What a day it was for Michelle & Steve’s wedding. It was exactly 10 years to the day that they originally started to date when they were both students at the U of MN in Morris. They had lots of their family and friends from college there to help them celebrate. They actually, coincidentally, chose to get married at the Student Center on the U of MN St. Paul Campus. Their reception was held at the Majors in Roseville in their skybox. I believe they just started renting that space out for weddings just in the past year or so. It’s really a great space! Michelle & Steve already have two adorable children together, Xavier & Tiana. Despite waiting 10 years, they have known all along this is where they wanted to be. It was definitely a long time coming! Here are the pictures from their day:
Little Tiana in her flower girl dress. They said that she would have gone to bed in it if she could!
And, this is Xavier looking as handsome as ever. I think he must have grown at least an inch since I last met them this past winter!
They chose not to see each other before the ceremony. Steve got a little emotional when he saw Michelle coming down the aisle.
This was actually my first wedding ceremony that had the “sand ceremony” instead of a “unity candle lighting. They took turns dumping in sand from each others glasses into one big container.
This is the finished product! They needed to wait until the sand settled a little more to fit the rest of Steve’s sand 🙂
I’m not sure what these two were doing, but I thought the framing on this picture was nice.
Michelle & her sisters put together these bouquets by themselves. Beautiful!!!
They had the cutest little favors, M&M’s and Skittles in a bag. Get it? Candies with M’s & S’s on them? Michelle & Steve! I thought it was a such a creative and cost-effective favor.
And, to top it off, Michelle made the cake! I can tell you first hand, she did a fantastic job.
This picture was courtesy of Target Studios, not me 😉
Their first dance together as husband & wife.
Steve with his mother.
And, he got emotional again. Well, who could blame him!
I think he danced with his daughter most of the night!
The DJ had a bubble machine that the kids had a blast with.
And, we’ll end with the Electric Slide. Thanks Michelle & Steve for having me as a part of your day!!!