Grand View Lodge Wedding / Jamie + Conner


Jamie and Conner met at bar.  Conner accidentally spilled his beer on her, and that was all it took to get the conversation rolling.  They discovered they were both in healthcare and the kicker- they were both born in the same hospital on the same day, same year.  If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.  Their Grand View Lodge wedding this past September in Brained, Minnesota was intimate with an outdoor ceremony that overlooked the lake.

Before the ceremony started, Jamie and her half of the bridal party gathered in the large cabin.  They popped some champagne and relaxed until Jamie’s hair and makeup was finished.  Meanwhile, Conner and his groomsmen played bags near the cabin across the road.  Once Conner got word Jamie was ready to go, he went inside and put on his suit.  Conner isn’t a huge fan of dressing up, but knowing his beautiful bride would be elated, put on a smile along with his vest and jacket.

Conner waited for Jamie in front of the outdoor staircase at Grand View lodge for their first look.  Jamie put on her dress and made her way outside to meet him.  Both of them were ecstatic to see one another, especially Jamie who couldn’t believe how great Conner looked in his suit.

The Grand View Lodge has a beautiful beach with docs that take you out to the lake.  We took a stroll to the doc then back towards the outdoor ceremony space to meet their wedding party and families.

The Hula Peppers started warming up their guitars for the ceremony.  They are friend’s of Conner’s father and set a relaxed vibe for their guests to walk into.  Once everyone was seated for the ceremony, Jamie stood on top of the ceremony.  Her parent’s grabbed either arm and walked her down the steps and aisle.  The ceremony was performed by Jamie’s cousin and shared their love story with the rest of the guests.

After the ceremony, the guests made their way inside.  The forecast predicted rain, so the social hour was moved indoors to the reception space.  This was a good call because wow, did it ever storm!  It started shortly after dinner, and kept going long into the night.  It started to let up right before my time with them was done, so I pulled them outside for one final rain shot.

Jamie and Conner – you guys are ammmmmaaazzzziiiinnnnnngggg!  I cannot thank you enough for finding me!  This past year has been so fun because of people like you.   Your wedding was so entertaining- I love your family and friends!  Call me anytime you want to hang out, I want to be your friend!  You two are truly a match made in heaven, so excited to see what the future brings you both.

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Vendors:

Dress: The Wedding Shoppe

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Officiant: Alexis Lehman 

Band: The Hula Peppers

DJ: Dana from Premier Party Entertainment 

Hair and Make-up: Cindy Rose Hannah, Bliss Salon and Boutique

Cake: A Piece of Cake Bakery, St. Paul, MN 

Ceremony/Reception: Grand View Lodge

Want more Jamie and Conner?  I always do.  Here’s their engagement session where we lost one of Conner’s shoes to a puddle.

St. Paul Engagement Session / Jamie + Conner

 


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