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New Years Eve Wedding at Minneapolis Event Center

Merav and Ian's celebration was equal parts ceremony and celebration, and that made for one amazing party!

So you are planning a New Years Eve wedding?

That sounds like an amazing way to celebrate!

New Years Eve weddings mean that your guests have been promised a party as well as a ceremony, and it is your duty to deliver on both.

Which is to say, New Years Eve weddings are always a lot of fun.

Guests have chosen to put aside other plans and ring in the New Year with you. And if you are in Minnesota, your guests have also chosen to be somewhere cold and snowy on one of the shortest days of the year.

So, you owe it to them to have an amazing time!

Kissing in the new year in minneapolis
The temperature never got above zero, but they still kissed in the new year!

Merav and Ian planned an amazing New Years Eve wedding at Minneapolis Event Centers. Yes, there were party hats and blowers, there was champagne and a countdown. There was laughter, the temperature didn’t get above 0, and most of their family was from out of town.

I’ve said it many times – cold weather and long nights make winter weddings feel so cozy, even with 200 people. Share the warmth, kick your boots off, just be together and dance!

on stairs of Minneapolis event center before new years eve wedding
Minneapolis Event Center stairs

The Minneapolis Event Centers were an excellent location – we popped over to the Stone Arch Bridge for some of the coldest temp photos I’ve ever taken (I believe it was -14 when we got the last of the golden light and all wore boots).

Snowy boots and dress shoes in freezing weather for Minneapolis New Years Eve wedding
Snowy boots and dress shoes in freezing weather for Minneapolis New Years Eve wedding

Before their Jewish wedding ceremony, their signing of the Ketubah was memorable for more laughing, crying, and singing than I normally see at an entire wedding.

rabbi singing during ketibah signing at minneapolis event center
Ketubah / Minneapolis

Their ceremony was after dusk, so the lighting ceiling of the grand ballroom at the MEC was an amazing enclosure for there draped Chuppa.

And then the party began – cocktails, dancing, eating, more dancing, a savory and sweet bar of treats from Angel Food (pretzels AND doughnuts? Yes!), an exuberant hora, and then a countdown to midnight.

new years eve wedding Minneapolis event center
Ringing in the New Year as newly married couple!
new years eve wedding Minneapolis event center
Shadows and light in the Minneapolis Event Center Grand Room
ketubah signing at MInneapolis event center couple look at each other
Signing the Ketubah
groom lifts veil after ketubah signing minneapolis event center
A lifting of the veil

Flowers: Studio Emme
Band: Bluewater Kings
Dress: A and Be
Suit: Bonobos
Savory and Sweet table (dessert): Angel Food Bakery
Location: Minneapolis Event Centers

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