Kao + Rosanna // Gastby Themed Wedding, Maplewood, Minnesota

To say that Kao and Rosanna are an amazing couple is a complete understatement. I knew the second I met them that it was the beginning of something wonderful, for me! After shooting their Engagement Session I came to find out that they were and are, quite dazzling in front of my camera. All of the little details Rosanna incorporated into their day made everything flow together, the hair pieces, the bridesmaids' pink dresses, the guys' pocket watches and flasks.

But of course, what tied it all together was the two of them surrounded by their amazing, fun and loving group of friends. 

Okay, is Kao not the cutest guy EVER? 

They were like photographing a dream! 

Their Ceremony and Reception spots were just as gorgeous!!

After a much needed meal and lots of family chatter, we made our way to the after party. Yes. ANOTHER incredibly decorated reception hall awaited us in Stillwater <3 I am so in love with Rosanna's taste! 

It was during the speeches that I realized how much each and every attendant loved Kao and Rosanna. As minutes passed with thoughtful and tearful words, I found myself choking up with the rest of the crowd.

Kao and Rosanna... you are beautiful souls. You have an enormous amount of love surrounding you and are incredibly supported by your family, friends, even acquaintances, and God. Your love for God shines everywhere! You are a great example of what love means and I know wherever you go in life you will both do great things.





Ceremony Venue: St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church, Reception Venue: KC Hall, Hair Stylists: Nhia Yang and Rachel X Yang, Florist: Aliah Mao Chang, Event Design: LIA Event Design, Rentals: Midway Party Rental & Rent My Wedding, DJ: Complete MN, Videographer: James Lo, Wedding Planner: Gaushia Yang, Media: Du Vaj, Cupcakes/Cakes: Aliah Mao Chang. 

Kao + Rosanna, Engaged // Minneapolis, Minnesota

Their first date started with a night out at the movies over the 4th of July weekend. Excitement was stirring, hope arising, and new love floating through the theater atmosphere. 

Kao was only visiting Minnesota for a short while, but he enjoyed their first date immensely. After a few short weeks of long phone calls, messaging and whatnot, he decided that he could not live without Rosanna in his life. He asked her to be his girlfriend and their life together started from there.

Months later on a cold December night they cuddled up for a Lord of the Rings marathon. After the second movie was finished, Kao readied himself for Gollums scene . . .  when Smeagle appeared he pulled out a gorgeous white gold diamond ring and asked Rosanna to be, "his precious". 

That is the beginning of their love story. 

Their session was like hanging out with good friends versus working. It was a win-win <3 Rosanna & Kao are the type of people that I could sit with for hours and chat about anything and everything. They are incredibly loving and open people, ready for anything! 

Congrats you two!! 



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