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!
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 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 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 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.
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 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!
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!
Last week Rivets and Roses photographer Jackson Faith and I took a photo-walk. These are some black and white images, Holga 120N, Ilford HP5+ that captured our adventure.
On May 19th, an auction house in Chicago will offer an important piece of Minnesota's architectural history for sale to the public - Frank Gehry's Winton House. Our photographer Thea, was lucky to be called upon to document the house in its current home near Owatonna, MN. If you have a few minutes, read up on the history here, http://www.wright20.com/pages/gehry.
It was an honor to collaborate with such a creative person like Jessica who inspires ideas for unique living spaces, and wears many hats in the design industry. Her and her sister Katie get their hands in all things creative, and it was a joy to work with them in their creative space for these portraits.
Kate and Karl are a power couple who own a wedding photography business called Tandem Tree. I was honored to have the opportunity to turn the camera onto them for once. These highlights from their intimate spring session shows how great of a couple they truly are.
If you haven't heard of the Walker's online-only exhibit 'Minnesota by Design' here is a good opportunity to change that. Hop on over to see a range of work by artists that the Walker is featuring as a type of fabric of Minnesota design. Our photographer, Thea has a small byline. She shot the piece titled 'After U.R. (A Magnetic Superbox) by Minneapolis based RO / LU.
Photo by Ryan Stadler After a long winter we are loving bright white and colorful wedding floral arrangements! From bouquets to boutonnieres we are loving the mix of flowers and a touch of etiquette floral to add that pop of texture.
Photo by Jackson Faith
Photo by Maggie Witter
Photo by Ryan Stadler
Rivets and Roses team member Ryan Stadler had the great pleasure of photographing the L'atelier Couture Bridal, and Tara Latour runway show this past weekend. This event had so many fantastic vendors on board, and they all did such a great job putting on this event! Haus Salon, Ashley Fox Designs, On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, Architectural Antiques, Johnny and Dottie, Patisserie 46, Paperista, Sky Focus Films, Essie Nail, Flow Event Group, Velvet Raptor, White Peacock Style, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Gateaux Inc.
Local event planner Gretchen, from Twirl Events, created a jazzy Speakeasy-esque fete for a local capital management company looking to treat their employees. The Nicolette Island Pavilion was transformed into a dark and spotlit club, fit with a cocktail bar, wine and beer tastings, and a build-your-own mashed potato buffet.
Our Rivets and Roses team hosted a little happy hour in our studio, and we were lucky enough to have cocktails made by Easy & Oskey. The amazing drinks, and company of other wedding vendors in town made it a great night! These are some behind the scenes taken by our wonderful boss lady Eliesa Johnson.
Our team is honored every year to photograph in the best wedding venues. These Minnesota wedding locations sculpt our city, and attract bride and grooms to have their weddings at these venues to embrace the style of their wedding. With all the options that our state offers, these are a few of our favorite wedding locations that we have been to.
Mill City Museum Photo by Ryan Stadler
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox ChurchPhoto by Jackson Faith
Walker Art CenterPhoto's by Bryan Blumenschein
Guthrie Theatre Photo by Thea Volk
Camrose Hill FlowersPhoto by Ryan Stadler
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Photo by Melissa Hesse