A Perfect Summer Wedding at the Nicollet Island Pavilion
Addie & Chris had the most awesome Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding. It was another perfect day at this top notch Minneapolis wedding venue. As you’ll see in the large gallery of images below, Addie & Chris had the most joyous and fun loving spirits. As a Minneapolis wedding photographer I’m blessed to work with such cool, down-to-earth-couples. I always think that future weddings will never top previous ones that I’ve shot, until weddings like Addie & Chris’ come along.
I’ll share some wedding and venue details below, along with a highlight reel of images. I’ll also include an extended gallery of images. This will be helpful to those looking to plan their own wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion.
Nicollet Island Pavilion – Wedding Venue Info:
Sitting on the bank of the Mississippi River, with sweeping downtown Minneapolis skyline views, Nicollet Island Pavilion provides one of the best wedding venues in the Twin Cities. Being in close proximity to the Nicollet Island Inn, the Stone Arch Bridge, Saint Anthony Main, Father Hennepin Park, and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge gives you more perfect photo locations than your average wedding venue. It truly is one of a kind.
This venue can accommodate 500 guests seated and over 5,000 in a mingling setup. You have the option to have your ceremony outside, or under a covered canopy, if the weather becomes an issue. Be sure to take a tour of the facility and the surrounding area. I think you’ll love it!
Wedding Day Details:
Addie & Chris started their day with a sweet first look, and a super thoughtful gift exchange, at the home that Addie grew up in. After all those happy tears we headed towards the Stone Arch Bridge, an iconic Minneapolis landmark. From there we made our way to the venue to meet up with the family and wedding party for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. The wedding ceremony kicked off with Addie’s aunts and uncle (whom are very accomplished Broadway performers) playing and singing beautiful music. These kinds of touches on the wedding day really make it extra special. The ceremony was heart warming and full of more laughter and happy tears. The rest of the day held the same awesome pattern from dinner, to the speeches, to the epic dance party. So honored to be a part of this one.
The staff and crew for this Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding were absolutely top notch.
The Blaisdell, in the heart of Minneapolis, was the perfect wedding reception venue for Niyo & Arun. This was truly one epic party. I’ll share a bit about The Blaisdell wedding venue, as well as some fun facts about my most awesome couple. Their dance party was absolutely one for the ages, so be sure to view the full gallery of images below!
Fun little backstory first: Arun and I met 9 years ago, at the inaugural Midwest Tomato Fest, absolutely covered in chunks of tomatoes. I was the official event photographer and captured some super fun action shots of that crazy time. Arun’s also a photographer and has been a huge supporter of my wedding photography work ever since. I was truly honored to be able to capture his big day.
Wedding Reception at The Blaisdell
The Blaisdell as a wedding reception venue is really great, and especially for this amazing dance crew here. Below are a few of my favorite things about this wedding venue:
1. Picturesque grounds outside, classic & timeless look on the exterior, and a perfectly fused modernness inside.
2. Large open space, huge ceilings, bright white walls, with perfectly placed accent areas providing great contrast. As a photographer, it’s an excellent place to capture amazing photos.
3. The staff was really great to work with and received high praise from my bride & groom.
Niyo & Arun’s Indian Ceremony & American Reception
Niyo & Arun got married in Chennai, India where Arun is from. Also from India, Niyo grew up in Hyderabad. The couple had a traditional Indian wedding ceremony at a temple near the beach of Bay of Bengal. They saved the jump-off dance party wedding reception at The Blaisdell for their friends back here in Minnesota.
Coming into this I knew Arun and his crew were into dance BUT I did not realize the level of awesomeness they were going to bring. The energy and joy was through the roof and inspiring. Niyo & Arun’s Bollywood inspired dance group in Minneapolis is called SAATH (South Asian Arts & Theater House) and they showed up in full force. They teach classes at Tapestry Folk Dance Center every Thursday at 7:30pm. The two are also part of the group who puts together annual performances at MinneUtsav (a performing arts festival), MN Fringe Festival, and for various other platforms.
See all their amazing dance moves in the wedding photo gallery below.
Gallery of Wedding Reception Images from The Blaisdell
I’m humbled once again, with another honor by Peerspace, recognizing me as one of the best Minneapolis wedding photographers. Being recognized as a top photographer in the Minneapolis area is a great honor considering the giant pool of talent we have here in the Twin Cities. Previous top wedding photography honors have come to me from The Knot, and WeddingWire, but I particularly love what Peerspace wrote about me in this one below:
“Award-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer Jackson Tyler Eddy has an impeccable reputation as a local and destination wedding photographer. He is adventurous, empathetic, and a born storyteller. The wedding photos he captures brim with the personality of the brides, grooms, and guests he photographs. He really shines as a documentary photographer –– with his keen eye for detail, as well as his ability to notice all the little hints of passion that emerge when two people in love are near each other. His photographs tell real love stories in a way that no amateur could ever hope to replicate”
This collection of Santorini honeymoon photos showcase the stunning beauty of this small Greek Island on the Aegean Sea.
