We first met Ryan and Caitlin over a skype call, since they live in the beautiful state of Colorado. However, they’ll be married here in Minnesota in June. So while we hadn’t met in person yet, we certainly enjoyed getting to know Ryan and Caitlin on their winter engagement session, and sharing boxer (the dog, that is) stories.
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Following Ryan and Jenn’s beautiful ceremony, their guests were escorted inside the Summit Manor mansion to enjoy a delicious brunch meal. They sat in rooms all over the mansion, but came together for toasting and their rockin’ dance (yes, I did previously mention that despite it being a Sunday afternoon, Ryan and Jenn’s dance floor was packed nearly the entire time!). Jenn also pulled a surprise on Ryan during their first dance-something known as rick-rolling. If you’re not familiar with it, just look it up on youtube; as we did! It was both hilarious and definitely a memorable first dance!
If you missed the first part of Ryan and Jenn’s wedding, you can view it here.
Ryan and Jenn were married on a beautiful Sunday morning on the lawn of historic Summit Manor. Their ceremony was a joyous, meaningful, and special time for Ryan and Jenn and their close family and friends in attendance. Yet another tear or two were shed at this joyous occasion. Their officiant did something that we don’t normally see at weddings, but was a wonderful part of their ceremony. She started the ceremony by telling the story of Ryan and Jenn, how they met, went on their first date, and of course the romantic Central Park proposal. It was a very touching part of their day that I fondly remember! Enjoy these photos, and stay tuned for one more part of Ryan and Jenn’s wedding day-their fabulous brunch reception and lively dance (yes, a dance on a Sunday afternoon that was packed nearly the entire time!).
Ryan and Jenn shared the most perfect wedding day with their closest friends and family. People came from all over the country to be at Ryan and Jenn’s brunch wedding-New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and others that I’m sure I’m missing! It’s no wonder their guests traveled so far; Ryan and Jenn share a love so sweet and romantic, it was hard not to tear up at their wedding. When we first heard about Ryan and Jenn’s engagement, we too were smitten with them! While Ryan and Jenn met here in Minnesota, Jenn had previously lived in New York City. Seeing as she wanted to show Ryan the city, they traveled there. Jenn brought Ryan to all the famous locations around New York, including her favorite part of Central Park. Now Ryan on the other hand had some plans up his sleeve as well. He hired some aspiring photography students off of craiglist to hide out in the park and photograph his proposal to Jenn! She had no idea, but now has the awesome memory of their engagement in pictures! Maybe it’s just because we’re photographers that we found this to be so sweet and romantic… I doubt it though. It seemed that everyone present at their wedding was equally as happy for Ryan and Jenn’s marriage to one another!
Ryan and Jenn were married at Summit Manor House, on what else, but the magnificent Summit Avenue in St. Paul. When we first met Ryan and Jenn we were so thrilled to be shooting a wedding on Summit Avenue, one of the most well-known streets of St. Paul with its grand Victorian homes and tree lined walkways.