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Minneapolis, MN Backyard Elopement Photo Story Award

Minnesota Backyard Wedding photo created as The couple dances for their guests by sparkler light

Minnesota Backyard Wedding Image | The couple dances for their guests by sparkler light

The couple dances for their guests by sparkler light.

What was going to be a downtown St Anthony wedding pivoted to an intimate backyard ceremony with friends and family for 2020. Alec and Lauren decided to venture to the Springbrook Nature Center and do their first look at what I refer to as “the true love bridge” as this was the bridge they strolled along on one of their earliest dates and Alec realized he was really starting to fall for this girl and true love had struck him. 

We then headed back to the gorgeous homemade ceremony site decked out with lights and decor to get these two hitched among family and friends masked up and ready to go.

Those closest to the couple were able to attend to help setup and bear witness to this sweet backyard ceremony and there was a live stream feed for those who couldn't attend in person.

A full wedding was wonderfully condensed into 4 hours in one quaint backyard and it turned out perfect.

Springbrook Nature Center Wedding venue image of the Bride getting ready in the park

Springbrook Nature Center Wedding Photography | Bride getting ready in the park

Bride getting ready in the park while her sister helps for her first look.

Minneapolis Wedding Photo showing Family and friends together before the backyard ceremony

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Family and friends gather together before the backyard ceremony

Family and friends gather together before the backyard ceremony as the groom gets a pep-talk from his daughter.

Wedding detail Photo from Minneapolis, MN of The ring and vow exchange

Wedding Photography for Minneapolis, MN | The ring and vow exchange

The ring and vow exchange during the backyard wedding ceremony.

Minneapolis, MN Wedding Photo showing the rented lights and materials for the backyard ceremony

Minneapolis, Minnesota Wedding Photography | rented lights and materials

The overview of the backyard ceremony turned into a magical venue with rented lights and materials.

Minnesota Wedding Photo from MN showing The first kiss of the bride and groom

Minnesota Wedding Photographer of MN | The first kiss of the bride and groom

The first kiss of the bride and groom after being pronounced man and wife.

Minnesota Backyard Wedding Photo of the couple together listening to toast speeches

Minnesota Backyard Wedding Photographers | The couple stands together listening

The couple stands together listening as speeches are being made.

 

Springbrook Nature Center, MN Wedding portrait of The couple posing on their favorite bridge

Springbrook Nature Center, MN Wedding Picture | The couple poses on their favorite bridge

The couple poses on their favorite bridge where they first fell in love.