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My Top Favorite Wedding Venues of 2018

A wedding venue is one of the first things you pick to host your wedding. They book so far out in advance you have to make sure the one that is wrapped around your heart is the one that you can enjoy with your fiance and all your guests! You want to get the low down on some of my favorites from 2018. I give you what I loved about each one, website, and guest count the venue can hold. One of my favorite posts of the year - my favorite Minnesota Wedding Venues that I loved in 2018. Let’s dive right in shall we.

Machine Shop


Address - 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Guest Count- unknown

What I loved - I loved how modern and open this space felt. It had a great space to have the guests spread out on two different floor with a balcony overlook in downtown Minneapolis. Location parking was rough, but I loved how it was still in the twin cites. At this time this venue is unique in the cities and it was fun to shoot it.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Machine Shop Wedding Photography blog post:


Redeemed Farm

Redeemed Farm Wedding Photography


Address - 21325 Meadowbrook Ave N, Scandia, MN 55073

Guest count: 175

What I loved: Not only was the couple who owned this venue super excited about sharing it with others, the whole property was just beautifully well kept and maintained. The have cute victorian style couches throughout the property and plenty of places that are picture ready! There are plenty of places to shoot around this secluded property.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Redeemed Farm Wedding Photography blog post:

Redeemed Farms Wedding Photography

Pretty Place Chapel


Website -

Address - 4399 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, South Carolina 29635

Guest Count - 350

What I loved: Ok! I am aware that this is not a Minneapolis Wedding Venue, but it is not one I could leave off the list. This one is a ceremony site in the rolling hills of South Carolina. The view will cause your heart to stop because it is so breathtaking. The mountain views are what makes this venue high on my light of one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and ever shot.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Pretty Place Wedding Photography blog post:

Pretty Place Chapel Wedding Photography

Van Dusen Wedding photography Night


Address: 1900 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Guest Count: 50 - 200
What I loved: If you know me I am a sucker for mansion homes. I think they are so regal and classy and I just fall in love the the victorian sytle feel of the whole place. The Van Dusen Mansion is not exception. I loved the vibes of this whole minneapolis mansion wedding venue. I greatly enjoyed them also having a courtyard and seperate space for the dancing to take place and also give the guests some room to explore. One of it’s best features are the getting ready rooms on the second floor. It is a beautiful space for the wedding party to get ready and really enjoy the whole day in one spot if they choose too.

If you want to see a whole wedding there check out this Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Photography blog post:

Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Photography


Personalized Stemless Wine Cup | Bridesmaids Gift Boutique | Product Review

Hey Brides! So you know in the morning of your wedding day you are excited and sipping on your mimosa surround by your best friends while you get dolled up and glamorous for your WEDDING DAY!

Wedding days are magnets for things going wrong even for the most proactive brides, but you spilling any party drinks doesn't have to be one of them! I was sent these cute personalized stemless wine cup by Bridesmaids Gift Boutique because they wanted to get the word out about this adorable gift for your girls.

Personalized Stemless Wine Cups

First off these cups are super cute. I love the black and rose gold color scheme which I think has a fun modern feel. But they have a couple of other colors available on their site if you want to represent your wedding colors. If you want to gift it to your Bride tribe for the day of, you can choose an option of your girls initials or their full name!

I am a drink spiller. No matter how hard I try it is deeply engraved into who I am. This cup has a lid and straw which makes my spills not end up all over my outfit, which is a huge bonus.

Bridesmaids Gift Boutique Cup Review

The label raves it keeps things hot for 3 hours and cold for 9 hours. I tested both and this is what I found out! It keep the hot liquids hot and the cold liquids cold for hours!

This cup will be a cute wedding day gift for any bride and bridesmaids looking to have a good time in the mornings or even the reception!

Wedding Reception Centerpiece Inspirations for the Bride | Bride Inspirations

I LOVE reception details! And I know I can't be the only one.  So for those who are looking for a little reception centerpiece inspiration for their own wedding please enjoy the combination of centerpieces I have shot with some amazing brides. Some are simply sweet and others are more detailed galore but they all fit the bride's style!
Comment and tell me your favorites below!