Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens
Rachael + Nishant met in Georgia through friends several years ago. She was from Minnesota and he was from New York. Once they got engaged, they decided upon on a Hindu/Christian fusion wedding. A fusion wedding is essentially two different weddings, one for each person’s culture. I was so honored to have been chosen as their Minneapolis wedding photographer!
Their Indian wedding ceremony began early in the day – take a look!
Mississippi Gardens Wedding
Later in the day, the Christian portion of their wedding day was held at the beautiful Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens in Fridley, MN. The wedding began shortly after their arrival and short prep time. Once their ceremony was complete, we worked on their formal portraits with family and wedding party. Then a few minutes for the two of them alone.
Once their photos were complete, we headed back to cocktail hour and on to dinner. During dinner, their Maid of Honor began a beautiful dance routine. She was soon joined by the other bridesmaids, and they then pulled Nishant onto the stage and they danced a choreographed routine together! After the dance fun were toasts, with a surprise video speech given by Rachael’s brother who was stationed overseas in the military.
After dinner Rachael + Nishant kicked off the dancing with their special parent dances. They then announced they were going to hold a “dance-off” between members of each side of the wedding. Rachael’s side began with a fun choreographed routine, and they were followed with another routine by Nishant’s side (featuring Nishant himself!) The crowd was then supposed to cheer to vote for their favorite, but both sides were tied with a deafening roar, so they all won! It was so much fun with tons of cheers and laughs! The whole crowd then danced the night away.
Thank you, Rachael + Nishant, for including me as your wedding photographer for your absolutely spectacular wedding day! I am so honored to have gotten to know you, and I wish you every happiness in your new lives together!
Are you considering a Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens wedding? Contact me soon to see if we’d be a great fit to work together!
Take a look at their slideshow too!
Venue: Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens
Wedding Planner: Kerry Hollenback, The Simply Elegant Group
Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen Couture
Florist: Tulips and a Kiss
Hair/Makeup: Warpaint International
DJ: Instant Request
Transportation: Northfield Lines