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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


Website- http://www.machineshopmpls.com/
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:  http://www.mwphotographymn.com/blog/machine-shop-wedding-photography-minneapolis-wedding-photographer


Redeemed Farm

Redeemed Farm Wedding Photography

Website- http://redeemedfarm.org/

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: http://www.mwphotographymn.com/blog/redeemed-farms-wedding-photography-courtney-jordan-minneapolis-wedding-photographer

Redeemed Farms Wedding Photography

Pretty Place Chapel


Website - https://campgreenville.org/pretty-place/

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:http://www.mwphotographymn.com/blog/southcarolineweddingphotographychristianemily

Pretty Place Chapel Wedding Photography

Van Dusen Wedding photography Night

Website: https://www.thevandusenmansion.com/

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: http://www.mwphotographymn.com/blog/van-dusen-mansion-wedding-photography-carlee-amp-brian-minneapolis-wedding-photographer

Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Photography


Rush Creek Golf Course | Kelley & Tony | Maple Grove Wedding Photographer

Kelley and Tony got ready for their wedding day at Rush Creek Golf Course in Maple Grove Minnesota. I got to capture these two along side Gina Zeidler and her awesome couple! Kelley and Tony were getting ready surrounded by their loved ones and that 100% included their fur babies Piper and Hops! Both of their dogs were just LOVING the attention all day. Once Kelley and Tony were all dolled up they had their first look on the staircase, which personally was my favorite party Tony’s heart was so open to seeing his bride on their wedding day. He wasn’t the only one tearing up in the room!
Although it was a colder Minnesota January Wedding, everyone was a trouper being willing to head outside on a cold but sunny day! And the photos reflect the same!

The whole day was beautiful and I loved being a small part of this couple’s wedding day!
Please enjoy their wedding..

Interstate State Park Engagement Photography | Becca & Scott | Taylor Falls Engagement Photographer

Do you know Becca & Scott? We had done a session a couple of years ago which is still to-date the coldest shoot I have ever done. We laughed about it this past weekend at their ENGAGEMENT SESSION. I could not have been more excited to re-shoot these high school sweethearts years later. The meet in high school and stuck it through, something that not many do.
Scott told me he was going to pop the question when he visited Becca for Thanksgiving. For her last semester in college Becca could not be more done! Scott had a plan, after work take Becca to a beautiful waterfall and make his girl his fiance in one simple question! Easy Peasy right? Well, since Becca was not in on the plan she made other plans. Not seeing any need to rush, she made some time to have Scott meet her work family.

Since the plan was to prose at sunset in front of a waterfall ( can you get more romantic than that?) it was a little darker than Scott anticipated so they drove past his desired location and it took a couple of trys before finding it again. As Scott was desperately looking for the right turn to the said waterfall, Becca connected the dots and started to make suggestions of pretty spots along the way.

They finally made it and Scott started to lay his heart out to Becca; he was in the middle of his proposal when Becca asked if he was gonna get down on his knee! He assured her that he was going to but he was going to finish first. Well he got through it and down on one knee and asked his best friend to marry him. She of course said YES and couldn't look at anything else but her new shiny friend sitting on her hand all the way back.

They will be continuing to choose each other next year for their late summer wedding! SO EXCITED! Please enjoy a small preview of their engagement session last weekend. Didn't they rock it?!