Semple Mansion Wedding – Ashley and Brandon

Ashley and Brandon’s Semple mansion wedding was a warm celebration away from a cold December day. Their guests entered the mansion right into the intimate ceremony, and then were rewarded with a wine cellar cocktail hour before adjourning to the ballroom for dinner. From photos with their (adorable!) pup Kimchi to their elegant friend-led ceremony and some hilarious toasts, the night was full of laughter and joy. I particularly enjoyed their eclectic group of friends, many with theatrical backgrounds, who made the speeches and the dancing and the general banter so lively throughout the evening. It is clear that Ashley…

St Paul College Club Wedding in Winter – Anne + Jeremy

I am not generally a “gushing over the details” type of person about weddings, which can be surprising in a wedding photographer. Yes, decorations and details are an important part of the storytelling of the totality of a wedding (and yes, they are generally very pretty); but decor does not a happy wedding make. I love happy weddings, and happy people, and those people choose the right details that express a who they are. So, I present to you Anne and Jeremy’s wedding – a wedding that was full of many happy and laughing people, a couple that wanted both a pre-wedding elopement and a post-wedding…

Minneapolis Guthrie Theater Winter Wedding – Jill and Brant

A winter wedding in a dark space at the top of the city? Perfect. That is exactly what Jill and Brant had for their celebration – dark, intimate spaces, a view overlooking the Mississippi river, and the most glamorous space in Minneapolis. Jill and Brant’s wedding at the Guthrie theater was a little bit of fire and ice- the intimate candlelight ceremony, the vivacious live band; the ice sculpture, the multi course wine-paired dinner; the mix of small and large; intimate and public; quiet and raucous. Their candle-lit ceremony was gorgeous to witness – intimate and dark, but so warm…