Jenny + Bill
An Intimate Ceremony at the Conservatory
Como Conservatory, Saint Paul, Minnesota
September 16th, 2017
A storm was brewing that day. The clouds were getting dark, the rain was all around... everything was pointing to a rainstorm. The storm was nearly surrounding the city of Saint Paul but thankfully it decided to pass. The result was gorgeous, moody lighting to set the tone for Jenny and Bill's intimate ceremony at the Como Conservatory. I couldn't have asked for better lighting!
I've worked with Jenny and Bill a couple of times... the first photographing their engagement adventure starting at their place in Minneapolis to the Mill City Ruins Park a couple miles away. They were definitely a riot to work with especially Jenny... she had been anticipating the pillow fight we planned for their engagement adventure, where feathers literally flew everywhere! She loved her engagement session so much that she wanted a photo session with her mom. So, our original idea was to venture through a farmers market in Minneapolis, however, let's just say, we got the wrong date so we decided to just walk around town. There was matching pink sunglasses, dandelions, and bubbles! Tons of fun!
Jenny and Bill decided to have a small intimate ceremony with a total of nine guests. All the guests were a hoot to work with especially the parents. We ventured around Como Park, had plenty of laughs and some hilarious photobombing. I honestly couldn't ask for anything more from them. You all were so much fun to work with!
Everything seemed to go off without a hitch! The weather went from being a possible thunder-rainstorm to having some gorgeous lighting. The adventure through Como Park was fulfilled. The ceremony went flawlessly with music played beautifully by a harpist. And in the end, riding off in the sunset in their own little red convertible as newlyweds.
The venue: Majorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul.
The wedding dress: Jenny's prom dress from the 10th grade!
The tux: Apparently it was more a suit than a tux... Bill got it from Bonobos in Minneapolis. Oh and the bow tie was from Brooks Brothers.
Makeup: Jenny's clean, natural look was done by Lady Vamp Artistry located in Inver Grove Heights. Check her out at https://www.ladyvampartistry.com!
Veil and shoes: Jenny got her veil and shoes from Bella Bridal on Esty.
Bouquet: Jenny's beautiful bouquet was done by Fleur De Lis. You can find them at https://www.fleurfresh.com. On the way to pick up her flowers, Jenny and Bill had some delicious brunch at The French Hen Cafe right next door that they recommend.
The harpist: Very classical and beautiful... Jenny and Bill got a harpist to play at their ceremony. Her name was Stephanie Claussen. You can find her at http://www.stephanieclaussen.com.
The officiant: The intimate ceremony was performed by Judge Tom Armstrong. You can find him at http://tgarmstrong.com.
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