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Before I gush about Laura and Eric’s Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter I think I should make it clear – the temperature outside was around zero.

I think that should be said before anything else.

In winter, we agree to share our burden: we remove our jackets, and scarves, and hats. And we agree, for this time, to be warm together.

To find a corner of this bleak cold, sometimes beautiful and sometimes dangerous world, and celebrate together.

So, in that way, Laura and Eric’s wedding was extremely warm, despite the temperature outside.

(Which, again, was very, very cold)

Laura and Eric were up for braving the cold – for getting in a carriage and wending their way from the Nicollet Island Inn to the Aster Cafe. They were up for sharing the skyline with their guests (in an epic all-wedding-guest photo in the cold night air), and after their intimate wedding ceremony in the round, they danced and laughed the night away.

Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Laura and Eric on snowy Nicollet Island before their Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter.
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
Wear your gloves (Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter)
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
Laura’s mom putting on the finishing touches as Eric looks on
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
Mom and best friend magic is what makes sashes happen.
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
Oh, I go all gooey for a mom and daughter photo on a wedding day
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
I just love the idea of getting ready with your partner – particularly if you can both relax and enjoy the chaos
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
The groom was the only person with hands steady enough for the bride’s shoes
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
That look says everything. Waiting for an elevator, and more in love than ever
Minneapolis winter wedding at aster cafe
Nicollet Island Inn in wintertime magic, Minneapolis
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Braving the cold without jackets for just a few minutes – winter nights make for gorgeous clear skies.
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Fancy winter jackets make an appearance
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Do you need a dramatic portrait with an epic skyline and clear blue skies for your wedding? Of course not. But you do deserve it.
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Cold days mean clear skies, and that skyline is working it!
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
A quick jaunt over to Aster Cafe by horse drawn carriage
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
A pretty dramatic way for your guests to first see you!
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Escorted from the carriage by dad
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Wedding ceremony at Aster Cafe
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
So sweet to have your guests be so close – it makes them a part of your wedding ceremony in a totally visceral way (Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter)
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
I can’t quite imagine what it is to watch your child get married. But I do hope, if I am lucky enough to watch my children get married, that I am as happy as these two
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Wedding Ceremony in the round
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
So much joy!
Every one was pretty psyched
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
That just married feeling!
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
And immediately into a first dance.
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Just married and laughing together
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
Aster Cafe wedding in Winter
The exterior of the Aster Cafe and River room at night show the warmth of the interior party and the snowy exterior

Getting Ready: Nicollet Island Inn
Ceremony and Reception: Aster Cafe River Room

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