One of my favorite locations from last summer was at the Van dusen Mansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had the pleasure of shooting with Gina Zeidler for Carlee and Brian wedding day!
The day was sunny and shining reflecting the attitudes and joy of this bride and groom! The girls got ready in the upper rooms of this stunning victorian style mansion, while the boys relaxed downstairs with the tv running and the pool table entertaining. The bride sent us down to deliver her gift to her groom and oh my goodness it was more of 18 gifts. I loved what Carlee did, all the gifts that she gave him were a nod to one moment or the other in their relationship, giving brian a walk down memory lane right before his walk down the aisle. So ROMANTIC! With all the finishing touches and slipped into her Kate Spade Shoes she had her first first look with the man she grew up loving, her dad. He just entranced with her bridal beauty and it was so precious to witness them seeing each other for the first time that day.
From there we ventured down stairs and out to the front to have a second first look with her groom. When he turned they were adorably giddy and just captivated by each other. From there we jumped on the party bus to do some more photos downtown Minneapolis. The views with the minneapolis bridge in the background are some of my favorites from the day.
When we got back Carlee had one more surprise up her sleeve, She added an attached ballgown to her dress.
The ceremony took place in the courtyard outside while surrounded by friends and family.
After the I do's was followed by party all night and a cigar bar for all!
Please enjoy Carlee and brian's beautiful Van Dusen Mansion wedding.