Allison + Joseph wanted a winter wedding. They loved that time of year and felt it was perfect for them. We first met up for summer Minnesota Landscape Arboretum engagement photos last year. Then they had their Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding photos on a crisp, cold winter day just past the 2017 New Year.
Following their wedding preparations, the two of them held their first look in the Conservatory inside the Snyder Building, a warm glass room filled with succulents, orchids and other delicate plants. They were so sweet and joyous together. There may have been just a few tears too!
Their wedding ceremony was held in the Fireplace Room in the Snyder Building – a charming, elegant space overlooking the green pond and featuring a fireplace as its centerpiece. Such a perfect atmosphere for a bright, sparkling, chilly winter day! After Allison + Joseph said their ‘I Do’s’, they headed straight out to cocktail hour just down the stairs to welcome their guests. After they spent a bit of time visiting with well-wishers, we snuck out to photograph them among the light sculptures of the Bruce Munro Light Show at the Landscape Arboretum. One word to describe it: WOW!!! Such gorgeous artwork – mysterious, fanciful lights among the trees – it would have been easy to spend a whole night photographing there if it wasn’t such a cold day in MN.
Once we were back in the building to warm up, we headed to Allison + Joseph’s reception at the Snyder Auditorium, with its gorgeous chandeliers and curved ceilings. They had such a wonderful time with dinner, toasts, and dancing! They even followed it up with a dessert bar featuring donuts, cookies and other treats.
Allison + Joseph, thank you so much for including me as your Minneapolis wedding photographer on one of the biggest events of your lives. I’m so happy for the two of you, and with you every happiness in your new lives together!
Take a look at their slideshow of all highlights:
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Venue/Catering: MN Landscape Arboretum
Wedding Dress: Luxe Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair/Makeup: Hairitage House Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Rings: Wedding Day Diamonds
Florist: Flowers by Avice
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Wedding Cake: Taste of Love
Invitations: Basic Invite
DJ: Anthony Hemsworth
Videography: Make Your Memory