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Stephanie & Kurt

A St. Paul Catholic Fall Wedding





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StPaulWedding_EmilyCrall_0044.jpgWe arrived the morning of the wedding to her family’s farm. The ladies were inside, getting makeup done, hair pinned up in curled up-dos, and the wedding gown hanging on the doorframe in the living room. Stephanie was both excited and calm.

Stephanie and Kurt have known each other since elementary school. They started dating in 2011 and have weathered long-distance, busy careers, and moves. The celebration of their marriage was beautiful and elegant in so many ways. A really fun and unique part of their wedding was that it was her parents’ anniversary so they will now forever share that wonderful, happy date! They were also married in the same church as her parents were, a beautiful Catholic church with the most stunning light you’ve ever seen.

They chose a classic color theme with black bow ties and suits the guys and pale pink for the girls with lots of gold accents.
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Stephanie’s mom is a hair dresser and did this beautiful style, as well as her own hair!

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I absolutely adored how this gown fit Stephanie! I love the high cut in the front with the cap sleeves and then the surprise plunge in the back.


Keeping everything in the family, we went to Kurt’s uncle’s home for their first look and photos, then back to Stephanie’s parent’s home for the bridal party photos.

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This quickly became a favorite. I love seeing these two together.

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Perhaps the most people I’ve ever photographed at one time.

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StPaulWedding_EmilyCrall_0081.jpg StPaulWedding_EmilyCrall_0082.jpg StPaulWedding_EmilyCrall_0083.jpgI love this little look her grandparents shared during the ceremony.
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Stephanie & Kurt, thank you for inviting us to share your wedding day! It was such a pleasure getting to know your families and friends; the people who have shaped you into the two sophisticated, kind people you have become. So much love! -E

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Videography: Carol Snaadt
Makeup & Hair: Bride’s mother, Amy
Bridal Gown: Sarah’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Gowns: Heart to Heart Bridal
Florals: The Flower Cottage
Cake Artist: Ruby’s Cakes
Catering: Deina Merschbrock
Paper Suite: Jessica Holtkamp
Ceremony Venue: St. James the Less Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The American Legion


  1. Melanie Bandow says:

    SO pretty!

  2. Bernie Abolt says:

    Super Photos! Beautiful Couple! Great job by the Photographer!

  3. Bernie Abolt says:

    Super Photos! Beautiful Couple! Great job by the Photographer!

  4. Brittany Winnike says:

    Beautiful photos! What an excellent day! Congrats!

  5. Brent Arndorfer says:

    Lots of great photos! Stephanie looks beautiful and Kurt will never look better! Nice touch tossing him the bouquet!

  6. Sara Winnike McMillan says:

    Love! Especially first look at Uncle Mike’s!! Cheers to the newlyweds!

  7. Doug Winnike says:

    Brilliant photos! Looking forward to seeing the rest! Cheers to the newlyweds!

  8. Ann Abolt says:

    Absolutely Awesome photos of such a special couple and a very special day!!

  9. Kyle Bruggeman says:

    These are incredible! Really captured what an amazing day it was!

  10. Tara Tennant says:

    Love this couple and these pictures

  11. Austin Otting says:

    I didn’t think couples could be that photogenic. I thought wrong.

  12. Elaine Allen says:

    Oh my gosh,.Steph,.you are so beautiful. It looks like you had an amazing day. Congrats to you both!!

  13. Sara Fedler says:

    Great pictures!!! Love them all!

  14. Ylime Kelch says:

    Amazing pictures!!

  15. Abby Maureen says:

    Everything about this is amazing!

  16. Josie Dyer says:

    Wonderful pictures! They capture the day so well!

  17. Alissa Hoeger says:

    Absolutely beautiful Steph and Kurt!! Looked to be the perfect day!

  18. Diane Kruse says:

    Love the pictures. You two are so beautiful together. Glad we could be a part of it.

  19. Braider Bedeker says:

    awesome pics

  20. Hannah Sheers says:

    Such an awesomeday …. can you guys get married every few months? ! ? !

  21. Megan McGraw says:

    Love them all!

  22. Sue Winnike says:

    Absolutely love the pictures. You captured their special moments for us all to remember. Thank you.

  23. Lindsay Arndorfer says:

    Such amazing photos! The two of them together at Mike’s are so sweet and the two of them are picture perfect…

  24. Dan Mueller says:

    Beautiful pictures of st paul and the church great job with all pictures. Thanks Dan Mueller

  25. Jaime McCarty Mueller says:

    What Beautiful pictures!!!! Love them!!!

  26. Stephanie Mueller Winnike says:

    Emily, you are an amazing photography! Thank you for everything 🙂

  27. Bridget Ann says:

    Awesome photos! You guys are so perfect!

  28. Paulette Schwartz says:

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  29. Amy Jean Mueller says:

    Emily You did such a great job!

  30. Karen Moeller says:

    Great pictures. ..beautiful wedding

  31. Hannah Sheers says:

    Simply amazing. Captured all the love and excitement that day.

  32. Courtney Johnson says:

    Amazing photos!

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