Built in 1885, the Lumber Exchange was once the tallest building in Minneapolis. The building’s construction portrays grandiosity and the lumber industry’s dominance in Minnesota in the nineteenth century. Years later, the building is now an award-winning wedding venue with touches of modern elegance juxtaposed with historic brick walls and spaces.
Sophie and Patrick held both of their ceremony and reception in grand open space in the center of building. We took portraits and first-look photos on the marble stairs and grand stone archway serving as the entrance to the Lumber Exchange. There’s no shortage of locations for intimate photos.
When the vows were exchanged, wedding guests retreated to another room for cocktail hour—the cocktails were works of art. As the guests enjoyed their treat, the wedding party posed and brought laughs with dips and poses that might make you look twice. There may have been a second proposal (don’t tell Sophie)! We even made time to wander to the Bob Dylan mural.
Ceremony chairs were swapped for reception decor—deep blues and blacks accented by white flowers and pink lighting accented the tables and brick walls.
It started to drizzle at the end of the night, so we brought Sophie and Patrick outside for a slow dance in the rain!
Congratulations, Sophie and Patrick!
- Venue: Lumber Exchange Event Center
- Photography: Rachel Lahlum Photography
- Floral: The Petal Floral Design
- Video: Jacob Lane Productions
- Hair & Makeup: War Paint International
- Ceremony Musicians: Ovation String Quartet
- Rental Seating: The Seatery
FAVORITE MOMENTS – SOPHIE & PATRICK AT THE LUMBER EXCHANGE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Patrick & Sophie | Complete Wedding Photography Highlights – The Lumber Exchange – Minneapolis, MN
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Rachel Lahlum is an award-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer with experience in hundreds of weddings and engagement sessions. She takes a guided approach towards working with couples, from helping with planning and scheduling, to guiding with poses and prompts during the session. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with true-to-life colors and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments