New Year’s Eve! In 15 years of wedding photography, this was our first New Year’s Eve wedding and it was awesome to spend with Lauren and Carl! It’s always hard to find just the right thing to do on NYE, and the incredible group of friends and family were all in the right place tonight.
‘Twas a bit chilly as Lauren slipped off her snow covered heels to warm up – I love the image of the first glance when she was about to tap Carl on the shoulder on the rooftop of A’Bulae with downtown St. Paul in the background. She wanted the heels and no shoveling and got it – plus icy feet! Her boots were needed for the courageous trek to half-frozen Minnehaha Falls – what a backdrop for a winter wedding – spectacular!
Some of my favorite images and video are below: kiss in the limo, snowy trees, Trent/Josh wipeouts in the snow, Lauren’s brother’s ring, frozen falls, and the spins! Lauren and Carl had a choreographed first dance which had a very dramatic spin that we recreated a few times throughout the day and made for some fun images. A big shout out to the NYE details made alive by Kyra & crew – clocks, table settings, place cards, etc, etc – they were awesome! Speaking of details, Carl had some custom cuff links made and they both had custom low top Chuck Taylors with 12.31.2015 on them – super cool touch.
How about getting kicked off the ice rink?!?!? But at least we didn’t jump in the elevator. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome time Lauren and Carl!! – Judd, Josh, and Dayna