Intimate Beach Destination Wedding in Little Exuma, Bahamas | Jenni & Andrew

“This only happens in the movies” came out of my mouth more than a few times throughout this intimate celebration in the Bahamas. I was mostly referring to my awe of sheer beauty in EVERY detail of the wedding day, but it was also an appropriate expression to describe a few of the hiccups we encountered haha. Grant and I flew down to the Bahamas to celebrate with Jenni and Andrew as they tied the knot, after many years together, with their absolute closest family and friends. I’m all about a big party, but I left this weekend feeling so so so touched by the intimacy and authenticity these few days together held. I don’t think I've experienced anything like it. I tried to type my emotions, but I’d prefer my photos do the talking.

We were honored beyond belief to be trusted with the responsibility of documenting this day - it’s one I’ll never, ever forget. Jenni & Andrew, we adore the heck outta you two. Congrats on forever!

Vendors -

Location: Little Exuma, Bahamas - Tropic of Cancer Beach

Venue: Private residence rented on VRBO

Planner/Coordinator: Chic Bahamas Weddings

Dress: BHLDN

Videographer: Grant Anderson

Florist/Cake: Through Chic Bahamas Weddings

Groom/Groomsmen attire: Mr B Clothing

Bridesmaid dress: BHLDN

Invitations: Minted

El Dorado Royale Resort Wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico | Sydney & Tate

I’m at a loss of words to describe my emotions after this wedding. I don’t think anything I could come up with would properly convey my gratitude, excitement and JOY after being a part of this celebrate (it really wasn’t just a day haha)! Grant and I had the complete privilege of joining Sydney, Tate and their closest family and friends in Mexico for their Mexican fiesta. Live bands, countless tearful moments, quality time with people they value, a donkey, the best reception speeches, delicious food, jumping in the pool…. there wasn’t a detail that we didn’t adore. Here are a few of my favorites captured from the wedding day :)

Vendors -

Venue: El Dorado Royale (Riviera Maya, Mexcio)

Dress (First dress): Che Bella (MN)

Wedding Planner: Paulina Ortiz with El Dorado Royale

Videographer: Grant Anderson

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Groomsmen attire: Knights Chamber (Rochester, MN)

The Chateau at White Oak Wedding | Katie & Mike

Eight years together. Some might pass it as an excuse to take one another for granted – not these two. Tears on tears on tears, every part of this day was emotional and filled with joy as we celebrated the next season for Katie and Mike. Grant and I were elated to celebrate this incredible couple together on the most perfect spring day in Iowa. Grab a tissue and enjoy!

Millwork Ballroom & Events Center Dubuque Wedding | Kristina & Ethan

Have you ever been to a wedding where every detail held importance and truly meant something to the couple? This was one of those days and it reminded me how truly special you can make a wedding day, just by putting thought and intentionality behind the choices of your celebration. Kristina & Ethan gathered with their family and friends to celebrate their marriage in the quaint river town of Dubuque, IA where Kristina grew up. She was spotted in grandma’s pearls while he sported his grandfather’s watch. It was moment after moment, each more special than the last. When she was younger, her and her siblings got to drive around with their father in his gorgeous white show-car. It hadn’t be in working condition for years, but dad brushed off the dust and got ‘er running for Kristina’s special day. There were the most non-DIY looking DIY backdrops I’ve ever seen, twin nieces that flawlessly captured the crowd before the bride made her entrance, industrial landscapes, multiple choreographed dances, and too many smiles to count. Enjoy!

Vendors –

Photography: Kiana Grant Photography

Videography: Matthew Birks Videography

Dress: Nordstrom Wedding Suite

Florist: Hy-Vee Floral

Ceremony Venue: St. Columbkille Catholic Church

Reception: Millwork Ballroom & Events Center

Cake: Kim Rosenbaum

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal - Vera Wang White

Groomsmen Attire: Moorman Clothiers

Invitations: Jenn State

Head Table Ladder Installation: Second to None Design

Garden of the Gods Engagement Session | Anna & Trey

“Are you willing to travel for photos?” I get asked this all the time. YES PLEASE! These photos should prove that it’s worth it to take a photos at a fun/beautiful location, especially if you’re from the midwest ;)

Trey and Anna are a few of my favorite people ever… I may be a bit bias because they are my cousins-in-law, but you’ll probably feel the same way just by looking at these photos. I’m off to make a paper chain count down for this wedding this August!