Summer First Looks // Team Post

We have been thrilled with all of our summer clients who have chosen to do a first look before the ceremony. Here are a few highlights from those moments by our Rivets and Roses team!

Photo by Melissa Hesse

Photo by Melissa Hesse

Photo by Thea Volk

Photo by Thea Volk

Photo by Ryan Stadler

Photo by Ryan Stadler

Photo by Maggie Witter

Photo by Maggie Witter

Michelle + Trent // 10 Year Anniversary // Post by Melissa

Michelle held a special surprise for Trent on their 10 year anniversary. She had him blindfolded, and brought to their exact wedding location where she then renewed her vows to Trent in front of their family. The amount of love this couple shares is inspiring to anyone who is a witness to it. Cheers to many more years of happiness to them both!

Summer Send Off's

Summer is a great time of the year to bring out the bubbles and confetti to send the couple off after they just got married. These couples loved the send off their friends and family gave them, and so did we!

Photo by Ryan Stadler

Photo by Melissa Hesse

Photo by Maggie Witter

Robert and Lindsey // Wedding // Post by Ryan

I knew I was going to love working with Robert and Lindsey after our engagement session in Sioux Falls, SD last winter. As I drove home, I kept thinking to myself how easy going they seemed, but also madly in love. Such a perfect combination. Nothing changed on their wedding day. It was a joy to be around everyone and you just felt the love and support of great friends and family. Happy faces were EVERYWHERE. 

Wedding Bands // Post by Melissa

Charlie and Brent met with Aisha from Everthine Jewlery to create their wedding bands. They hand picked their own material, and inscribed a personal message on the inside of their rings. The two of them had so much fun during the process of making the rings they will exchange on their wedding day.

Cassie + Cory // Wedding // Post by Melissa

Cassie and Cory exchanged their vows at the Ramsey County Court House with their close family on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. They coordinated everything on their own which made their wedding unique to the love they share. Their intimate gathering made their ceremony even more special. It was an honor to be there in the presence of their closest loved ones.

Katie + Ryan // Wedding // Post by Ryan

The rain stopped 30 minutes before my time began with Katie and Ryan. They hired me for a quick portrait session and family photos and wanted to use the surroundings at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. Beforehand, Katie mentioned she would be fine with staying outside, even in the rain. I love that. Thankfully, we didn't need the umbrella's and everything worked out just fine. Congrats Katie and Ryan! Thanks so much for including me in a small part of your big day. -R 

Charlie + Brent // Engagement // Post by Melissa

Charlie and Brent's Minneapolis engagement session consisted of many locations that were meaningful to their relationship. These two had their first date on the Minneapolis Trolley, and spend a lot of time around the lakes, and in the book store. They just bought a new home together which will be their wedding location come August. Their excitement for this new adventure is bursting with joy. I couldn't be happier for the two of them!

Kyle + Carina // Wedding // Post by Maggie

This was an amazing wedding! I grew up with Kyle and Carina in the Philippines, and can still remember Kyle and my younger brother playing after school and coming up with crazy adventures. I was so impressed by the people Kyle and Carina have grown up to be. Carina mentors young Filipino girls and Kyle works with a team designing and building houses for the poor in the Philippines. Their day was the perfect celebration of their love for each other and their love for others. Congratulations Carina and Kyle!

Rachel + Laura // Post by Melissa

Rachel and Laura's engagement story begins when Rachel's show #RelationshipStatus was chosen for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Leading up to the end of the show Rachel popped the question to Laura. How fitting is that?! Their infinite love for theatre, books (especially Harry Potter), Star Wars, and their dog George Lucas shined throughout their engagement session. Happy for these two to be getting married in October!


Ted + Mayra // Post by Maggie

Ted and Mayra got married in Oakdale and had their reception at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul. Mayra and Ted had their legal wedding ceremony last year so this was all about celebrating their love and marriage with their friends and families, who ALL traveled from out of state and out of country to be their for the celebration. It truly was a beautiful example of two cultures and two families coming together because of love. 

Lulu + Bin // Post by Ryan

Lulu + Bin had an intimate, modern wedding with closest friends and family. Guests enjoyed walking through the sculpture garden and viewing the art galleries before the ceremony. Gather served drinks and everyone was encouraged to take part in the slow motion video booth after the ceremony. Everyone enjoyed great food, conversation and dancing the rest of the night. An absolutely perfect day. 

Andii + Michelle // Post by Melissa

I love small intimate weddings that truly reflect on the couple. This one reflected on their adventure in life together, and the love they have for one another. I am so happy for these two, and I feel very honored to have been able to document their special day!

Jim + Amy // Post by Ryan

Jim and Amy's wedding at Libertine in Uptown Minneapolis was intimate, romantic, and perfect for their friends and family to celebrate with them. We truly felt the love and happiness this couple shares not only together, but between their loved ones. I was so honored to be apart of this special day. Cheers to Jim and Amy!

New Rivets and Roses Website!

We are SO thrilled to launch the new website for Rivets and Roses! The site features a brand new look at the work of our six amazing wedding photographers. We have also made it easier to view each artist's portfolio and get a better sense of their personalities and style, to better connect with you!

As always, our goal is to provide inspiring wedding photography and quality products - while still keeping our affordable price point!

We invite you to take a moment and browse the new look of Rivets and Roses - this team is full of talent!