Solar Arts Building Wedding
A Northeast Minneapolis Winter Wedding
This was my first time shooting a Solar Arts Building wedding. I loved the space, which is nearby an art studio space that I’ve visited for Minneapolis Art-a-Whirl and countless other times, the Casket Arts Building. The space is run by Chowgirls and close to the epicenter of all the vibrant creative energies within Northeast Minneapolis. It ranks up there as a favorite MN winter wedding at one of the best wintertime Minneapolis wedding venues. This festive date was a fantastic way to spend New Years Eve and I loved the mix of the holiday and a beautiful wedding.
View Kyle & Kristi’s Solar Arts Wedding & Kenilworth Trail Engagement Session slideshow video:
New Years Eve Wedding Details
As my first New Years Eve wedding, there was a wealth of elegant & fun details to capture. I always spend a good deal of time styling these details shots. A lot of it has to do with the elements involved and the lighting. I do have a sense of what types of images I’m after with these shots, though. For instance, I used the veil as a styling tool for many of the details shots, giving the collection a soft & ethereal look.
NYE Wedding Portraits
When shooting a winter wedding, it’s inevitable that many of the wedding portraits will be captured inside. Therefore, it’s important to have some good window light, particularly when shooting film. I diffused the light with the ivory ceremony backdrop and really loved some of the portraits here. The benefit of shooting some portraits inside is that you have somewhat more control of the light & really deliver a defined look.
One of the Top Minneapolis Wedding Venues
The Solar Arts Building is one of the best Minneapolis wedding venues, providing a memorable expansive space for both ceremony & reception. It’s run by the very awesome Chowgirls Killer Catering, who are based in Northeast Minneapolis. A space like this is perfect for a MN winter wedding and gets ample sun for great photos. If you’re looking for a phenomenal space to host your NYE wedding, then look no further.
Venue: Solar Arts Building | Photography: Ivy & Ellis | Wedding Dress & Veil Store: Che Bella Boutique | Wedding Dress Designer: Ti Adora | Hair & Makeup: Blast Blow Dry Bar |Bride Shoes: Sam Edelman | Groom Attire Store: Men’s Warehouse | Bridesmaid Dress Designers: Jim Hjelm, Hayley Paige | Jewelry: Che Bella (earrings), Macy’s (necklace) | Wedding Ring: Grandmother’s Engagement Ring, Wedding Band from Bergstrom Jewelers | Bridal Florist: Luna Vinca | Catering: Chow Girls | DJ: Instant Request DJ | Deserts & Cake: The Copper Hen | Calligraphy: The Curly Quill
To view another wonderful Minneapolis indoor wedding venue, check out Dana & Christopher’s wedding at The Day Block Event Center.