Guest Blog: Hailey, the owner and lead designer of Essen Events, answers your biggest wedding planner and day-of coordinator questions.
Colleen and Andrew’s Leap Day wedding at The Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, MN was one I’ll never forget in a million years. Not just because it was on Leap Day and we only get that opportunity once every four years, but also because Colleen, Andrew, and their entire crew were so thoroughly invested – mind, body, heart, and soul – in celebrating their love that it would have changed the heart of any jaded cynic (if there had been any around that is).
Vendors Venue: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography Florist: Fleur de Lis Hair & Makeup: Juut Salon Spa St. Paul Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe Rings: Michellia Fine Jewelry and Larson Jewelers Officiant: Bradley Hill (friend of the groom)
Ask any photographer and they’ll tell you it’s not the gear that makes the photographer, it’s the person behind the gear.
Lauren, Matt, my associate Danielle, and I met at the Minnesota Wedding Guide’s Wedding Fair in mid-October and there was an immediate connection. Not just because they have the same names as my fiancé and me (though that was certainly an initial and hilarious icebreaker) but because of their romantic and love-bug spirits.
Over the course of a the last few years, I’ve discovered that I truly am, despite my best efforts, a semi-Type A, hyper-organizational dork. Seriously, I geek out over spreadsheets, organized folders (gimme those folders within folders)!
Bridal and groom detail photos – you love them, you need them, you gotta have them! But what do you need to gather so your photographer can make your detail photos the envy of brides and grooms everywhere? Custom Dress Hanger Many photographers these days come to a wedding with a styling kit, and in […]
I bet you $1000 that Sierra and Beau did not anticipate snow on their October wedding when they started their wedding planning. Sure, it’s not totally uncommon to have snow in October in good ol’ Minnesota. But when it does, it’s usually in late October…not in the middle of the freaking month! Despite the wind, […]
Ah young love! Is there anything as sweet and precious as that? I’m going to say no because Savannah and Zac are possibly the sweetest couple to walk this fine earth. They started dating at the tender age of 15 and have been together ever since. Savannah and Zac’s Hidden Greens Event Venue wedding in […]
This November I attended my first ever photography conference. I’ve attended workshops, retreats, and put together my own styled shoots but I’d never been to a conference before. Truth be told, I didn’t know there were such things for the photography industry. Those were things that business executives and people with “real jobs” attended…not something […]