Lake Minnetonka Wedding // Bayview Event Center Wedding

Lake Minnetonka Wedding

A Beautiful Springtime Bayview Event Center Wedding

The lilacs of Springtime featured prominently in Mariam and Abdul’s wonderful Lake Minnetonka wedding at Bayview Event Center.  The lilacs were the perfect backdrop for Springtime portraits, while the beautiful Lake Minnetonka provided an elegant backdrop for golden hour portraits.  Mariam looked stunning dressed in a beautiful gown from one of the Minneapolis wedding dress stores, Che Bella Boutique .  She adorned the ensemble with a birdcage veil, giving an elegant, classic look.  All in all, this was one of my favorite Spring weddings in the Twin Cities.

Golden Hour Wedding Photos on Lake Minnetonka

As you can tell by many of my posts, I love shooting golden hour wedding photos.  Mariam and Abdul’s Lake Minnetonka wedding featured an especially wonderful golden hour.  The sunset was just gorgeous on that day.  We snuck away from the crowds to take these photos on the dock.  Though the lighting and colors are great, it’s really the sincere love that I see in these photos which makes them truly special.

Minneapolis Wedding Florist : Luna Vinca

Minneapolis wedding florist Luna Vinca provided some beautiful Spring-toned florals for the wedding.  The bouquets featured pink and forest green colors and went nicely with the color choices of the bridesmaids dresses.  The reception set-up at Bayview Event Center was outdoors along Lake Minnetonka and tented.  The open-air reception space gave a wonderful indoor-outdoor feel to the proceedings.

Capturing the Bridal Party in Motion

When capturing Bridal Party photos, I like to create a sense of momentum in some of the photos.  I capture candid moments during this part of the day as much as I capture formal portraits.  Sometimes I’ll have my Second Shooter focus on the candid snapshots while I capture the portraits.  Either way it’s an effictive way to mix up traditional and candid photos here.

Considering Dominant Color Tones

There are a number of things to consider when choosing a wedding venue.  One of the most important things to think about, though, is the colors and lighting at wedding venue.  There are many Minnesota wedding venues out there.  One thing I liked about Bayview Event Center for this Lake Minnetonka wedding was the beautiful view of the lake on the side where the sun set and this enclosure of lilacs you see below.  I featured this bushel in many of my shots partly because of how the fuschia tones complemented the bride and the bridesmaids.  It’s important to consider some of the more dominant colors you’ll see at your wedding venue because those colors will really contribute to the overall feeling of the photos.

Photography: Marc Andreo | Reception Venue: Bayview Event Center | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Wedding Dress Store: Che Bella Boutique | Crystal Birdcage Veil: Leslie Li | Lace Dots Bridal Caplet: 2011 Perfect | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom Suit: Ted Baker

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For more Spring/Summer weddings, check out this Camrose Hill wedding or Derek & Jen’s Bakken Museum and Aster Cafe wedding!

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