The First Sight:
Meg and Josh first met at a Christmas Party in 2015. It was a cold night and Meg was very close to not going to the party at all! She remembers her roommate at the time dragging her out of her pajamas and telling her that she had to go for at least a few minutes; luckily, she ended up rallying and made herself go to the party! Josh was definitely the one to play hard to get. Meg remembers trying to talk with him all night but she was not getting much to work with! Meg woke up with a text from her friend the next morning saying that as soon as she left to go home from the party that Josh had asked her for Meg’s phone number.
Meg definitely had a feeling that the proposal was happening that night (although, she thought it was going to happen multiple times before it actually did!). Josh put together a scavenger hunt that led Meg to all the important spots in their relationship such as their first date, first kiss, favorite picnic spot, etc… He also had one of Meg’s good friends at each spot waiting for her with the clue. “I loved how he tied my friends into the engagement!”, said Meg. Finally, Josh was waiting at the last spot with the ring. The scavenger hunt ended at the bottom of Minnehaha falls; it was winter at the time, so everything had been frozen over. Meg still looks back on that day and is so impressed!
Meg is a teacher at a local Catholic school and knew that she wanted to tie her students into the ceremony. The ceremony took place at Christ the King Church, which is attached to the school Meg teaches at. Meg’s students even sang a few songs throughout the ceremony!
Meg and Josh’s reception was held at the Lumber Exchange, it was perfect! They checked out a few different venues, but in the end knew that LX was their favorite and it turned out they had an opening around the time the couple was looking for.
The Favorite Moment:
“Tough one! The entire day was just so perfect for the both of us. The part that I just loved was the two hours in-between the ceremony and the reception. We had rented a party bus to drive the bridal party around for quick pictures and then we stopped by a few bars downtown. It was just so nice to relax and have fun after all the wedding stress!” – Meg
Meg said she had no idea what she wanted when she began the dress shopping process. She went to a few different bridal boutiques and liked all the dresses that she tried on, but just never really felt 100% sold on any of them. Finally, one day, Meg and a friend went to Anika Bridal in Edina and ended up getting one that was so classic and comfortable. “It was not in budget but I knew I had to get it! I still just love my dress!”
Both the men and the women wore navy blue. They picked out the color for Meg’s bridesmaid dresses and let the girls pick any style they wanted.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Studio220 Photography
Reception: Lumber Exchange Event Center
Ceremony: Christ the King
Floral: Blooms by Amy
Bridal Shop: Annika Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse