MN Boat Club Wedding
I met Robyn years ago when both of our daughters were newborns. We took a local ECFE class together and got to be friends. Even though we discontinued ECFE classes years ago, we remained in touch. Fast forward to last year when Robyn announced that she was getting married to her new beau, Jamie, and then they asked me to photograph their wedding! I was so happy for the two of them! (Not only was I excited for them, but also for Robyn’s daughter and Jamie’s three daughters.) I was also excited to have the honor of being their Minneapolis wedding photographer for their Minnesota Boat Club wedding on Raspberry Island in St Paul, MN. I couldn’t wait for the day to arrive!
St Paul Wedding Day
Robyn + Jamie had chosen a weekend in May for their big day, hoping the weather would be cooperative before the heavy summer heat settled in. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. We had a heat wave that weekend, with temps around 100 degrees! Whoa! Despite the heat, Robyn + Jamie were just happy their wedding day was finally here, and it was so awesome!
They began with preparations at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown St Paul. From there, it was a quick walk with an amazing view over to the Minnesota Boat Club. Robyn + Jamie held their first look under the shade of the trees near the beach. We then spent some time together with couple portraits around the venue. We added in a number of large group portraits too before their ceremony time arrived.
For their ceremony, Jamie’s three daughters were flower girls and ring bearer, and Robyn walked down the aisle with her daughter Emma. It was so sweet how they included their daughters in such an important way! After the ceremony and wedding party photos, Robyn + Jamie had a few minutes to slip away for some portraits on the Minnesota Boat Club beach.
Next they headed into the reception including dinner, toasts, cake and dancing. The sweltering heat could not stop anyone from having an amazing time on their wedding day!
Robyn + Jamie, thank you so much for including me on one of the biggest days in your lives. I’m so happy for you and the girls as you begin your new lives together, and cannot wait to see you again soon!
Thinking about having a Minnesota Boat Club wedding? Contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
Venue: Minnesota Boat Club
Preparations: Intercontinental Hotel
Wedding Dress Store: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Whole Foods
Band: The Riverside Allstars
Invitations/Stationery: Paper Source, Paperless Post