Alyson & Jesse: Engaged!

Alyson and Jesse's engagement session is very special to me. I absolutely fell in love with this couple the very first time I met them and they are also my first same-sex couple. Alyson and Jesse met several years ago in NYC and have traveled across the country together, eventually landing in Minneapolis to be closer to family. These women are true visionaries and after becoming engaged, they realized a few things about themselves:

  1. They are DIY to the extreme
  2. They absolutely love collaborating with other artists
  3. They love to throw a good party!

So, after coming to these conclusions, it became very clear while searching for a wedding venue that they should simply create their own!!!! (HOW FREAKING AMAZING IS THAT?!?!?) For the past year, Alyson and Jesse have literally put hours and hours of work into developing land in Northern Minnesota for their wedding, which will also be the home of Juliane James Place! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to see this venue come to life and it's bound to be a BIG hit in the Minnesota / Destination wedding market!

For their engagement session, we traveled up to Juliane James Place to photograph the two brides-to-be! Alyson and Jesse called in the finest-of-florists, Jackie of Munster Rose to put together some amazing details and I absolutely love how much fun these women had with their shoot! They brought together this whole new world of a beautiful fantasy land, and the images are just gorgeous!

Credits// Location: Juliane James Place Styling / Floral: Munster Rose Alyson's Dress: BCBHMAXAZRIA Jesse's Dress: Clockwork Couture Antiques and Decor: Giese B&B and Antique Store Shoes: Vintage

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Alyson and Jesse's wedding is only a couple of weeks away and I just CAN'T WAIT! Their wedding is going to be packed with an all-star-list of wedding vendors from the Minneapolis area, so it is going to be a GREAT day of fun and collaboration!