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

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.

Scandi meets MN

A MN elopement bringing Finnish style into MN parks. If you are planning an outdoor MN elopement, then please take some inspiration from Riikka and Chris’s intimate wedding in Minnesota parks. And if you are planning your MN elopement right before your move to Finland, as they did, then that is an uncanny coincidence, and you’ll probably be impressed by how well it turned out. Tips for planning you MN Elopement in a park Rent a park shelter. Things can be much easier if you can just show up at a park you rent, put down your stuff, and say…

Planning your Minneapolis Elopement

So, people come to plan their elopements for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you are choosing something more flexible and small because COVID has affected your wedding plans. Or perhaps you are psyched that the pandemic has made it easier for you to explain to your family that you always wanted to elope in the first place!

Maybe you want to get married now, and plan for a party later.

That is awesome, and however you come to an elopement, know that you can have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.

If you are planning on eloping in Minneapolis or St Paul, I have some tips to keep in mind and also some suggestions for your photography.

St Paul City Hall Elopement – Darby and Alex

When people mention a “city hall elopement” you might imagine a combination of airy modern skyways paired with old dark offices. But one of the most remarkable buildings in Minnesota is definitely St Paul’s city hall, where Darby and Alex chose to exchange their vows in the breathtaking lobby. For some reason, this art deco moody masterpiece is stunningly in tact. From the dark marble walls and gold mirrored ceiling to the intricate bronze and stone elevators, everything is in service to the three story Vision of Peace statue in the lobby. Three story tall statue. An intimate wedding brings…

Intimate breakfast wedding at Como Conservatory – Susan and Eric

Breakfast wedding in a garden? Yes, please! Susan and Eric’s breakfast wedding at Como Conservatory was a perfect blend of elegant and comfortable. Just immediate family, tasty brunch foods, and the floral splendor of Como Park’s Sunken Garden. And because Eric loves penguins, we enjoyed walking around the como zoo for a few photos with our favorite aquatic mammals, including a very special visit from the polar bear. It was a total joy to be at Susan and Eric’s wedding. I can’t even begin to describe how warm and loving the ceremony was, how silly and joy-filled the brunch, and…

Day of the dead Edina wedding {Lindsey + Brandon}

I generally don’t go for long description of my clients and what they planned, or gush over details. I love weddings because I love real moments, no matter if the tablescapes were perfectly planned or not. I love when people bring themselves into their weddings, no matter if that manifests as a sparkly princess gown or a simple cocktail dress. That said, there is something exceptionally fun about a bride who will wear her grandmothers (stunning!) wedding gown while also wearing day of the dead skull makeup. And, as you can imagine, Lindsey + Brandon are exceptional people who have…