BAKKEN MUSEUM & ASTER CAFE 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN



ceremony venue: bakken museum | reception venue: the river room at aster cafe | floral & event design: trade design & events | catering: aster cafe | gown designer : madison james | groom attire designer: indochino, vancouver, bc | bridesmaid dress designer: lela rose | cake & deserts: claudia jae's sweets & treats | flower girl dress designer: dessy | hair & make-up: brian graham salon | stationary: bride & groom | accessories: family heirlooms

 

 

DEREK + JEN

A CHIC SUMMER WEDDING AT TWO OF THE MOST CHARMING & INTIMATE VENUES IN MINNEAPOLIS

Sometimes upon meeting couples I get the feeling that they might have known each other for a few centuries.  I got that feeling when I met Derek and Jen, as they completed each other sentences, complemented each other's movements, and seemed so synchronized in glance, spoken word and touch.  You could see it on their wedding day, when the bride approached the groom for that first look.  Perhaps because it's the season we most associate with weddings, a summer wedding can bring about the feeling that we're seeing a wedding the way we imagined it as kids, when we dreamed of what that would be like and if we would ever find our perfect match.  In the picturesque Bakken Museum garden, I am sure many of the friends and family revisited that original sense of childhood wonder, as the bride made her way down the aisle towards her beloved.