Landmark Center Wedding Ceremony

Landmark Center Wedding Ceremony

Today, I’m very pleased to share some of my favorite images from Bruce and Anna’s October 10th Landmark Center wedding ceremony. Their actual wedding ceremony was held in The Chief Justice Courtroom at Landmark Center.

Much of their wedding day was also held at my favorite wedding venue in the Twin Cities, The Saint Paul Hotel. They got ready, had their first look and portraits taken in the garden, and more photos on the Grand Staircase. Then, after the wedding ceremony, their pretty wedding reception was held at the M St. Cafe at The Saint Paul Hotel. As always, Mary Jo Maloney and her staff did a wonderful job for Bruce and Anna. Mary Jo is the best in the business! Period.

A stunning fall color wedding photograph of the bride and groom taken in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul, MN.

Our newlyweds in the pretty fall colors in Rice Park.

The Weather Makes Such A Difference

It’s hard to believe (now that winter is here a couple of months early) how wonderful that Saturday really was! Not only did these two kids get married, but, from a weather standpoint, it was one of the last nice days of fall too! Yes, it was a little on the cool side, but there wasn’t any wind at all, which made it very comfortable outside. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky either!

A pretty wedding photo taken in the fall colors in Rice Park in St. Paul, MN.

Bruce, Anna, and their kids in Rice Park.

Bruce’s First Look at The Saint Paul Hotel Gardens

Shortly after I arrived at The Saint Paul Hotel, Anna and the girls met me in the hotel lobby. We had decided earlier in the week that their first look would be in the hotel garden if it was nice outside, and it certainly was!

I brought Anna to the hotel garden and Bruce was then notified that he could come down to the lobby. Upon his arrival, he was lead outside to see Anna by one of his three daughters, Alysia. Then the fun really got started!

After their first look, I created several photos of our newlyweds and a few fun family portraits with their kids. Their kids were the wedding party, so I guess you can say we created wedding party photos there too! It was still a couple of hours prior to their Landmark Center wedding, so I had time to create.

Wedding Photos in Rice Park

One of the best things about having a Landmark Center wedding ceremony is all of the great photo opportunities literally right outside the front door! There’s the aforementioned Saint Paul Hotel, the James J. Hill Library, the world-famous Ordway, and the wonderful Saint Paul City Park right in the middle of all four of them, Rice Park!

We mosied across the street to the newly remodeled Rice Park. The stunning fall colors were on full display and I took full advantage, lighting our cute couple and their wedding party with a pair of high powered strobes to balance everything out.

Bruce and Anna asked if it would be ok to take a couple of photos with the statue of Herb Brooks that sits right across the street, so we took a little stroll to see Herbie.

A candid wedding photo at Herb Brooks' statue near Rice Park in St. Paul, MN.

Bruce and Anna at Herb Brooks’ statue.

We wrapped up our pre-wedding photos with pretty wedding photos on the Grand Staircase at The Saint Paul Hotel. Then it was time to head over to the Landmark Center so these guys could get married!

A pretty wedding photo on the Grand Staircase at The Saint Paul Hotel.

The Grand Staircase at The Saint Paul Hotel.

Bruce and Anna’s Landmark Center Wedding Ceremony

Upon our arrival at The Chief Justice Courtroom, everyone helped decorate and get everything ready. We had a little time before their wedding guests were to arrive, so we captured some pretty wedding photographs out in the atrium at Landmark Center.

A pretty wedding party photo taken just prior to their Landmark Center wedding ceremony.

A fun family portrait at Landmark Center.

Once their wedding guests started to arrive, I took candids and posed photos of the festivities leading up to the ceremony. Then it was time.

Anna and Bruce’s good friends, Susan Brewer and Eric Nelson would preside over their sweet and intimate wedding. After their first kiss as husband and wife, rather than just walk out, Bruce and Anna introduced everyone along with stories about where and when they became friends with each one of them. Very nice!

The first kiss at the conclusion of their Landmark Center wedding ceremony in the The Chief Justice Courtroom.

Bruce and Anna sealing the deal!

A social hour followed and at its conclusion, everyone met on the first floor for a group photo. One with masks on and one without. A true sign of the times.

Landmark Center wedding ceremony photo of the bride, groom, and all of their wedding guests wearing masks.

A sign of the times.

Wedding Reception at the M St. Cafe

After the group photo, everyone walked over to The Saint Paul Hotel for a wonderful cocktail hour followed by dinner at M St. Cafe. The perfect ending to a perfect wedding day!

A big thank you to Bruce and Anna for the opportunity to be your wedding photographer! I enjoyed spending the day with you and meeting your great kids and friends. I wish you two the very best! I’m looking forward to creating a very special wedding album for you in the months ahead.

Photo of the pretty wedding cake table at M ST. Cafe at The Saint Paul Hotel.

Bruce and Anna’s pretty cake table at M ST. Cafe.

The Movie

Oh yeah, there’s one more thing. I’ve put together a cute highlight music video with many of my favorite images from your wedding day. I know you’re going to love it! Enjoy! – Michael

“Landmark Center Wedding Ceremony” © 2020 Michael Anderson Photography.

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