All is right in the world when a friend you love dearly finds someone who adores them unconditionally. Staci finally found that in Ryan, who played his way into her heart. As lead singer of a couple local bands, her drummer Ryan finally caught her eye and a friendship quickly turned into something more intentional, and eventually a proposal. This wedding had it all: great people, perfect weather, and a creative vision. We started the day at the natural backdrop of Richardson Nature Center, a special place these two like to walk and exercise. The light sparkled off the snow as their wedding party kept warm with loads of laughter. We made our way to the Upper Room where the two spoke their vows through tears, punctuated by applause and a jam session. Following their first kiss, Staci jumped into the band as Ryan backed her up on drums for the final set....goosebumps! Back at Green Acres Event Center, the barn was already a-rockin' while friends and family took turns sharing their musical talents. Staci's Young Life world took the dance floor by storm and led the charge all night. Its easy to be a fan of these two; together their rhythms are just right.
These two deserve the best life has to offer. They adore their families, close friends, and really good craft beer. This wedding weekend was fittingly jump started by festivities at a new brewery in Minneapolis. Rita Swanson of the talented team at Premier Planning had every detailed covered, getting Suzie seemlessly over to her home church at Normandale Lutheran Church for their ceremony. Giggles rang out and glances were exchanged at the altar when the two were pronounced husband and wife. Off we went to grab a quick snack of movie theater popcorn before chasing down an epic sunset. Lafayette Country Club was flawless from top to bottom as they brought to life Suzie's keen vision. We danced the night away and smiles could be seen from corner to corner. I am so excited for you!
Contributing Vendors: Premier Planning, Normandale Lutheran Church, The Lafayette Club (reception venue), Sunset Blue Videography, Zinnia Design Floral, Instant Request (DJ), Apres (Decor), Stillwater Trolley Company, Emily J Hair
This week kicks off the voting for MN Bride’s “Best Of” awards and you can help. Shout it to the rooftops by voting for us today! After ringing in the New Year with style, one of our resolutions is to be the best photography team we possibly can be.
Here’s are some suggestions, add your favorites as well:
Top of the Tiara: Vick Photography
Photography: Vick Photography (duh)
Videography: Vibrant Film
DJ: Flow DJs
Honeymoon: Larsmont Cottages
Your vote means the world to us, whether you’re a client from the past, future, or just a good friend, we couldn’t do this without you! You are allowed to vote once per email address, so let’s make 2015 the best yet!!! The finalists will be announced online in May and the winners will be announced at the annual MN Bride Awards in July. We’ll keep you updated and our fingers crossed!
Cheers & Hugs!
Andrew & Janelle Vick, Merina, Susan, Rachel, Billie & Colleen
Vick Photography at the Living Room Studios
Well there is a first for everything! Dina found out about our studio while dress shopping in New York City. Not just any place…Kleinfeld Bridal where the fabulous 'Say Yes to the Dress' is filmed. Katie Bailey, a friend and bride of ours (see her wedding here), also one of the new faces of the show, was her bridal consultant. When these two fashionistas learned they shared Minnesota in common, they began swapping stories and vendors they love. It was my luck to had made the short list.
Pat found Dina tailgating at a U of M football game and he knew right away he would marry her. That swag has gotten him far in life including hockey. Together these two are like the best pair of choppers you own, just a couple uncomplicated layers of goodness, they warm right up, and you want to take them everywhere that has a bit of adventure. We strolled Dinky Town with their jovial crew and caused quite a scene along the way. Back at the Loews downtown, the parents had a little surprise waiting for the couple. During toasts, Goldie the Gopher sprung out from the side room followed by a portion of the marching band to sing the Minnesota Rouser. Gooooooo Gophers! This night would not disappoint and had plenty of Ski-U-Mah to go around!
Contributing Vendors: St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church (Ceremony Venue), Loews Minneapolis Hotel (Reception Venue), Something Blooming (Florist), Sinful and Sweet Desserts (Cake), Bellagala (DJ), Doug Rogahn Photography (Photo Booth)