The Wabasha Street Caves Wedding of Brent and Megan!
Joannie and I had the pleasure of photographing the Wabasha Street Caves Wedding of Brent and Megan on Saturday. What a great wedding day! Some very unique locations, the weather was hot and thankfully dry and there was enough clouds passing by that lighting was pretty good most of the day.
We started the day off at The Saint Paul Hotel which is where Megan and the girls got ready. The Saint Paul Hotel is Michael’s favorite wedding day location!
The boys arrived a bit later by Grey Line Trolley and Brent and Megan had their first look right in the beautiful flower gardens in front of the hotel. We followed that up with great wedding party images at several cool locations including across the street in Rice Park, the James J. Hill Library, Irvine Park, Excel Energy Center, and family and wedding party images at The Wabasha Street Caves.
Once the family portraits had concluded (with lots of fun images of a bunch of really cute cousins), the families took off for a trolley ride and Brent, Megan, Joannie and I left in our Honda Accord “limo” for some bride and groom alone portrait time, just the four of us! We made a couple of stops. One at a nearby warehouse for some “urban” images and then a stop at Harriet Island on the Mississippi River. It’s rare (never) that we ever get that much time with a bride and groom alone on a wedding day, it was really nice not to feel so rushed at a location. Thanks guys!
Then it was time for their beautiful wedding ceremony. And a very nice ceremony it was too. Great readings, message and vows, along with a “stubborn” Unity Candle! Don’t worry guys, it happens all the time!.
As a side note, I always tell everyone that my office (where I do all my color correction, image enhancement and Photoshop work) is called “The Cave” because I keep the lights down low so I can accurately see what I’m doing. Well Saturday I got to actually take images “IN” a cave! There’s a reason we carry 8-10 strobe units to weddings, although you don’t think that working in a cave will be one of the reasons! Kind of a challenging but yet a fun and unique wedding location.
Then it was time to celebrate! A social hour with special cave tours followed by Brent and Megan’s “Reflections” slide show, then a delicious Italian dinner and lots a dancing and fun!
Just a fantastic day! Joannie and I want to say thank you to Brent and Megan for asking us to capture it for you! Enjoy your wedding day highlight video and we’ll see you soon to show you the rest of your images and share stories together!