Natalie & Micah wedding photographer – Winona, Minnesota

July 26th, 2008 – This past wedding was close to home – right here in Winona, Minnesota. Natalie & Micah’s wedding ceremony was held at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, which is definitely a place to visit if you’re ever in Winona, MN and like to check out architecture. I shot the engagement photos for Natalie & Micah here at Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels as well. The church is beautiful and this wedding was a perfect fit. Natalie was lovely in her lace wedding dress & long veil trimmed with lace. The colors for the wedding were a light green & dark brown with light blue highlights from the hydrangea flowers.

They kept it traditional and decided not to see each other prior to the wedding ceremony. I started with Natalie and the bridesmaids. But enough of my rambling, I’ll let the wedding photography do the talking!

Here’s a photo of Natalie’s veil I got while she and the bridesmaids were getting ready…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and as I mentioned in my previous post about their wedding, the church is a sight to see – inside and out. Here we have the lovely Natalie posing for a few shots around the inside of the church…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Micah was looking sharp as well…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

So after getting through all the formal wedding photos, the room where Natalie got ready, in Alverna Hall, was a perfect place for some more casual & unique bridal portraits. This is one of my favorites…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

This one shows you the detail of her dress…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After some last minute preparations, it was time for the ceremony to begin. It was a beautiful ceremony…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I love this shot between the two of them stating their vows to each other…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Rings were exchanged and after the kiss they had a receiving line to meet all of their guests. Waiting outside were those guests waiting with bubbles as they made their exit!

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We finished up with the family & bridal party photos and finished with Natalie & Micah’s portraits. I figured since we took the engagement photos here, we may as well update some of the poses used with wedding photos! Here’s a cute one…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and we had a little fun re-creating an older style of wedding portrait, with a little “American Gothic” feel to it without the pitchfork, enhanced to fit the mood… of course we had a few laughs making it though : )

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and the nice looking shoes that were literally becoming a pain for Natalie, since they were coming off as soon as they could, I had to shot those too!

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After getting those shoes off and the dress bustled, we were off to Signatures Restaurant & Visions Event Center located on the Bridges Golf Club on the outskirts of Winona. Their wedding cake was very unique!

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Cocktail hour & hor D’oeuvres were served first, then dinner with speeches & toasts and the cake cutting. Then Micah & Natalie had some cigars to share outside with anyone who wanted them. There was quite the group outside the bar…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After that, it was time for the dance to start, of course with a very tender first dance between Natalie & Micah…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

then came the father/daughter & mother/son dance and then the dance floor opened up to everyone!

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Once again, as usual, this was another great wedding to be a part of as the wedding photographer. Thank you Natalie & Micah and if there’s one thing that everyone could come away with from your wedding, it would be “All You Need Is Love”…

Winona Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Congratulations again to you both! I wish you both the best!!

See more of their wedding photography here!!!

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