Hyland Hills wedding during COVID – Jill and Jamal’s adventure

COVID changed Jill and Jamal’s wedding plans, but they still celebrated joyfully at their Hyland Hills wedding nonetheless.

I’ve been a Minneapolis wedding photographer for 15 years. I don’t have words for what its been like to run a small business during COVID, and I think that this experience will leave an indelible mark on us, like living through the great depression, or WWII.

Yes, we are forever changed by 2020. And also yes, this gives us a new clarity – cherish your togetherness. (see more about what to expect from a photographer for your wedding during COVID in 2021)

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At the end of the night, Jill and Jamal walked through a line of sparklers, laughing with friends at for their Hyland Hills wedding
bride and groom at grounds of interlachen country club for portraits
The gorgeous grounds of Interlachen Country Club served as a backdrop for some pretty epic portraits of these two.

Jill and Jamal changed their wedding plans countless times because of COVID. They went from a large country club wedding to a small backyard wedding, and finally to a socially distanced wedding at Hyland Hills.

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Sunlight through the chuppah for their social distance wedding ceremony at Hyland Hills, MN

The weather cooperated, there were masks and social distancing and eating in small pod groups. And I am sure part of remembering Jill and Jamal’s wedding will include all of those consessions to the pandemic we are living in.

And there was also laughter, and joy, and much celebrating.

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In this time of COVID, this first dance was the only dance, and distanced from all their guests, and perfect all the same. At Hyland Hills, MN.
bride and groom at grounds of interlachen country club for portraits
Love and pine trees and a perfect summer evening. Credit: Minneapolis wedding photographer Becca Dilley

Portrait Location: Interlachen Country Club
Ceremony and Reception Location: Hyland Hills Chalet
Salon: Thomas Charles Salon
Officiant: Rustin Comer Wayzata Community Church
Music: Blue Water Kings Band
Flowers: Chez Bloom
Catering: D’Amico Catering
Cake: Queen of Cakes
Rentals: The Seatery
Wedding Planner: Events by Melody

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Hi! If you are planning your wedding at Hyland Hills or other Three rivers parks wedding venues (or just looking for a photographer who loves to laugh along with you!), I’d love to chat with you about all the things you are planning! Lets connect! 

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