Apparently Christine and Jordan hit the jackpot with friends possessing movie-star good looks. However this day all eyes were on the lady in white as she laughed her way through this day with her man by her side. Jordan is a good cat. He comes from an incredible family and while he might be one of the top golfers Hazeltine Golf Club has seen, Christine is indeed his biggest win. Jordan is humbled by her quality and beauty, even taking a few moments aside from photos to soak it all in. After they committed themselves to each other at Our Lady of Grace (OLG) in Edina, we made our way to the Club to catch a couple swings and last rays of light. And light these two will bring into the world together for many many years to come.
Talk about a homecoming! This party had it all. The fabulously talented Lindsay Piram Creative had her touch all over this, transforming the Minikahda Club into a swanky, bubble-filled dance club. In a fun throw-back 'battle of the bands' format, non-stop music rang late into the night featuring professional dancers while guests were delighted to charm the night away. The feast was surreal with gaming and ocean fare from around the world, including an incredible sushi boat from Fujiya. To top it all off Gateaux rolled out one of their best conversation cakes I have ever seen including a champaign bottle made of chocolate. Bravo! Both the Vibrant Film video and photo release by Vick Photography on the big screen were big draws all night long. Tillie thought the best way to take in all the fabulous people and party was clone themselves. By night's end the Crazy Cam's life-sized cutout would make its way to the floor and stage for a solo and bow. The. Absolute. Best.
What an adventure! Not just the setting, but what life has thrown at these two. When Tillie invited me and the talented John Hoel along on the wedding of a lifetime, I had no idea just how inspired I would leave to make the world a more joyful place. Just spending time alongside them makes your heart want to dance. And dance this pair did! Howard had swept Tillie off her feet from the day they met so it was fitting that they would take any opportunity to step away and spin, twirl, and salsa, always ending with joyful laugher. Family means everything to them. The friends that joined were an extension of that family and felt right at home at this intimate wedding at Las Ventanas. The twelve of us yachted to the Arch, gazed in awe at migrating whales, dined along the seashore, promised below a tree of metal and glass, toasted by a crackling fire, and slept well knowing two had met their soul mate.
Now just a reunion party back in the states awaits...stay tuned...part 2 to come!
These two are exactly why I feel I have the best job in the whole world. Months ago, Amy and Devon invited me up to their lake place for a stellar night of wine, stars, and even a wet fishing adventure! (Check them out here.) The University of St. Thomas was the perfect start to the fun as we made our way through the city of St. Paul back to the riverbanks of Minneapolis and popped our heads in for a preview of Aria. Wow! Sarah Trotter from Lasting Impressions was at her very best as she brought Aria to life to enthusiasm of guests' rave reviews. No one wanted to go home from this party of a life-time-photographer included-as they seem to have hit the jackpot of awesome friends. I adore you both and can't wait for our next big adventure together! Count me in.
Contributing Vendors: University of Saint Thomas (ceremony location), Aria (reception location), Lasting Impressions (planner), Sadie's Couture Flowers and Events, Crave Catering, Instant Request (DJ), Apres (decor), Paper Rock Scissors (invitations)