Krista and Mitchell built their relationship on a foundation of faith and family. Naturally, these elements were woven into every aspect of their wedding. The couple were married on a warm, sunny day in March at Eden Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota. Usually, Minnesota is still locked in winter at this time of year, but the weather smiled upon their big day.
Before their first look, Krista and Mitchell exchanged letters of love. After that, the couple opted for a first look. We took 90% of their photos before the wedding ceremony.
Between the ceremony and reception, the couple and I wrapped up portraits at the Mendakota Country Club’s grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. The sun was setting perfectly behind a path. I always recommend post-ceremony portraits — it doesn’t get better than a golden hour sunset, and after the wedding, everyone’s a little more relaxed.
After a fun, intimate reception at Mendakota Country Club, the wedding guests celebrated Krista and Mitchell’s love with a sparkler send off.
Congratulation, Krista and Mitchell!
- Ceremony – Eden Baptist Church
- Reception & Catering – Mendakota Country Club
- Photography – Rachel Lahlum Photography
- Wedding Dress – Wedding Shoppe
- Men’s Attire – Tommy Hilfiger, Azazie Ties
- Bridesmaids Attire – Azazie
- Floral – Flower Moxie
- Hair – Dasha Lawson (hairimage_by_dasha)
- Rings – James Allen and Helzberg Diamonds
- Wedding Cake – Kim Schiller Wedding Cake
- Invitations/Printing – Vistaprint
- Venue Decor – DIY
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Rachel Lahlum is an award-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer with experience in hundreds of weddings and engagement sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.