Why do you wake up in the morning?

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In college my favorite question to ask people was “why they woke up in the morning?” The answers always astonished me, not because of their ingenuity, but because of the lack of any deep thought. It wasn’t a question they ever asked themselves before. I learned then that most people seem to just go through the motions, fulfilling some task that was laid out before them. The genesis of which was nearly impossible to track. It all seemed so wasteful. There was so much potential with these great people but most never took the time to intentionally craft a plan for their lives. It was this lack of direction I set out to avoid. It turns out being intentional with your day, your life, your overall mission in the world… is very difficult. I understand why most people never stopped to think about it. Once it becomes present in your mind, it’s like a new job, your desk is stacked with papers and you don’t know if you’ll ever get through it all. I decided to start simply with my life’s mission. I wanted to create. Creating something from nothing seemed like the most difficult path I could imagine. Therefore, obviously this was a mission worth pursuing.

When it comes to capturing love…I don’t have a template for it. I feel like most most people try to fit love and their product into a box that can be branded and duplicated multiple times over again. That idea never made sense to me. Every moment is so different and so unique. Every couple is different. You never know exactly what they are going to give to you. I have spent countless hours just thinking about the perfect flow for our couples, looking at all their footage and brainstorming ideas that will help show the world who they are. So much philosophizing with Reyna, Jud and a few others… I’m sure there hasn’t been a rock we haven’t turned over. I think about this exact idea with every Flow Event Group wedding. Who are they? How do they make you feel? What’s the most important aspect we notice with them? This is a collaboration of it all. Starting with "waking up in the morning" and the most intimate of beginnings and moving onto the way every Flow party ends… in an all out rage! :)

A Romantic Winter Wedding | Earle Brown Heritage Center Wedding Photography

Katie + Gabriel's Earle Brown Heritage Center Wedding 

I love the extraordinary people the most. I love the people... that I remember. There are certain people who have that (insert an emoji with someone jumping on a rocket and flying to the moon, spraying fireworks as they travel at rocket speed through the sky, the fireworks bursting into color, love, donuts, songs that constantly hit the drop and everyone breaks out in dance at once) I couldn't find that specific emoji but that is the only way my description of Katie & Erich could ever do them justice!

You have a bride who completed the grueling Ironman, something so intense the name is still sexist. This Ironwoman's passion for life is so great that only a man of equal beauty could ever capture it. Sure enough in the most rare of encounters, these two meet at an auctioneer school. I, personally, forgot to look for love there. It goes to show that it waits for you, hiding in the most unique places.

Their love was so strong, Erich uprooted his life to move from Montana to Minnesota so they could be together. Their wedding day was filled with so much positive energy and love that they were able to auction off a dinner with the couple that garnered thousands of dollars for a cause in India that is closest to their heart. I love weddings where you feel honored just to be there. This was such a wedding. 

Photography, Videography, DJ, Photo Booth: Flow Event Group

Wedding Planner: Style-Architects

Venue: Earle Brown Heritage Center

Floral: Sadie's Floral

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Kaitlyn + Jon | Mexico Destination Wedding Photography

Location: El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma - Playa Del Carmen

Flow Event Group: Photography, Video & DJ

I met this amazing bride years back as she overheard my conversation with a friend about pot roast. She stopped in her tracks and yelled "pot roast!" We started talking and have been friends ever since. This destination wedding had it all from a barefoot bride with a custom lace foot dressing to infinite champagne bottles, a late night pool dip and a sparkler send off. Old friends were reunited, new friends were fast in the making. We danced polka under palm trees and sang late night karaoke. I want to go back! 7 days later - here's a quick little teaser of the adventure. See Kaitlyn's beautiful blog post here:  http://www.fitfreedomlifestyle.com/wedding-riviera-maya-mexico/

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Chris + Shannon | A Playa Del Carmen Destination Wedding

On such a snowy day in Minnesota, I find it’s best to dream about 80 degrees in the sun with a daiquiri in your hand, listening to the gentle hum of the waves running towards your feet. I’m remembering great friends and laughs that lasted 4 days straight. And when the music stops because we’re keeping up the neighbors, we just turned on my portable speaker (I do love technology) and the celebration continued on. We watched the world go by, smoked a cuban during sunset, wondered the streets of playa at 3am and jumped on a pink flamingo. I live for the nights that I can’t remember with the people that I won’t forget. #adatewithinadate :)

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Britt and Jon | The Depot Minneapolis Wedding

How do I describe Britt and Jon's wedding... BANG BOOM WOOSH! Nope, that didn't work. I need 3D emojis here! I'll start at the end where the whole wedding party and many extras ended the evening with the couple stealing the show at the Vegas Lounge in NE as they both dominated their own unique renditions of karaoke perfection. We closed the bar out! I danced on a chair until some grumpy fella in a salt'n'pepper beard made the inflammatory hands down signal to me from a distance.

