“You are my beloved, and you are my friend.” Tears welled up across the room as Safiyyah + Rory exchanged vows on a beautiful spring day during their wedding at Aria in Minneapolis. And I was so honored to be present to photograph their amazing day down to the very last gorgeous detail.
I first got to meet Safiyyah + Rory over hot chocolate on a cold February night in Minneapolis. They are two of the sweetest, most down-to-earth people you will ever meet. I could spend hours talking with them and wonder where the time went! We had a blast during their engagement session last summer at Eden Prairie’s Round Lake Park – a beautiful hidden gem filled with fields, woods, flowers, a lake and plenty of picturesque spots.
And of course, working together on one of the biggest days of their lives was the icing on the cake. Aria is truly amazing. And Safiyyah + Rory were very excited to spend plenty of time there making sure to capture gorgeous portraits throughout the magnificent art and architecture of the building. From the old spiral staircase, to the rich, elegant upstairs lounges, to the hidden alcoves, to the front lobby filled with spectacular crystal chandeliers, to all the unique modern art pieces scattered throughout the vintage structure, every facet is a photographer’s dream. And the two of them were happy to spend as much time as possible creating amazing imagery to commemorate their big day!
Safiyyah + Rory, I am so incredibly happy for you both as you join your lives together, and also so lucky to have gotten to know you and spend time with you on your gorgeous wedding day. So excited to keep in touch and see you guys again in the future!
Venue: Aria Minneapolis
Event Planning: Blush & Whim Wedding Planning + Event Design
Wedding Dress: Brides of France
Hair/Makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty
Florals: Ashley Fox Designs
Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals
Catering: Chowgirls Killer Catering
S’Mores Bar: Campfire Desserts
DJ: PM Enterprises
Lighting: Phos Events