Alyssa & Matt | Minneapolis Wedding Photography

The first time they met, it was crystal clear that they should be something more; that underneath the politeness of the moment, they both saw a glimpse of something much bigger.  They just knew it. The fact that shyness sent Alyssa & Matt on their separate ways without so much as an exchange of names did not deter them. A few weeks later, Alyssa received a phone call from a friend telling her about a posting on the Missed Connection section of Craigslist that she was pretty sure was 100% meant for Alyssa. Matt’s words led to a coffee date, where what they had suspected all those weeks ago when they first met, cemented in their brains. This wasn’t a passing fancy, this was the real thing and before they could even say goodbye, Alyssa & Matt were already head-over-heels. That glimpse into something more gave way to a vision of everything they wanted in a future; a future that they were going to spend together. They just knew it.

Alyssa & Matt. Spending the day with your nearest and dearest made it clear how loved you both are and how you truly bring light and the best, happiest laughter to any and every room you’ve ever visited. Thank you for being the amazing couple you are but also treating me like I was a part your fabulous family; it was an incredible honor. I wish you both all the happiness in the world and can’t wait to see what life brings your way. And I’m crossing my fingers that means yogurt dates with yours truly. xoxo








































Ceremony & Reception Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Bride’s & Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe
Hair & Make-up: Smart & Chic Bride
Grooms & Groomsman Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Florals: Violet’s Flowers
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake & Cupcakes: Cupcake
Linens: Linen Effects
DJ: Midwest Sound
Photo Booth:  The Traveling Photo Booth
Videography:  Lot 24 Studios

Thank you, thank you to my fabulous 2nd shooter, Monika Rae Photography!

(17) Comments

  1. Callie V

    So gorgeous M!!!!!! Fantastic work!

  2. they are so magical and you captured them beautifully & uniquely!

  3. OH MY GOSH P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N!

  4. Sarah Little

    I love love love this! And you! You have the best job on the planet/this job has the best employee on the planet. (If that makes any sense) You da best. And this wedding was unbelievably cute yet chic. LOVE

  5. Such a gorgeous wedding….love love love the whole thing!

  6. These are absolutely stunning photographs of such an amazing and beautiful couple. I adored working with them!!

  7. Their story and these photos gave me chills, Mel! Amazing. Such a gorgeous wedding and you captured it beautifully!!

  8. Is this a real wedding?! I kid, I kid; the couple and their wedding party are just so darn beautiful! You captured their day so beautifully Melissa!

  9. LOVE their story & their day!

  10. Kimber

    Besides my own, I have to say that this is by far one of my favorite weddings that you have photographed so far. There is so much richness to the color quality of the images you captured, the lighting on the bride is absolutely fabulous, and I LOVE some of the images you got of the reception decor. You are truly a professional in the making my friend, love you so so much and am so proud of you for following your dreams!

  11. This wedding has left tears in my eyes. Your photos beautifully capture the heart behind the couple. GOSH>I can’t wait to have a wedding with youz! :)
    Love much, E

  12. These are all so incredibly stunning. What an amazing wedding! And that bouquet?? YOWSA!

    P.S. First time commenter, long time admirer…you do fantastic work!

  13. lovely, lovely, lovely! Beautiful shots and amaaazing story!

  14. Jill

    Breathtaking!! I was honored to be a guest at this wedding (the bride is my cousin-in-law) and I have to say you captured the day INCREDIBLY well…they are two of the most beautiful and sweetest people I’ve ever known and their wedding was as gorgeous and wonderful as they are! You are a truly talented photographer!! :)

  15. Jayne (mom of the bride)

    There are not enough words to express how thrilled we are with these photos! They are perfection! We can remember the day by looking at these beautiful photos. You are not only an amazing photographer and artist, but an incredible person! Thank you for spending this special day with our family! We are forever grateful for your talent!!

  16. Why yes! Alyssa is one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen and I only hope I have a dress that incredible when I get married. These are gorgeous, Melissa!

  17. Such a posh wedding! i love it!