Solveig And Erik's Elegant Wedding At The American Swedish Institute In Minneapolis / by Bradley Hanson

After years of driving, biking and walking past the American Swedish Institute, a gorgeous castle just outside of downtown Minneapolis, I finally photographed a wedding there. It's difficult to choose words that adequately describe the feeling of being in this place, so I'll be brief and let the images do the talking. Solveig and Erik were ideal clients, very happy people with an obliviously deep connection to each other. I was fortunate to have photographed them previously at Palisade Head at Lake Superior about a year ago, which gave us time to get familiar with each other.

The morning of the wedding, I started photographing Solveig and the bridesmaids at her sister's home near Lake Calhoun. You could say the excitement level between Solveig and her closest friends and family was rather high, and that energy continued through the entire event. Wonderful people and a perfect venue.

The American Swedish Institute is the only castle in Minnesota, and I look forward to my next wedding there.

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