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James J. Hill Library Wedding St Paul, MN

Yesterday I had the honor to photograph one of the most fun weddings I have ever been to! Jenna and Patrick were married at Rice Park in St. Paul, Minnesota. They must have brought good weather with them from New York because the heat wave ended just in time for their outdoor wedding. They started the day by getting ready at the St. Paul Hotel and made their way to the ceremony location in the center of Rice Park in front of the Landmark Center. Jenna’s brother-in-law, Rep. John Lesch, married them while the ceremony music was provided by Ali and Patrik. Their song selection couldn’t have been more perfect.

After the ceremony we headed over to the James. J. Hill Reference Library for mingling during the cocktail hour. Once inside the gorgeous library, guests were treated to dinner by Common Roots Catering and cake pops and desserts by Buttercream in St. Paul. After the speeches and everyone was ready to dance, Mish Mash rocked the reception! Having a live band at the wedding kept everyone on the dance floor until the last note of the evening was played! Sarah from Lasting Impressions was invaluable! She made the whole day run smoothly and was so helpful to the wedding vendors.

Today I’m off to the last day of the Minnesota State Fair with Jenna and Patrick! I can’t wait to blog the awesome images I’m sure we will capture! Stay Posted and leave a note below to congratulate Jenna and Patrick! Seriously. The MOST fun couple. Ever.

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Gown: Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Ceremony Venue: Rice Park, St. Paul
Reception Venue: James J. Hill Reference Library, St. Paul
Caterer: Common Roots Catering
Ceremony Music: Ali & Patrik
Flowers: Sadie’s Floral
Cake Pops: Buttercream
Wedding Band: Mish Mash
Wedding Coordinator: Lasting Impressions
Officiant: Rep. John Lesch
Hair/Makeup: Julie Swenson

Michelle Tanner is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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James J. Hill Library Wedding St Paul, MN



Cynthia RobbSeptember 2, 2013 - 6:26 pm

amazing pictures Michelle!

Ali GraySeptember 2, 2013 - 7:01 pm

These are gorgeous! I love the ceremony shot with the birds! Amazing.

Michele Feldman BorensteinSeptember 2, 2013 - 9:31 pm

Gorgeous Wedding & reception!! Loved seeing the beautiful pictures !! We felt like we were there!!!

Trezy K. BarbSeptember 3, 2013 - 2:20 am

Awesome pictures! Today was so fun at the fair! Love all the pictures!

Jonathan BensonSeptember 3, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Beautiful work, Michelle.

Marsh EdelsteinMay 23, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Great Venue……….

Eden Prairie Family Photographer

This guy. He’s mine. And he is going to be 5 in 25 days. I might faint. Since I can remember, Elliott’s favorite store has been Barnes and Noble. He started reading sentences and short books when he was two… chapter books the month he turned 4. He doesn’t want to go to the science museum. Instead his favorite field trip involves the book store and Starbucks hot chocolate. Reading ALWAYS trumps bedtime. His book collection rivals his dad’s 700+ wall of books. And yes, his book shelf did crash down. Eden Prairie Family Photographer

I’m so proud of this little guy. He is more than I could have ever imagined. Fun to hang out with. Caring and sensitive towards others. Smart. Handsome. Funny. A leo to a T. And I get to be his mom.

I thank Jesus everyday.

The countdown is on, Gubben. 5! I can’t believe it!


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Cynthia RobbJuly 7, 2013 - 11:14 pm

These are awesome! Truly capture what he loves to do!

Deanna Behringer AnfinsonJuly 7, 2013 - 11:17 pm

They sure are!

Lisa Ayd AnguianoJuly 8, 2013 - 1:05 am

Those ARE awesome! No wonder he and Lila get along so well.

Jeri HartJuly 8, 2013 - 5:28 am

OMG, the baby…he’s gorgeous, and so grown already (dangit, they do that growing thing so quickly)! I hope he doesn’t trip over those eyelashes… Your photos are amazing!

Michelle Robb TannerJuly 8, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Oh Jeri, I know! The time goes too fast. His lashes are to die for! Thanks for the note! I hope you are well!!! 50 is in a couple years – I foresee a new strap in the works for PT.

Michelle Robb TannerJuly 8, 2013 - 12:10 pm

My sweet, sweet boy! <3

Jeri HartJuly 8, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Would love to do another custom for Patrik! I’ve always wished I could see him play live, I’m still a big fan!

The Woods Chapel

Woods Chapel Wedding Photography Minneapolis MN

I was so excited to capture Maureen and Matt’s wedding day! It’s always such an honor to me to be able to be a part of a wedding ceremony. I love being able to capture the love and the coming together of two people who are made for each other. Matt and Mo are no different. Their love for each other is limitless. They have two of the most giving and loving souls. I’m so lucky to have captured their wedding. They were married at The Woods Chapel in Orono. The Woods is amazing! They have it set up with a beautiful fountain in the middle of the woods, guests sit in the round during the ceremony and there is a wonderful cottage with amazing light for the bride and groom to get ready in. Ali and Patrik provided the ceremony music. The possibilities were endless for places to capture fun and formal wedding poses. Rain threatened the wedding but it stayed away! Following the ceremony, the bride and groom took the back roads with the MG to their reception at the fantastic Crown Plaza Plymouth. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. Woods Chapel Wedding Photography Minneapolis MN.

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Cynthia RobbJune 29, 2013 - 3:22 pm

These are awesome!

Karen Schons IffertJune 29, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Beautiful setting, beautiful colors, beautiful photos, Michelle.

Marcia Mullikin HaugstadJune 29, 2013 - 7:45 pm

A beautiful day!

Deandra Rud StrouthJune 29, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Love Love…you are a beautiful bride…congrats!

Deanna Behringer AnfinsonJune 29, 2013 - 8:02 pm

She does amazing work!

Melissa Mullikin SorensonJune 29, 2013 - 10:04 pm


Renee M LassondeJune 30, 2013 - 1:45 am

Makes me want to cry! Maureen Mullikin, you are so very beautiful!

Sandi Holmes FalckJuly 3, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Wow, our little princess got married. I wish you the very happiest of happy. Love the pics!