What a gorgeous day for John and Kathy at the picturesque Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka! We felt right at home with them immediately and found some cool little nooks and crannies around the Club to catch some cool sunlight and textures. I love the images of the curved staircase – look for the ring bearer in the picture! Kathy surprised John with an amazing piano piece during the reception which you can catch a glimpse of in the video below. I also love the images of the ring on the super fragrant Hawaiian lei and also the images right at sunset. Thanks for inviting us to be part of your day Kathy and John! -Judd and Josh
Hannah and Michael were the first couple to get married at JX Event Venue – wow! What an amazing day – two fun families and just a laid-back party atmosphere the entire day. We were honored to shoot Austin and Kelsey’s wedding last year at our other venue, The Loft at Studio J, so it was great to have a different experience for the family just two blocks away.
After an awesome moment with Jen and all the women in the VIP room, Michael and Hannah had their ceremony down by the gazebo. We then proceeded to board our first ever boat limos to do some sandbar hopping along the St. Croix. We have been to the boom site a couple other times with weddings, but it was too shallow to pull in there so we had to shoot across on the other side and got some unreal images there!
People were laughing the entire day; I loved the tie clips on the men, the Tinder headshot session, Gary the DJ serenading Grandma, the special mop dance, the all-white bridesmaids dresses, the air achieved on the garter toss, the push-up situation, and the disposable camera situation (they still sell those??). Below are some of our favorite images and slideshow – thanks Hannah and Michael for the uber fun day and breaking in JX! – Judd and Josh
So this was a crazy fun day starting of with the first glance where Alix employed two young nephews to give Cullen a spank for the first glance! A group of super fun friends, a massively windy trolley ride (post traffic jam / liquor store stop), boom site spider-monkey image, and cave and water images added to a one of a kind photo shoot with this crew. We really enjoy being photographers and capturing all these moments as they happen spontaneously with a group on such an important day.
Alix had chosen some very cool decor including a guest globe for signing, actual knot for tying during the ceremony, exquisite jewelry, and a most unique bouquet that was made from her grandmother’s jewelry and other trinkets – super unique and heavy!
I absolutely love the images of Alix and her bridesmaids getting ready in the bride’s room at The Loft at Studio J. Thanks Alix and Cullen for letting us be a part of your amazingly fun day and enjoy the images! – Judd, Josh, and Evan
Photographer: Judd Sather and Studio J Photography
Design and Coordination: Caitlin, Simply Elegant
Venue: JX Event Venue
Floral Designer: Camrose Hill
Hair : Julie Swenson
Makeup: Cristina Ziemer
Women’s Attire: Flutter Boutique
Men’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Stationery: Printerette Press
Videography: Narrate Studios
Food & Small Desserts : Lake Elmo Inn
Kransakake Cake: Mai Little Cakes
Rentals/Décor: Apres Party & Tent
Lighting Elements: PHOS
Band: Rock With U
What an incredible day, and what an incredible journey it has been getting to know two super awesome people over the last year or so!
Traci and Kandice had a beautiful day full of wonderful details for their wedding. Below is complete list; their attention to detail was just impeccable. From the old school fortune tellers, to the unity art, to the superman socks, to the custom image socks (yes!), to the memory table, to the custom puzzle piece cuff links, to the recessional song of “Another One Bites the Dust”, this wedding was equal parts detailed and fun.
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of life is when the unexpected happens. One of those moments happened after Traci and Kandice’s first glance when we were walking along the river and heard live guitar music. We couldn’t locate the source at first but it was Michael singing and playing in between the bride supports which provided a wonderful acoustic tunnel for his voice and guitar. Michael I hope you see this because I couldn’t locate you on Facebook to get you the image we took for you!
Some amazing emotional moments happened as well: the first was the exchange of gifts when Traci presented Kandice with a tie bar with her mom’s handwriting on it, and the second was Kandice’s message to Traci’s children during the vows. These moments are why it is continually amazing and rewarding to be a wedding photographer; to be trusted to capture these special moments in people’s lives.
Check out the video and some of our favorite images below! Special shout out to the amazing Simply elegant Crew (Caitlin), Deco Catering for the most amazing carrots I have ever eaten, the ladies who brought Kentucky Derby hats, and Jenny for the Fireball shots. Enjoy Hawaii you two and thanks for having us as part of your wedding day! – Judd, Josh, Eric, Breanna, Kelsey, and Grace
Here is a complete list of details and vendors:
Cootie Catcher (Fortune Teller):
Eat Me Cake topper:
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Flowers: Camrose Hill
Caterer: The Deco
Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Strings: Innocenti Strings
Officiate: Leslie Ball from Positively Charmed
Linens: Linen Effects (including the cake stand)
DJ: Adagio DJ Entertainment
Glass Ceremony: unityinglass.com
Rings: Diamond Exchange
Hair/Make-up: Lisa Reinhardt
Macarons: Nikkolette’s Macarons
Pizza: Galactic Pizza
Planner: The Simply Elegant Group
Photography: Judd Sather Photography
Dave and Angie met doing mission work in Haiti, and I’m pretty sure they have not stopped smiling since. It is so fun to work with people that genuinely have fun constantly and enjoy each other’s company so much. They picked amazingly picturesque venues in Central Lutheran Church and Windows on Minnesota.
Some of our favorite images are below: The inside/outside juxtaposition at The Guthrie Theater, walking away from the church, Angie’s tear that made her lose the crying bet, all the guys on their phones (especially Richard’s 1990s cordless), Reggie’s dance, and the closing shot with Minneapolis lights in the background. We also had the privilege to capture the wedding on video and will post that here when it’s ready in a couple weeks. Kudos to dress design from Essence of Australia and JenMar Creations for the flower girl dresses.
Oh and I have to tell you that Angie makes the most AMAZING monster cookies – ask her to make some for you sometime. 🙂 Thanks Angie and Dave for having us be a part of your day! – Judd, Josh, Breana, Eric, and Casey
Here is their highlight video:
And slideshow of images:
And Full Ceremony:
We are humbled by this award that makes the Loft at Studio J one of the top 20 loft and warehouse spaces in the COUNTRY! We are so proud of our staff and thankful for all of our awesome clients that love The Loft as much as we do! Check out the article here.