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Erin + Eli | Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport MN + The Loft at Studio J, Stillwater MN

Erin and Eli’s April wedding came with the expected April rainy weather. The end of the world? No way. Rain can create a romantic and cozy atmosphere, adding unique charm to the wedding day. The rain provided different opportunities for stunning and memorable photos with reflections and dramatic lighting.

The Loft at Studio J provided the perfect backdrop for photos since going outside was not an option. Staying inside provided more of an intimate setting and allowed closer connections with loved ones. The candle lit ceremony added to the warm and cozy feel of the day. It was a beautiful day shared among family and friends. Erin and Eli were beaming with joy and it was such an honor to capture all of it.

Let’s not forget a rainy wedding is believed to symbolize fertility, cleansing, and renewal. Rain is seen as a sign of good luck, representing a fresh start and washing away of any negativity. It’s often interpreted as a blessing on the marriage, indicating that the union will be strong and enduring, able to weather any storms that come its way. You can’t get more beautiful and poetic as that.  Cheers to Erin and Eli!

Ceremony: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport MN | Reception: The Loft at Studio J, Stillwater Mn | Florist: Shelli DeBilzen at Forever in Bloom |Cake: Kari Mueller at Cakealicious Cakes and Desserts |DJ: Joe Osterberg with Day One DJ |Videographer: Jordan Mckenna with Monroe Film and Photo

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