This was our first wedding of 2018 and was a great one to kick it off with. Erica and Shawn were married at the Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake on a winter’s day this January. We considered it warm, being in the twenties, as our last winter wedding was twenty below zero. We had shot their engagement session in Gull Lake, Minnesota the summer prior. It was certainly a difference in weather.
There were so many great things about this day, but one of the most standout features was Erica’s dress. It was her something blue! We had never shot a wedding where the bride had a dress that wasn’t white, or a slight variation of it (and that includes that very light pink one a few years back). This dress was a statement and it was a fun and amazing one. It fit Erica’s personality so well. She’s like a real life Rainbow Brite, in my opinion, so this was perfect.
They were married at Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake, a venue I would recommend a thousand times over. It’s an incredible space, with a steampunk type feel to the decor. The people there are so wonderful to work with. That’s what makes a venue stand out to me more than anything and they are great. There were so many things about this wedding that certainly defined the couple. They’re huge hockey fans, so they had two cakes made. one a white cake with a hockey puck in it, placed on and ice sculpture. The other was a life size hockey stick cake. They just had so much fun with their day, which we love seeing at weddings.
Thank you to these wonderful vendors for making this day so great!
Venue: Kellerman’s Event Center
Photography: RKH Images
Officiant: Hailey Hall
DJ: Instant Request
Hair: Amy Johnson/Shana Olsen/Creativebeautyagency
Makeup: Creative Beauty Agency
Cake: Thirsty Whale Bakery
Flowers: Elegance by Design
Rings: Shane Co, Wedding Day, and Arthurs.
Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal Boutique
Tuxedos: Savvi Formal Wear
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bella Bridal Boutique