Sarah and Ezra were not only living out of the state when they began planning their wedding, but they also lived in separate states from each other! It was a bit tough planning from afar, but having their family in town helped. The weather for their big day was a bit chilly and rainy, so we were lucky to have such beautiful indoor locations to spend their day.
Their big day began with preparations at the beautiful Semple Mansion – Sarah in the Bridal Suite and Ezra in the game room. Once they were ready to go, we held their first look on the beautiful Semple stairway. Afterward we had photos with their wedding party in the Library, and by the stairway and fireplace. We then headed over to Hamline Church for more photos and their wedding ceremony.
Hamline Church Wedding
We began Sarah + Ezra’s Hamline Church wedding with wedding party and family photos. We even had time for a few photos of the two of them alone. It was then time for the big event! After their beautiful ceremony, everyone headed back to the Semple Mansion to celebrate.
Semple Mansion Wedding Reception
Sarah + Ezra held a grand entrance onto the Semple Mansion stairway to begin their reception. They first had a cocktail hour and then moved up to the spectacular ballroom for dinner with lots of laughter and toasts. Once their cake cutting was finished, they moved back down to the main floor to dance the night away.
Sarah + Ezra, thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer for your beautiful day. I am so happy for you both as you begin your new lives together!
BONUS: Take a look at Sarah + Ezra’s amazing St Olaf College engagement photos from their session last fall!
EXTRA BONUS: Be sure to take a look at a few other mansion weddings I photographed too, such as this Van Dusen Mansion wedding, a Semple Mansion wedding, a St Paul College Club wedding, a Pillsbury Mansion wedding, and a Cedarhurst Mansion wedding.
Take a look at Sarah + Ezra’s slideshow too!
Wedding Venue: Hamline Church
Reception Venue: Semple Mansion
Hair: Kim Gracey, Salon 27
Wedding Dress Designer: Rosa Clara
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue, The Wedding Shoppe
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Savvi
Catering: Atlas Catering
Florist: Lexington Floral
Officient: Harold Babcock
Wedding Cake: Wuollet Bakery
DJ: Michael Wegter, DJ Synfinity