We caught some of the best smiles and energy from these brides at The Sinclair on Grand wedding with Amy and Yona last Sunday. Not only were both brides an abundance of energy, smiles and love, but so were the amazing humans they surrounded themselves with!
The couples story in their own words:
Yona: I had lived in Northern VA my entire life, and when I got into graduate school, I decided to drop everything on a whim and move to St. Louis, MO, to go to school. Before this next phase of my life, I ventured off to work at summer camp, where the shores of Devil Lake in Northern WI called my name. Summer camp is usually a place of personal growth and new experiences, but who knew what was waiting for me…..
Amy: I had lived in MN for my entire life and worked at Summer camp for 7 years. I had even been a camper when I was little. So going into my 20th summer, I was ready for another action-packed, sleepless, crazy, fun time. This was my home, my community, and most of the staff I worked with were 19-22 years old or people I knew really well, so I never expected what was to happen next…
Yona: I pulled up to camp with my VA license plate, walked into the front door, and there she was. Driven, ready for the next task, and beautiful. My first thought ” WHO IS SHE?!?”
Amy: I was too busy. I didn’t notice her.
Yona: Luckily, eventually, she did notice me, and we quickly became friends, especially after having to cook mac and cheese for over 500 people, but that is a different story!
Amy & Yona: One night or early morning, whichever you choose, it was 3:30. We were making granola for over 500 people, and I (Yona) finally mustered up the courage to say, ” Amy, I think you are cool, like really cool ( pause), and I like you, like really (emphasis on the really) like you” and I (Amy) turned the color of a tomato, slightly smiled and looked down. I didn’t say anything for 30 seconds. Ooops…. and then I said, “didn’t you tell me you have a brother whats he like” because that is the correct answer, right?!? I (Yona) went with it, and we ended up talking about OTHER things for 30 minutes (YES, 30 MINUTES). Then finally, I ( Amy) looked at Yona and said, “you know why I blushed, right? I like you too” And now here we are, getting married!
So, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, these two lovely ladies got to make it official! They booked the Sinclair on grand wedding venue in the heart of NE Minneapolis and the vibe was perfect.
They read their vows during their first look at the Stone arch bridge area and then were attacked with love from their wedding party. They signed their ketubah and were married outside in the sunshine. The rest of the day was just an epic dance and social party. And then there’s the part where we kidnapped them to go play in the water to really showcase how much fun and happiness they bring to each-other and their new marriage!
Cheers to the happy couple!
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Thanks to the Vendors!
Venue: Sinclair on Grand
Flowers: Moxie Flowers Dress:
Yona: Cleo Bridal in St. Louis Outfit:
Mexican food Truck: El Taco Riendo
Pizza Food Truck: Red Wagon
D.J: Benny Nord
Photobooth: Mister Mustache