Chantel + Quinn are natives of the Twin Cities area who happened to be living in Kansas City all the while they were planning their wedding day back here at home, including hiring me as their Minneapolis wedding photographer. They planned their wedding ceremony for Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, and beautiful, historical building looking out over the lake and greenery of the parks. They also planned their reception to be held at Paikka, a newer event venue contained in a vintage train yard building in the Vandalia Tower complex in St Paul (where I also happen to have my photo studio!) Their out-of-town planning made for some challenges, but they were still able to visit Minneapolis quite a bit for all their activities (including their Minneapolis engagement session!)
The day started with Chantel prepping with her bridesmaids at the Doubletree by Hilton, while Quinn was with his groomsmen at Paikka. Once their preparations were complete, we all headed over to Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church for their first look and couple portraits, as well as wedding party and family portraits in front of the church.
After their wedding ceremony, the wedding party headed over to Como Park in St Paul for a few more wedding party portraits as well as a quick cocktail hour in a private room at Como Dockside. Meanwhile, the wedding guests were having fun at their own cocktail hour at Paikka.
After Chantel, Quinn and the wedding party headed back to Paikka, dinner, toasts and cake were enjoyed, and the guests partied it up to dancing until the end of the night.
Chantel + Quinn, thank you so much for choosing to work with me for your beautiful wedding. I am so happy for you two as you begin your new lives together – and cannot wait to see your gorgeous wedding album when it arrives from Italy!
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Wedding Ceremony: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
Wedding Reception: Paikka
Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Wedding Coordinator: Bre Ward, Bre is Fun
Bridal Dress/Accessories: Martina Liana, Bridal Accents Couture
Bridal Shoes: Nordstrom
Hair/Makeup: 139 Hair by Heidi
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: BHLDN
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren
Wedding Rings: Blue Nile
Officiant: Rev Arden Haug
Florist: The Wild Orchid
Catering: CRAVE Catering
Rentals: Rudy’s Event Rentals, EDG Productions
Wedding Cake/Desserts: Buttercream, Milk Bar
DJ: MN Pro DJs