Lauren and Sean’s “Best Day Ever” (their words) 😉 started at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel for getting ready coverage, then moved to the ceremony site, St. John Neumann Catholic Church before stopping for wedding party photos and ending back at InterContinental for their reception.
These two had everything! From a “no look first look” (where the bride and groom aren’t seeing each other prior to the ceremony but hold hands around a corner or on either side of a door to chat for a moment) to a first look between the bride and her father – as well as a choreographed Father-Daughter Dance! There were lots of little details and personalized “Bride” and “Groom” items throughout the day, as well (robes, totes, sunglasses, toasting glasses…). But best of all, right in the center of it everything was this super-cute, so-in-love couple!
It’s been the ultimate honor photographing this wedding after I’d photographed all three of Sean’s sisters’ weddings, starting way back in my early photography days with Helena and Nick. A few years later was Dottie and Josh’s wedding (also at the InterContinental before its revamp and ownership change). Then, not long after that, Marlayna and Bryan celebrated a winter wedding in the Carlson Towers. Each wedding has been a stunning celebration of love and family, and the Graff’s closeness and fun-loving nature shines through each time! Getting to know and work with Lauren and her family as well was a huge bonus! Now there are a handful of children and pets added to mix, and it’s been so so so wonderful getting to check in with the family as it grows and changes overs the years. And I don’t take this compliment of repeat (and repeat and repeat) business lightly – it’s simply the best!
Church: St. John Neumann Catholic Church
Reception: InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
Photography: lauren b. photography
Video: Kaylee Lamoine Productions
Photo Booth: Traveling Photo Booth
Floral: Florals by Claire
DJ: Instant Request Anthony
Makeup: Melissa Tomfohrde
Hair: Lori Tacheny
Rings: Shane Co.
Dresses & Tuxes: Wedding Shoppe Inc.
Head Table Backdrop: Encore Events
Stationery: Puckerbrush Hill