These two are one of the most adventurous (and photogenic) couples I know. They absolutely love to travel together and have made their way around the country visiting as many National Parks as possible. Last summer, they planned a family-only courthouse wedding in St Paul before their 3-week honeymoon in Iceland & Norway, which was then followed by a big ol’ party at The Landing in Shakopee. They chose to get married on the longest day of the year, which was so sweet and will always be memorable. Plus, stretching your wedding out over the summer is genius – why not celebrate twice?
Their summer solstice wedding day was short, sweet, and out of a storybook. They had their first look and portraits on Raspberry Island, a cute little spot in the middle of the Mississippi River, overlooking downtown St Paul. It was just a short walk to their private city hall wedding with close family, where they shared their vows before hopping on a plane to Europe.
A month later, they hosted their reception for their friends and family at the Landing in Shakopee on a gorgeous, albeit hot, July day. We met a little early to explore the historical village there. I absolutely loved wandering through the quaint cottages and general store – so perfect for a unique backdrop for portraits, and just a really cool place to check out. They carried a camping theme through their reception, which perfectly fit their history together and love of National Parks. AND of course, the Woodie car they rented for their entrance made it even more special!
Ceremony: St Paul City Hall | Reception Venue: The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park | Liz's Dress: BHLDN | Scott's Suit: Indochino | Catering: Divine Swine | Desserts: homemade |Succulents: Succulent Source | Decor: DIY | Invitations: DIY