Minneapolis Wedding Photography | Pedersen

September 13, 2015
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.

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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
uddies  Kevin had started work at the same company where I was working.  As it turned out, Kevin also knew a few other people that I worked with.  When I saw Steve, I asked one of the gals who knew Kevin, who that was Kevin was talking to.  She thought his name was “Tom” and offered to introduce me.  She got “Tom” to come over and all I could do was smile at him.  He was talking but I could not tell you one thing he said.  Then seemingly in the middle of his story he just walked away!  I was stunned!  A few months later, he showed up at the same bar with Kevin.  I invited the 2 of them to join our group.
Then I just waited patiently until everyone left and it was just Steve and me.  We’ve been together ever since.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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6) Besides getting married – what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

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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

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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.

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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!

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Vendor List:

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/