Alyssa + Dave had a busy day planned for their Minneapolis wedding photography! They incorporated several beautiful locations into their day, including The Commons Hotel, Gold Medal Park and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. It came and went with barely a hitch, everything was so amazing!
Alyssa + Dave, along with their wedding party and close relatives, joined together to prepare for the big day at The Commons Hotel. Once their preparations were complete, Alyssa held a special first look with her dad, and then the two of them opened gifts and read letters to each other privately before their first look. We then headed over to Gold Medal Park and held their first look. They were so happy! Afterward, we spent some time around the park taking portraits of the two of them together. The wedding party joined in and we spent some time photographing the group together too. Gold Medal Park is such a lovely location for photos!
Once the portraits were complete, it was time to head over to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St Paul for family portraits and the wedding ceremony. As a special treat, Dave’s father is the Pastor of the church and presided over Alyssa + Dave’s ceremony. What an amazing honor for all of them! The ceremony was so amazing, and even included a special tea ceremony to honor their families.
After their beautiful ceremony, we headed back to The Commons Hotel for Alyssa + Dave’s reception. Cocktail hour was followed up by dinner (with lots of hilarious kissing games!), desserts and dancing. The dance floor was packed and the whole ballroom was hopping with people having so much fun.
Alyssa + Dave, thank you so much for including me as your Minneapolis Wedding Photographer. I am so honored to have worked with you, and I wish you every happiness in your new lives together!
Bonus: Take a look at Alyssa + Dave’s beautiful Father Hennepin Bluffs and Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis engagement photography too!
Watch the slideshow for more images from their beautiful day!
Wedding Venue: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Reception Venue/Catering: The Commons Hotel
Wedding Coordination: Mary Carlson, Pure Event Planning
Wedding Dress: Our Shoppe Too
Hair/Makeup: Lisa Reinhardt Makeup and Hair Artistry
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Connection
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Macy’s
Wedding Rings: Arthurs Jewelers
Officiant: Jim Erlandson
Desserts: Original Hockey Mom Brownies, Groom’s Sister
DJ: DJ Beasey, Elite Wedding DJs
Invitations/Stationery: Vistaprint, Shutterfly
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Creations
Transportation: Total Luxury Limousine