Jan 20

Real Wedding | Amanda + Wesley

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Living in Minnesota, wedding season is typically June-October. I truly don’t understand why winter weddings aren’t as popular after seeing this gallery. SERIOUSLY THESE PICTURES ARE MAGIC.

Amanda and Wesley got married in Saint Peter this past December. You may be wondering, what’s in Saint Peter, besides Gustavus? Well, I’m about to reveal one of my favorite wedding venues – The Capitol Room! This venue has EVERYTHING. It is historic, has a lot of natural light, and the getting ready suites are so cute. An hour South of the Twin Cities, it’s the perfect location for a small town wedding with that classic Minnesota charm.

Amanda is the definition of a “cool bride”. She wanted large and unique flowers, candles everywhere, and an edgy bridal pony that fit her style perfectly. She is the owner of both Uppercase L Photography and Palms Psalms and Prosecco – overachiever much?! Her bridesmaids all wore shirts and sweatshirts that she designed specifically for her wedding day. Amanda also makes her own candles, and made ones smelling of eucalyptus for all of the guest tables – I wish I could insert the smell here, because it was heavenly! If you want to order anything from Palms, Psalms, and Prosecco, use my code JOYFULDAY10 for 10% off.


Wedding Coordination – Joyful Day Weddings

Photographer – Amanda Marie Studio

Venue – The Capitol Room

Floral – Pristine Floral

Arch – Santé Events + Rentals

Videographer – North Photography LLC

Hair – The Beauty Bar by B

Makeup – Heather Trachsel

Dress – Effie’s Bridal Trunk

Invitations – Champagne Press

DJ –  Justin: Instant Request

Doggy Attendant – Doggy Social MN

Desserts – Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe

Catering – Chef Craig’s Catering