What Minnesotan doesn't love the State Fair? Well these two New Yorkers had a touch of nostalgia as they created an epic rehearsal dinner theme centered around the Minnesota State Fair. Guests were in awe of the attention to detail and flare for fun this night possessed. What an ideal kick-off to a heck of a weekend!
Days like this make my heart squeal with excitement. Both Krista and Jim come from families of unconditional love who could not wait for this day to come! As I pulled into the driveway and golden leaves were still hanging on to a few low-hanging maple branches offset by the vibrant red of the hobby farm. I just knew this day would be epic. I was greeted with warm hugs and laid eyes on the lovely bride-to-be in the picture window. Krista's father Mark was out picking anything he could get his hands on to calm his nerves. A cluster of apples on my car windshield was my reward. As soon
Melissa had met her match. Everyone knew it too. Martin is always in awe of the world around him and a lifelong sponge of knowledge. As a result, Melissa could not have found a more gentle spirit and appreciative man to marry. Today, upon seeing his bride, tears took the place of words that didn't seem to do her beauty justice; one look from her said it all. All of their best friends in the whole world poured into the historic Van Dusen Mansion to toast life and love with this amazing pair. This is the kind of day that makes a photographer's soul smile and tap a little tune.
Drew was speechless. He knew just how good he had it this day, but Allison almost floated down the staircase to squeeze the breath out of her Love. What a knockout indeed! She had spent the last moments upstairs with her favorite ladies in the vintage rooms of the Van Dusen Mansion. She was wired for the best day of her life. I was invited in, not only into their heart but adopted in to their family and friends. As the sun set, the mansion lights came up and gave me goosebumps as froze its glow for generations to experience in the years to come. See you soon my friends!