Minneapolis Chic | Dayblock Event Center Wedding
I've been so insanely busy lately with the most weddings I've ever had - all in the past two months. I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to, but I'm happy to return with this fabulous wedding I shot in August. Sometimes wedding days that aren't all bright and sunny from end to end are actually the most interesting for photographers. Mick & Keely's Minneapolis wedding in late August was just one of those days. Starting out with drizzly overcast skies, we saw the day unfold into a variety of unpredictable, and beautiful, weather scenarios. This Dayblock Event Center wedding proved to have it's own unique late summer charm that was perfectly complemented by the love of friends and family all around, and the exquisite details and decor - from the dress to the Artimesia Events floral arrangements.
WHEN THE ROOF IS A BEAUTY REFLECTOR
After the ceremony, the bride & groom and I climbed up to the roof of the Dayblock Event Center. It was there that we got these awesome shots. Since it had rained just fifteen minutes earlier, and the sun was peeking out now through the late afternoon patches of clouds, we had a roof that was effectively acting as a giant beauty reflector, illuminating Mick and Keely.
SOFT & FLOWING FABRICS
A veil can be used effectively in a number of photos - from bridal portraits & details shots to bride & groom portraits. I've wanted to get this shot for a while. The veil brings a softness to the frame. The wind gives the veil a sense of movement & makes it dynamic. I love any soft & flowing fabric on a wedding day for this reason - the same reason you'll see fabrics used in Renaissance painting. There's a sense of flowing life that the veil adds to the image.
I love the shot above for the uniformity you see within the frame. It's not an original image by any means. This type of image is probably done by every wedding photographer the world over. And yet what makes this particular one stand out from the other times I've done it is largely due to good styling & event design. Keely (the bride) truly has a great eye when it came to styling & creatively planning her wedding. She partnered with an awesome Florist & Event designer in Minneapolis - Artimesia Events - to coordinate these soft, flowing, wonderful blush and cream tones that you see echoed in the bridesmaids dresses and the floral design. Within those parameters, we find subtle variations in texture and dress which make it a pleasing photo.
In summary, this wedding had so many great moments and backdrops. From shooting the wedding party photos in a late summer vertiginous Loring Park to capturing bride and groom portraits in the Amber Room at the Guthrie Theater to documenting the festivities as they unfolded at the Dayblock Event Center, there many highlights to enjoy.