While tornadoes tragically ravaged many areas of the Twin Cities, Colleen and Curt were able to sneak their perfect wedding day in almost rain-free. Laura and I split up to start the day, with Laura joining the guys at Colleen and Curt’s house and myself heading to their hotel suite to spend time with the gals.
Once everyone was ready we headed over to the house to have a first moment together. Have I ever mentioned how excited I get when a couple lets me know that they want to see each other before the wedding? Composing their own moment on their own terms really allows a couple to relax because there is just that much more time to have fun with each other on this special day, and from our perspective, more time to have fun creating photographic moments.
Curt and Colleen opted to drive along Minnehaha Parkway, stopping at some key spots they’d walked their dog, Brutus, in the past year. We concluded at Crema Cafe for a late lunch and photos, and made it to St. Anthony Main Event Center in time for family portraits and some down time before the ceremony. Curt’s mom was able to acquire wholesale flowers, and the wedding party helped put together bouquets of tulips and gerberas.
It’s amazing how many cool places there are to shoot. This awesome little bridge was just down the street from their house.
Brutus their boxer is a big softy
Colleen’s mom’s cupcakes. I think she might have to make these into a side business!