Wedding at Solar Arts – Megan and James

I’m always psyched when a couple tells me they are planning their wedding at Solar Arts in NE Minneapolis because I know that we definitely share two things in common: we love food, and we value how your guests celebrate with you!

So I was thrilled to meet with Megan and James for a beer on the first floor of Solar Arts at Indeed Brewing (their wooden soul barrel aged program remains a gem of brewing) to discuss their wedding plans.

And that is also where we stopped for a drink right after their ceremony on the 3rd floor of Solar Arts a few months later. A beer with their friends and a few happy onlookers before heading back into their wedding reception as a married couple.

Their winter wedding at Solar Arts was a perfectly contained bundle of warmth and laughter. I’m so grateful that they chose me to document such a happy celebration!


Couples planning their wedding at Solar Arts often ask me about lighting the dark spaces, dealing with the sun streaming through the windows, and generally what spaces I recommend for photography.

I’ve photographed many weddings and events at Solar Arts over the years and the things I love about it are exactly the same things that make couples choose it – the space is a combination of industrial and old Minneapolis – warm wood and big brick-lined windows streaming in light. The space is large enough to hold a ceremony and cocktail hour and reception without too much finagling, but it doesn’t feel so expansive that you get lost in the space.

Those are the elements that I recommend bringing into the photography as well – the brick walls, the old elevator doors, the wooden cross beams.



Location: Solar Arts
Catering: Chowgirls
If you want to hear more about Indeed and my other fav places to grab a pint, they are in my out-of-towners food guide!