Set up on a blind date by Andy’s sister, LaTanya wasn’t sure how it would go. She’d been on plenty of dates with other men, and was ready for something new. She was caught off guard when Andrew called her a week before their first date to just chat and get to know each other over the phone. Talking every day and sometimes even into the wee hours of the night, the two hit it if off right away and their first date, September 21st, 2012 at Crave, they acted more like old friends rather than a first date.
After a few months they became exclusive and began introducing each other to friends and family and ended up merging their families, including LaTanya’s daughter and Andrew’s son, together when they moved in together.
In June of 2016 Andrew took LaTanya on an incredible date up the the Foshay Tower. Getting all dressed up and doing dinner was incredible, but even more incredible was when Andrew got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of his life with her.
Their wedding day was beautiful. Surrounded by friends and family along the banks of the mighty Mississippi, Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, a fairly new Minnesota venue, was the perfect place for their ceremony and elegant reception. My love for their silver chairs, natural light, beautiful gardens and granite staircase had me loving the place even more! LaTanya’s Jenny Yoo gown was a beautiful backdrop for her spring bouquet of purples and whites, and this wedding party was a JOY to spend my time with. With the forecast of 100% rain all day, we were delightfully surprised with the a brief stint to head outside for some photos on the grounds, and Adagio brought down the house with a night of pure dance pandemonium.
LaTanya and Andrew, I loved being part of your day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part of it. You are not only clients, but friends!!
Amazing and incredible vendors that helped create the day::
Ceremony and Reception:: Leopold’s Mississippi Garden’s // Planner:: Erin Wade // Hair and Make- up:: Root Salon // Caterer:: Mintahoe // Florist:: Simply Stated Elegance // DJ:: Adagio– Drew Saterdalen // Video:: Love Infinity Films // Stationary:: Michelle Fuller // Wedding Dress:: Jenny Yoo purchased from Flutter Boutique, Minneapolis // Veil:: Jacyln Jordan // Bridesmaid Dresses:: Azazie.com // Men’s Designer:: Men’s Warehouse // Rings:: Gittleson’s Jewelry, Minneapolis