Gabi & Jack | Wedding Day

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Gabi and Jack’s wedding was a very special day for us. Gabi’s older sister Jeri is my closest girlfriend and that means I’ve had the absolute joy of watching Gabi turn into an incredible woman over years. When I met her she was still in high school and soon moved into college. Before I knew it she was celebrating her engagement to a wonderful man, Jack. I’m sure you’ve seen them here before. Last winter, we spent time at Lake Calhoun after one of Minneapolis’s only snow falls for their engagement session. And this summer we got together with  The Bliss Life for a styled session. Now I have the absolute joy to share their wedding day with you. But first, here are some thoughts from Gabi and Jack. Enjoy!

“Our wedding was the best wedding I’ve ever been to (as it should be for every bride and groom). It was fun, laid back and full of love. If I had dreamed up the perfect wedding, it would have been ours. It went so smoothly and was so beautiful; I couldn’t be more happy or proud of our special day. I think what made it so special was that everyone put so much work into making it what it was – perfect! Our family, friends and of course our wedding planners were so amazing, none of it would have been possible without them. It’s a shame that time couldn’t slow down for just one day. Early morning turned to late night way too fast and I wish I could back and enjoy it all over again.  Just writing this I am getting teary-eyed and filled with all the emotions of that day. I couldn’t feel more blessed to have the loving husband and supportive friends and families that I do today.

As for my vendors, they were all amazing. I cannot express the gratitude I feel in my heart for everyone who helped put everything together. The biggest thanks go to Jessica Hannon Photography and The Bliss Life. Together, they created and captured our wedding day so that Jack and I can relive it, not only in our memories, but through beautiful photography. Thank you so much.” ~ Gabi Winkels

“Our wedding day was the single greatest day of my life.  And it was the first amazing day of our lives together.  I could not have asked for anything more.  Everything turned out amazingly due to the hard work of many people!  We could not have been more grateful to all of the people who helped, and who came out for our day!  It was the largest outpouring of love that I have ever seen, and that was not lost on us.  It was also a very emotional day.  There were relatives and friends there that I hadn’t seen for years and years.  Knowing that all of these people came out to show is their love and support was overwhelming for both of us. Our families were completely united, and that was a sight to be seen!  Two big families coming together can make for a rowdy and memorable night!

It was never a mystery of how much I loved Gabriela, but I had the entire day to show everyone how much she meant to me!  It was the time to parade around my beautiful new wife!  It was fantastic!  I only wish I could go back in time and be a guest at that party, because I hear it was a good one!  It was such a blur from start to finish.” ~ Jack Winkels

 

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Wedding Planner: The Bliss Life

Florist: The Bliss Life

Catering: Larson Catering

Transportation: Night Life Limousine

Grooms Dinner: The Spicer Castle Inn 

Ceremony: Redeemer Luthern

Bridal Gown: Flutter Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstroms

Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Mens Wearhouse

Custom Ring designer: LJS Designs

Cake: Object and Subjects

Live Music: East Hill Blue Grass

Bridal Hair: Alison Warne

Bridal Makeup: Liz Marcus

Rentals: South Central Tent Rental

 

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3 Comments

  1. Gabi
    November 13, 2012

    LOVE IT! It never gets old looking at these! Thanks for all your hard (and fantastic) work :)

  2. Maryclaire Relf
    November 13, 2012

    These pictures are absolutely the best! I had to look at them twice to enjoy them again. Gabi is so beautiful and looks like her sister.

  3. Molly
    November 13, 2012

    I’ve never had more fun in my life! It was a beautiful day and event. We’re so happy to have Gabi in our lives. Jack is the happiest man ever! We wish we could relive that day. Very special! Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous couple :-)

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