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Minnesota Micro-Wedding Backyard Elopement

A Wes Anderson inspired micro-wedding

Sofia and Evan’s backyard micro-wedding elopement in Minnesota was one I will always remember. Ever since I had met with them at Cream & Amber I knew that we would get along very well. Sofia had a mood board prepared for her engagement shoot. I got all the feels as a former graphic designer (Sofia is also a creative with graphics and illustration so it was a perfect fit). Their love story of meeting in high school and then getting engaged in Lisbon, Portugal was so adorable.

I knew with everything happening with COVID that I did not have to worry about how Sofia and Evan were handling it. Even though I had moved across the country, they had complete trust in me. So when Sofia gave me her inspiration for their micro-wedding, I did some research. Wes Anderson’s movie Moonrise Kingdom was the movie they picked so I knew I had to incorporate similar vibes.

Minnesota micro-wedding backyard
Sofia’s details
St. Anne’s Catholic Church

The Ceremony

Sofia and Evan decided they wanted to do a first look down the aisle. The anticipation of seeing each other is such a special moment that I always love to capture. Originally, they wanted to have a bigger wedding but COVID had other ideas. As a result, Sofia and Even decided they wanted to have a Minnesota micro-wedding. I have realized with planning weddings, you have to be flexible. This doesn’t make your day any less than a bigger wedding and I think it makes for more of an intimate and memorable feeling.

Evan seeing his bride walking down the aisle
Sofia and Evan greeting their guests after getting married

After the ceremony, Evan and Sofia wanted family photos at the church with bridal party photos at a park. Fun fact, I actually had my own wedding photos taken at the exact same park which gave me all the feels.

The groomsmen
The bridesmaids
Some Wes Anderson vibes
The exact same hill I had my wedding photos!

The Reception

A Minnesota micro-wedding that ends with a backyard reception? Sign me up! After photos, we transitioned to an intimate and comfortable family setting. And ended the night with some festive dancing!

If you liked Sofia and Evan’s Minnesota micro-wedding backyard go check out this other micro-wedding I’ve photographed!

Looking for elopement ideas in California? Check out my recent blog post on eloping in Yosemite!

April 9, 2021

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