Weddings at the River Room of Aster Cafe

If you only choose to have your wedding at the River Room of the Aster Cafe for the views of Minneapolis, I wouldn’t blame you!

The Aster Cafe has been running the River Room space on St Anthony Main in Minneapolis for several years. Never has this cozy space been more relevant than now as we approach post-pandemic possibilities for small weddings and celebrations.

Here are some of my favorite ways people have used the River Room for their weddings!

St Paul College Club Wedding – Brittany and Stacy

Brittany and Stacy’s St Paul College Club wedding was one of the last weddings I photographed before COVID-19 changed events and the world. I really appreciate their review of me on Yelp: Becca is, simply put, amazing. We had her do our engagement and wedding photos. She is funny, a total photography pro, and now we want her to take all of our photos. Not to mention we keep trying to think of ways to invite her into our friend group. By the end of the wedding we had friends asking for her info and complimenting her left and right.…

Minneapolis Park Elopement – Becca and Eric

Gratitide for a Minneapolis park elopement during COVID – thank you for masks, for being your witness, for a gorgeous day in a year of clouds

Winter Aria Wedding – Maura and Tony

Maura and Tony’s winter Aria wedding was the kind of intimate and joy-filled day that stays with me. I’m so happy to share this beautiful wedding, and hoping these lovely memories have been a balm during the isolation of 2020.

Tori and Matt’s MN Camp Wedding

So, thank you 2020 for the clarity you have provided – the total joy of celebrating this MN camp wedding, the promise that we will gather again.

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.

Como Conservatory Wedding – Katie and Jason’s small wedding in St Paul

Katie and Jason were ahead of the curve – intimate wedding at Como Conservatory (in the sunken garden – the best smelling wedding venue in the world) and a reception at a restaurant in Cathedral Hill.