When Dan returned from studying abroad in India, he didn’t expect to meet his soul mate. Dan and Rachel shared mutual friends and when the two took a social dance class together at Gustavus in the fall of 2012, the two became fast friends and started dating not long after that.
After finding many of the same loves; camping, being active, going out to eat, and perusing all the finest breweries in the Twin Cities together, Dan knew this was the girl he wanted to marry. He strategically planned for the two to go hiking together and while along the scenic trails he would propose. Rachel, on the other hand, was not going for it. Little did she know that she was going to be proposed to and insisted that they travel to Duluth. Dan rolled with the punches, and while the two were strolling along the shores of Lake Superior on a May afternoon, they stopped at a park to take in the view of the city. As Rachel was turned the other way, Dan got down on one knee and as she turned back to him, found him asking her to marry him. She responded with a resounding yes, and the two spent the rest to the day together walking, calling family and friends and trying two new breweries!
Their wedding day was just as beautiful. Surrounded by family and friends from all over the world, the two were wed in the historic Landmark Center of St. Paul. Their summer evening wedding could not have been more comfortable as the couple walked around the streets of Rice Park and along the river for photos. Rachel’s elegant satan Allure dress was stunning against Dan’s Josph Abbound grey suit. The violet and green bouquets from Florals by Claire added a stunning pop of color against the purple bridesmaid dresses from the Wedding Shoppe. Rachel and Dan both added heirloom pieces of jewelry to their day. Pearl earrings that Rachel’s mother on her wedding day, her necklace was her paternal grandmother’s and her bracelet was her maternal grandmother’s and a tie Clip that Dan’s grandfather passed on to him. Their ceremony was inside the Landmark Center and guests were invited to share in the festivities of dinner provided by BRIE catering and dancing DJ’d by Fulton Productions.
Rachel and Dan, it was an honor to spend your day with you. Thank you for making me feel like an old friend, have a wonderful time celebrating and relaxing on the shores of Lake Superior!
Amazing and incredible vendors that helped create the day::
Ceremony and Reception:: Landmark Center of St. Paul// Hair::Ehr Styling // Make- up:: Gunpowder ‘n Gloss // Caterer:: BRIE Catering // Florist:: Florals by Claire// DJ:: Kyle from Fulton Productions // Stationary:: Vista Print // Wedding Dress:: Allure purchased from Bella Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses:: Jasmine purchased from The Wedding Shoppe// Men’s Designer:: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Warehouse// Rings:: Wedding Day Diamonds and Kay Jewelers// Jewelry:: Rachel’s grandmothers nd mother// Dan’s Tie clip:: Dan’s grandfather// Dan’s tie:: Macy’s