Lauren and Eric’s winter wedding at the Earl and Winston in St. Paul, Minnesota was truly one to remember! The girls started off with hair and makeup in the gorgeous and spacious bridal room provided by the venue.
Lauren wanted a simple yet elegant bridal look, which she pulled off perfectly in her nude heels and crepe, v-neck wedding gown. While Lauren put on her dress, the rest of the girls prepared for their bridesmaid reveal by changing into their dresses as well. I loved the mismatched blue hues they chose from Lulu’s because it showed off the unique style and personality of each bridesmaid!
While the women were putting on their dresses, Eric and his groomsmen were getting ready down the hall in the dark and moody groom suite. In contrast to Lauren’s understated bridal style, Eric went bright and bold with a maroon suit that matched his fun, outgoing personality perfectly!
After all of the morning preparation, these two shared a private first look in the Earl and Winston’s reception area. I always love first looks because it gives the couple a few minutes to catch up on their morning, get the jitters out, and see each other so much earlier in the day!
After the first look and couples photos, Eric and Lauren’s bridal party joined in for their bridal party formals. Due to the cold, the couple opted to have their bridal portraits indoors so that everyone could stay warm and comfortable. After bridal party formals, it was time to get these two married!
Lauren and Eric exchanged vows during a Catholic mass at the gorgeous Church of the Incarnation, which was decorated in Christmas trees for the advent season. After mass, the newlyweds and their bridal party stopped at a local watering hole, Half Time Rec, for their first drink as husband and wife before getting the party started back at the Earl and Winston.
Lauren and Eric, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day!
Photography: Taylor Ingles Photography
Venue: Earl and Wilson Event Center
Church: Church of the Incarnation
Hair & Makeup: The Wedding Stylists
Catering: Tracy’s Saloon
Bar: Half Time Rec
Band: You Oughta Know