Dellwood Barn Weddings | Minnesota Wedding | Amber + Graham

What a day! I met Amber and Graham at the Hampton Inn Downtown St. Paul to get ready. Then we headed over to Dellwood Barn Weddings for their first look. The first look is always one of my favorite moments on a wedding day and Amber and Graham’s didn’t disappoint :) We spent the day going between the AC in the bridal suite to sweatin’ up a storm in the sunny 90 degree weather. Nevertheless it was such a beautiful and simple wedding and I am so grateful to have been able to capture it.

Please enjoy a little sneak into Amber and Graham’s wedding day :)

Amber & Graham’s Amazing Vendors |

Venue | Dellwood Barn Weddings

Florals | Suzanne Winters

Hair | Mechelle

Make Up | Kate Teal Beauty

Stationary | Shutterfly

Dress | The Wedding Shoppe

Video | Verite Video and Film

Jewelry & Rings | Continental Diamond

Cake | Abby’s Bakery

Catering | BRIE Catering

Groom’s Suit | EPH Apparel

Band/DJ | Shannon Ness- Them and Her Band

Minneapolis Event Center | June Wedding | Hanna + Ben

Minneapolis Event Center | June Wedding | Hanna + Ben

The Minneapolis Event Center was absolutely stunning! I know Hanna was nervous about the construction going on nearby, but I overheard how impressed everyone was with the venue all night long, and it is definitely one of my favorites! The Wild Orchid’s floral arrangements were drop-dead gorgeous as well! Every little detail was perfect, from the arbor to the elevated greenery and garland at the head table! And Hannah’s bouquet, let me just say “Wow!” Melissa’s (MHEvents) planning of course brought everything together in effortless fashion. I honestly wonder if the wedding guests even knew Melissa was there, working her butt off! I suppose that the sign of a good wedding planner is that all the hard work that goes into the big day looks effortless! Everything about this day was perfect, sweet, and whimsical!

Fall St. Louis Park Wedding | OakRidge Country Club | Kristine + Ryan McMullen

Fall St. Louis Park Wedding | OakRidge Country Club | Kristine + Ryan McMullen

Kristine and Ryan got married on an overcast fall day in beautiful St. Louis Park, MN at Oakridge Country Club. They were surrounded by close friends and family and spent the day laughing and trying to not step on the goose poop that littered the golf course. Oakridge Country Club is a dream for Minnesota wedding photographers!!! I had so much fun on the grounds and in the beautiful natural light filled hallway at the club! I was high school friends with a lot of the party and guests, so it was fun capturing all of them and having a blast as well. I may or may not have took a lil sip of apple whiskey. Hey, I was forced!! :)

Snowy Winter Wedding | Jordan + Mitch

Snowy Winter Wedding | Jordan + Mitch

Jordan and Mitch got married on the coldest day in November. (that might not be accurate, but it was quite nippy). Even though it was freezing, Jordan and Mitch were so cute and such troopers! We got into a good rhythm talking photos. We’d go out, take a few, then go inside and warm up, then go out again. It was actually perfect!! It started to snow during their ceremony, and I couldn’t wait to take them outside and get those whimsical snowy photos. Overall, it was a simple and stunning black and white wedding!

Fall Styled Shoot for Minnesota Bride Magazine | Golden Oak Farm

Fall Styled Shoot for Minnesota Bride Magazine | Golden Oak Farm

Moody and elegant styled shoot for Minnesota Bride, shot by Hannah Ampe Photography at The Golden Oak Farm with the following amazing vendors.

Photography | Hannah Ampe Photography | www.hannahampephoto.com

Florals | Emily @ Blossom Studio | http://www.blossomstudiominneapolis.com

Details | Copper Mug Co. | https://www.coppermugs.com

Details | Ribbon: Tono&Co | https://tonoandco.com

Details | The Mrs Box | https://themrsbox.com

Rentals | Amy @ Sante Events | https://www.santeevents.com

Venue| Golden Oak Farm | https://www.thegoldenoakfarm.com

Dessert | Amy's Cupcake Shoppe | https://www.amyscupcakeshoppe.com

Hair & Makeup | SoCoJo Hair and Makeup | https://www.socojoartistry.com/services-prices

Models | Mary & Zach Swenson

Invitations | Katelyn @ PaperPlumCo (Etsy) | https://www.paperplum.com

Dress | a&be, The Samantha by Truevelle | https://aandbebridalshop.com/minneapolis

Suit | Martin Patrick 3 | https://www.martinpatrick3.com

Best of 2018!

Best of 2018!

It’s taken me so long to go through all of my weddings and sessions from 2018 and I would by lying if I said I didn’t spend most of the time just reminiscing each one :) I am utterly grateful for everything that I experienced in 2018 and cannot wait to see what 2019 brings me.

Osceola, Wi | Lily Springs Farm Summer Wedding | Erik & Katherine

Osceola, Wi | Lily Springs Farm Summer Wedding | Erik & Katherine

It was a beautiful day for an outdoor Mid-West wedding :) Katherine and Erik got married at the Beautiful Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin on a perfect summer day in September! They had an intimate ceremony and reception and enjoyed great food and drink from Eat for Equity and The Angry Minnow Brewery from Hayward, WI.

Walnut Woods Wedding | Kristy & Rogan Roosa

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Kristy & Rogan are married!! 

Leading up to Saturday, we were checking the weather ever hour on the hour. There was a 60% chance of rain from 12pm-6pm, the exact time that Kristy & Rogan had me booked for their wedding day. Needless to say we were a bit nervous because the wedding was all outdoors. Well guess what..?? It didn't rain :) Well okay, it rained a little bit, but just enough to use our cute umbrellas for a few photos. 

Kristy and Rogan are emotional beings, and knowing that, they didn't want to say their vows in front of everyone at their ceremony, because well.. they wouldn't have been able to get their sweet words out. So they decided to say their vows after their first look on a small private beach in Walnut Woods State Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

Now, me also being an emotional being, it was hard for even me to keep it together for their vows!! Everything about it was so beautiful and intimate. It was exactly what they wanted it to be! Their whole wedding day was full of love, family and friends, and a laid back vibe that made everyone feel comfortable and full of love.

Kristy had asked her dad to make a wine box for their unity ceremony. What he delivered blew away everyone! He made this detailed and exquisite "box" equipped with wine glasses, a bottle of wine, shooters, a photo album that showed the making of their wine box, AND secret locking pins to lock the drawer they will keep their letters they wrote to each other in. It was the most careful creating of love I have ever seen, and Kristy's reaction says it all :) 

Their ceremony was performed by their friend Tina, who did an absolute amazing job!!! There were laughs and there were tears, but in the end there was nothing but love. 

We ended the night with a casual Champagne shower, which was absolutely epic!!! This must turn into a thing at every wedding :)

 

Kristy and Rogan are the sweetest people and were so much fun to work with. I know I say this every wedding or engagement shoot, but I really mean it: I have the best clients and I am so pumped that I got the chance to capture their special moments. I get such a rush shooting couples and capturing their love and telling their stories. :)

 

Until next time,

Hannah!