Allison and Mathias’s wedding included an outdoor ceremony at Huber Park and an elegant, fun reception at Turtles 1890 Social Centre in Shakopee.

The day started with the couple and wedding party getting ready at a beautiful Air BnB rental on Prior Lake.  Allison upstairs, Mathias downstairs.  They were determined not to see each other until the ceremony.  Yes, it’s possible to do this and still have spectacular pictures!

a bride getting ready for her wedding in Prior Lake
cufflinks with gps coordiantes and wedding date for a shakopee wedding
wedding rings on a bible

A Huber Park Outdoor Ceremony

huber park wedding with reception at turtles 1890 social centre

At the ceremony the unseasonably cool May weather was a welcome change from the usual humid and hot summer wedding days we have in Minnesota.   The clouds made for perfect soft light, and we were able to work around the wind during group portraits.  The ceremony started with a beautiful moment when Mathias saw Allison walking down the aisle, escorted by her children.  Allison’s father officiated and everyone celebrated at the end.


A Turtles 1890 Social Centre Reception

After the ceremony and group pictures were finished we headed to Turtles 1890 social Centre for a reception celebration.  The couple made their entrance and admired their cake.  All the happiness and smiles you see in these reception photos is thanks to a very organized Wedding Coordinator Amanda of AC Weddings who helped the day flow smoothly.

You can’t tell in these photos that the ceremony started a little late.  Amanda kept everyone on track.  Having a good day-of wedding coordinator makes it easy to enjoy your reception.  It helps your wedding party and your other vendors concentrate on their duties too.  You get to look fabulous and enjoy your happy moments like Allison and Mathias.

The night ended with the couple sneaking out to take a breather and pictures next to the venue’s beautiful brick and glass exterior.  Then there was more dancing, and more celebrating.  Everyone had an incredible, memorable time.

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The couple shares their wedding date with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, so it was only fitting to name them Duke and Duchess of Shakopee!
wedding reception at turtles 1890 social centre
wedding at Turtles 1890 Social Centre

Weddings are teamwork.  Thank you to all of the people who helped make this wedding amazing, including:

Ceremony City of Shakopee Huber Park |Ceremony & Reception Decor All The Rage Decor | Reception, Catering & Bar Service Turtles 1890 Social Center | Coordinator AC Weddings | Videographer Alveo Digital | Cake & Cupcakes Kelly Stokes | Dj Midwest Sound | David’s Bridal | Knight’s Chamber UptownBella Bridesmaid | Stylist Kelsey Lynn Hair

I’m an experienced wedding photographer in the Minneapolis area.  If you’re having a wedding at Turtles 1890 Social Centre contact me to learn about your wedding photography options.

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