With their fun atmosphere, delicious beer, and dog friendly atmosphere Lakes and Legends was a no brainer for Katie, Gil & of course show stealer Buzz. With Loring park around the corner it was an absolutely perfect spot for this spring evening engagement shoot!


Gil proposed on our 4 year anniversary while walking into Fair State Coop Brewery. He had hidden the ring in our dog Buzz’s collar and asked me to fix it. When I stopped down to fix Buzz’s collar that’s when Gil proposed and showed me the ring!

Katie & Gil are in the midst of planning their wedding at The Graduate hotel this coming fall. So of course we wanted to know some details and see how things were going!

How is Wedding Planning going!? What causes the most stress?

Katie: Wedding planning is going smoothly. The most stressful portion so far have been all the questions from friends and family about the plans and how they can help! (I’m terrible at delegating because I would rather do it all myself)

We can totally relate right!! I have a feeling this is how a lot of brides feel!!!! 🙂

How did you hear about Studio 220 and choose Lynsey as your specific photographer?

Katie: Studio 220 was recommended to us by friends and family! I was drawn to Lynsey for her photography style and how her personality and zest for life comes through her clients and her work!

Of course, we know finding and deciding on a venue can be difficult, what made you choose The Graduate Hotel?

Katie: We loved the location of Graduate Minneapolis, the all inclusive feel, and the decor of the whole place! We are able to create a destination wedding vibe by having many of our events happening at the hotel and many of our friends and family are staying there as well.

What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?

Katie: Being with friends and family who love us both! As well as partying all night with my husband!

What are you are you looking forward to after the wedding?

Katie: Starting the next phase of our lives together! We plan to continue doing a lot of renovations to our house and hopefully growing our family with kids!

Any advice, or words of wisdom for other couples planning their wedding?

Katie: Just stay focused on the real reason for the stress: your happily ever after with the person you love the most!

We couldn’t be more excited for their wedding and of course to share their wedding photos!!

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