SAVANNAH + MATT
ST JOHN’S ABBEY – COLLEGEVILLE, MN
CROW RIVER WINERY – HUTCHINSON, MN
When we talk about Savannah + Matt’s wedding day we remember how everything fell into place perfectly. Honestly, it really did. The timeline of the day was pretty tight, they had a zillion awesome bridesmaids and groomsmen and all the locations were spread out… So, we were thrilled when every-tiny-little detail (even the rain stopped) fell into place. Maybe it was the fact that they were on holy grounds at St John’s!
The day started in St Cloud where the guys were getting ready in one hotel and the gals were getting ready across the parking lot at another. Then off to St John’s for photos with the wedding party, but the bride and groom were keeping it traditional and didn’t want to see each other! The fall colors were stunning and everywhere you turned had a beautiful backdrop for photos so we were basically in heaven. PLUS a bridal party of absolute rock-stars.
The ceremony was in the Abbey, which in and of itself is an incredible building. I wish we had 5 more days to shoot there… but they said their vows and then we got to steal S+M for a stroll around the campus. They are both alumni and this was where the romance had started so they naturally had a few favorite spots to take us to for photos. Meanwhile the wedding party was patiently waiting for them to jump on the party bus and head for the reception.
Crow River Winery was all set up and full of a couple hundred guests ready to celebrate! We had 5 min to shoot… like I said PERFECT TIMING! 5 min of sunset lighting in a vineyard… YES! We loved every moment of their day and wish S+M all the best!