2020 went by so fast, yet so slowly. One year ago I was at Lumber Exchange Event Center in Minneapolis photographing Paige and Alex’s wedding, though I can’t decide if it feels like just months ago or multiple years. I can tell you that while scrolling through these images, I kept thinking “oh that one is my favorite!! Wait THAT one is too!”
This day was amazing. I generally photograph a few weddings at Lumber Exchange a few times per year, yet this one was different. The dusty blue and sage green details were so soft and subtle, and they somehow paired perfectly with the bold black and white accents. Similar to the way that the quiet anticipation and emotional moments of the day were contrasted with early 2000’s punk music. I mean, they danced with their entire wedding party to Jimmy Eat World and it was EPIC. Though I expected nothing less, because Alex has an entire sleeve tattoo of Circa Survive album artwork. (You can see their tattoos more on their engagement blog!)
It was a photographer’s dream (okay, well at least my dream). My 5-year old wedding and sparkle obsessed soul, as well as my 8th grade emo fo-hawk soul, were totally fulfilled. It is something truly special when a wedding day can appeal to that vast of an audience!
I hope to go to Lumber Exchange again soon, but I doubt it’ll feel anything like last year. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that Paige and Alex’s wedding was only a few months prior to a worldwide pandemic. However, whether your wedding is in Minneapolis or elsewhere, if you’re having an elegant punk wedding, I want to be there!!
Also, if you want to look at the wedding film, my friends at Archer Film Co. did a great job!
Dress boutique: A&Be / Dress designer: Truvelle / Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie / Hair & Makeup: Sarah Crawford / Menswear: Jos. A Banks / Invitations: Minted / Venue: Lumber Exchange / Florist: Munster Rose / Caterer: Lumber Exchange / Music: Complete Entertainment / Baker: Ink Sweets