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Kallie + Tom | An Encompassing Celebration

A Wedding. An Event. Moonlight Waterskiing. They all have one thing in common. They go a lot better when no one else is in charge, but me.

Kallie and Tom had a unique genius in their wedding planning. They wanted to do it all. So that’s what we did. We started in a gorgeous suite in downtown St. Paul with exploding champagne, and a trolley packed with all of the items they desired. We cruised. They let us pick the destinations. This makes us happy. From an urban wall, to being lost in the woods by Lake of the Isles - let’s have fun and take some pictures with all our favorite people. That’s what we do. We are having so much fun! We even hit moto-i for a cheers on the rooftop, symbolizing the place where Kallie and Tom all began.

I can’t understate the extreme popularity of this couple. People love them. The crowd felt like everyone was injected with the same happy pill. I’m currently in talks with Pfizer on its creation. Custom ordered Juicy Lucy’s were served to the guests by Blue Door Pub. They didn’t offer us any ketchup, mustard or condiments. It’s okay though - I used it as a lesson to my team about what it’s like to rough it. I just felt bad for the cow that knew a perfect dip or aioli would’ve satisfied the experience so much more. Rest in Peace dear cow, you will still be remembered. I can’t be involved in everything. I mean my DJ brought in the florals (as pictured - looking good, Lance) he killed it per usual. We danced. A spontaneous limbo line appeared. The vibe, the energy, the celebration of a couple that is in love, it encompassed us all. I stayed til the very end. I didn’t want it to end. It’s the way you want every wedding to be.

On the drive home, I tried to describe the explosion of happiness that I was experiencing. I could only come up with one comparison... it was midnight, there was a full moon, the lake was glass, we waterskied, clothing was optional, the wind, the feeling of the ski cutting through perfect glass... The memory came rushing back and the inspiration was tonight!

Photography: Flow Event Group | Videography: Flow Event Group | DJ: Flow Event Group | Bridal Suite: Intercontinental Hotel - St. Paul | Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church | Special Stop: moto-i | Reception: Harriet Island Pavilion | Food: Blue Door Pub |  Florist: Olive & Jack | Dress: The White Room | Makeup: Sarah Nelson | Hair: Erin Gonsior

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Anya + Slav // Black Beach

North Shore Elopement 

The Minnesota wedding season is right around the corner. Everyone knows you never know what you're going to get in this atmospherically wild and crazy state. In fact, this coming weekend our clients are now planning for a winter wonderland wedding in mid April! 5-8 inches are on the horizon. With weddings you want to plan for everything and most importantly enjoy what you get and maximize all the creativity you can from what Mother Nature gives you. In this gorgeous and romantic elopement shoot we were given overcast skies on the black beaches of the North Shore. I prefer to capture the moment as it is and then help it take off! You may want a light and airy themed day or a moody romantic day in your photos and while our intentions can always be grand, in reality we want to live exactly in the moment that was given to us. This shoot has all the feels with great contrast that lends itself innocently to this young love.

I often think about what wedding I like best. Do I want it big or small? Do I want an intimate or an affair worthy of Gatsby? I'm also the worst to ask because I want them all. I'm reminded of a Two Door Cinema song here... anyone? :) You see, I want both! Most people and budgets call for one or the other. So, pick wisely. There are naturally pros and cons to each. I will tell you what I love about the small and intimate is that it can truly be anything you want it to be. Do you want caviar with your closest 6 on a private beach with no one else in sight? I've done this it was amazing! Do you want to run wildly along the water's edge like this is your own world made just for you? I liked this a lot too! The seclusion of this shoot reminded me of a conversation I had with a woman in Bali last week. She said she loved Bali 4 years ago because she could run on the beach naked and she felt like the whole island was hers. Now others have joined her on this beach so she's in search of her next location where it can be just her and the world. Ask yourself these two important questions and then plan from there. One, how wild, authentic and free do you want to feel on your wedding day? And lastly, who is this wedding really for? You'll plan everything right if you start there! 

Couple: Anya Skorykh and Miroslav Skorykh | Styling by: Laine Palm Designs + Flow Event Group | Gown: The Wedding Shoppe | Makeup: Tina Beaupre | Florals: Lilia Flower Boutique

North Shore Minnesota Duluth Elopement Shoot
North Shore Minnesota Elopement

Amanda + Jeremy // Hewing Hotel Wedding // And then I thought I was a fish

A Hewing Hotel Wedding 

And then I thought I was a fish... It's a story of a man who goes insane and comes back to real life. The story is a romance for the human mind and takes you far into the awareness of what it’s like to ponder our existence. For some reason, I've always been inspired by those who are a little crazy. And as they say, being a little crazy helps you from going insane. On the surface, there is nothing more normal than Jeremy and Amanda. They are successful, well-liked individuals, with big corporation employment who love their friends and family and Tito's and soda. They are the American dream. It was an unlikely friendship the moment Jeremy and I met. In a sense, we think on the opposite scale of most things. But it's that exact reason that made me know that he'd be a lifetime favorite friend of mine. Everything I think about in life came from this intuitive sense and Jeremy showed me the logical. We are an ideal balance. It’s a perfect bond and one I often reference in my every day life to this day. 

Now we introduce Amanda - the yin to his yang. She had all the perfect fun and crazy I was always giving Jeremy but in a much more attractive package. Her crazy involves charcuterie plates that would put Spoon and Stable to shame, dress up days that can involve various mustachery and trucker caps (Yaaasss Queen)! What would a blog post be about best friends if you didn’t have one inside joke! Amanda has an idea, we all love it because it’s always a fun idea! Amanda can suggest anything and I’ll say we should all be in. Sign me up! The bonus being she’ll plan it too and bring snacks! I do crave and seek out the logical often in life. After all, life needs a balance. And as Jeremy says I often talk at 30,000 feet - “can you bring it down to 10,000 feet for me?” I certainly try. 

I’ve learned we all crave our unique form of balance and that balance feels a bit crazy to me. I like the insanely logical and intellectual conversation and at the same time want to make fun of myself for taking life so seriously and just let go and joke, goof off, and be ridiculous. Love is crazy. It takes on a multitude of forms. It challenges us far past our tipping point and thus teaching us the perfect balance. I think this is exactly what makes it so sweet, so spectacular, so damn exciting. I embrace the crazy, we all should embrace a little more crazy in life. The crazier we get the more apt we are to find the perfect balance. And if all else fails, maybe some day you’ll think you’re a fish too.

Photography, DJ, LiveBooth: Flow Event Group

Venue: Hewing Hotel

Hewing Hotel Autumn Wedding Photography
Hewing Hotel Autumn Wedding Photography