The Town and Country Club Saint Paul Mn wedding on Mendota Heights

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I will tell you the story of this exceptional couple, from the first rendezvous to their picturesque big day.
For these lovebirds, all start at the church where they met. For us, the best wedding photography story started in a coffee shop of the Minneapolis suburb in Edina,MN.
The bride and the groom explained me the wedding of their dream. The ceremony would start at the Faith Lutheran Church (Shakopee) and the wedding reception would be hosted at the Town & Country Club in Saint Paul, MN.

 

picturesque bride portrait
picturesque bride portrait, mn

Unforgettable wedding ceremony at a well-known Church

Before jumping on their unique story, I invite you to have a look at their engagement session.

A beautiful wedding to come at the Faith Lutheran Church, Shakopee

When your father is a priest, you do not have other choice but to accommodate him in your planning process and ask him to tie the knot. Well, the bride’s father is a priest, so it was in his church that they were all gathered in this special day. So, before going to the Town and Country Club wedding, Alma was getting ready surrounded by her bridesmaids and her close family. She had her hair and make-up done by the talented Cleopatras Envy. During this time I shot some details of her luxurious mermaid Dress (Bridal Accents Couture) in the lush garden, her shoes (from Asos) and the jewels (Kay Jewelers). Her nails were polished and ready to receive the wedding ring (Rogers & Holland’s Jewelers).
Once ready, she was more than magnificent and gorgeous; she was the stunning bride of the year!

white brides shoes
white bride’s shoes
diamond earings with green leaf background
diamond earings with green leaf background
white brides shoes
white bride’s shoes
white shoes with decoration
white shoes with decoration
funny candid shot hair getting ready
funny candid shot hair getting ready
beautifull bride getting ready
beautifull bride getting ready
makeup pistol pouder during bride getting ready
makeup pistol pouder during bride getting ready
cinematic shot of maid of honor makeup
cinematic shot of maid of honor makeup
brides make up
brides make-up
cinematic shot
cinematic shot
bridesmaid dress attire
bridesmaid dress attire
wedding gift letter
wedding gift letter
sneaking a pictures with kids
sneaking a pictures with kids
intimate picture of bride tears during getting ready
intimate picture of bride tears during getting ready
artistic black and white picture of bride silhouette in her wedding dress town country club
artistic black and white picture of bride silhouette in her wedding dress town country club
portrait of the bride to be in black and white
portrait of the bride to be in black and white

The groom was pretty handsome looking too

His getting ready was more intimate. His groomsmen helped him with his attire from Bridal Accents Couture.

cufflings
cufflings
groom reading surprise letter
groom reading surprise letter

A Touching Wedding Ceremony

Gathering all your family and relative for a wedding requires a large place, and luckily the Church was spacious enough to hold all the invited community. The bride walked down the aisle covered by rose petals, at her father arm (the pastor), while the groom tried not to cry. It was an emotional ceremony, very elegant vows exchange under the bride’s father benediction. To get married, to say I do with your father celebrating your union is really a non-traditional and a genuine chance. After this unparalleled and charming wedding ceremony full of love and tears, they hosted a light reception.

beautiful wedding with lot of guests
beautiful wedding with lot of guests
shakopee faith lutheran church
shakopee faith lutheran church
groomsmen
groomsmen
black and white singer faith lutheran church shakopee mn
black and white singer faith lutheran church shakopee mn
flower grils
flower grils
emotional bride walking down church aisle with her father
emotional bride walking down church aisle with her father
exquisite shot of groom with wet eye
exquisite shot of groom with wet eye
hug before the celebration
hug before the celebration
memorable songs to get married and exchange vows
memorable songs to get married and exchange vows
groomsmen seated first raw
groomsmen seated first raw
candid shot
candid shot
kids sleeping during ceremonies
kids sleeping during ceremonies
tiying the knot with bible
tiying the knot with bible
tears of joy at the wedding chapel
tears of joy at the wedding chapel
groom puting wedding ring on brides finger with red manicured nails
groom puting wedding ring on brides finger with red manicured nails
reveal the bride
reveal the bride
kids during wedding ceremony
kids during wedding ceremony
funny bestmen
funny bestmen
candid emotion shoot of father of the bride hugging
candid emotion shoot of father of the bride hugging
walking down the aisle surroundings by guests
walking down the aisle surroundings by guests
newly husband and wife
newly husband and wife

