Vanessa & Mike were married just a little over a week ago and it was just so perfect for a chilly February day! They had an elegant wedding at JX Event Venue in Stillwater, MN. When I met these two this past summer I knew right away that on their wedding day they would be just totally relaxed. They’re head over heels for one another which you can just see by the way they smile at one another and by the connection that so clearly comes out when you’re with the two of them.
Although Vanessa & Mike have known each other for quite some time, going to the same high school together, it wasn’t until a short time ago that they reconnected and it was all they needed. Vanessa was going to school, Mike was working away but over the weekend that Vanessa graduated college they went shopping for the perfect ring and they knew it was meant to be!
We so enjoyed our time with these two and their super fun (and chill) bridal party. It was definitely a cold, windy day in Stillwater but a beautiful one. We hurried out of the venue for a few pictures down by the waterfront. The St. Croix River was covered in a thin layer of ice, the ground covered with a dusting of fresh snow and the bridge as a backdrop – you can’t get much more perfect than that for a downtown Stillwater wedding!
I’m so thrilled for you both and so lucky that I could document your day – Vanessa – I can truly tell that Mike is so, so truly in love with you. I wish you both the very best, thank you <3
Ceremony & Reception Venue: JX Event Venue
Wedding Coordinator: Elaborate Style Events
Florist: Schmidt’s Styled Stems
Cheesecake: Cake Ladies // 715-568-3964
Harpist: Stephanie Claussen // 651-493-7904
Musician: Chris Kroeze
DJ: Silver Sound, LLC
Catering: Marna’s Catering
Bride’s Gown: Foreign 5
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Simply Elegant
Caricature Artists: Funny Not Ugly
Hair: Salon Bliss