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Meg and Peter’s St Paul Athletic Club Wedding was exactly the kind of classic old St Paul affair that this space was designed for.

Timeless and elegant, but still approachable and practical, the architecture perfectly framed their ceremony. The tall windows of the ballroom embraced their reception. And the gorgeous stone work just enhanced the photos of the two of them, having a quiet moment together in the midst of a wonderful day.

All of which is to say, it was a very good time.

I had also worked with Meg and Peter for their engagement portraits on the high bridge, so I knew that Peter is a bit of a photography enthusiast. It seems to run in his family as well, so it was an honor to rise to the challenge of a whole line of family members who expect the best and deserve it.

Meg and Peter didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, so we had some fun ahead of time taking photos in the gorgeous lobby space with each side at a time. Afterwards, I only had a few moments to capture the rest of the family photos, photos with the entire wedding party, and some portraits of the two of them (this time also included moving all the chairs and rearranging the space). Challenges are a perfect reason to stay focused, and they were able to enjoy their cocktail hour as well, spending time with guests and family before dancing for the first time.

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This is a favorite from this St Paul Athletic Club wedding – a little tilt shift to blur the architecture and focus in on these two.
bride and groom dance at night outside of hotel 340 in St Paul
Hotel 340
bride gets ready at hotel 340
I love a venue where you can get ready without leaving your wedding space – hotel 340 rooms are nice and airy for Meg to get her dress on
the ceremony space in the lobby of hotel 340, st paul athletic club wedding
Old St Paul Architecture, ready for a wedding celebration
groom waits for bride at hotel 340
Peter, waiting for his bride
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The timelessness of a wedding ceremony in the lobby of St Paul Athletic Club
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flash composite or wedding party at st paul athletic club wedding
This is an image of 12 people who deserve to get into cocktail hour as quickly as possible, but also deserve a killer image. Perfect use of the three image flash composite – it highlighted the only part of the St Paul Athletic Club that wasn’t covered in people flipping the room, made the architecture into the perfect warm background, and showcases how amazing everyone looked together. Cocktail hour accomplished!
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A first dance along with chandeliers at st paul athletic club wedding
bride and groom laugh listenting to toasts at st paul athletic club wedding reception in grand ballroom
Panorama of st paul athletic club wedding in grand ballroom
Wedding rings in honeycomb architecture of st paul athletic club wedding
Father daughter dance at st paul athletic club wedding grand ballrom
Dancing begins with st paul athletic club wedding
Bride and groom outside at end of the night at st paul athletic club wedding
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bride and groom at night outisde st paul athletic club reception
The end of the night, outside the hotel 340 / St Paul Athletic club
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A total favorite photo from Meg and Peter’s wedding at St Paul Athletic Club- end of the night, tie undone, away from the crowd

Ceremony and Reception: St Paul Athletic Center
Wedding planner: Park Place Planning
Music: Rock With U
Linens: Linen Effects
Hair and Makeup: Primped
Flowers: Martha’s Gardens
Pianist: Sharon Planer

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