The sign Stephen's mother created for their wedding greeted guests as they arrived.
The ceremony was held just before sunset in a large white tent in the gardens. You could feel the joy and excitement as everyone eagerly awaited the moment Stephen and Rachel said "I do."
The love and support surrounding Stephen and Rachel was a beautiful thing to watch. These two are so very loved by their family and friends.
The ceremony was lovely.
After hopping on a trolley bus, we all headed to the river for some final portraits during the last light of the day.
Needless to say, we had some fun with the bridal party portraits. Such a great group to work with. They made my job so easy!
The reception was held at the Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater. Stephen and Rachel made their entrance to a heartfelt round of applause and began the nights festivities.
Instead of a cake, they chose to have cheesecake. I adore the three tier cheesecake in the center. How fun is that!?
The toasts given by the best man and maid of honor were a beautiful tribute to Stephen and Rachel, as well as their journey together.
It was an absolute joy working with Stephen and Rachel, as well as their friends and family. Their day was simply stunning and filled with love. Congratulations to the happy couple!!
Ceremony Venue: Trellis Outdoor Weddings http://www.trellisevents.com/
Reception Venue: The Grand Banquet Hall, www.grandbanquethall.com
Invitations/Stationery: Vistaprint, www.vistaprint.com
Jewelery/Rings: Hands Jewelers (Rachel), www.handsjewelers.com; Blue Nile (Stephen), www.bluenile.com
Florist: Lakeside Floral, www.lakesidefloralmn.com
Hair & Make Up: Onsite Muse Hairstylists and Airbrush Makeup Artists, www.onsitemuse.com
Bridal Gown: Brides by Jessa, www.bridesbyjessa.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vow to be Chic, www.vowtobechic.com
Tuxes: Skeffingtons Formalwear, www.skeffingtons.com
DJ and/or Band: Bellagala, www.bellagala.com
Caterer: The Grand Banquet Hall, www.grandbanquethall.com
Cake: Muddy Paws Cheesecake, www.muddypawscheesecake.com
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