Paikka Wedding Photos
Chantel + Quinn are natives of the Twin Cities area. They happened to be living in Kansas City while they were planning their wedding back here in Minnesota. I was so excited to be hired as their Minneapolis wedding photographer too. The wedding ceremony was planned for Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. This is a beautiful, historical building looking out over the lake and greenery of the parks. They planned their reception for Paikka, a new event venue at the Vandalia Tower complex in St Paul. I also happen to have my photo studio there! Their out-of-town planning made for some challenges, but they were still able to visit Minneapolis quite a bit for coordinating.
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. Their wedding ceremony was a beautiful event, even full of some surprise laughs.
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 in St Paul.
Afterward, Chantel, Quinn and the wedding party headed back to Paikka. Dinner, toasts and cake were enjoyed by all. The group partied it up and danced until the end of the night.
Chantel + Quinn, thank you so much for choosing to work with me as your Minneapolis wedding photographer. I am so happy for you two as you begin your new lives together. I also cannot wait to see your gorgeous wedding album when it arrives from Italy!
If you are planning a Paikka or Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church wedding, contact me soon. I’d love to chat with you!
Be sure to check out Chantel + Quinn’s Stone Arch Bridge engagement session too!
Take a look at the full highlight video too!
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