I'd like to say I've seen it all in weddings but I know there are many more surprises to come! I had a groom split his pants down the crotch right before the ceremony (Joe Cox:) and for our gorgeous bride here in all the chaos of champagne and bridesmaids we lost an integral part of the couture dress. After a few hours of searching we had to throw in the towell and as this former 2011 Miss Minnesota USA knows - the show must go on! Thank the world for strong tape. We taped our bride up and I never heard her even complain once! A lesson to brides everywhere, even with setbacks on your wedding day don't forget why you're there in the first place. The love of your life is waiting for you and taping your assets together, while I imagine, not ideal, is not going to be enough to stop you! We put together a complex photoshoot in an hour. I must thank my amazing team! Days like this you need to communicate through your ESP channels to your squad! I sweated from every pore of my body. TMI? But we did it! The wedding was gorgeous, the couple made us cry with their vows. The party was off the hook!

The end of the night as Jon rapped a perfect gangsta beat on stage, Britt says to me, "see why I love him?" And I did. It was beautiful. The first picture below became my favorite. I stole the couple away from chaos for a 15 minute jaunt to the spot where they had their first date at the Fulton Brewery. Threw the barkeep a 10, they slammed a beer, kissed, waived to the onlookers, driving on the way back, cameras in hand I snap a pic through the mirror. He always dreamt of being a hero. She always dreamt of being a princess. As fate would have it, he's her hero and she's his princess. 

Vendors:

Photography: Flow Event Group / Videography: Flow Event Group / Photo Booth: Flow Event Group / Venue: The Depot / Decor: Linen Affects / Florist: Sadies Couture / Cake: Sweet Retreats / Live Band: The R Factor / Bridal Styling: L'Atelier Couture / Flower Girl Dresses: Lil Piece of Attitude 

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Mason + Julia | St. Paul Wedding Photographer

Everything about Mason and Julia's wedding day unfolded perfectly!  We were on a tight schedule as we began the day in Minneapolis to get ready and then Lake Harriet for their First Look, but then traveled back to St. Paul's Harriet Island Pavilion for their ceremony!  Mason and Julia looked stunning in the golden light and we had such a blast being a part of their wedding day!

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To view Mason and Julia's Engagement Photos Click HERE! 

A Romantic University Club of St. Paul Wedding | Jordan and Zach

Jordan and Zach met at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and decided to have their ceremony at the very place their love story began.  We began shooting their wedding portraits by hiking to the cliffs overlooking the Mississippi, Jordie being the most daring bride we've worked with yet, tromping through mud without a sweat.  

After the ceremony, we went back to the legendary The University Club of St. Paul, where blushing pink and white florals filled the reception room, golden light spilling in from the age-old windows. Zach and Jordie where glowing, as they shared their excitement to be married with all of their guests in the most sweet way one could imagine.  

Photographer // Flow Event Group

DJ // Flow Event Group

Dress // BHLDN 

Wedding Planner / Ambiente Wedding & Event Planning 

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A Horse and a Bride | An Enchanted Forever Bride Styled Shoot at Cedarhurst Mansion

An Elegant Horse Inspired Wedding

Most are far too rushed and don't notice beauty in everyday life with their naked eye, though it will become apparent when they look back on a well crafted photo or video.  Scouting the grounds of the Cedarhurst Mansion, our feet getting wet from the dewy grass, the horses from Beautiful Bridle, whinnying off into the distance, and a beautiful bride getting ready in the mansion a few yards away, we couldn't help but realize the wind was at our back, providing us all the magic to help create the most lovely video for this very much Enchanted, Forever Bride styled shoot.  

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Be sure to check out all of these absolutely amazing vendors that helped make this shoot so pretty! 

Forever Bride, CedarHurst Mansion, MH Event Productions, Beautiful Bridle, Bridle Accents Couture, Just Cuz Beauty, Rison Design, Style by Cia, Jolson Weddings

Melissa and Bryan | Prior Lake Wedding Photography and Videography

Our ultimate goal is to make every client become our friend.  I want to feel like I am capturing my friends wedding from the beginning to the end, and we did just that. We always have trouble putting our finger on what makes a Flow event special.  Our clients at the end of the night said it perfectly.  From noon until 2:00 AM, when the Bride and Groom jumped in the water - wedding dresses and suits still on, we captured it all. 

Photography, Video, DJ // Flow Event Group

Venue: Bryan's family home on Prior Lake

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To View Melissa and Bryans Engagement Session Click HERE!