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Sarah & John – Orchestra Hall

Sarah and Jon celebrated their wedding at what I discovered to be one of my favorite new Minneapolis event venues – Orchestra Hall!  A big thank you to the talented Nicolle with Mother of The Bride wedding planning for creating such a gorgeous event.  Enjoy the photos!


…. and now, so many pictures of the flower girl and ring bearer.  I couldn’t resist, they were adorable!

The Ketubah signing!

A cocktail hour, and details, details, details!  :)

The styling was both elegant and fun!  Sarah and Jon are both physicians, hence the fun cake topper. :)

You should all be proud of me – I didn’t steal one chocolate while photographing the tables. :)

The food… it was as tasty as it looks!

Let’s have another discussion about Orchestra Hall.  One of the most beautiful dance floors I’ve ever seen – dancing in a room with floor to ceiling glass, with the skyline of Minneapolis behind you.  Incredible.

Congratulations Sarah and Jon – thank you for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day!

Cheers!  To a great team of vendors who made this beautiful event happen:

Wedding Planner: Nicolle with Mother of the Bride
Ceremony: Orchestra Hall
Ceremony Music: Bel Canto
Band: Synergy
Floral: Munster Rose
Make up:  Melissa Martin Make Up 
Rentals: Aprés
Rentals: Linen Effects
Invitations:  Letter Perfect
Catering and Desserts:  Vincent

Amanda & Gunnar

Amanda and Gunnar are pretty much the coolest couple ever.  They had an intimate wedding at the St. Paul City hall, and reserved much of the day for portraits around the town.  It was a day filled with such love – they even got ready together in their apartment.

Here are the bridal details – I swear threw them on the table and they just landed like that. ;)

Gunnar and Zepplin.  Zepplin had many opinions on Gunnar’s outfit.

The bridal party!

That portrait of Amanda is one of my favorite exposure of the year!

They have a sweet convertible so we had lots of fun with these photos. :)

We took a little break, and then met up after the sun had set for some skyline photos.  Totally worth it.

Alas, I’m a much better photographer than I am writer.  There are truly no words to express how grateful I am to have met these two!


Jillian & Tony – Lafayette Club

What a gorgeous day Tony and Jillian’s wedding was!  The ceremony was at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth with reception at the always fab Lafayette Club.  Onto the pics!

What a treat it was to photograph around the Wayzata Depot  – the spot where Tony Proposed to Jillian!

Tony and Jillian surprised us all with a salsa for their first dance!

I always love a good “mood” shot of the party.

This wouldn’t have been possible without some teamwork!

Flowers:  Maven Floral 

Cake:  The Country Cupboard

DJ:  Anthony with Instant Request

Twyla (the bride who saved me) & John

Twyla and John… I’m not even sure where to start with these two!  I basically feel like I’m a part of the family.  I photographed Jill and Chris, Matt and Meg (blog posts were on a previous website of mine) and now Twyla and John!  The whole family, these two included, have been so kind, welcoming, and fun to be around.  I’m definitely much more of a photographer than I am a writer, these words fall short.  Thank you thank you, for letting me be a part of your day!

The bride and groom got ready at the Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, with the ceremony and reception at the Mill City Museum.

Note:  Read on if you want to be witness to an embarrassing moment by yours truly.  


NOTE:  BELOW IS A GUEST PHOTO.   When starting extended family photos, I stepped up onto one of these folding chairs… BAD IDEA!  It collapsed underneath me and I fell, but Twyla caught me and stopped my fall.  HA!  Totally just saved by the bride.  If you knew Twyla though, the fact that she stepped into catch my fall, fully decked out in bridal attire, wouldn’t surprise you at all!   Thank you to the person who snapped this photo, I love that we have this pic!


Flowers:  Floral Logic

Cake & Food:  D’Amico Catering (YUM!)

DJ:  Instant Request

Ceremony Music:  Four Voices String Quartet

Makeup:  Creative Beauty Agency

Hair:  Kati Thorland

Videography:  Sunset Blue Productions

  • michelle - Stunning work as always Betsy!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - Betsy, you are a genius! What wonderful, wonderful memories we have, thanks to you.ReplyCancel

  • John & Twyla - Betsy — We are SO unbelievably thankful for you and your work! You have been such a pleasure to work with. I know that we will cherish these photos, and the memories that they’ll share, for many years to come. I know that 50 years from now we’ll be on the couch with our grandchildren still remembering the day and the details with so much help from you! We can’t wait to work with you in the future! You have become a true friend! <33 John & TwylaReplyCancel