Day Block Event Center Wedding // Depot Minneapolis Wedding // Chris & Dana

Day Block Event Center Wedding // Downtown Minneapolis Wedding Venues

The weather and Fall colors couldn’t have been more perfect for Dana & Christopher’s Day Block Event Center wedding.  Even though it was early November, the weather was mild, slightly warm, and the trees were ripe with golden leaves.  As one of my favorite downtown Minneapolis wedding venues, Day Block Event Center has so many attractive offerings.  You get wonderful light in both the ceremony & reception spaces.  The staff is courteous and every wedding I’ve shot there has been a blast.  It’s also a great location – nearby a number of wonderful backdrops for photos.  Check out this summer wedding I shot at Day Block for comparison.  You’ll see there’s a multitude of unique facets to this space and the area in which it is located.

First Look

The First Look moment is typically an important part of any wedding day itinerary.  I arrive before coverage begins to scout locations on the day of the wedding.  As a natural light photographer, it’s important to find an area on location that gets decent natural light.  For Chris & Dana’s Depot hotel wedding, I settled on this hallway on the historic side of the hotel.  It helps to make sure that both bride & groom know how the First Look will happen.  It’s always a quick moment and I strive to capture the genuine reactions as they occur.


Fall Wedding Colors

One of the best things about Fall weddings is of course the colors.  Smoldering reds and golden yellows really lend themselves to attractive photos.  I find that each season has a distinct appeal to it.  It’s almost as if the seasons themselves are another character at the wedding.  The weather, the season, and the light all play important roles in the way we remember things, and I make sure that those factors play a role in the visual memory of a wedding day.  One thing I absolutely love about the Fall is the golden and bronze tones.  These tones are also really flattering for portraits, as they work as natural reflectors in photos.



Ceremony & Reception Venue: Day Block Event Center // Getting Ready Venue: The Renaissance Depot Hotel // Wedding Planning:  Rosetree Events // Hair & Make-up: Primped // Bridal Dress Designer:  Truvelle // Bridal Dress Store:  a&bé Bridal Shop Minneapolis // Bride Shawl:  Handmade DIY // Groom Attire Designer:  Hugo Boss // Ties: Fredrick Thomas Etsy Shop // Groom Attire Store:  Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: BHLDN // Jewelry: Davie & Chiyo  // Floral: Studio Emme // Wedding Ring – Bride:  Brilliant Earth // Wedding Ring – Groom: Kyle Anne Metals Etsy Shop // Stationary: Minted // Band: The High 48’s // Cake & Cupcakes: Lucia’s Cakes // Bartenders: Minnesota School of Bartending //  Catering: Brasa Rotisserie & Big Ten Catering

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