Across the river from downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, sits the Harriet Island Pavilion. Built in the early 1940s, the pavilion is surrounded by a gorgeous park and sweeping views of the Mississippi River and Saint Paul’s downtown skyline. For Michelle and Andrew, it was the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony.
While many couples have a maid-of-honor and best man along with several others in the wedding party, Michelle and Andrew decided to have a big group of “Friends-of-Honor” who took photos with the newlyweds.
Given the day’s sunshine, the ceremony was held outside with the Mississippi roaring by and the skyscrapers of Saint Paul looking down.
After the ceremony, Michelle and Andrew sneaked indoors for a private sweetheart dance in the Pavilion, a grand room draped beautifully by their decoration team. After, they joined their guests for a lovely outdoor social hour.
When the sun began to set, we took advantage of the Harriet Island Pavilion’s surrounding park and gorgeous waterfront for intimate portraits of the couple. But one of my favorite images was of Andrew shaking a champagne bottle in front of the night lights of Saint Paul.
Congrats, Michelle and Andrew!
Planning & Coordination: Dos Goats Plans
Venue: Harriet Island Pavilion
Catering: Root to Rise Kitchen
Photography: Rachel Lahlum Photography
Videography: Complete Weddings & Events
Florists: Florals by Claire
Hair & Makeup: Hair by Heidi 139
Getting Ready Suite: St. Paul Hotel – Park Suite
DJ: Complete Weddings & Events
Ceremony Lie Music: Claire Belisle
Desserts: Green Garden Bakery
Decor, Linens, Lighting: Ultimate Events
Transportation: Rent My Party Bus
FAVORITE MOMENTS – ANDREW & MICHELLE – WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT HARRIET ISLAND PAVILION, ST. PAUL, 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 event. Her photography is crisp, clean and bright, with a mix of traditional poses and candid moments that tell the story of your wedding day.