It’s almost poetic how we can wonder all our lives where we’ll meet “the one” only to turn around and realize they’ve been there the whole time… James and Jenna grew up in the same hometown, even attending the same school without talking until the summer before her senior year in high school. They started dating in 2009, both finished college and then moved to Minnesota, still going strong. Eight years after they became “official”, James gave Jenna the most special proposal overlooking Yankee Doodle Lake on a vacation to Colorado after hiking to breathtaking views. Before Jenna knew it, she was planning the wedding of her dreams at the beautiful Round Lake Vineyards and chose me to capture it all for them (hooray!!!)…
No better way to start off your wedding day than getting pampered with all your best girlfriends!
Jenna and her bridesmaids finished their preparation for the big day in the “tea house” overlooking the lake.
They had each prepared a letter for the other which they got to read before seeing each other for the first time.
James pausing to read his bride’s letter just before their first look…
A tearful but happy mother-daughter embrace as Jenna headed out to meet her groom.
These rich bridesmaid dresses were a perfect match for the clouds rolling over that morning!
The sun broke through the clouds just in time for a beautiful, warm outdoor ceremony!
Love when my couples let me steal them away for some final golden hour portraits!!!
Time to celebrate!
Venue: Round Lake Vineyards || Videographer: Ludeman Productions || Florist: McCarthy’s Floral || Makeup: Jenna Roisen Caterer: River City Eatery || Cake: Hy-Vee || DJ: Mojo Productions || Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse || Wedding Dress: Bridal Gallery Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mix Bridal || Photography: Emily Mitton Photography