Aria Wedding Minneapolis

Mallory and Ian’s stylish industrial Aria wedding, Minneapolis

Despite being a wedding photographer, I’m not a particularly romantic person. It is probably the Scandinavian in me, but I tend to the practical. This has proven to be an excellent quality as a wedding photographer – I love heart-felt exchanges, but can also think about finding the right light, waiting for the right interaction, documenting the right moment.

But all of that is out the window for Mallory and Ian’s Minneapolis Aria wedding. They clearly have impeccable taste, and the combination of Aria’s industrial beauty, planning by Style Architects Weddings, and floral installations by Munster Rose are enough to catch anyone’s sense of wonder.

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The lobby of Aria was a warm backdrop for these two high style love birds.

All of this gorgeous style cold just be window dressing if it weren’t for the total love fest of Mallory and Ian – their joy in being together and celebrating with their families. Their ease together.


Couples planning their wedding at Aria often ask me about photographing in the darker spaces, particularly in the evening. Aria is an amazing (world class) space, and it also requires a lot of thought to bring the detail and architecture into the images. Some photographer will approach this space using only natural light, and I think that ultimately is not enough to capture the full breadth of celebrations. I use a combination of natural/existing light, video lighting, and flash photography so that images feel varied and natural to the scene, but also elevated and crisp.

Ceremony/Reception: Aria
Florist: Munster Rose
Dueling Pianos: Rock it Man Entertainment
Band: Junk FM
Dress: L’atelier Couture
Planner: Style Architects Weddings
Catering: The Deco
Dessert: Copper Hen
Stationary: Paper Rock Scissors
Decor: Apres and Linen Effects
Videography: Snowshoe Productions

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