A View of a Whole Wedding Day

This year we have had some AMAZING couples!! We’ve had so much fun with everyone!  We have also been so busy that we have not had a chance to really do any blog posts about everything.  Now that summer vacation has come to a close, and the kids are all back at school, we can finally remedy this! We thought we would show a story line of a whole wedding day.  What better way to get  a feel for the details, people and events we look for when taking photos, then to see it from beginning to end, in a slimmed down way.

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It was a beautiful day in May. Stephen and Emily were getting married!

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The girls had their hair and make-up done in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt hotel.  Make up and hair product was everywhere!  Funniest part though, there was a comic-con style event going on in the hotel at the same time!

metz-quast final album 03-small metz-quast final album 04-smallmetz-quast final album 05-smallAfter finishing hair and make up, the ladies traveled down to the Van Dusen Mansion to get dressed.  This place is amazing!  It’s so beautiful!

metz-quast final album 08-small metz-quast final album 09-smallAfter the couple had their first look, it was on to photos with the wedding party! This group was so fun! 5 bridesmaids, and 5 groomsmen.  It’s always entertaining to see the different dynamics in a group of friends and family.  metz-quast final album 10-smallmetz-quast final album 11-smallmetz-quast final album 06-small metz-quast final album 12-smallI’m not very good with knowing what flowers are what. A Day in Provence put all the floral arrangements and bouquets together. They were lovely!!

After some photos with the wedding party and couple, we packed up and headed out to Prince of Peace church for their ceremony.metz-quast final album 14-small metz-quast final album 16-smallmetz-quast final album 17-smallAfter the ceremony, the couple stopped at a local bar to celebrate before the reception.metz-quast final album 23-smallStephen and Emily really wanted to have a collage shot of all their wedding party together that showcased each personality. I love this layout!  It was fun to see what each person wanted to do with their individual photo. metz-quast final album 21-smallmetz-quast final album 22-smallAfter a quick stop to take some photos at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, if was off the mansion for cocktail hour.  The guests were already there enjoying appetizers and drinks.metz-quast final album 24-small metz-quast final album 25-smallNo marriage is legally valid unless you sign the marriage license.  So, upstairs to the very serious looking office, to sign some papers we went.metz-quast final album 26-smallCake!! Still one of my favorite things about any wedding!metz-quast final album 27-smallDinner time is never just ‘a time to eat’ at a wedding.  It’s time to introduce the couple, makes toasts, and enjoy the company at your table.

metz-quast final album 28-small metz-quast final album 29-small metz-quast final album 30-smallThe Van Dusen Mansion has this great courtyard in between their buildings.  After dinner they set up a dessert table outdoors.  Guests can enjoy being outside, in good weather, or cross the courtyard to their carriage house to dance.  It’s such a great feature!metz-quast final album 31-smallTime to dance!  The carriage house is perfect for dancing!  It has two floors, so you can either be downstairs dancing, or upstairs with the bar and comfy sofas and relax.metz-quast final album 32-small metz-quast final album 34-small metz-quast final album 35-smallAnd they lived happily ever after! metz-quast final album 36-smallVendors:

Church: Prince of Peace Church in Burnsville, MN

Reception: The Van Dusen Mansion

Floral: A Day in Provence

Hotel: The Hyatt downtown Minneapolis, MN

Officiant: Paul Dean

Cake: Mintahoe

Dress: The Wedding Shoppe

Invites: DIY

DJ: Complete Music

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