Lakeside Backyard Wedding
Sarah and Aaron faced a tough choice as the 2020 pandemic spread. Postpone their wedding or change their venue. Neither one was a great option. Luckily, they had friends who owned a gorgeous lakeside property and were able to move their wedding reception venue instead. They changed the date to accommodate the alternative venue, and their 2020 wedding was back on!
Excelsior Covenant Church Wedding
The big day started at the gorgeous lakeside property in Maple Plain. The weather was perfect without a cloud in the sky, with beautiful calm waters on the lake. Everyone was busy preparing during the morning. Once they were ready, Sarah + Aaron held their first look near the beautiful, woodsy yard. After we spent some time capturing photos, we headed over to Excelsior Covenant Church for the ceremony.
After their beautiful wedding ceremony, we headed back to the beautiful lakeside backyard for their reception.
Back Yard Wedding Reception
The reception was so beautiful! They had a fun cocktail hour with yard games, followed by an amazing dinner. Once toasts and cake cutting were complete, Sarah + Aaron were able to dance the night away, and finish up with a fun sparkler exit.
Sarah + Aaron, thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer for your beautiful day. I am so happy for you both as you begin your new lives together!
BONUS: Check out another lakeside backyard wedding I photographed too!
Be sure to take a peek at Sarah + Aaron’s slideshow for more photos too!
Wedding Venue: Excelsior Covenant Church
Reception Venue: Private Residence
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia, Raffine Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue
Hair/Makeup: Palindrome and Friends
Groom/Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds
Wedding Planner: Rosewood Weddings
Florist: Christina Marie Floral
Caterer: L&L Catering
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Cake/Desserts: Lunds & Byerlys
DJ: Freddy Fresh
Videography: High Shine Media
Photo Booth: Brey Mafi-Mafi Photo Booths