Real Wedding Stories in Minneapolis
When it comes to real wedding stories, it was truly a pleasure working with this fun-loving couple who are so obviously in love. The only thing left to do is wave the white flag and say “I Do”. However, there were a lot of steps to get from first date (a blind date no less) to their perfect wedding day at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens, surrounded by loving family and friends. It’s about taking that leap of faith, and trusting that this moment is possible. That’s what love is all about and Andrew and LaTanya are living proof that this love is possible. But we may be getting ahead of ourselves… Just how did this good-looking couple get here?
Beyond first dates…
There are first kisses, the first “I love you”, the first time Andrew met LaTanya’s daughter and other moments that are special to this couple. The first time Andrew and LaTanya promised to spend the rest of their lives together, Andrew made a grand gesture with LaTanya’s absolutely stunning diamond engagement ring featuring a bright and blazing round diamond surrounded by smaller round diamonds of the same size and matched for color and clarity. The effect is impressive, especially with her perfectly matching diamond wedding band that she wore for the very first time on the wedding day, May 20th, 2017.
It drizzled and was slightly overcast on the big day. Everyone says that rain is good luck, but we’re sure the bride wasn’t thrilled. It all turned out for the best as she and Andrew were able to capture these romantic overcast photos complete with a white umbrella. So romantic!
The first time we met LaTanya, she was like family immediately! She gushed about how she loved the ring, and we started talking wedding plans and learned all about her daughter (who was already great friends with her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s daughter!) Minnesota really is a small town, we are always hearing about how people seemingly unknowing of each other have already been friends or acquaintances for years.
These two met on a blind date, but when people close to you have a suggestion as to a nice guy or gal you could potentially hit it off with, wouldn’t you trust them to have your best interests at heart? LaTanya and Andrew did; their willingness to take a chance really paid off and they fell in love. Andrew planned the perfect proposal at one of the swankiest bars in Minneapolis, Prohibition, a cozy 1920’s themed bar atop the Foshay Tower. The ambient glow of the bar captured the moment perfectly as you can see the shock and happiness all over LaTanya’s face when Andrew asked her to be his wife.
Fast-forward to the engagement photos. The nearly-newlyweds were earnestly planning the wedding of their dreams. Using Minneapolis’ beautiful Stone Arch Bridge as a backdrop, the couple shared a kiss high above the Mississippi. Minneapolis is the perfect place to get engaged and for newlyweds to start their young lives together! Andrew & LaTanya’s proposal, engagement photos and wedding day capture this truth so perfectly.
The love story everyone is looking for
Every moment of Andrew & LaTanya’s engagement and the wedding is more beautiful than the next. I know LaTanya would try to tell me that no-one is perfect, that they aren’t perfect and that there were likely some rough moments while planning their wedding. While this may be true, it’s about living for these moments, the special moments – the moments so amazing that it helps get a couple through the bad times.
LaTanya and Andrew’s story is the love story everyone is looking for. We couldn’t be happier to be your jeweler and we will be here to celebrate this milestone and the other big milestones in the years to come. Congratulations, Andrew & LaTanya!
Oh, and the WEDDING RINGS!
“Real Wedding” Vendors
Photos by Karen Feder Photography. You can read Karen’s blog about this couple HERE!
Wedding Dress by Flutter Boutique (Jenny Yoo Collection)
Wedding Rings by Yours Truly 🙂
Wedding Venue: Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens
Guys Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Simply Stated Elegance
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair & Makeup: Root Salon
Catering: Mintahoe Catering & Events
DJ: Adagio DJ Entertainment