Couples planning wedding at the Lumber Exchange often ask about locations for photos as the spaces can be cavernous and dark. They are also full of amazing architectural nooks and textural backgrounds – a perfect place to play and take portraits. For Cara and Nate’s Lumber Exchange wedding, the addition of candles and floral on the tables meant that the reception felt intimate and cozy, surrounded by darker spaces and a view of downtown Minneapolis.

In the spring Cara and Nate went through their favorite parks for engagement photos.

It was only the start of bringing their shared life into their wedding and photos – Cara and Nate share so many amazing things together – families that laugh, an adorable little pup, and a house.

We started with photos at their home, with their new little puppy, and ended with dancing at the Lumber Exchange.

Cara and Nate’s Lumber Exchange Wedding

bride and groom on stairs at Lumber Exchange Wedding
Dramatic start to the wedding reception at Lumber Exchange, Minneapolis 2017
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Lumber Exchange Wedding
dress hanging in south minneapolis home of bride and groom
Lumber Exchange Wedding minneapolis
First look on porch of home
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Formal portraits on the stone arch bridge, Minneapolis
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Architecture and ceremony at the Lumber Exchange
Lumber Exchange Wedding ceremony minneapolis
First kiss under the floral arch!
cake table Lumber Exchange Wedding
Cake and candy dessert table.
Lumber Exchange Wedding
Panorama of Lumber Exchange wedding reception interior
Awesome floral design by Lake Harriet Florist meant that the tables felt really intimate even in the large space
Lumber Exchange Wedding
night portrait outside Lumber Exchange
Silhouetted on the dance floor Lumber Exchange Wedding
First dance silhouetted on the floor – Lumber Exchange Wedding
This is how every mother would like to dance with her son.
Skitzo Fonik band playing to a very loving crowd at Lumber Exchange reception

Ceremony and Reception: Lumber Exchange
Band: Skitzo Fonik
Florist: Lake Harriet Florist
Planner: Bella Mystique
Cake: Sweet Retreat