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!
ABOUT WEDDINGS AT SOLAR ARTS
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.