It was lovely to work with Caryn and Sean, first for their summer engagement photos in Minneapolis, and then for their Minneapolis Event Center wedding.
As you will discover when you plan a wedding, there are things you can plan for, like photo lists and timing.
But the most important thing to plan for is having people around you who love you. Because if it rains in the middle of your outdoor ceremony, you’ll want to prioritize the readings (In Sean’s case, it certainly helped that the officiant is also his grandfather). You will want a wedding party who will find and hold an umbrella over your vows. And you will want guests who don’t mind a little rain if it means they get to celebrate with you.
In that regard, Caryn and Sean planned for all contingencies, and were rewarded with lots of laughter, and a gorgeous post-storm skyline view.
ABOUT WEDDINGS AT MINNEAPOLIS EVENT CENTER
I’ve loved photographing weddings at the MEC over the years – the mix of spaces and textures means that it can accommodate nearly any configuration.
There is something especially lovely about using the patio space, as Caryn and Sean did, for a wedding ceremony at MEC. Even if the rain comes, it brings together all the pieces of Minneapolis – the brick, the nature, the sound of the river, and a little bit of unpredictability.
Inside, the combination of brick and old timber brings in an “Old Minneapolis” feel that is authentic to this building. I also love the access to spaces like St Anthony Main, views of the Mississippi river, and even the Stone Arch Bridge – it means that photos can include greenery and skylines as well as the architecture.
Florist: Julia’s Blooms
Band/Dj: Instant Request
Dress: Flutter Boutique
Suit shop: Black Tux
Ceremony and reception: Minneapolis Event Center