encourage each other so selflessly is nothing short of miraculous. To my wedding pro friends- you came through in a BIG way...HuuuuuuuGE. Lots of love to go around.
Catering: Prairie Bay / Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Videography: CK Media Production / Venue: The NP Event Space / Hair & Makeup: The Fine Line Salon and Spa / Graphic Design: XT Creative Group / Guitarist: Jim Olsen / Cake & Desserts: Edible Art Bakery / DJ: Complete Weddings + Events
I love this image...when the bride tries her hardest to not ruin her beautiful makeup that was just so carefully applied. Sometimes this is from when I deliver her bridal bouquet and it gets real... Sometimes its for a special someone. In this case, I think the bride's dad. Jessie and Josh's wedding was UN-FREAKING-BELIEVEABLE, thanks to an incredible vision of the bride and her mother and amazing vendors that pulled it all off... And a little help from Pat and Lucy (my mom and dad who jumped in to help set the table settings - 9 pieces PER PLACE setting! Ya, that's a lot of dishes!)
Photography: Aimee Jobe Photography / Venue: The NP Event Space / Cake & Macarons: Cocoa & Fig / Mini Desserts: Buttercream / Vintage Dishware: Vintage Soirees / Vintage Furniture: The White House Co. / Calligraphy: Hey Bernadette
Wow 2016 you were sure good to me! Grace and Kiel's wedding is the perfect example of how blessed I am to work with such amazing people (ALL of my couples/families have made such an impression on my heart), design and create to my hearts content, and to be part of the incredibly special role of telling my client's stories and celebrating their beginnings.
Grace and Kiel are a beautiful couple both inside and out and it was a joy to plan their day with them. Their families and friends made for an unforgettable evening in a historic Sears and Roebuck barn that is absolutely INCREDIBLE. The wedding gods also gave us a 70 degree day (in N O V E M B E R) so all in all, one for the record books.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart- 2017 here we come!
Photography: Tim Larsen Photography
Um, favorite picture of the season!! Can all of you sweet brides send me a "hug the bouquet" shot pretty please??!?! Looking back into June at Sabrina and Knute's beginning to a lifetime of happiness reminded me how incredible their day was. They celebrated their wedding at North Pacific Event Center and had a fun, fresh and totally unique style. Sabrina started her day off with a killer mimosa bar with fresh fruit, adorable robes, and surrounded by flowers hanging from the ceiling. Her bouquet has to be one of my all time favs (yes, I have a lot of favorites). The flower girls all modeled flower crowns to match the bride, hello cuteness. As for the ceremony her dad specially made the geometric backdrop that I got to cover in flowers- dream job right here! I think Aimee must of had a little fun shooting them :) there were so many pictures it was hard to choose! Knute and Sabrina- thank you for letting me be a part of the beginning of happily ever after, I so am blessed to do what I do everyday. Ps. check out the picture of the groom and groomsmen with the bouquet...makes me giggle every time I see it.
A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, inside and out. Ross and Naomi celebrated their wedding day at The NP Event Space last fall. Looking back at the photos, I adore the modern day fairytale vibe. The bride was breathtaking and the bridesmaids were absolute perfection... And those flower girls?! So unbelievably honored to be a part of this gorgeous day.
Photography: Northern Stories