Summer Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding

As I put together this blog the adoration Maggie and Jake have for each other pulls at my heart. They share a love for each other and for life that leads them on incredible adventures to mountains, hot springs, and all over the globe.  On their wedding day, family and friends shared in their adventures by traveling to Minnesota to see them say I do.

Creative Plans For Rain On Your Wedding Day

When you have your wedding at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, everything is in one place, and there’s room for spontaneous changes in plans.  The rain was so intense the ceremony had to be indoors.  I kept a close watch on the weather radar, so we could sneak out between the small storms that came through and get pictures among the flowers.  The couple didn’t want to be completely drenched before their ceremony.  Wedding photos in the rain are fun, but I also understand that walking down the aisle dripping wet is not the best choice for everyone who gets rain on their wedding day.

By the time the reception came around the rain stopped.  Guests enjoyed cheesecake and a very fun time on the dance floor.  The uplighting was amazing.   The bouquet was tossed.  Balloons dropped.  Everyone danced long into the night.

What a sweet, romantic wedding.  Maggie and Jake, I wish you many more adventures as this new journey of marriage begins for you.  Thank you for making me a part of your wedding day.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding Photography
Surrounded by flowers at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, even indoors.
wedding dress in the Minnesota landscape arboretum indoor garden
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum indoor gardens.  A place to photograph your wedding dress surrounded by greenery, safe from the rain.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Wedding Photographer
Minnesota Landscape arboretum wedding guest book
A quilt for your wedding guest book.
A gift to celebrate the couple’s travels together.
Hiding a garter in a balloon. A fun alternative to a garter toss.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum  | Suits: Jos.A. Bank | Dress: David’s Bridal | DJ: PSM Weddings | Harp & Flute Trudy Harper | Muddy Paws Cheesecake

If you’re planning a Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wedding I’d love to help you.  I’m a Minnesota wedding photographer based in Belle Plaine, traveling all over the state.

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What a wonderful couple and beautiful wedding. Anxious for your visit to the ranch. Happy trails.


Hi Gary, thank you for the compliments! I would love to visit your ranch! Can you send me an email with some details?

Stunning photos! Gorgeous couple!! Thanks for sharing!


Thank you Laura! Can’t wait till I’m posting your wedding!