Being a Destination Wedding Photographer, I of course was giddy when I drove up to Edinburgh Golf Course just north of Minneapolis, Minnesota and saw the historic castle inspired venue that reflected a hint of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.
It was a brisk cloudy day with a chance of afternoon showers, but I love how Sophie describes her wedding day:
“It may not have been sunny outdoors on November 9th, but inside it felt like the world was beaming on us. So many people came together from all parts of the globe, from Texas to California, and as far as London, all to celebrate Brian and I, and we couldn’t have felt more blessed and loved. Blessings were also reflected through the music, decorations and florals, all fulfilled by those close, who only wished us our dream wedding despite our limitations as two college students.”
“We were even incredibly fortunate in finding Trisha with Xsperience Photography, someone we couldn’t even have imagined so perfect to capture all our precious moments. When we met for the first time at our engagement session, we both knew she was the right choice for us. Despite all the chaos of a wedding and the cold rainy weather, her bright energy warmed us all up and kept us in such a positive atmosphere.”
I was personally moved when Sophie and Brian chose to slow things down before the ceremony and take a moment to reflect on their special love and future as a married couple while centering themselves in a prayer circle surrounded by their family and friends. Each person at their own will, said their prayer softly and kindly for all to hear. The words came out so naturally and powerful, even the words spoken in the Korean language by Sophie’s Mom, Dad and Aunt who traveled all the way from London to witness the marriage of her niece. The closeness of these two families was truly inspiring.
Photography: Xsperience Photography | Venue: Edinburgh Golf Course, Minneapolis Minnesota | Florals: Lisa Cooper | Caterer: Damico Catering | Harpist: Stephanie Claussen | DJ: Carlos Gomez | Backdrop: The Sisaket Family