Taylor + Jordan hustled us outside the back door. “They should be here any minute!” We had all run through the kitchen and out onto the busy Minneapolis street. And there they were! Their two sweet lovable doggies had been driven to Aria for a couple of quick minutes while we could capture a few photos of the four of them together. Being with their dogs on their wedding day was so important – how could we not photograph such cuteness???
Taylor + Jordan’s wedding day was so spectacular! We began at Loew’s Minneapolis, in two suites high above the downtown Minneapolis streets. After they were ready, and had both opened their gifts to each other, we headed over for first look and Aria wedding photos. So many tears of joy! After we spent time with them for their first look, we spent some time for individual and couple portraits both in the Aria lobby as well as outside the building. Soon the rest of the wedding party arrived and we were able to capture their wedding party portraits both inside and outside Aria as well.
We then headed up to the Nazareth Chapel at Northwestern University in Arden Hills. What a gorgeous wedding venue! The vintage chapel with ornate columns, light fixtures and windows gave such dramatic lighting and photos.
After their ceremony, Taylor + Jordan headed over to Betty Danger’s Country Club in NE Minneapolis for a quick spin on the ferris wheel and a relaxing cocktail with their wedding party. Meanwhile, the guests ventured over to Aria to begin their cocktail party, and waited for Taylor + Jordan to arrive shortly afterward.
On to dinner, the Aria dining room was as spectacular as usual. The head table was gorgeously decorated with draping greenery, florals, and candles. The rest of the tables were draped in blush pink linens, candles, silver and flowers. Such a spectacular sight!
Following dinner, toasts and cake cutting, the after party of dancing, drinks and photo booths were enjoyed by all.
Taylor and Jordan, thank you so much for including me as your Minneapolis wedding photographer on one of the most important events of your lives. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy together!
ETA: Don’t forget to take a look at Taylor + Jordan’s engagement session at Mears Park in downtown St Paul, right across the street from where they used to live! Their sweet doggies were there too!
Wedding Venue: Nazareth Chapel at Northwestern University
Reception Venue: Aria Minneapolis
Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige, Kleinfeld Bridal NYC
Bride’s Shoes: Nordstrom
Hair/Makeup: Nay Danger Style
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co
Wedding Coordinator: Studio Veil
Florist: Thistle & Blooms
Catering: Deco Catering
Rentals: Linen Effects
Cake: Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe
DJ: Studio Veil
Videographer: First Dance Films
Photo Booth: Randy Kirihara