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                                CASUAL ROMANCE
samantha + matthew
Sartell, Minnesota
“A PERFECT SUNNY AND 70 DEGREE DAY SET THE BACK DROP FOR A SPRING TO REMEMBER AT THE GRANDS AT MULLIGANS.”
written by Lori Shoberg
 The week leading up to the wedding called for rain, lots of it. It’s a typical weather forecast for the end of May and beginning of June in Minnesota. The bride, Samantha Hansen, found herself getting nervous as on that coming Saturday, she and Matthew Lusti would say their vows in an outdoor wedding at The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell, MN. Despite the gloom of the forecast, Sam and Matt planned their last details as if the weather wouldn’t be an issue. On Friday evening, May 31st, their wedding party and family gathered at Matt’s parent’s house after the rehearsal to relax with a barbeque prepared by Matt’s family. As the crowd dispersed, it was time to bring Sam’s vision for the centerpieces to life...except when she thought she had them planned out, she decided
she didn’t like them. The evening continued into the wee hours of the morning prepping the centerpieces until they had Sam’s approval. That made for a tired bride the morning of the wedding on June 1st, 2019, but the day finally arrived!
Sam and Matt met while Sam was in college as they sober cabbed at a friend’s party. Sam noticed Matt’s eyes, “Wow, he has the most gorgeous eyes. I need to talk with him.” That night, they were too busy and too shy to say anything to each other, but they bumped into each other a few weeks later. A few words were spoken that night which led Sam to find Matt on Facebook. A few weeks and Facebook messages later, the couple went on their first date. After four months of casual dating, they
photography // MATTEA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
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