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Melanie & Brian wedding photographer – Winona, MN

July 12th, 2008 – As I had mentioned before, the wedding from this past Saturday was beautiful. With the wedding ceremony taking place on the campus of Winona State University at the Alumni Gazebo, surrounded by some of the best landscaping you’ll see in Winona – paver walkways, coy pond, with numerous flower plots, under perfect weather consisting of bright blue skies, wispy clouds, a bright shining sun and on top of that was a great bridal party with each of the bridesmaids wearing different pastel colors matching the groomsmen vests.

All of that and I haven’t even gotten to the most important, brightest part of the day – the bride & groom! They both attended & graduated from WSU with education majors. As nice as these two were, I know they’ll make great teachers! Melanie already teaches for a nearby local elementary school.

Enough of my rambling again – the pictures will speak for themselves of this beautiful wedding…

The flowers nice and bright from Nola’s Flowers here in Winona, decorated with Melanie’s favorite little bug – butterflies…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

*please note* – the rest of the photos posted, I’ve added a nice, warm, digital enhancement photo treatment which I’ve created, I hope you enjoy!

They both decided to see each other prior to the wedding and we managed to get most of the portraits done prior to the ceremony…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The coy pond made for a perfect backdrop for photos…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Melanie and her bridesmaids having fun…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

They all were beautiful & bright and full of smiles all day…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Brian and the guys were pretty laid back…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the wedding portraits, it was time for the ceremony to begin. Everyone was patiently waiting…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As I mentioned before, it was just a beautiful day and the Alumni Gazebo made an equally beautiful location for a wedding …

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Ready to share his vows to her…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After exchanging their vows and pouring sand into a vase representing their union to each other, they kissed and walked down the path on their first walk as husband & wife…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the ceremony, we took some time to create some more unique wedding portraits. This one is different than most you’ll see, but I like the effect and wanted to share…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We then headed to the Riverport Inn & Suites here in Winona for the reception. The main thing that stood out was the cake – they used a bunch of cupcakes, so everyone had their own little wedding cake…

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Even though I was there for only a short time, it was a wonderful wedding for me to be apart of and wish you both the best of futures together, Melanie & Brian! Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer!

Winona MN wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

See more of Melanie & Brian’s wedding photography here