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Night Wedding Reception Photo with the live band as The couple has their impromptu dance outside

Night Wedding Reception Photo | The couple has their impromptu dance at the outside seating

The couple has their impromptu dance at the outside seating of the Wicked Wort Brewery as the band plays on.

With all the uncertainty of finding a new venue in the pandemic, how many guests could come, the possibility of thunderstorms, and this modern-day plague, Nick and Kimberly pulled off a freaking fabulous wedding day!

With few guests able to attend, they kept it simple with parents, siblings, and a few friends at the Summit Manor venue in St Paul. The mansion-style venue with beautiful landscape and gorgeous mature trees set the perfect scene for the quaint ceremony among the guests and live-stream audience in attendance. 

After the ceremony, the guests were able to sneak inside for champagne and treats. With bubbles in hand, Kimberly and Nick stood on the grand staircase in the Summit Manor as kind words were shared from their family in a few short and sweet toasts. Following this, the crew headed to dinner at Nonna Rosa’s Italian Restaurant where Nick had proposed, and then stopped by the Wicked Wort Brewing Company for their celebratory first beer as a married couple.

By then, the sun was fully shining on the Summer Solstice and as fate would have it, there was a live band playing on the patio of the brewery. So among the chaos, they were even able to have an impromptu first dance highlighting that the best kind of romance is always improvised.

Historic Summit Manor Wedding Venue Photo of The bride getting ready among her female family

Summit Manor Wedding Venue for Historic Photos | The bride gets ready among her female family

The bride gets ready among her female family in a small getting ready room at the Summit Manor.

Summit Manor Garden Wedding Image from St. Paul, MN, Minneapolis as The groom looks on the brides approach

Summit Manor Wedding Image from St. Paul, MN, Minneapolis | The groom looks on as the bride approaches

The groom looks on as the father of the bride walks her down the aisle.

Wedding Picture from Summit Manor St Paul MN showing The bride and groom giving a toast to the family

Wedding Picture from Summit Manor St Paul MN | The bride and groom give thanks with a toast to the family

The bride and groom give thanks with a toast to the family invited to join them on their wedding day.

Wicked Wort Brewery, MN Wedding Portrait of The newly married couple having a romantic minute

Wicked Wort Brewery, MN Wedding Couple Portrait | The newly married couple having a romantic minute

The newly married couple having a romantic moment under the solstice day sun outside of the brewery.

Wicked Wort Brewery, MN Wedding Reception image of The bride and father-in-law laughing about shoes

Wicked Wort Brewery, MN Wedding Reception Pic | The bride and new father-in-law are laughing

The bride and new father-in-law are laughing and telling the story of the bride's shoes.