The first time I walked into Trellis Weddings and Events, in Stillwater MN, to meet with Vicki + Xo for their final walkthrough meeting before their wedding day, I was absolutely in awe. A stone trail through the mossy woods opened into a gorgeous garden filled with trees, shrubs, plants, benches, fountains, statues and more. Everything was so picturesque, it definitely didn’t feel as though we were in Minnesota anymore. I was even more excited for Vicki + Xo’s big day!
The two of them prepared in separate rooms of the adorable cottage at Trellis Weddings, then followed with their first look under the shade of the trees. They were so excited, they just beamed when they saw each other. Then we spent time wandering around the beautiful grounds of Trellis photographing portraits of the two of them both together and alone. We then moved on to bridal party and family portraits until it was time to prepare for their ceremony.
Vicki + Xo’s ceremony was held under the beautiful white tent on the Trellis grounds. The highlights included vows they wrote to their three children, which caused many people to reach for their tissues. The kids were so happy – they were full of laughs, hugs and tears of joy as well.
Afterward, a trolly carried the entire wedding party over to the St Croix riverboats, where the reception was held on the Majestic Star. Following dinner and toasts, the group danced the night away as the boat sailed up and down the St Croix during a gorgeous June evening. A spectacular sunset was the perfect cap to the night.
Vicki + Xo, I am so happy for you as you begin your new lives joined as a beautiful family. I am so honored you chose to work with me, and I wish you a beautiful life full of laughter and love together.
Wedding Venue: Trellis Weddings and Events
Reception Venue: St Croix Boat & Packet Co / Majestic Star
Catering: The Grand
Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal Boutique
Seamstress: Heather Baldridge
Bride’s Shoes: DSW
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Connection
Makeup/Hair: Fusion Salon
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Jeweler: Michael Hill / Arthur’s Jewelers / Ben Bridge
Videographer: Tig WD
Officiant: Pastor Tom Belt
Florist: Friend of the couple
Invitations: Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Desserts: Dorothy Ann Bakery & Cafe
DJ: Instant Request