Stillwater Wedding at the JX Venue

Our first traditional Jewish wedding ceremony was one for the books. Yes, they stomped on the glass. Yes, they did that awesome chairs-up-in-the-air dance. Yes, they wore yarmulkes (I definitely had to look up the spelling on that one!). Yes, they even signed a marriage license that was written in Hebrew on a scroll...NBD. But the best part of this day was the people. They were the friendliest most amazing people. We love them. 

We started the day at Lowell Inn in downtown Stillwater, MN. This hotel is a million years old and has some of the coolest architecture both inside and out. (Look at the wedding dress photos below to see what the hallways looked like!) After getting ready, we headed about 20 steps across the street to JX Venue. This event venue prides themselves on "first class amenities and historic charm" and we felt like that was spot on. Not only did they have awesome spaces for groomsmen and bridesmaids to hang out, they also have space to host both the ceremony and reception. That's a huge win for us because limiting travel time on a wedding day means not lugging our gear all over the city. Our favorite thing about JX Venue was the natural light that poured in through their tall windows during the reception. We don't often attend weddings with natural light in a reception room. It made for beautiful images of decor, speeches, and dessert details :) We were in and out of JX throughout the day, taking photos in downtown Stillwater, Leo's Malt Shop (YUMMMM), and by the lake. It was such an amazing day, guys. I'm still gushing over our time with Jess and Sam and their bridal party that we loved so much. They're such a fun group, and we hope to party with them again soon :)

Photography: One:One (that's us!)

Videography: One:One (that's us again!)

Florist: Florals by Claire

Desserts: Angel Food Bakery (I would like to write a whole blog post of these guys in the future. OH MY WORD.)

DJ: Instant Request (Bengi rocks!)

Makeup and Hair Stylist: SM Hair + Makeup

Caterer: Marna's Cafe and Catering

Venue: JX Event Venue

Getting Ready Location: Lowell Inn

Ice Cream Stop: Leo's Grill and Malt Shop