Lauren & Matt | Minneapolis Wedding Photography

Lauren & Matt. I have a confession to make, this blog post took me longer to write than any other post this year. Certainly not due to of lack of feelings but because of an overwhelming emotion of love and heartfelt elation I still to this very day feel about you both as a couple and most recently, your wedding day. You both expressed to me on separate occasions under different circumstances that this was more than just planning a wedding, it was the preparation of a marriage and, to me, nothing else stood out more on your day than that sentiment.

When you spoke to your family & friends asking them to play active participants in your marriage and to hold you to the vows you were about to enter into, it addressed your commitment to each other and to God but also the knowledge that a healthy and happy marriage is a vital component of the community you have created here. As your fathers & best friends gave their toasts in honor of your newly joined union, it was so clear to everyone in that restaurant that as much as you are adored and revered as individuals, you are most definitely treasured even more so as a couple. Just as Beau said in his toast, there is sure to be a lot of love in your house.

Much, much love to the new Henry family. xo






























Ceremony Location: Lyndale Perennial Gardens
Reception Location: Grand Cafe
Bride’s Dress: Che Bella
Hair & Make-Up: Root Salon
Groom’s Suit: Heimie’s Haberdashery
Floral: Amelia Flower & Garden Shoppe
Invites & Thank You Notes designed by Jovaney Hollingsworth
Chair Rentals: Après Party Rentals
Musicians: Patty and the Buttons
Cakes: Turtle Bread Company

Thanks to my wonderful, amazing, fabulous second shooter, Monika Rae Photography!

(2) Comments

  1. So pretty! What a gorgeous day and couple – love the dress, florals, and LOVE the Grand Cafe! What a perfect spot for an intimate wedding reception. Great photos, Melissa!

  2. a) your use of light is fantastic. that hazy kiss shot?! swoon.
    b) your use of sarcasm is also fantastic and I’m pretty sure we’re destined to be bff’s.
    c) I am not crazy. promise. okay, fine, I’m not the scary kind of crazy, i’m the FUN crazy. Promise.
    d) your crops are insane. I love your eye. it makes my heart leap.
    e) I am (apparently) super nerdy and leave comments in multiple-choice list format.
    f) all of the above.

    i’m happy to have found your work, as it is wonderful.

    xo
    Athena