Chris + Antonio wanted to pull out all the stops for their wedding day. It had to be gorgeous. It had to be epic. And in every way, it was all that and more!
They held their big day at the Landmark Center in St Paul, MN. The Landmark Center is really one of the pinnacles of gorgeous wedding venues in Minnesota. The grand columns, five-story glass-covered courtyard, marble details, carved mahogany, and romantic lighting make for such a stunning wedding venue. And Chris + Antonio dressed it up further with beautiful draping, candles, flowers, gold tablecloths, chair covers – you name it!
We began their day with preparations in separate rooms of the building. Once Chris + Antonio were ready, we headed over to the wild, rustic Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary for their first look. This hidden gem of a location is a perfect combination of natural beauty and rustic stone and railroad bridges. Chris + Antonio loved that it mirrored the same ambiance as Mill Ruins Park in Minneapolis where we held their engagement session last year.
Chris + Antonio’s first look was pretty much as epic as their entire wedding day. There were tears, hugs, kisses – their joy was so radiant! Every person present could feel their love and happiness. Afterward, we headed back to Rice Park as well and the James J Hill Center to photograph them with their families and friends.
Then it was on to the big ceremony. The cheers from the audience once they were married were thunderous! Next up were cocktails, an amazing dinner and finally toasts. Again, the love between them, as well as from their family and friends, was simply glowing. The fun was followed by an amazing dance party – the floor never stopped being filled to capacity!
Chris + Antonio, I am so happy for the two of you as you join your lives together. I wish you every happiness in life, and congratulations on your big day!
Venue: Landmark Center
Wedding Coordinator: J’aime Events
Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: Tip Top Tux
Grooms Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids Attire: The Wedding Shoppe
Invitations: Mint for Hue
Hair: Creative Beaute Agency
Officiant: Positively Charmed Ceremonies
Wedding Rings: Rogers & Hollands
Florist: Simply Stated Elegance
Catering: Lisa’s Catering
Draping: Dynamic Drape
Cake: Queen of Cakes
DJ: Adagio DJay Entertainment