As I kicked off the 2015 wedding season with Stefani and Adam, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how I ended the 2014 season with Kayleigh and Brandon – 60 degrees and sun, sun, sun. On October 25th, mind you. Welp, on March 14th it felt like the exact same day weather wise – 60 degrees and sun for days. It was almost like those four and half bitter cold months in between didn’t even happen – ALMOST. I guess that’s Minnesota for you, and it made for one happy me.
Stefani and Adam’s day was great in every other way too. The reception was fantastic – beautiful venue (Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska), delicious food, great company (shout out to table 18:), and that cake… that almond cake with cream cheese frosting (take note, people) — so stinking scrumptious. Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the most creative groom’s cake I have ever laid eyes on (see below). What stands out in my mind the most though is the way Stefani, Adam and their families made me feel like more than just their wedding photographer. Everyone welcomed me with big smiles, and taking ample time to sit and enjoy everything was a nonnegotiable requirement. It’s things like that, that can make a long, adrenaline-filled day of photographing go by so, so fast. Enjoy a few of my favorites from 3.14.15!