On a drizzly, overcast October Saturday, Abby and Brad began the preparations for their wedding days in their parents’ homes. Both Abby and Brad were surrounded with friends and family as they put the finishing touches on their wedding looks before heading to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia, Minnesota.

As the pews of the beautiful church were filled, the bridesmaids and groomsmen made their way down the aisle. Brad showed pure excitement as Abby walked down the aisle to him.

With a large wedding party filled with friends and family, we squeezed in everyone really close in the front of the sanctuary. It sure gives off a lot of cozy vibes! Heading outside, as the rain slowed and the pavement began to dry, we got some fun photos in front of St. Joseph’s beautiful brick exterior.

Portrait time with Abby and Brad was a blast! Between Abby’s stunning lace on her wedding dress and her cathedral length wedding veil, we knew we could really get creative with their portraits. We started at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and then drove over to Schram’s Vineyards Winery & Brewery. These two locations felt like a beautiful summation of Abby and Brad; enjoying the great outdoors and hitting up a brewery!

After enjoying some delicious beverages, we all headed over to the reception at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center. Abby and Brad planned beautiful details to highlight the location’s natural beauty.

A grand entrance, toasts, and cake cutting, oh my! One of our favorite details of the wedding day were their wedding favors: apple cider mini donuts from one of their favorite food trucks, North Star Donuts! We loved this unique, fun, and personal touch!

The party started as the newlyweds graced the dance floor with their first dance!

Abby and Brad, we’re so thrilled for you as you begin your happily ever after!


Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Reception Venue: Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Dress: Radiant Bride in Cleveland, Ohio, Hair: Crystal Marie, Makeup: Sarah Frank Make Up Artistry, Menswear: Temple Service Center in Glencoe, MN, Florist: Festivities, Catering: Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Favors: Apple Cider Mini Donuts from North Star Donuts, DJ: Instant Request, Wedding Planner: Angela Wrede of Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center