Wayzata Country Club Wedding – Ashlie and Adam

On Mariachi bands, planning from afar, and this Wayzata Country Club wedding

I parachuted into Ashlie and Adam’s wedding going at full speed and then we never stopped. I didn’t meet Ashlie and Adam (they planned their Wayzata Country Club wedding from Florida), until the morning of their wedding. When that happens (and I often work with couples from the coasts coming back to MN to get married) the first hour can be a whirlwind of meeting people and learning names and taking photos. With Ashlie and Adam, their community of family and friends (the wedding party, their large families, their friends traveling from all over) just evolved and grew throughout the day, culminating in the salsa dance party that Wayzata always needed.

Along the way there were many quiet and beautiful moments. The Wayzata Country Club was in perfect green summer splendor for their first look and all the formal photos. The old wooden church in Minnetonka felt intimate and offered gorgeous views of lake Minnetonka. The reception was stunning in whites and golds and pinks, punctuated by an every changing array of happy people surrounding Ashlie and Adam.

But, oh, goodness, who doesn’t love a good dance-all-night, where-did-the-mariachi-band-come-from kind of party to really celebrate the start of a beautiful marriage.

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An absolutely favorite images from Ashlie and Adam’s wedding at the Wayzata country club-the perfectly falling lace veil, the gentle embrace, the perfect summer trees.
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Ashlie and Adam, a summer wedding goal of classic and modern
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Large wedding party calls for a flash composite panorama – a little extra classiness for this hella classy party.
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Just as Ashlie enters the church, the light from the doorway surrounded her and her father, illuminating the two of them.
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Mariachi band for your cocktail hour? Yes please.
Ashlie and Adam look on as the Mariachi band delights their guests on the patio of the Wayzata Country Club.
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First dances with classic ballrooms and flowergirls.
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The end of the night, the patio lights are just perfect against the blue skies, and we take a moment.

Ceremony: St Martin’s by the Lake Church
Reception: Wayzata Country Club