Emily & Derek | Micro Wedding at The Lowell Inn, Stillwater, MN

Micro Wedding Photography at The Lowell Inn, Stillwater, MN

Stillwater, Minnesota, is known for its history and beautiful location on the St. Croix River. Emily and Derek decided to use that historic charm as a theme for their micro wedding.

The couple chose to tie the knot at the Lowell Inn, located smack in the middle of Stillwater. Built in 1927, the Inn was built in a Colonial style and kept many of the historic touches, such as the original flooring, antique furniture, and a stone fountain where the newlyweds exchanged vows.

Before the ceremony, Emily and Derek did a first look in one of Lowell Inn’s historic rooms with stained glass. After some couples portraits, we went outside with the wedding party and posed among the high Colonial pillars.

After their vows were exchanged, guests enjoyed a taco bar and listened to speeches from friends and family and the groom himself.

We capped off the celebration with portraits taken throughout downtown Stillwater, including some amazing portraits at the Stillwater Lift Bridge.

Of course, we couldn’t forget one of the most important guests! As the sun began to set, Emily, Derek, and their dog, Nemo, had their own photo session at a nearby park.

Congratulations, Emily and Derek!


Collage of detailed shots of wedding rings, antique mirror and comb before Lowell Inn ceremony in Stillwater.
Close up details of bride's accessories and dress before Lowell Inn wedding.
Split photo of bride and groom getting ready separately at the Lowell Inn.
Bride and groom shared a first look moment before wedding ceremony at the Lowell Inn.
Bride and groom hug and shed tears during first look moment at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater.
Bride and groom pose for their wedding photography in the lobby of The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Bride and groom pose with wedding party outside of the historic Lowell Inn in Stillwater.
Newlyweds pose for their family wedding photos at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Bride walks down the aisle during wedding ceremony in Stillwater.
Emily and Derek exchange vows in front of stone water fountain and stained glass at the Lowell Inn.
Groom hold microphone as couple exchange vows at The Lowell Inn.
Newlyweds kiss and walk down the aisle at Stillwater, Minnesota, wedding.
Newlyweds hold up a napkin with "I heart u" written on at.
Newlywed couple take wedding photos throughout downtown Stillwater after wedding ceremony.
Groom spins bride for a wedding photo in the middle of the Stillwater Lift Bridge after wedding at the Lowell Inn.
Deserts and cake sit on a table before wedding reception at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater, MN.
Newlyweds kiss during their entrance into the reception space at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Newlyweds pose with friends and family  during micro wedding reception at the Lowell Inn.
Groom puts his head on bride's shoulder as they both laugh during wedding speeches.
Newlyweds pose for their wedding photography with their dog after wedding ceremony at local park in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Newlywed couple take portraits surrounded by pine trees after wedding in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Newlywed couple hold hands surrounded by trees for their wedding photography as the sun sets in a park in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Rachel Lahlum is a Minnesota 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 and clean with true-to-life colors, and a mix of traditional poses and candid moments.