Silverwood Park Wedding – Emily and Chris

Silverwood Park is a rare piece of wild nature inside the twin cities, and it such a lovely place to show guests the beauty of a Minnesota summer wedding. Emily and Chris’s Silverwood Park wedding was quintessential MN summer – sunlight filtering through leaves and a subtle warm breeze on a patio. A few mosquitoes to let you know you are still alive, and long long shadows late into the evening.

couple dancing in sunlight silverwood park wedding mn
Sunlight beaming behind them and the longest shadows of the year – Silverwood park wedding
couple walking on sunlight path at silverwood park wedding mn

When we met to talk about their wedding, we definitely ended up talking about food for a good deal of the time (no surprise there, I can talk about food stories indefinitely!). Besides a cake, they also had baklava for their wedding. They chose Pita King on Franklin ave, because it legit is some of the best baklava ever, and the two brothers who own it make the baklava fresh every morning!

They had some nice things to say about me in their google review of working with me. Thank you so much, Emily and Chris, for choosing me to document your amazing celebration, for finding each other in the first place, and for having such an excellent assortment of friends and family around you!

Okay, I’ll talk about the photos first. Becca’s gorgeously composed photos captured the feel of our wedding day and the natural beauty of our venue. Her photos are artistic without being “artsy,” and she has a knack for picking up on details and personality.

Becca was helpful, patient, and knowledgeable throughout the planning process. She offered valuable suggestions about timeline and logistics, which helped wedding-planner-less me enormously.

Finally, Becca is super fun to work with. She made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed, while still making sure things ran smoothly. We were in good hands!

-Emily and Chris
flash composite of wedding party at silverwood park wedding mn
The thing about doing a flash composite image at a wedding is this: you have to be fast, and there has to be a reason. I love the dramatic and moody way that I’m able to bring the forest into this image, totally differently than the other images we captured on their wedding day. And it probably took about 90 seconds to take.


Couples planning their wedding at Silverwood know what an amazing space it is for guests – easy to get to because its in the city, but also feels like it is wild park space with huge trees and lake access.

Those are exactly the things I love to incorporate into the photos there – Emily and Chris had a perfect summer day for their wedding and were able to use the outdoor patio for their ceremony. Cocktail hour inside was a welcome break from the summer sun, and then back to the patio for some late night hanging in the moonlight.

We walked to the lake in the evening, and all around the wooded paths during the day.

Venue: Silverwood Park
Baklava: Pita King
Caterer: We Cater To You