Como Zoo & Conservatory Wedding | Emily & Eric

Emily & Eric / Summer wedding at Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN

Emily + Eric | Como Zoo & Conservatory Wedding Photography

I get seriously excited any time a couple tells me their venue is at Como Zoo and Conservatory. Located by Lake Como in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the venue is one of my favorite places to shoot weddings — it’s beautiful all year round!

Emily and Eric originally planned for an intimate June wedding, but we rescheduled due to COVID — I later found out they picked their new date based partially on my availability (I’m so glad they did). Thankfully, the flowers at the Conservatory are always rotating, and the weather that day was lovely, giving us plenty of opportunities to take photos indoors and outdoors.

The couple booked four hours of coverage — enough for a first look, couples portraits, family photos, wedding party shots, ceremony coverage, reception coverage, and some night photos.

Ceremonies at Como are generally held at the Sunken Garden — couples are usually married at the front or back terrace, while their guests line the aisles. At the end of their ceremony, we took a photo of everyone in attendance from the top of the terrace!

Congratulations Emily and Eric!

Venue: Como Zoo & Conservatory
Catering: Lancer Catering
Wedding Cake: Buttercream
Floral: Festivities
Wedding Dress: Raffiné Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Raffiné Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear
Hair & Makeup: PALINDROME
Photography: Rachel Lahlum Photography

Are you planning a wedding at Como Conservatory? I’d love to chat photography!

Emily and Eric pose in front of Como Zoo and Conservatory.
Eric dips Emily in one of the indoor gardens at Como Zoo and Conservatory.

Are you planning your wedding at the Como Zoo and Conservatory? I’d love to chat photography!