Kaydee & Per wedding photographer | Minnetonka, Minnesota

What a great wedding last Saturday! Have you ever had that feeling when you know when something just feels right? Read on…

I traveled up to the Twin Cities area to Minnetonka, MN for the wedding ceremony at The Marsh. Before we got started with some of the formal wedding portraits, I took turns shooting Kaydee with her bridesmaids and Per with his groomsmen & ushers while they were getting ready.  When I met Kaydee for the first time, I was greeted with her beautiful, smiling face as she & her bridesmaids added some final touches. She had a very elegant hairstyle combined with an ornate hairpiece…

Bride smiling while getting ready at The Marsh in Minnetonka, MN

Down the hall, the guys were almost ready for pictures…

Groom & groomsmen getting ready at The Marsh in Minnetonka, MN

During this time, they both exchanged a wedding day gift with each other and soon after, it was time for Kaydee to get her wedding dress on and then her own final touches…

Reflection of bride getting ready in mirror

Bride putting on earring

Before going outside for some portraits, I came across this scene. I really feel this photo is very visually interesting. What do you think?

Wedding preparation inside The Marsh in Minnetonka, MN

If you’re not quite sure of what I mean – look again, but this time split the picture in half directly down the middle and then compare the two sides. There’s an uncanny balance to the two sides. You’ll have to let me know what you think…

Everyone headed to their dressing rooms after shooting both sides separately from each other. Even before the ceremony, there’s always last minute preparation…

last minute preparation before wedding ceremony | Twin Cities wedding photo

Their wedding ceremony was very moving as they wrote a letter to each other, naming off all the things that they love about one another. It was very interesting to hear each other’s point of view. There was laughter & smiles paired with numerous tears & sniffles as they read. They were so very different, but also very similar. Seeing and hearing such reactions from everyone was such a powerful thing to witness.

groom knowing what bride said is true... Twin Cities wedding

After the ceremony, a trolley arrived to take the whole bridal party for a ride around Minnetonka before arriving at the Carlson Towers Rotunda for the wedding reception. A good time was had by all!

Groom & groomsmen having a little fun after wedding near Lake Minnetonka

thumbs up! Groomsman in trolley driver's seat - Twin Cities wedding

The Carlson Towers Rotunda is one beautiful location for a wedding reception…

wedding reception layout at Carlson Towers Rotunda - Minnetonka, MN

a kiss inside Carlson Towers Rotunda - Minnetonka, MN

During dinner, family and members of the bridal party took turns giving speeches and afterwards they played a slideshow for everyone to enjoy. I love these laughs. You know it’s real & true…

bride laughing with groom at Carlson Center Towers

Shortly after the slideshow they had their first dance as husband & wife…

first dance at the Carlson Towers Rotunda - Minnetonka, MN

As the dance proceeded into the night, they shared a kiss as the wedding guests danced around them…

bride & groom kiss on the dancefloor at Carlson Center wedding reception

As I said at the beginning, this wedding was just “right”. These two are just right for each other. It was a truly beautiful wedding to be a part of and I hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon, Kaydee & Per!!!

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4 Comments

    • April 7, 2009
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    You took some incredible photos, but you did have an incredible couple to work with. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures. Thanks for capturing it all!
    Connie (Mother of the bride…. or as Laina referred to me: MOG .. Mother of the Goddess!)

    • April 9, 2009
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    Shannon,
    The pictures are so incredibly beautiful. You have the knack of telling their story without words. Thank you for capturing it all and sharing it with us. I’m so glad Kaydee found you!

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