Holli & Shawn | Wedding Photography at Guardian Angels Church & Ridges of Sand Creek

Wedding Photography - Chaska, MN

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. It’s even better luck when the rain clears up five minutes before the first look and cloudless skies follow for the rest of the day.

Bride and groom kiss at their wedding ceremony at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska, MN

Holli and Shawn tied the knot on April 27, 2019 at the historic and beautiful Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska, MN.  

Bride and groom dip at their wedding at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska, MN

Holli and Shawn were destined to be together. Set up by their parents (who are friends), Holli and Shawn’s mutual love for the outdoors, fishing and adventuring, in addition to the importance of family, friends, and faith make these two a perfect match.

Bride and groom exchange letters on their wedding day

Before they met at the aisle, the couple exchanged notes with their first look (Holli gave Shawn over a dozen notes, which she’d been writing for several years).

Groom and groomsmen show off their fish socks in Chaska, MN park.

What would a Minnesota fisherman’s wedding be without a homage or two to the sport?

Pink and ivory table settings at a wedding reception at the Ridges of Sand Creek in Jordan, MN

The cake topper included a fisherman couple, and even the wedding hashtag (#reelinginareisgraf) pointed toward Holli and Shawn’s love of fishing.

Groom and his friends serenade the bride at their wedding dance

My favorite moment of their evening was when Shawn and his friends serenaded Holli at the reception. Together, they sang-shouted “Colder Weather” by the Zac Brown Band. This is a tradition shared in their friend group. It was so fun to witness and photograph.

Bride and groom kiss during a sparkler exit in Jordan, MN

At the end of the night, we wished the couple luck and saw them off through a tunnel of sparklers. Congratulations, Holli and Shawn!


Photography – Rachel Lahlum Photography

Ceremony – Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska

Reception – Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan

Bride’s Dress – Mori Lee from the Wedding Shoppe

Bridesmaids Attire – Kennedy Blue from the Wedding Shoppe

Groom & Groomsmen Attire – Milbern Clothing Co.

Wedding Party Transportation – Mobile Shenanigans

Floral – DIY

DJ – WeDance, LLC 

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