Michaela & Tim | Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding photographer

On August 7th, I traveled to the Twin Cities for the wedding of Michaela & Tim at the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, MN. The weather wasn’t looking the greatest when I left town, but once I got halfway there, around Red Wing, the skies started to clear up. That’s always a good sign! What’s even better is that these two are young lovebirds. When I shot their engagement pictures in downtown St. Paul (in sub-freezing temps mind you) I could totally see this quality between them. Their love is their bond and you can see this in their photos…

Tim and a couple groomsmen were the first to arrive a the Semple Mansion. They went to get some fresh air & a coffee and when they arrived back they started getting things ready for the reception slideshow…

groom & groomsmen walking to Semple Mansion

As Michaela arrived, she made quick work of getting ready. It seemed she was ready to go in like 5 minutes after arriving! After a final look over, she was ready to see Tim for the first time…

bride looking into mirror

Before we went outside to see Tim, we stopped for a couple photos and as I was photographing her, she talked about him and how excited she was to be married…

bride thinking of the groom

After they saw each other, they were all hugs & smiles…

bride & groom see each other for the first time

and a few more photos of these two in love…

a kiss outside the Semple Mansion

looking into each other's eyes

The stairwell leading up to the Grand Palladian Ballroom inside the Semple Mansion makes for a excellent location for photos…

staircase in Semple Mansion

We then got through bridal party & family photos and it was time to freshen up while the last of the guests arrived. And of course, a small little photo shoot of just Michaela…

bride & bridesmaids in the Semple Mansion bridal suite

putting on makeup

watching wedding guests arrive

the beautiful bride

The ceremony was set to begin and was filled with prayer as well as moments of laughter. As they exited afterwards, the celebrated as they walked down the aisle…

just married!

They shared a few minutes together back in the Bridal Suite before meeting their guests…

walking back to the Bridal Suite

After hors d’oeuvres and some cocktails, it was time to head to the Grand Palladian Ballroom upstairs for the reception. They cut their cake after dinner and Michaela managed to get Tim when feeding each other a piece of cake…

more cake than he bargained for

After cake was served, speeches & toasts were next – there was two sides of the story of how/when these two met and plenty of laughter was shared by all…

laughing during wedding speeches

They cleared the dance floor and they danced their first dance together…

first dance

Right after, Michaela danced with her father & Tim danced with his mother and the dance opened up to everyone. And I mean everyone! No one hesitated to dance the night away with Michaela & Tim….

wedding guests dancing in Grand Palladian Ballroom

I thank you for having me as your wedding photographer as well as your patience in this busy time of year for me! May these photos help you remember the love you have & shared on this August day. Congrats again!!!

a kiss on the staircase in the Semple Mansion

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