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Dajana & Michael’s Wedding

September 25th, 2012

Dajana used to be a fellow graphic design coworker of mine back in 2006-2008 and we’ve collaborated on a few projects since then. She is a wonderful designer and friend. She grew up in Croatia but her family was displaced during the war. Michael had recently travelled to Croatia before they met and a friend at a party thought they should be introduced. The rest, as they say, is history.

You can see Dajana’s exquisite taste for design exude in self-designed invitations, programs, monogram, and other fun elements woven throughout the day.

After a beautiful ceremony at St. Pius Church, we were able to whisk them away to Quarry Hill for some quick portraits. The day was beautiful and the grounds dazzled their full color array of fall wildflowers—a very romantic backdrop for a photo-shoot. The golden hues matched perfectly with the yellow-ochre accents. We loved the yellow balloon they brought and incorporated it in many of the shots there.

There were so many other neat elements about this wedding we just loved. The divine-tasting cupcakes and baklava made by Dajana’s mother, were a hit. I’ve had desserts made by her before, and have to admit, that I can’t think of any deserts that tasted better than hers. The catering was done by Catering by Design. Their presentation, level of service, and quality of food was amazing. The reception was held at the beautiful Studio 324, creating the perfect, cozy environment for this size wedding reception. We are so happy for you Dajana and Michael! Thank you so much for having us a part of your wedding day.

Mustard yellow shoes with matching wedding bouquets with Billy Balls flowers
Groom getting dressed at the Kahler Hotel
Two black-and-white photos of groom getting suit on
Michael standing in lobby of The Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN
Two pictures of brides clothes, the first with yellow shoes and bouquet hanging on picket fense and the other a closeup detail shot of wedding dress.
Groom watching bride coming down the aisle
Mother of the bride praying during ceremony
Bride and groom kissing directly after the ceremony and father hugging bride after ceremony
Bride and groom kissing beneath tall fur trees
Bride and groom kissing in wooded area
Bride holding bouquet with billy balls
Wedding invitation designed by Dajana - mustard yellow envalopes with wooden accents
Bride and groom walking down pathway
Portrait of bride in vintage dress and veil reclining on sofa
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Three images of wedding reception ambiance with a musician playing the accordion, people mingling, and coffee party favors
black and white image of bride and groom kissing at reception

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