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Ashley & Chris – Winona, MN wedding

wedding photo at Visions Event Center - Winona MN

For most, waking up to rain on a Saturday morning would normally mean rescheduling some outdoor activities that you may have had planned. When it’s your wedding day, it could cause some unwanted anxiety – even though it’s been said that rain on your wedding day is good luck, no one really wants it to rain on your wedding day. Continue to see the wedding photos

Katie & Scott | Winona, Minnesota wedding

My wife & I met for the first time while employed at the same company and never really talked to each until we had a company Christmas party around 5-6 months later. A little over a year after that party, we were married. We’re coming up on our 10 year anniversary this coming January. The reason I bring this up is, Katie & Scott met while working for the same organization and as they say – the rest was history.

It seemed like a perfect setting for the ceremony at Katie’s parent’s home. You can’t make it any more personal than that. I also wonder what it felt like to get ready in the same room you grew up in. From the weather, the personal setting of the home crowded by all the family & friends, the beautiful details & decor added by Weddings By Nancy, the lovely music by the Seven River Strings Quartet, bouquets & floral from Flowers On Broadway, service at Visions Event Center and to the live reception music by Incognito – the day really came together perfectly for two of the nicest people.

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Melissa & Jason | Winona MN wedding photographer

Emotions are powerful.

Do you remember when you first saw the love of your life? How did you feel? For those of you who are engaged, do you remember the feelings you felt during the proposal? For those of you who are married, do you remember seeing them for the first time on your wedding day? How did it feel? Was it joyful & perhaps a little scary at the same time? Or maybe your emotions were so overwhelming that you find it hard to recall??

Melissa & Jason’s wedding had some of the most purest emotions I’ve been able to document.

With the beautiful weather we had on their wedding day, we decided to do their first sight outside of Central Lutheran Church. Prior to seeing each other for the first time, I had Jason wait outside the church while Melissa was helped by her mother & sister with some final touches…

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Alison & Chris | Winona, MN wedding

I’ve known Alison & Chris for like four to five years now. I believe that they started dating not too long before I met them both. Seeing the two of them go from “a couple” to “husband & wife” is pretty neat. Being a good friend of Chris’s father & stepmother, I’ve gotten the chance to know Alison & Chris better too. We’ve been on the river & sat around a few campfires together, watched Super Bowls & UFC fights, been on a motorcycle cruise or two (even though I sold my Harley a few years ago, I followed in my car) and even been to a few parties at either our house or his parent’s. My wife went to Alison’s bachelorette party & I went to Chris’s bachelor party. While we don’t necessarily hang out on a regular basis, I’d like to say that Alison & Chris are good family friends.

Being at their wedding was almost kinda like being a guest, I guess. I don’t get invited to too many weddings anymore, since I’m usually working at a different wedding. ; ) Knowing many of the guests & all but one of the bridal party, (I know Bridgette’s mom, so that counts right? Hi Bridgette!) it was kinda hard to not visit with those I know. (so sorry if any of you felt like I was ignoring you, but hey – I was working!) But the greatest part, other than seeing two people in love get married, was to see so many people having a good time. The weather was pretty close to perfect, even though it got a little on the warm side once the sun finally came out. As they say, it was a great day for a wedding.

Let’s check out some pics, huh??

A kiss for his bride when they first saw each other…

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Wedding Visions – Designing Signature Dreams

Are you or someone you know planning a wedding? Or maybe looking for wedding ideas? I invite you to attend this upcoming open house bridal event of where I will be one of the featured wedding professionals taking place at Signatures Restaurant & Visions Event Center in Winona, Minnesota.

Here is an open invitation to any of you currently in the wedding planning process:

Wedding Visions
Designing Signature Dreams

Planning Possibilities with Quality

Congratulations on your Engagement!!!
Signatures Restaurant and Visions Event Center would like to cordially invite you to an open house bridal event on
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:30-9:00 PM.

-Meet with professionals in the wedding industry
-View various types of décor
-Sample wedding cake, wine and hors d’ oeuvres
-Gain inspiration for planning bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, golf outings, receptions, and gift opening brunches.
-Register for door prizes!
-Take advantage of contract bonuses!

We look forward to helping you plan your
Signature Event!

Venetian Masquerade | Birthday Ball 2009 | Winona Health Auxiliary

I am donating my photographic vision & services for a wonderful cause here in Winona, Minnesota. I will be covering the Winona Health Auxiliary 2009 Birthday Ball – Venetian Masquerade. Proceeds from this year’s Birthday Ball will help fund scholarships for those seeking a career in healthcare, provide improvements to Winona Health Manors, and assist in funding the TeleHealth initiative.

This year’s Birthday Ball will take place on Saturday, September 19th, 2009.

Venetian Masquerade | Birthday Ball 2009 | Winona Health Auxillary

Event Timeline

5:00 p.m.    Pre-Ball Socials
7:00 p.m.    Arrival at Signatures Restaurant & Visions Event Center
8:00 p.m.    Dinner (view menu)
9:00 p.m.    Music & Dancing until 1 a.m. – Entertainment provided by Incognito
10:30 p.m.     Raffle Drawings

2009 Birthday Ball Masquerade Masks can be purchased at Pretty Things on 3rd and the Winona Health Auxiliary Gift Shop at Community Memorial Hospital, and will also be available at the Pre-Ball Socials.

Please visit the Birthday Ball website through the links above to learn more of how you can help support Winona Health & our future caregivers to our loved ones. If you are attending, I look forward to seeing you!

Brittany & Andrew | Winona, Minnesota wedding photographer

On August 8th, I was back home from my Minneapolis wedding and ready to go for my third wedding of the month here in Winona. It was somewhat fitting that I had been traveling long distances prior to Brittany & Andrew’s wedding as travel & long distances played a large part in both of their lives individually & as a couple. Granted, driving to the Twin Cities and back isn’t as far as Europe, but it’s travel nonetheless. You see – Andrew’s parents took him on many trips as a child. They both studied abroad in Europe. And Brittany travels a lot for her job. They also used it as a theme for their reception. They chose to stay distant and not see each other before the ceremony. As they say, “distance makes the heart grow fonder” and I feel that there’s definitely truth to that statement for these two.
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