Aster Cafe Wedding – Basit and Serena

The Aster Cafe river room is an incredible space for a Minneapolis wedding. Over the years I’ve photographed many weddings in their spaces, from winter elopements to huge summer celebrations. Basit and Serena’s wedding is a perfect showcase of what make the Aster Cafe such a lovely Minneapolis wedding venue.

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Taking full advantage of the views from the Aster Cafe before their wedding.

The photos are incredible! We have been thoroughly enjoying them since the very hour you sent them over. Everyone has been blown away at how well they turned out–truly a testament to your skill as a photographer. In particular, we are impressed by the lower-light shots during the dancing section of the evening, as well as the nighttime outdoor shots. What is your secret?? :)

We cannot thank you enough for having been our wedding (and engagement!) photographer. It has truly been a wonderful experience. 

Basit and Serena


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Minneapolis Skyline at night reflected in the Mississippi river across from their Aster Cafe wedding

I’m a sucker for all of the St Anthony Main area – overlooking the river, basking in the skyline, surrounded by trees. It has so many options for fantastic photos with dramatic backgrounds. It also showcases Minneapolis to your out of town guests.

The Aster has those views all nigth- right outside the windows of the river room, or next to you as you enjoy social hour outside in the tents. Its even more dramatic at night when the lights of the city reflect in the river.


The Shasta tent outside is a lovely space for an outside ceremony, protected from the harshest heat of the sun in summer and offering some protection from the elements even in winter.

The River room features a full wall of windows overlooking the Minneapolis skyline and Mississippi river. Its a narrow space, but full of old Minneapols character with original brick and timber walls and cieling.


Because the Aster cafe is also a restaurant, the food is notable for being thoughtful and tasty. Basit and Serena had a DIY taco station for dinner (perfect for accomodating multiple diets and interests!). As night fell, guests could enjoy S’Mores and fires outside or have cake and snacks in the River Room.


Of course, any wedding celebration is a reflection of the people there and Basit and Serena’s wedding was full of dancing and laughter, making any space wonderful and bright!

Aster Cafe Wedding Vendors:


Aster Cafe
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN

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