Cedarhurst Mansion Wedding Photography
I worked with Deb + Bryan for their Cedarhurst Mansion wedding photos. The stately Cedarhurst Mansion, in Cottage Grove, was designed by Cass Gilbert, the architect who also designed the MN State Capital building. It is over one century old, and has hosted four US Presidents. It made for a perfect backdrop for Deb + Bryan to join their lives together.
After spending the day with Deb + Bryan, their infectious laughter set my cheeks were on fire! Abundant jokes and one-liners are the name of the game whenever they’re around. Their beautiful day was full of laughter, joking, love and yes, even a few tears.
Cedarhurst Mansion Wedding Ceremony
The two of them prepared for their day in various rooms of the building. They opted not to do a First Look, but to first see each other when walking down the aisle. They had their ceremony in the garden behind the building. When Deb started to tear up upon seeing Bryan, he only needed to break out in his infectious laughter and it was enough to get Deb laughing too. After the ceremony, a cocktail reception was held in the neighboring garden. Meanwhile, we took Deb + Bryan around the Cedarhurst Mansion grounds for couple portraits, as well as family and wedding party portraits.
Cedarhurst Mansion Wedding Reception
Their cocktail hour was followed by an amazing dinner and cake cutting. Looking through the photos, you will notice a small homage to the Star Wars movies. Their cake is topped by a set of bride and groom AT-ATs, complete with veil and tophat! They ended up with a night of dancing in the beautiful Cedarhurst ballroom. Deb + Bryan’s wedding day was so beautiful down to the last detail.
Thank you so much, Deb + Bryan, for including me as your Minneapolis wedding photographer! I loved your Cedarhurst Mansion wedding photos, as well as your fun Lebanon Hills Regional Park engagement photos. And I am so happy for you both as you begin your new lives together!
Planning a Cedarhurst Mansion wedding? Contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
Watch Deb + Bryan’s highlight video with more images from their wedding day here:
Venue: Cedarhurst Mansion
Wedding/Bridesmaids Dress: a & bé bridal shop
Hair/Makeup: Mezzanine Salon
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Colleen’s Flower Cellar
Catering: Cedarhurst Mansion
Cake: Denny’s Fifth Avenue Bakery
DJ: PM Enterprises