Jess & Adam | Rochester, Minnesota wedding photographer

August 1st was my first of six weddings this BUSY month and it started with a beautiful outdoor wedding which took place at the beautiful The Garten Marketplatz Perennial Farm near Byron, which is just outside of Rochester, Minnesota. What’s interesting is that Jess was a personal attendant at a previous outdoor wedding that I shot here in Winona for Melanie & Brian at Winona State University. Chances of rain were in the area, but stayed away for their wedding day!

As I arrived at the Garten Marketplatz, Jess and her bridesmaids were getting ready while staying hidden from Adam as he didn’t want to see her before the ceremony. After entering, I couldn’t help but notice how much Jess’s mother cared for her. It seemed that every time she looked at Jess, she held back tears of her beauty as a bride…

Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

Shorty after the bouquets were handed out, we headed outside to the gardens where there was plenty of locations to get some creative & colorful photos…

Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

After finishing up with their photos, acoustic guitar music started playing and guests were arriving & filling up seats. Adam and his groomsmen took there places for the ceremony…

guys arriving to Garten Marketplatz wedding ceremony

As you can see for yourself, it was a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding…

Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

They performed a Sand Ceremony to unite their marriage together using sand that matched the colors of the wedding…

sand ceremony at Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

Soon after, the ceremony was done and they walked for the first time as husband & wife back towards the Gift Haus on the grounds…

Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

Every guest congratulated them and they celebrated with the wedding party with some champagne…

champagne toast at Garten Marketplatz wedding by Shannon Porter Photography

They enjoyed a social hour with their guests and before we headed onto the bus to take them to the reception, we took some time for photos of just the two of them…

bride & groom after their Garten Marketplatz wedding

Before stopping at the reception, we made a stop at one of their favorite pubs…

stop at Whistle Binkies by Shannon Porter Photography

After a shot to celebrate, we then proceeded to a tennis court as they enjoy playing tennis together. From what I understand, Adam has some practicing to do…

bride & groom on tennis court by Shannon Porter Photography

We then arrived at the Bluemoon Ballroom for their wedding reception which was ready with good food and dancing lessons. They cut the cake after their entrance and then proceeded to dinner…

a kiss after cutting their wedding cake by Shannon Porter Photography

After everyone ate they danced their first dance together as husband & wife and then danced the night away with their guests…

first wedding dance at Bluemoon Ballroom by Shannon Porter Photography

a kiss while dancing at the Bluemoon Ballroom by Shannon Porter Photography

Thank you for having me as your wedding photographer, Jess & Adam! It really was a picture perfect day for you both!!! Congrats again! I wish you two both the best!

bride & groom at the Garten Marketplatz by Shannon Porter Photography

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2 Comments

    • August 22, 2009
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    Dear Porter,

    The photos are amazing! You’ve captured our day with such creativity and beauty. Thank you so much for your hard work, and we look forward to seeing the rest of the photos!

    Sincerely,
    Jess and Adam

    • September 2, 2009
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    The photos are beautiful! You did an amazing job of capturing a beautiful day!

    Suzy

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