As I look at Marie and Andrew’s City Hall wedding, I wonder – what are we bringing with us from this time of pandemic?
For weddings, are we learning to put it all on the table? The guests, the expectations, the traditions, the dancing and ceremony and details.
Put it all on the table.
And only take away the things you need.
For Marie and Andrew, they made these choices before they had to – this wedding was before COVID, before mandates. And they still looked at all the pieces that created a celebration for them, and chose this intimate ceremony at Minneapolis City Hall (elegant spaces that require no other decorations).
It meant a lot of time to enjoy being with their guests – cards and games at Indeed brewing’s tap room in Northeast Minneapolis. (The barrel aged program at Indeed is among the best I’ve ever had!)
Most of all, they could be fully present at their wedding the whole way through – to enjoy a little stroll around Stone Arch after the ceremony, laughing with their siblings while they signed the papers, and toasting with local beer.
Hey – are you planning a wedding right now?
Marie and Andrew’s City Hall wedding was pre-pandemic, so it was small but not socially distanced. What would the photos look like if I had shot it during restrictions? Definitely more masks during the cocktail hour and the ceremony. Otherwise, very similar – small group, outside photos when we can.
You can check out my options for small and flexible weddings (designed for a pandemic and post-pandemic world!)
Reception location: Indeed Brewing Tap Room
Planning a City Hall Wedding?
I know its a wacky time to plan a wedding, and I’d love to talk with you about documenting your small wedding. Should we chat with you about your photography and plans?