A dreamy couple for great wedding photos

In the sunny afternoon of the bid day and on their way to the Town and country club, the bride, the groom and their bridal party escaped to a park for taking group’s pictures. Meanwhile guests were enjoying a cocktail hour at the Town and Country Club, the wedding venue.

she said I do
she said I do
posed wedding party group
posed wedding party group
wedding party pics
wedding party pics
birde pictures after she get married
birde pictures after she get married
groom and groomsmen
groom and groomsmen
elegant bride and groom on their big day
elegant bride and groom on their big day

Wedding Reception at the Town and Country Club Saint Paul Minnesota

Nestled on the Mendota Heights, offering a breathtaking scenic view on Saint-Paul Skyline. The Town and Country Club was one of the best wedding reception venues I had seen! As a wedding photographer in Saint Paul Minnesota, I was excited to know that I will have spectacular pictures. In particular, just before the hors d’oeuvre, when we escaped on a site perched on the top of the Golf Club in order to enjoy the panoramic overlooking with the sunset and catch romantic photographs!
The Town and Country Club room, dedicated to gather people for wedding events, was a nice looking place and very picturesque for photographs. Indeed you can find some floor to ceiling dark wood panels and some memorable chandeliers, an upscale compared to other venues. This old-world style made me remember several clubs, such as the Saint Paul Athletic Club, in Saint Paul Minnesota. This was truly a charming and elegant place to host the best weddings ceremony and reception.

candid shot of the brides reaction
candid shot of the bride’s reaction
Wedding reception with university of minnesota during hors d oeuvres
Wedding reception with university of minnesota during hors d oeuvres
newlywed gazing each other with natural light and crystal chandelier
newlywed gazing each other with natural light and crystal chandelier
Mendota heights excelsior blvd and overlooking view on twin cities
Mendota heights excelsior blvd and overlooking view on twin cities
Saint Paul and Minneapolis panoramic view during sunset
Saint Paul and Minneapolis panoramic view during sunset
couple with view on minneapolis during twilight
couple with view on minneapolis during twilight
Stunning bride and dress with Elegance
Stunning bride and dress with Elegance

Party at the Town and Country Club MN

The dinner was good, and the toasts were funny, especially the best man one. After they cut their wedding cake from Perfect Day & Bakery, the bride did the bouquet toss. After that the groom tossed his boutonniere. That was a blast! They prayed, performed a game, and sang. The evening was pretty tranquil given there was no dance floor.
Finally, I ended the wedding photos by setting-up a stage with the couple under the chandelier in the backdrop.

I am honored that the bride and groom chose me as their wedding photographer among all other vendors, and trusted me to catch their emotions and create the memories of their perfect wedding, in such a unique venue.

bride tossing bouquet with Town and Country Club MN in backdrop
bride tossing bouquet with Town and Country Club, MN in backdrop
Town and Country Club MN flower toss in wedding venue
Town and Country Club, MN flower toss in wedding venue
groom get married and have fun tossing boutonniere at renovated county club
groom get married and have fun tossing boutonniere at renovated county club
games during wedding reception with floor to ceiling oaks
games during wedding reception with floor to ceiling oaks
songs and toast during dinner
songs and toast during dinner Town and country club mn wedding
guest enjoying reception
guest enjoying reception
Ceremony and reception Town at Country Club
Ceremony and reception Town at Country Club
newlyweeds during nuptials reception on the dance floor
newlyweds during nuptials reception on the dance floor Town and country club mn wedding
majestic shot of bride and groom with chandelier in ample halls
majestic shot of bride and groom with chandelier in ample halls of town and country club saint Paul minnesota

 

List of Vendors:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Alex at French Touch Photography
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: TCC
BRIDE DRESS: Bridal Accents Couture
BRIDE SHOES: Asos
BRIDE JEWELS: Kay Jewelers 
WEDDING RINGS: Rogers & Holland’s Jewelers 
HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST: Cleopatras Envy
CAKE: Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery
GETTING READY VENUE: Faith Lutheran Church