Sunny July Wedding at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota - Rachel + Ben

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Rachel + Ben

Summer Wedding in July

As much as I love meeting new people, shooting weddings for people I’ve known is a little extra special. Rachel & I met years ago when we worked at the same restaurant together. Fast forward 6 years and she reached out to have me photograph their engagement photos and wedding. We paid homage to personal history for their engagement session so I knew that there would be a lot of sentimental details and history brought into their wedding day.

Married on a SUNNY day in July at Vanais Heights Commons, Rachel + Ben shared a private first look, wrote heartfelt vows in an emotional ceremony, recreated some old family wedding photos, ate cake with her grandma + grandpas cake topper from 1951, and danced through the sunset. It was low key and classic, clean + bright + modern and a wonderful day to be apart of.

Mr. + Mrs. Nichols my friends.

All my love,



Hair: Casa De Pelo

Makeup: BB Makeup

Bride & Bridesmaid’s Gowns: David’s Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Florist: Pearson Florist

Venue + Event planner: Lorah Palmer at Vadnais Heights Commons

DJ: Greg Ellis, Neckwerk Entertainment

Caterer: Donatelli’s

Invites: Shutterfly

Cake: The Cakery . by Farmington Bakery