Sarah and Alex – 11/5/16 – Bigelow Chapel & Banquets of MN Wedding
Alex met Sarah when she worked at Applebee’s. He was a frequent visitor not only for the food, but the beautiful bartender. One night, he went in there and wanted to meet up with her after, but due to a phone mishap- they didn’t connect. Thankfully, a few days later Alex had a new phone full of texts from her, and they have been inseparable since. It was fate. You never know how the weather is going to be in November, but these two are on a lucky streak, it was absolutely perfect out! They were married at the Bigelow Chapel and had a super rad wedding reception at the Banquets of Minnesota.
Sarah and her girls arrived from the salon to the Banquets to put on their dresses while Alex and the boys lounged and watched the game in the next room. Sarah found her dress at a vintage shop and it had a train for days. Once everyone was ready, we headed to the Springbrook Nature Center for their first look and photos.
I loved seeing Alex’s reaction when he saw his stunning bride. He held his heart then raised his hands to say he was not worthy, she looked amazing! They walked down the path, across the bride and through the woods until they reached their wedding party for a few more photos.
The Bigelow Chapel is my new favorite venue. The architecture in the main room is unique and the light hitting the orange panels made it glow. Sarah and Alex are huge Twin’s fans so during their ceremony they signed each other’s jerseys. While their guests headed to the Banquets for cocktail hour, the wedding party headed to Crooner’s Bar for a few cocktails. The sun was about to set so the bride and groom headed outside to take in the views.
Once the sun was down, it was time to march in for the reception, and my favorite couple entrance did the wheelbarrow- it was creative and I’m sure physically challenging. Alex’s grandpa kicked off the night with some toasts and dancing was soon to follow. The night ended with a Twin’s baseball a piñata for the kids. Most of the kids took two turns but no one could seem to crack it open. Luckily one of the groomsmen took a swing and cracked the bat and the piñata open, there was so much candy!
This couple was so fun to work with, I’m so bummed their wedding is over, but so happy to see what the future brings them! Thank you Sarah and Alex for being so great! It was my pleasure!!!
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