We started our Santorini honeymoon photo session bright and early so we could catch sunrise. We spent hours exploring all the awesome nooks & crannies of Oia. Some of our favorite spots, as shown in the collection of images below, were the Three Blue Domes, the views from Oia Castle, all the unique stairs & pathways, and the fun color pop at the Kastro Oia Houses.
My most awesome newlyweds, Mai & Houa, had been guests at some weddings I shot over the years, both in Minnesota and Hawaii. When they contacted me about joining them to shoot their Santorini honeymoon photos, I could not have been more excited. I had been wanting to visit this iconic location for years. Mai & Houa had a small traditional Hmong wedding ceremony at their family home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I loved their idea of having a simple wedding ceremony with their family, followed by an adventure of a lifetime.
Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon locations in the world, and specifically, the small village of Oia. Oia lies on the northwest part of the island and features stunning whitewashed homes, with splashes of color, carved deep into the cliffside. The village overlooks the gorgeous blue waters of the caldera and makes it an ideal spot to take in sunset. Shooting honeymoon photos in Santorini is truly a photographers dream.
Large Gallery of Santorini Honeymoon Photos:
Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed this large collection of honeymoon photos in Santorini. I’m Jackson Tyler Eddy, an award winning Minneapolis wedding photographer. Based out of the Twin Cities, I also shoot destinations all around the world. To see more wedding & engagement images, or to find details about me capturing your special day, please visit my weddings page. Cheers!
This destination wedding at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was a dream to shoot. It wasn’t just the beautifully epic location, but even more so my awesome, down-to-earth, and super fun couple.
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach resort is tucked into the mountains at the southernmost point of the Baja Peninsula. It is a luxurious, all-inclusive, private resort in the Paraiso Escondido area. When it comes to wedding photography, few other places offer such a fantastically diverse backdrop. A Sunset Beach wedding gives you the vast Pacific Ocean, private sandy beaches, rolling sets of waves, rock cliffs, hills, and mountains. If that’s not enough, you’ll be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, brilliant flowers, towering palm trees, brick roads, amazing color, and beautiful architecture both old and new. The only problem we faced was not having enough time to take photos in all of the endless little nooks & crannies.
Below you’ll find:
1. Highlight Reel of Wedding Photos 2. Wedding Venue Information 3. Extended Gallery of Wedding Images
An important thing to note is that this is a HUGE gated resort away from the hustle & bustle of the main drag of Cabo. It makes for a very peaceful environment to share with your nearest & dearest on your wedding day. A massive bonus too, is that just east of Sunset Beach, is one of the coolest beaches ever in Land’s End.
If you are considering this gorgeous Cabo San Lucas resort as a Mexico destination wedding location, check out your choices of different Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Wedding Packages. Packages include almost everything you’ll need for your wedding. They also offer a really nice variety of different ceremony locations. You can choose from right on the beach, Swan Terrace, up high at the Sky Pool, or like this wedding on the soft grass of Lover’s Meadow. They also offer one of the only resort Chapels in all of Cabo San Lucas. Custom wedding packages are available as well.
The staff at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is great but I’d also highly recommend Cabo wedding planner Bonnie Chase of Events by Bliss. Bonnie will take care of everything, making it a breeze while planning from afar.
Extended Gallery of Wedding Images
More Destination Weddings & Information
If you’d like to see more destination weddings, I’d recommend taking a peek at one of my other all-time favorite weddings from Turks & Caicos.
You can find more detailed information about my wedding photography on the Weddings page, or hop on over to my full Wedding Portfolio to see much more.
These Knollwood engagement photos in Hopkins, MN showcase the great little neighborhood pond, which features a small island and fun little red wooden foot bridge. My clients brought their dog in for some fun in the snow as we explored around the area. I love getting out in the elements with adventurous clients and making fun images like these.
Hopkins, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, has some great lesser-known engagement session locations. The Knollwood Neighborhood is one of those great locations. My bride-to-be grew up in this neighborhood, ironically on Bridal Lane, and had it not been for her suggestion I may have never heard of this little secret spot. As a result of the lesser known location we had the place almost entirely to ourselves during our shoot.