Kate and Matt’s Minnesota State Fair fall wedding was simply the best! That’s right – they got married at the State Fair! Best of all, they had fair-themed catering: sliders and fries, corn on the cob, Sweet Martha’s cookies, dessert bars, and then mini donuts and cheese curds for a late night snack.
At our introductory consultation, I told Kate and Matt that even if they didn’t hire me as their photographer, I may just show up for the food and dessert anyway (kidding, or not…).
My second photographer Trish, assistant Jenny, and I started their day with Getting Ready coverage at the Saint Paul Hotel, where we also did the couple’s First Sight and Family Portraits.
Then, their ceremony was held in the Schilling Amphitheater within the fairgrounds. After a sweet, personalized ceremony, the couple’s receiving line led guests right to the very-nearby History and Heritage Center for cocktail hour and the rest of the evening’s events.
Enough of the logistics, here’s the good stuff: Kate and Matt’s wedding was an absolute dream to photograph – these two are so fun and personable and easy to hang out with. This photo trio felt like we were part of the gang and had a total blast capturing their beautiful day! To top it all off, Kate sent me the nicest note ever the following week. Melts my heart! Check it out:
“I cannot stop thinking about how amazing you, Trish and Jenny were on Saturday. You all made me feel beautiful and comfortable for the entire day. Thank you for all your support throughout the day (and getting all the sticks out of my dress). I seriously cannot stop thinking about how hanging out with you three were some of the best parts of the day.”
Getting Ready & Portrait Location: Saint Paul Hotel
Ceremony & Reception Location: Minnesota State Fair
Photography: lauren b. photography
Day of Planner: Miranda Kuennen, friend of the couple
Floral: Martha’s Gardens, Kate adored her flowers!
Catering: Giggles’ Campfire Grill, gifted the couple Giggles’ t-shirts!
Cookies: Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar
DJ: Events by MV / Adrian Perryman, friend of the bride’s since kindergarden
Hair & Makeup: Petite Salon / hair: Sarah Watson / make up: Kevin,
Kate’s Rings: Continental Diamond
Matt’s Ring: Blue Nile
Gown: Luxe Curvy Bridal Couture
Alterations: A Stitch Above the Rest, enthusiastically recommended by the bride
Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds