LaShay + Jarid grew up at opposite ends of the country. They both joined the Navy and met while stationed in Hawaii. The rest, as they say, is history! When they decided to get married, they planned to head back to LaShay’s home in Minnesota for the festivities. It made for some long-distance planning, but nothing they couldn’t handle with LaShay’s family still living in the area. They planned for a beautiful springtime Trellis Weddings & Events wedding in Stillwater MN, followed by a Profile Event Center reception. Minnesota decided to show these Hawaiian residents how unpredictable a May wedding could be and showered them with snow! While it made for a bit of a chilly day, it was still beautiful – and definitely memorable!
The day began with preparations in the adorable cottage on the Trellis grounds. LaShay was in the bridal suite and Jarid in the upstairs guys’ lounge. Once their prepping was complete, we photographed LaShay + Jarid together for their first look. We did a quick stroll through the grounds and photographed them laughing through the snow. They were so cute! After their couple photos, we captured their family photos right before the ceremony was about to begin.
Vandalia Tower Wedding Photos
Once their ceremony was complete, we ditched our plans to visit the Stone Arch Bridge because of the snow and cold. We headed to my studio building, Vandalia Tower, and photographed LaShay + Jarid along with their bridal party in the lobby of the building. I’m so lucky to have this option available to me – the building has such beautiful light!
Profile Event Center Reception
After their bridal party photos, we all headed over to the Profile Event Center for their wedding reception. The cocktail hour started and LaShay + Jarid held their fun grand entrance. Dinner and toasts followed, and finally their cake cutting.
Once these were complete, they held their first dance, bouquet toss and garter toss. They then danced the night away and had a blast with all their family and friends!
LaShay + Jarid, thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer for your beautiful day! I am so honored to have worked with you, and so happy for the two of you (and sweet little Lily!) as you spend your lives together.
Make sure to a look at another Trellis Event Center wedding I photographed too! If you are planning a Trellis Event Center wedding, contact me soon! I’d love to discuss how we could work together.
Be sure to take a look at LaShay + Jarid’s slideshow too!
Wedding Venue: Trellis Weddings & Events
Reception Venue: Profile Event Center
Dress Vendor: Raffine Bridal
Suit Vendor: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Rings: Jared Diamond
Officiant: Johnny Hunter
Florist: Chilonda Medlock + Profile Event Center
Catering + Wedding Cake: Profile Event Center
DJ: Profile Event Center
Stationery: Adori Designs
Videography: Storyteller Videography
Cindy M Brown | Photojournalist says
Love the photo of the couple under the umbrella.
Joanna Carina says
Thanks so much, Cindy!