Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding Minneapolis

On Fargo and marriage and this Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding

Its the 20th anniversary of the film Fargo. It is a film that I appreciate much more now that I live in Minneapolis than I did when it first came out. Partially because references to places like Chaska and Edina bring more meaning. But mostly because there are layers upon layers of meaning, and I am at a point where a different layer resonates with me.

Eventually, if you decide to live in the Midwest, you have to think about the epic question of adulthood – is there a difference between settling and choosing? Is there a way to choose to live a lovely and meaningful life, enjoy all the beautiful days, and have that be different from settling?

Obviously, (I’m here!) I think that you can choose to enjoy and notice and exist, even if it is not the largest life you can live. I think the meaning is the same.

All of that is to say, when I have clients (like Maria and Mike) who choose to have their wedding in Minneapolis, even though they are living on the East Coast, I have a little extra joy in my heart. A little joy at knowing they will have guests from all over in to enjoy this lovely place. And joy also at knowing that they, too, make a choice to celebrate here above all other options available to them.

And celebrate they did – a stunning evening to enjoy being outside at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, a light breeze to enjoy down by the Stone Arch Bridge.

Thank you for choosing to celebrate here, for choosing to bring the Midwest with you in some sense. It was a true joy to be with you!

And if you are looking for some lively discussion of Fargo, I recommend this analysis from the Dissolve.

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Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

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Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral wedding minneapolis

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Ceremony: Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Reception: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Hotel: The Depot, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

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