2020 Weddings – A Year in Review

2020 Weddings - A Year in Review for Rachel Lahlum Photography

This was not the year anyone had planned. Many couples I worked with this year didn’t get their first-choice wedding date, or event their second-choice wedding date (or venue, or allowed guest count, etc.).

However, global pandemics cannot stop love, and at the end of each wedding that happened this year, the most important thing was that couples were married. I’m so thrilled that I got to work some amazing couples this year — and I’m excited to share my favorite 2-4 images from each wedding this year (it was incredibly difficult to narrow it down).

Let’s dive in!

Alicia + Jordan // January 2020 – Calhoun Beach Club

Bride and groom Alicia and Jordan walk down the aisle (left) and through the snow (right).

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Jessa + Baylor // March 2020 – Bavaria Downs

Gallery of wedding photography for Jessa and Baylor's wedding at Bavaria Downs.

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Katie + Joe // April 2020 – Northeast Minneapolis Elopement

Galley of wedding photography from Katie and Joe's elopement in Northeast Minneapolis.

Brittney + Greg // May 2020 – Brainerd Lakes Area

Brittney and Greg's wedding photos in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota.

Gretchen + Zach // May 2020 – Downtown Minneapolis & Private Home Ceremony

Gallery of wedding photography for Gretchen and Zach's downtown Minneapolis ceremony.

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Maggie + LeAnn // May 2020 – St. Paul Backyard Micro Wedding

Maggie and LeAnn's micro wedding photos in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Stephen + Bailey // June 2020 & September 2020 – Dassel, MN

Wedding photos of Stephen and Bailey's wedding in Dassel, Minnesota.

Rachel + Cody // June 2020 – Mayowood Stone Barn

Rachel and Cody's wedding photography at Mayowood Stone Barn in Minnesota.

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Claire + Shane // June 2020 – Backyard Wedding in Northeast Minneapolis

Images of bride and groom, Claire and Shane, at a backyard wedding in Northeast Minneapolis.

Rick + Carlota // June 2020 – Downtown Minneapolis Elopement

Rick and Carlota's wedding photos for their downtown Minneapolis elopement.

Shaz + Neil // July 2020 – Lakewood Chapel & St. Paul College Club

Bride and Groom Shaz and Neil pose for their wedding photos at the Lakewood Chapel and St. Paul College Club.

Alexis + Jeremy // July 2020 – First Lutheran Church & Profile Event Center

Alexis and Jeremy's wedding photos in Minneapolis.

Kimberley + Zachary // July 2020 – Almquist Farm

Wedding photography for Kimberley and Zachary's wedding at Almquist Farm in Minnesota.

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Chelsea + Sawyer // August 2020 – Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

Wedding photos for Chelsea and Sawyer at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.

Jenna + Joey // August 2020 – Stonebrook Golf Club, Shakopee, MN

Photographs from Jenna and Joey's wedding at Stonebrook Golf Club in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Lauren + Nick // August 2020 – Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista, MN

Bride and groom portraits at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, Minnesota.

Melissa + Zigmars // August 2020 – The Gardens of Castle Rock, Northfield, MN

Melissa and Zigmars wedding portraits at the Gardens of Castle Rock in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Erin + Adam // August 2020 – Saint Stephen Catholic, Anoka, MN

Wedding photography for Erin and Adam's wedding ceremony in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Kristi + Paul // August 2020 – Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors, MN

Kristi and Paul's North Shore wedding photos at Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Important Note: Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend this COVID-rescheduled wedding due to being already booked. However, after discussing it with the couple, a photographer friend of mine was able to step in and shoot the wedding for me! All the credit goes to the wonderful Mark Fierst for stepping up and working with Kristi and Paul on my behalf!

Emily + Eric // August 2020 – Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN

Emily and Eric's wedding photos for their ceremony at Como Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, MN.

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Emily + Sherif // September 2020 – Private Backyard Ceremony & Reception – Chaska, MN

Gallery of wedding photos from Emily and Sherif's backyard ceremony in Chaska, Minnesota.

Olive + Miles // September 2020 – Private Backyard Ceremony & Reception – Milaca, MN

Olive and Miles's private backyard wedding ceremony photos in Milaca, Minnesota.

Nick + Holly // September 2020 – Private Home Ceremony & Reception – Prior Lake, MN

Wedding photos at Prior Lake for Nick and Holly's private home ceremony.

Matthew + Gina // September 2020 – Bunker Hills Golf Club Micro Wedding, Coon Rapids, MN

Micro-wedding photos at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Taran + Joe // September 2020 – Renaissance Festival Wedding, Shakopee, MN

Gallery of Taran and Joe's wedding photos at the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Elizabeth + Michael // September 2020 – The Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN

Autumn wedding photography at the Medina Entertainment Center in Minnesota.

Sara + Giles // October 2020 – Ceremony at Mary Queen of Peace Church – Rogers, MN

Photos of bridee Sara and groom Giles in Rogers, Minnesota

Ashley + Randy // October 2020 – Ceremony at Schaar’s Bluff , Hastings, MN

Ashley and Randy's autumn wedding ceremony at Schaar's Bluff in Hastings, Minnesota.

Samantha + Mark // October 2020 – Ceremony at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, Chanhassen, MN

Wedding ceremony photograph at Lake Minnewashta, in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Eric + Michael // October 2020 – The Lexington Restaurant – St. Paul, MN

Gallery of Eric and Michael's autumn wedding ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Erin + Joe // October 2020 – Whitetail Woods, Farmington, MN

Whitetail woods wedding ceremony for Erin and Joe in Farmington, Minnesota.

Christina + Justin // October 2020 – Maple Covenant Church & Oak Glen Golf Course

Autumn wedding photo gallery for Christina and Justin at Oak Glen Golf Course.

Sarah + Dan // November 2020 – Micro Wedding at Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN

Sarah and Dan's Micro wedding ceremony at Como Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nicole + Tony // November 2020 – Princeton, MN

Nicole and Tony's November wedding photos.

Hannah + Ryan // December 2020 – St. Joseph’s Church, Rosemount, MN

Gallery of bride and groom portraits at St. Joseph's Church in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Morgan + Dave // December 2020 – The Landmark Center, St. Paul

St. Paul Landmark Ceneter wedding ceremony photos for Morgan and Dave.

Thank you again to all the wonderful couples who partnered with me in 2020! Although it was a challenging year, it was still filled with love, joy, and laughter!

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