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.
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.
All lace and romance on Mallory’s dressWalking away from Stone Arch Bridge, MinneapolisDancing the night awayIan and Mallory, greeting their guests from the stage of Aria.
ABOUT ARIA WEDDINGS
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.
Moments “in between” are the best momentsThe interior of Aria can handle a lot of style, and that is precisely what it accommodated for Mallory and Ian’s – wedding – hanging greenery, orchids, and a romantic blush glow. Design by Style Architects Weddings.Lets get lost (Aria)
A perfect place for a first look, away from everyone else.Just holding hands before they get marriedPerfect, imperfect momentsFloral from Munster Rose – gorgeous and abundantThis flash composite of the wedding party was 5 images stitched together to properly light all the groups.Spaces made for celebratingThis first look got emotional real quickMallory’s bridal attendants are playing at an advanced level of style.Before the ceremony – this is one of my favorite photos from Mallory and Ian’s Aria wedding – the ceremony space, warm and perfect, just before they were married.Ian was so enthralled with watching Mallory approach – I love this shot of him.This ceremony space, so open and in the round, yet also an intimate undertaking by these two.A ceremony beneath a halo of flowers, Aria.Totally married! Aria wedding MinneapolisWhen your mom sees you in your wedding dress, does it feel more real?I come from a big family, so when its time to photograph a large family group, I know how important and rare it truly is.A panorama image of this Aria wedding ceremony in the round – floral by Munster Rose, event design by Style Architects Weddingsring-bearers, here comes the brideFlowers above and candles belowPanorama of reception set up, AriaDueling pianos at Aria Wedding.First dance at AriaSpeeches, reactions.Fathers and daughters always get to me. I love the how excited Mallory’s father was for this dance with his daughter.“The world is ours”A quiet moment alone at Aria