A few weekends ago I flew to my home state of Minnesota to photograph the wedding of Shanna & Patrick at NP Space in Brainerd. Brainerd is small lake town a few hours north of the Twin Cities and is a place that has very special meaning to the couple who both grew up spending summers at cabins nestled among the tall pines along the many lakes in this area. They invited their closest 150 friends and family “Up North” to be a part of their wedding day.
The last time I saw S&P was back in December for their engagement session in the extreme cold on a frozen lake. I was super happy to get to hang with them again and this time in a much more pleasant climate!
Shanna & Patrick’s wedding was nothing short of breath taking. Let’s start with the venue: NP Event Space. A vast piece of land with an eclectic mix of historic buildings, new, old abandoned and decaying, flowers, grass and blue skies. The properly sits on an old railroad property. The reception was held in the old Blacksmith Shop which dates back to the early 1800s. Everywhere I turned and pointed my lens was magic. I honestly believe that this is one of the unique and amazing wedding venues I’ve ever been to.
These two were so much fun to work with on their wedding day. From their thoughtful vows that they shared with each other before the ceremony to them choosing their wedding day to be the same as Patrick’s parents, this wedding was truly a dream come true.
I feel so honored to have been a part of Shanna & Patrick’s special day. I cannot wait to see where life’s adventures take this awesome couple.
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