|PEDERSEN WEDDING | Taken by Benjamin Keller Photography
I was first contacted by Noelle inquiring about her wedding date. She had read one of my reviews on The Knott. After inviting her to the studio to further discuss her big day. She asked me if I had ever heard of a “Wedding for Two”? Not knowing what she was talking about I was quite intrigued. She explained how she came across this idea of having their day be just about them and I would follow them around and document the day. I thought it was a fabulous idea. They had rented a limo to take us around Minneapolis to different locations that we had scouted out. There were no time frames or restrictions. I was dream way of shooting a wedding.
1) Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty details.
We first met during a happy hour. One of Steve’s b
2) When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.
I’m not sure I really believe in love at first sight, but I know I was really crazy about Steve from the second I saw him. I think it took about 2 years for him to realize he felt the same.
3) Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?,
how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
I offered to take Steve to Ireland for his birthday. We planned the trip almost a year ahead. About 6 months before we were leaving, I said it sure would be nice if I got a little something on this trip (i.e. a ring). We did pick out the ring together so I knew it was coming but Steve really surprised me. He made a reservation at a nice restaurant in Rathdrum Ireland and arranged for them to play “our song” and then he got on one knee! People in the restaurant congratulated us all evening
4) Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
I love how easy Steve is to talk to and how easy going he is. Steve loves how I smile at him even when he is in a bad mood.
5) If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
I love to make up songs to sing to Steve-typically I pick a famous tune and change the lyrics to match whatever we happen to be doing
Steve always has to tuck in his shirt – even if it is a t-shirt with gym shorts.
6) Besides getting married – what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
7) What’s your favorite trend for weddings right now?
I don’t really know-I don’t think I did anything particularly trendy. I just did what I wanted to do for the day
8) What inspired your décor or theme?
We did a Wedding for Two because we could not agree on logistics (we have quite a few friends from out of town) and budget.
9) What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?
I wish I would’ve known I picked the hottest day of the summer so far to get married!
Photography | Benjamin Keller Photography
Ceremony Location | Hennipen County Court House – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reception Location | Borough Restaurant – Minneapolis, Minnesota – http://www.boroughmpls.com
Dress Shop | The Wedding Shoppe – St. Paul, Minnesota – http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com
Hair & Make-Up Artist | Julie Swenson – Minneapolis, Minnesota – http://www.julieswensonbeauty.com
Hotel | The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis, Minnesota – http://www.grandhotelminneapolis.com/