Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Steve♥Marisa {wedding}

Nothing quite as exciting and fun as a blustery, New Years Eve wedding in Minnesota!

Steve and Marisa's "first look" was so sweet - Love the smile on Steve's face!

Steve and Marisa were married at the beautiful Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St Paul!

Their reception was held at Hillcrest Golf Club where Marisa happens to work as their
catering manager so... if you need a fabulously organized gal - believe me, she can pull it off!

Such a fabulous venue for a wedding/reception and their food is out of this world tasty!

This beautiful cake was made by the "mother of the bride" - great job Colleen! ;)

And the perfect way to bring in the year 2011!!

Thank you Steve and Marisa, I so enjoyed capturing the story of your beautiful wedding.
Congratulations and blessings as you start off this brand new year as husband and wife!!

Just a side note here for brides and grooms on "first looks"...
I always encourage my couples to have their "first look" before the ceremony - Its a very special and intimate moment between the bride and groom that they can share alone for the first time.  I have seen over and over how much more enjoyable this for a couple and their emotions are so much more real because they are not in front of a crowd of people, it really seems to take the edge off the nerves of the bride and groom and they are able to relax, enjoy and remember the details of their most special day!
Fran, if you read this post I'd love to take you to lunch and talk some more Ü