Minnetonka Wedding Photography at Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

Nana & Francis-Minnetonka Wedding Photography

Nana and Francis had three weddings!  This was the BIG ONE.  They married once in a traditional Ghanan ceremony. They also had a civil ceremony in the United States.  This ceremony took over a year to plan.  It was the celebration and formal wedding for all of their loved ones.  Guests flew in from France, England, Africa, all over!

When you have a wedding with a large guest count, and many guests traveling to it, a hotel wedding is a fantastic solution.  Everything is in one place.  Guests don’t have to worry about navigating a new city or renting a car to travel between locations.

We began our day getting ready in two beautiful suites.  There was beautiful lighting everywhere.  We were also able to take some pretty bridal pictures of Nana.




Minnetonka Wedding Photography- Outdoor Ceremony

The ceremony took place at the hotel’s outdoor patio.  Rich orange, fuchsia, and cream colors matched the warm August wedding perfectly.  The patio had a generous amount of space for guests to enjoy the ceremony.

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Lush flowers in the couple’s wedding colors brightened the patio space.

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A first look as the bride walked down the aisle.

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One thing I love about the Minnetonka Marriott outdoor ceremony space is the ability to get close to the ceremony without obstructing anyone’s view for really well angled shots like this one.

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Three officiants representing different faiths.

 

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Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Ballroom Wedding Reception

After the ceremony and wedding party portraits we went inside to see the amazing reception space at the hotel.  This would be the scene for the joyful celebration that followed the wedding.  It was a chance for people who traveled in for the wedding to catch up with loved ones and friends they hadn’t seen in years.

The reception featured an MC, dancing, drumming, and memorable speeches.  Nana changed into a reception dress, and the party lasted late into the night.

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