October 27, 2023

Blacksmith Main | Fall Wedding

When we first met Bri and Grant at their Minneapolis engagement session, we completely fell in love.  These two are the sweetest couple, and we could not wait to photograph their fall wedding at Northern Pacific Center‘s Blacksmith Main in Brainerd.  Their morning began in the Luminary as the ladies finished up with Captivating Beauty on hair and makeup.  We documented the details including rings from R.F. Moeller Jeweler, and Bri put on her stunning Pronovias dress from Che Bella.  She shared a sweet first look with her father before heading outdoors to meet her groom.  

The men prepared for the day in the Lincoln Lounge, and Grant was all-smiles as he anticipated seeing Bri.  After a beautiful first look, they read letters to each other before we set off to explore the grounds for portraits.  Soon after, we were joined by family and friends for photos. The wedding party looked amazing with the men in their suits from The Black Tux and the ladies in their Dessy Group gowns from Bella Bridesmaids, and we finished up with family before traveling to the church.  Guests gathered at St. Francis Catholic Church for a beautiful ceremony, and Bri and Grant’s joy-filled smiles said it all as they exited as Mr. and Mrs.!

We returned to Blacksmith Main for social hour, and captured some absolutely gorgeous golden hour photos before heading in for the reception.  The space looked incredible with breathtaking florals by Bloom Designs.  Guests enjoyed speeches, dinner, and dessert from 3 Cheers Hospitality and Clocktower Hospitality. Following a few epic first dances, Alive Studios did a fabulous job of hosting the dance party to end the night.  Bri and Grant, you have been a dream to serve, and we hope Kauai, Hawaii is every bit as perfect as your wedding day was!