The day started with preparations at Hotel Canopy in the Mill District of Minneapolis! Liza, her mom, and sisters were getting their hair and makeup done by Northeast Hair & Co. and Tanner was getting ready with his dad and brothers in a separate room. There was this feeling of calm but building excitement as everyone got ready! I started out photographing the details and flatlays in one of the side rooms and Tammi at Studio B Floral left some beautiful florals for accents to make the images pop! And that they did! I love the little back stories to each thing a bride and groom wear on their wedding day! Like Liza’s earrings. Her earrings were the ones here dad gave to her mom on their wedding day! Such a special touch. Just before the ladies put their dresses on, Liza’s sisters gave her a wedding day gift that included photos of favorite memories together!
Tanner’s dad helped him tie his tie and Tanner put on his jacket from The Black Tux. His look was sharp and complete! Liza’s mom then helped her into her Che Bella wedding dress and it looked incredible on her! Hugs were exchanged and it was time for her first look with her dad! There was an area of the basement at Hotel Canopy that was warm and quiet – perfect for this! Liza’s dad melted when he saw her! Such a sweet father/daughter relationship! Then Tanner came down and they shared their first look together! Tanner was so happy and they shared a few moments together (meanwhile Liza’s personal attendants were in the corner sobbing!)! 🙂
We then loaded into a limo bus from Eclipse Global Transportation and traveled to the old St. Anthony Main area for photos! We did some photos on Stone Arch and the surrounding areas! Such a beautiful spot! Liza had two bridesmaids, her two sisters! And Tanner had two groomsmen, his two brothers! This made for a super fun, relaxed wedding party dynamic! Their families came on the bus as well and we did immediate family photos in the area as well before heading to the venue. When we arrived at Nicollet Island Pavilion, we were all stunned with the gorgeous set up of the ceremony space that the venue and Dana with Keyed Up Events and just finished! Check out all the tall ornamental grasses! These were freshly cut at the couple’s new home and used to decorate the whole venue! I’m all about this!
Guests began arriving and the ceremony started at 5:00 pm! Loved the joy in this wedding celebration! And I love how these two families have come together! Liza & Tanner’s moms lit the unity candle during the ceremony and shared a hug and a look that you could tell… they were gaining family! Liza & Tanner exchanged vows and were pronounced husband and wife and everyone clapped! Guests enjoyed a fun social hour and I took Liza & Tanner out for a few sunset photos! And at the end of social hour, I noticed the sun was down and beginning to create an incredible sunset! These two were down and we chased the sunset! Check out the photos that resulted! Then, the couple was ready to be introduced into their reception!
Absolutely loved what happened next! As Noah from Beautiful Day DJs welcomed guests in to the reception area, he asked everyone to come onto the dance floor. Once all guests had filtered in, he introduced the couple and they went straight to the dance floor where everyone danced with them until the end of the song! Then, the guests surrounded the dance floor and they shared their first dance as husband and wife! Mintahoe catered a fabulous dinner and then toasts happened! The party continued with a packed dance floor and music! Just before I left, I took Liza & Tanner outside for a few night photos with the lit up skyline in the background! What a perfect way to wrap up and incredible day!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Canopy Minneapolis
Hair & Make-up: Northeast Hair & Co.
Wedding Planner: Keyed Up Events
Florist: Studio B Floral
Transportation: Eclipse Global Transportation
DJ: Beautiful Day DJs
Videographer: Jacob Lane Productions
Linens: Linen Effects
Greenery Wall: Timeless Events
Lanterns: We’ve Got it Covered
Cake: Copper Hen Kitchen
Dress: Che Bella
Suit: The Black Tux
Her Ring: Knox Jewelers
His Ring: Knox Jewelers
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