Wedding Floral Arrangements// Team Post

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

L'Atelier Couture Bridal // Tara LaTour Runway Show 2015

Minnesota Wedding Locations // Team Post

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

Alternative Wedding Registry Ideas

Photo by Rivets and Roses photographer Thea Volk Modern weddings are shifting when it comes to registering for wedding gifts. We are beginning to see many couples have a guest book signing table with no place for gifts since many are registering online these days. Although having older relatives figure out an online registry leaves them confused, so if you are going to have an online registry make sure it is easy to use! We have researched some of the best alternative online registries to hopefully help you find the perfect one for you and your wedding guests. Deciding where to register online can be tricky, especially if you want to have multiple registries. You first have to figure out what you’re most interested in before deciding which of these online wedding registries will work best for you. 

1. Zola Zola is an online registry that allows you to personalize your page, and register from any store. They always have someone who is ready to help you and your guests with any questions that come up. They also offer group gifting to make any item a group gift, and let guests contribute as they wish. Zola is great because everything is all in one place!

2. Honeyfund Honeyfund is a free online registry that lets your wedding guests contribute to your dream honey moon. You can customize gifts specifically for your trip, like a cocktail or upgrading to first class, or let them contribute as they wish! With Honeyfund you can customize your page specifically to your location. Browse through their ready made registries based on your honey moon location, or customize your own registry! Honeyfund is great if you already have everything you need in your home and don't plan on shopping around.

3. My My allows you to add gifts from any online store, and allows you to sync store registries to make it easy by having everything all in one place for your guests to browse through. With this alternative online registration option you can also create inspiration boards to discover gifts that you may be missing in your search. My is great for finding new gifts, and stores that fit your taste!

4. Thankful Thankful is a beautiful, open platform registry for all the best events in life. Thankful is an all inclusive registry that keeps everything on a simple list for your guests to browse through, and allows them to pick the perfect gift for them to give to you on your special day. Your guests have so much flexibility on your Thankful registry because it allows them to pay in any currency, and they can choose gift cards or an actual item from your registration.

About Ryan Stadler

Think of an important moment in your life. One you would like to remember forever. Take some time...Do you have it? Now imagine there are photographs taken of this moment. Would you be smiling, looking at the camera? Probably not.Would you be fully engaged with friends or loved ones? Most certainly. You would be holding raw, unscripted photographs that bring you back. Photographs artfully documenting your story. I am this photographer at heart. Hiding in the shadows. Observing everything from mundane to magnificent. If this description and my work excites you, let’s connect and get to know each other:

About Maggie Witter

Maggie's favorite photographs are the candid shots that show genuine moments. Lipstick and scarves are her go to’s, all of her favorite music is from the 90's, and her favorite exercise is Zumba. She is recently married to her best friend, and loving every minute of it. She has a long list of places she would love to travel to, and she has an unusual fondness of Family Feud.

If you like Maggie's work please connect with her here:

About Thea Volk

Thea Volk thinks there can never be too many details in a wedding, she loves the details! Her first job out of college was being an assistant photographer, and she was a staff photographer at an auction house for 7 years in Chicago. Her favorite color is green, she has two daughters, and drinks iced tea every day in the summer. She also hopes to one day shoot a wedding in France. If you like Thea's work please connect with Thea here:

5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

Picking a wedding photographer can be difficult when there are many options. There are many types of photographers, and styles. We understand it can be hard to know if you are reaching out to the right one for you.

Here are a few tips that can hopefully help you find your perfect Rivets and Roses wedding photographer:


Of course you must love the work of the wedding photographer, but most importantly you must connect with them! Your wedding photographer is going to be with you the entire day, and having someone you don't truly connect is a huge deal breaker. Whoever makes you feel the most comfortable, and understands you as a couple is going to bring that energy around you on your wedding day.  Make sure you feel that connection!


When it comes down to the final product you receive from the coverage of your wedding day choosing the right package is important.  Many people assume getting digital files from their wedding photographer is good enough. However, depending solely on digital files is risky since they may not last forever. We offer high quality prints and albums which we believe is the surest way to preserve those timeless moments on your wedding day, and our team offers a variety of packages that include digital and print options to meet all the needs of showing off your wedding photos! Make sure you always ask about additional prints and products.


We understand that weddings are expensive, and everyone is in a budget. Our Rivets and Roses team is specifically made to have the perfect price point with each photographer. Choosing a photographer that you love in your price point will help you break through the clutter!


Your entire experience is everything. From the first meeting, to booking, to the wedding day, and to finally receiving your images, only the highest quality of service and skill should run through your complete process with us. Our Rivets and Roses team has a wonderful studio that allows each photographer to create high quality experience and products that are truly going to last a lifetime.


After doing your homework, and meeting with potential wedding photographers, narrow down your choices. Do your pros and cons, and then hopefully you can find your perfect Rivets and Roses wedding photographer!