Molly & Brad - A fall wedding at Manhattan Beach Lodge

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to drive 2.5 hours north of the Twin Cities to shoot Molly and Brad’s wedding at the Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake, MN. The day started off cold and thank goodness something told me that I should bring my winter jacket, hat, and mittens because I really needed it! (Something should have told me to bring hand warmers too.) Would you believe it that I told you we saw our first snowfall in Minnesota in late September? Thankfully it did not stick but it stopped snowing/raining by the time the ceremony started, which was held outside.

What I loved most about working with Molly and Brad was how relaxed and funny they were on their wedding day! We had so much fun doing portraits and the two always had a joke or two to say. At one point, Molly tried lifting Brad up during photos and one of the straps on her wedding dress broke. Molly was so care-free about this and just hid the broken strap with her shawl; I’m sure any other bride could be panicking! But someone had a sewing kit so the strap was sewn/pinned back later just in time for dances.

I also absolutely loved that Molly and Brad involved their dog, Abby, on their wedding day. (I’ve been really lucky with having to work with dogs and pets this wedding season!) Brad wore socks with Abby’s face on them and Abby was able to stick around for some portraits and walk down the aisle for the ceremony.

During this wedding, I also had the opportunity to work and meet with their videographer, Jasper! Jasper and I are actually working together for another wedding in two weeks at the American Swedish Institute. Jasper was so easy to work with and we communicated with each other throughout the day - we made a good team! If any of my couples are reading this, definitely go check out Jasper’s work.

There are many things I can say that I loved about Molly and Brad’s wedding day. Below are a few of my favorites - hope you enjoy!

Videographer: Jasper Meddock

Florals: Bloom Designs

Second Shooter: Ivy Hansen

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