sara + donavan | heyde center for the arts chippewa falls, wi wedding photographer

I met Sara and Donavan just about a year ago, we met up to talk wedding details and then a couple months later we photographed their engagement session at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.   After a year of our e-mails back and forth, album designs, paperwork and phone calls everything fell in place just like Sara had talked..

I have to say when they mentioned they’d be getting married at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls I was pretty excited, but I can’t even tell you how perfect it ended up being for their day.  Sara and Donavan put together this glamorous vintage style wedding and the Heyde Center for the Arts is just that, right down to the room that Sara and her bridesmaids got ready in.   To say this was a fun wedding on top of all of their details being so absolutely gorgeous, well that’s an understatement.  Their wedding was so full of love, laughter and FUN.  The best part?  We went BOWLING at Bowl Winkles in Eau Claire after the wedding and before the reception, oh and they had a ribbon send off at the Heyde Center before we left.

At this point I’m going to let the photos do the talking, because lets face it, I’m not a journalist – I let my photographs speak for themselves!  Congratulations Sara + Donavan, I am so happy that I could be there to capture all of the goodness and love of your day.

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Notice they’re holding a flask to Donavan’s forehead…

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Sara and her gorgeous dress

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Getting ready to see Sara at their ‘First Look’

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If you’ve ever, EVER, EVVVVER doubted doing a ‘First Look’ I know that these two would tell you how absolutely AMAZING it was, just look at them! SO in love.

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These two shots are absolutely hilarious…

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I am honored time and again that I am able to let couples tell their own story as it unfolds. I try to document each moment in a joyful, genuine and romantic way.  Have a look around and when you're ready to talk about capturing your day, send me a note.

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