June 15, 2012
Sam, the first time I met you you instantly became the coolest guy in the room to me. Yep. True confessions. You mentioned that you had dual citizenship in both the US and in Ireland and from then on when Matt and I talked about you, your name was “Cool Sam”. Laura, I heard about Sam’s beautiful and fiercely intelligent girlfriend for years and wanted to hate you for being both beautiful and intelligent enough for those to be your descriptors when other spoke about you but the minute we first met that night, I wanted to be your very best friend. What I didn’t know until your wedding day about you as a couple was your capacity for love. For your family and friends, yes, but most importantly, your love for each other. I can’t get over it. Actually, I can’t get over you. It is couples like you and weddings like yours that make my heart sing. Yours was a day where nothing was more important than the fact that you were marrying each other. You weren’t complete until you saw each other for the first time and from there, the rest was cake. This is 100% all I long for for my couples on their wedding day and to see this happen to perfectly, so effortlessly, on your day just made it all the more obvious how representative of you as a couple that is. You weren’t complete until you had each other in your lives and the rest? The rest will be cake.
To Laura & Sam. I love you guys. Now let’s break out the wine on your newlywed patio. xo
Ceremony Location: Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the University of St. Thomas Campus
Bride’s Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Salon Zeo
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suit: The Wedding Shoppe
Floral: Coleen Nagel
HUGE thanks are due to my fabulous 2nd shooter, Monika Rae Photography!