Mill City Museum Engagement Session
Wittne + Scott were in the midst of planning for their upcoming fall 2019 wedding. Being that we were in our typical early spring, they wanted to have an engagement session that had options for both indoor and outdoor photos. They loved the look of the gorgeous Mill City Museum, so we chose to work there. I had so much fun with their Mill City Museum engagement photos!
The day arrived and we were so excited. The weather had been unseasonably warm, and it was going to be a beautiful sunny day, so we were so excited that we could work in both locations! We spent the first half of our time in the beautiful Mill City Museum. We had lots of fun and laughs as we meandered around the weekday afternoon quiet of the historic building. Once we had our fill, we decided to head to the back of the museum, facing the Mississippi River.
We started at the back of the Mill City Museum, then detoured over to the back of the Guthrie Theater for some classic photos of the two of them by the large blue back wall. These locations are always stunning!
Gold Medal Park Engagement Photos
After we finished up with the architectural building photos, Wittne + Scott were excited to spend a bit of time at Gold Medal Park for some views over the city and river. We headed to the top of the hill at the park’s center for some beautiful photos with the trees and with the city skyline. Such a fun day!
Thank you so much, Wittne + Scott, for working with me as your engagement photographer. I am so happy for you both, and can’t wait for your wedding day coming up later this year!
BONUS: Take a look at another spring Mill City Museum engagement session and winter Mill City Museum engagement photos too! Also be sure to check out a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding with Guthrie Theater and Gold Medal Park portraits that I captured too!
Take a look at Wittne + Scott’s slideshow too!
Graduate Hotel and Gold Medal Park Wedding Photos
Alyssa + Dave had a busy day planned for their wedding photography! They incorporated several beautiful locations into their day. They included The Graduate Hotel, Gold Medal Park and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. It came and went with barely a hitch, everything was so amazing!
Alyssa + Dave, along with their wedding party and close relatives, gathered to prepare for the big day at The Graduate Hotel. (It was formerly called The Commons Hotel). Once their preparations were complete, Alyssa held a special first look with her dad. Then Alyssa + Dave opened gifts and read letters to each other privately before their first look.
We then headed over to Gold Medal Park and held their first look. They were so happy! Afterward, we spent some time in the park taking portraits of the two of them. The wedding party joined in and we spent some time photographing them too. Gold Medal Park is such a lovely location for photos!
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Wedding Photos
Once the portraits were complete, it was time to head over to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St Paul. We started with family portraits and then moved on to the wedding ceremony. As a special treat, Dave’s father is the Pastor of the church. He was able to preside over Alyssa + Dave’s ceremony. What an amazing honor for all of them! They even included a special tea ceremony to honor their families.
Graduate Hotel Wedding Reception
After their beautiful ceremony, we headed back to The Graduate Hotel for the reception. Cocktail hour was followed up by dinner (with lots of hilarious kissing games!) The desserts came out next. The night ended with the dance floor packed and the whole ballroom hopping with people.
Alyssa + Dave, thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer. I am so honored to have worked with you. I wish you every happiness in your new lives together!
If you are planning a Graduate Hotel, Gold Medal Park or Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Wedding wedding, contact me soon! I’d love to discuss how we could work together.
BONUS 1: Take a look at Alyssa + Dave’s beautiful Father Hennepin Bluffs and Stone Arch Bridge engagement photography too!
Watch the slideshow for more images from their beautiful day!
Wedding Venue: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Reception Venue/Catering: The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel
Wedding Coordination: Mary Carlson, Pure Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Our Shoppe Too
Hair/Makeup: Lisa Reinhardt Makeup and Hair Artistry
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Connection
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Macy’s
Wedding Rings: Arthurs Jewelers
Officiant: Jim Erlandson
Desserts: Original Hockey Mom Brownies, Groom’s Sister
DJ: DJ Beasey, Elite Wedding DJs
Invitations/Stationery: Vistaprint, Shutterfly
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Creations
Transportation: Total Luxury Limousine
Bohemian Flats Wedding Photography
I met Dustin + Nicole for the first time last summer at an Uptown Minneapolis coffee shop. They had just begun planning out their wedding day, and found me through some mutual friends. And just like our mutual friends, Dustin + Nicole were warm, cheerful and easy-to-get-to-know. I suppose the mutual friendships made it feel like we already knew each other? We talked about plans for their big day, photography ideas, and life in general. Later in the winter, we spent time at the Como Park Conservatory for their engagement photography.
Gold Medal Park Wedding Photos
We began their wedding day at the Minneapolis Marriott hotel for prep time and photos with a few close friends and siblings. We then traveled over to Gold Medal Park, right next to the Guthrie Theater and the riverfront, for Dustin + Nicole’s first look photos. I particularly love this portion of the day. Each couple’s emotions flow as the magnitude of the event truly sinks in. Dustin + Nicole were so cute together! From there we had plenty of time to wander around Gold Medal Park and photograph them together. They shared a few quiet moments before the whirlwind of their day was about to begin.
Mississippi Riverboat Cruise Wedding Reception
The wedding ceremony took place under the gazebo of Bohemian Flats Park, right along the riverfront. Afterward, we completed their family and wedding party photos. After all final portraits were finished, we boarded the Paradise Lady for a reception cruise on the Mississippi River. We were fortunate enough to be on the last boat they allowed through the lock right below downtown Minneapolis. Afterward they closed it forever to prevent the spread of Asian carp! It was a perfect night, and we were treated to a beautiful sunset while the band played and people partied away.
Dustin + Nicole, I am so happy for you both and wish you endless happiness as you join your lives together. Thank you so much for including me as your wedding photographer for your big day!
Planning a Bohemian Flats or Gold Medal Park wedding? Contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
Wedding Venue: Bohemian Flats Park, Paradise Lady
Wedding and Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Bridal Accessories: Bel Aire Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Dessy
Hair/Makeup: Blush Beauty Room
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Richfield Flowers and Events
Caterer: Deli Double Catering
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Band: The White Keys
Day Block Event Center Wedding Photography
The first time I met Anna + Brandon….it wasn’t Anna + Brandon. I met Anna along with her mom, Connie. We enjoyed hot chocolates on a cold January day at the Wilde Roast Cafe. We shared quite a few laughs and stories about our mutual friends! Anna was in town visiting for the week from Seattle, where she and Brandon lived for the past few years. Anna had grown up in Minneapolis, and they were moving back soon, so the two of them were planning for Day Block Event Center wedding photos.
Mill City Museum Wedding Photos
Anna + Brandon’s wedding day was here in the blink of an eye. Everything was as amazing as they had dreamed! A perfectly beautiful mid-September day at the refurbished, vintage/modern Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis. They held their first look and wedding party photos in the historic area around the Mill City Museum. We spent a little time in Gold Medal Park too for good measure.
Anna + Brandon, I am so honored to have shared the day with you as your wedding photographer. I loved working on your Day Block Event Center wedding photos. Thank you so much, and I wish you a beautiful life together!
Planning a Day Block Event Center or Mill City Museum wedding? Contact me soon to discuss how we could work together!
BONUS: Take a look at a beautiful Mill City Museum wedding that I photographed too!
Check out the highlight video to see more images here:
Venue: Day Block Event Center
Event Planner: Ask for the Moon Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Sophia & Camilla, The Wedding Shoppe
Bridesmaids Dresses: a. ell design
Hair: Kari McMurrough
Makeup: Onsite Muse
Florist: Mickey O’Kane
Catering: Chef Royal
Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental
Desserts: Sweet Life Desserts
DJ: James Everest