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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


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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


South Carolina Wedding Photography | Christian & Emily | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

This past weekend my BROTHER GOT MARRIED!!!!!! It was been such a packed week as my whole family packed up and flew to South Carolina to celebrate his wedding. We decided to do a sunrise first look at Pretty Place and I seriously think my heart stopped editing these photos! (Marcus resuscitated me a couple of times so no worries there ;) ) Definitely make it to the end to see these photos YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THEM.

  Christian and Emily's wedding day welcomed them with a sunny south carolina day! Both laid back and ready to be married the day reflected their happy go lucky attitudes. It was important to them both that the wedding was close to home so what better place than a Emily's childhood home!  The simple backyard wedding fit their hearts desire of just relaxing with family and friends!  Being so close we made our way to furman university for some more room for Wedding party photos and family formals!! Family formals were interesting as my dad just filled his cell phone with ALL the pictures!  We were just joking around with friends in between photos, which is always the best when your surrounded by people that love you.

The day could not have been more beautiful as a whole. Please enjoy their wedding photos!

PS -  A local barn cat just had kittens two weeks ago at their house! The kitten in the photo details was Emily's favorite that she cuddled with to destress from all the last minute wedding planning!