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.
- Unforgettable wedding ceremony at a well-known Church
- A beautiful wedding to come
- The groom was pretty handsome looking too
- A Touching Wedding Ceremony
- A dreamy couple for great wedding photos
- Wedding Reception at the Town and Country Club Saint Paul
- Party at the Town and Country Club
Before jumping on their unique story, I invite you to have a look at their engagement session.
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!
His getting ready was more intimate. His groomsmen helped him with his attire from Bridal Accents Couture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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