Why weddings are forever changed: Julia and Dan’s intimate restaurant wedding

As we think about what weddings will look like “on the other side” of this pandemic, I’m excited to think about what we will take with us as a culture from this time of difficulty and clarity.

Are weddings forever changed?
Yes!

. . . and no!

In the realm of things I failed to blog before the pandemic, Julia and Dan’s intimate restaurant wedding has been at the top of my list.

Small Minneapolis City Hall wedding and brewery reception – Marie and Andrew

Marie and Andrew’s City Hall wedding was pre-pandemic, so it was small but not socially distanced. What would the photos look like if I had shot it during restrictions? Definitely more masks during the cocktail hour and the ceremony. Otherwise, very similar – small group, outside photos when we can.

A small Minneapolis City Hall Wedding with Dayna and John

Can small weddings, elopements, and intimate weddings can still have the emotion and excitement and imagery of a full wedding? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Dayna and John’s wedding is proof

Minneapolis Adventurous Elopement wedding photos

What if the adventure of being in winter is part of your elopement story? Lucy and David brought along two very accommodating witnesses for an adventurous trek through the snow and into their wedding day.

Minnesota Elopement Photographer – Megan and Chris elope at Shakopee City Hall

Wedding photography is changing because weddings are changing I feel a sea change in how we think about weddings, and I am psyched. A shift to totally reconsider the purpose of a wedding – the community we build, and the people who celebrate with us. I see it in large weddings – being more purposeful…

Wine Pairing Wedding at Minneapolis Club – Julie and Brion

Julie and Brion’s wedding at Minneapolis Club was the perfect pairing for the space – classic, effortless, and intimate. Their celebration started with passed champagne for guests before the ceremony. Truly the best way to start a wedding. Their guests stood in the round for their ceremony, featuring their extremely talented friends and a great…

Planning an intimate wedding at Bachelor Farmer Afghan Room in Minneapolis – Amber and Jeremy

If you are planning a small wedding in Minneapolis, particularly if you are planning from the east coast, you couldn’t do better than Amber and Jeremy’s intimate wedding at the Bachelor Farmer Afghan room. We started at their hotel for a first look before braving the cold (-10 for a high that day!) to snag…

Aster Cafe Wedding in Winter – Laura and Eric

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show. – Andrew Wyeth 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…