We have another beautiful wedding to share with you! Steph & Zac’s wedding is one that we’ve been excited to share since the moment we arrived at their venue.
Steph & Zac’s love story began while they were in college. While attending college in Winona, Minnesota, they both worked at the restaurant, Westgate. Starting out as friends, they began going on dates during the summer of 2014. They officially put a label on it August 18, 2014. A couple of years later they bought their first home together. August 16, 2018, Zac popped the question! The dates August 16, 17, and 18 are very important to them and will always be a time for them to celebrate!
Check out their wedding highlight video below for an overview of their wedding day!
When we arrived at Hotel Broz, we were immediately taken aback by the unique layout of the building. There are many little nooks and crannies in the historic building that dates back to the 1890s. Both the ladies and guys getting ready areas are just far enough away that there’s no need to worry about running into each other. Both areas are beautiful and simple and really accented Steph & Zac’s colors for their wedding!
Before Steph went to see Zac for their first look, she did a first look with her dad - too sweet!
Steph & Zac’s wedding day was hot. The sun was in its full glory so we made their first look short and sweet on the back balcony of Hotel Broz before quickly running back inside for some extra portraits.
If you know anything about Steph, you know she’s got an overwhelming love for their dog, Kona. Thankfully, they were able to have Kona around for some photos on their wedding day!
Hotel Broz has so many different options for locations of portraits. They’ve got different urban vibes with the different stone/brick that their building is made of and a beautiful tree area too!
Come time for wedding party portraits, we made our way to the shaded tree area on the backside of Hotel Broz. We all cozied in close to capture some stunning portraits amid the greenery. The wedding party, filled with friends and family, knew how to have a good time! They filled their remaining portrait time with selfies and shots until they took a break inside to cool down.
We can’t forget the cutest flower girls around!
With plenty of time to spare before the start of the ceremony, we decided to do some additional wedding party portraits! Everyone was down to try out some new, less-traditional wedding party portrait poses and prompts and we LOVE how they turned out!
Steph & Zac shared their vows and exchanged rings under some absolutely stunning trees. The mid-day sun slowly shifted behind the leaves and the result led to some stunning images.
Steph & Zac planned some simple, yet stunning details for their wedding reception. From the cocktail hour accents to the stunning centerpieces, we were taken aback by how they transformed the space!
Dinner is always a moment where we get to take a step back. We love to soak in the support and love everyone shares with the newlyweds - Steph & Zac’s wedding was no exception.
Also, the best part of any wedding day: the desserts.
We snagged the new Mr & Mrs out for some golden hour portraits. Sunset and golden hour are our favorite times to grab some extra couple portraits.
As we made our way back inside, the dance floor was calling. The lights dimmed, the music shifted, and the dancing began!
Steph & Zac’s day was a romantic fairy tale. Now, they’re living their happily ever after (with their TWO pups too)!
Venue: Hotel Broz in New Prague, MN, Dress: Blue by Enzoani Katerina from Posh Bridal Couture, Hair & Makeup: TheBeautyBarByB, Menswear: Knights Chamber Clothiers, Catering: Distinctive Catering & Events, DJ: Jason Durken, Day of Coordinator: Kaitlyn Gerts