You guys, this wedding was EPIC. There is really not a better word than this to describe P + R’s Minneapolis Wedding weekend. We photographed Friday and Saturday’s festivities, but really they celebrated all week long with their friends and family who flew from all over the WORLD to join them. We also can’t get too far along in this post without mentioning the amazing team of vendors and planners from Sunrise Styling who pulled together P and R’s vision for the wedding with an incredible labor of love and the fantastic staff at the Hilton Downtown Minneapolis who hosted with such a high caliber of hospitality. We also have to thank our talented team of second shooters, Mandi and Abby for joining us with their grace and talent behind the camera. Truly, a wedding of this magnitude is not handled with a single photographer or planner – it’s a team effort and one we all enjoyed working on together in the spirit of celebrating this great couple.
Friday morning was a time of traditional family ceremonies with the bride and groom’s respective sides, followed by a lunch buffet and an afternoon of more ceremonies. Friday evening kicked off the festivities formally with a welcome dinner and Mehndi for their guests. Saturday morning the groom’s Barat Parade on the streets of Downtown Minneapolis echoed throughout the streets where R and his friends and family gave any onlookers some serious entertainment with their dancing and celebrating. The main ceremony Saturday morning was a stunning display of flowers and tradition where the couple’s families brought them symbolically together and the officiant incorporated traditional games and passages to formally marry them. The afternoon and evening was a great celebration of photos, amazing food, heart felt toasts and DANCING – did we mention the dancing? P and R’s crew brought the party to the dance floor on more than one occasion which made for a great time and fun photos. They continued the celebration with more food and fun on Sunday, but as you can see from this blog post there were more than enough photos with the two days they had us along. This wedding was a blast to document and we are honored to tell their wedding story. Congratulations P + R!