Shannen & Scott Tie the Knot

There's nothing more precious than when Wedding Shoppe, Inc. brides share the photos and stories from their big day with us.

Shannen and Scott tie the knot!

This bride's story and pictures tug at our heartstrings and bring tears to our eyes.  Shannen and Scott exchanged nuptials in late August of 2010 at The Union Depot in St. Paul, MN.  Wearing an absolutely stunning White One by San Patrick bridal gown from the Wedding Shoppe St. Paul, Shannen's love for Scott is so evident.  She complemented her White One bridal gown with a charming bracelet, custom tiara, and darling Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dresses also from The Wedding Shoppe - "Your One Stop Wedding Shoppe!" Shannen and her fabulous wedding photographer, Erin Johnson Photography, share her wedding story and photos exclusively for us at My Wedding Chat! I'll let Shannen take it from here.  Enjoy!

Wedding Shoppe, Inc. Bride Shannen's Story:

Never in my life did I ever imagine that I would be so blessed to have such an incredible wedding. Long ago, like many other little girls, I would put a pillow case veil on my head, or walk my barbie down a pretend aisle and envision my perfect fairytale wedding. After meeting Scott, the handsome and affectionate love of my life, those hopes and dreams finally become a reality as we began to plan our wedding day. As amazing as it was, all of the dreaming could never come close to the incredible wedding we had on August 28, 2010. Everything was perfect. From the dress, to the flowers, the invitations and the location. It was without a doubt, the best day of my life. Looking back, the thing that made it so perfect, so incredible, wasn't the dress, or the flowers, or anything else related. Our wedding was perfect because of the people who shared it with us. Our family and friends, were the one thing that made it better than anything I could ever have dreamed of. I am so grateful to all the people who played a part in making our wedding so truly perfect.

Dress:

I went to The Wedding Shoppe just a few days after getting engaged to try on dresses for fun with absolutely no intention of choosing anything. I fell in love with the fifth dress I tried on and just like everyone says, I knew it was the one.

Veil:

Since my dress was on the more simple side, I wanted a veil that added some drama and sparkle. I found a cathedral length veil with rhinestone trim at The Wedding Shoppe. It also had a blusher, which I didn't love, so The Wedding Shoppe removed it and added a comb to make a second veil. My mom then added rhinestone trim to the edges and I wore it as a shorter version of the Cathedral length veil for the reception.

Headpiece:

I loved all the big floral headpieces I would see but couldn't seem to find one that matched my dress. The Wedding Shoppe took fabric from my hemmed dress and made a custom flower with a vintage rhinestone center. It was absolutely perfect

Location:

The Union Depot, St Paul Minnesota. We absolutely loved the Union Depot. It was classic and elegant, and the food was incredible. The wedding coordinator Georgia was amazing to work with and made everything so easy for us.

Favors:

My favorite beverage has always been Diet Coke and a few years ago, Scott, my husband got a job with Coca-Cola. For our place cards we attached names to old fashioned bottles of diet coke with a story about our love for Coke on the back! It was so fun.

Flowers:

I wanted lots of color, and Carra Otten, of La Petite Fleur did an AMAZING job. She was so easy to work with and had incredible ideas and style.

Photography:

Erin Johnson Photography. We had so much fun working with Erin! She has such great ideas and moves at record pace. The photos she took are incredible and we are so happy we went with her!

Videographer:

Jeffrey Fuchs | Northern Lights Video. We weren't sure if we were going to hire a videographer, but I am so glad we did. Jeff was very easy to work with and very professional, we hardly even noticed he was there the day of our wedding. His work is amazing and he was able to capture so much emotion from the day of our wedding. We loved him! Thank you, Shannen, for sharing your lovely journey with us on My Wedding Chat. Other Posts You'll Love: Rachel & Josh: The Best Day of Their Life Anna+Eric. Love from a Wedding Shoppe Inc. Bride Jen + Cory. Pretty in Pink. Falling in Love: Jill and Justin's Wedding Shoppe Inc. Story A Happy Bride: Shauna's Wedding Shoppe Inc. Experience

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