Eric & Mei // Lake Minnetonka Lakeside Wedding / by ASHLEY GROTH

Its so easy to get caught up in all the wedding day details and pomp and circumstance, isn't it? Pinning ALL THE IDEAS on Pinterest, matching bridesmaids dresses to the perfect shade of Zinnia for bouquets, crafting the perfect place card and favors for your guests. And while all of those details are SO fun to plan and think about, its not what your family and friends will remember most about your day. For Mei and Eric's ceremony at Noerenberg Gardens and reception at a family lakeside home on Lake Minnetonka, it was a complete celebration of two people (and two very loving, very awesome sets of close family and friends) who really are a complete compliment to each other. Eric and Mei, I am so thankful you trusted me to capture your day - filled with the sweetest love, the most Minnesota reception ever with beer, popcorn, ice cream and yard games, tear jerking speeches from loved ones that perfectly articulated why you guys are such a great pair and that made me feel like I knew you way more than I actually do, and the most epic sunset dance party with bare feet and belly laughs. It was a joy to witness, even if it was the hottest day in June - EVER!

Cheers to you guys, and thank you again :)