Traditionally dressed Indian couple share a kiss in front of the ivy wall at The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

 

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.

For more detailed information on pricing and availability visit The Blaisdell Weddings Page.

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

 

Beautiful wide shot of the outside of The Blaisdell wedding venue in Minneapolis, with the sun flaring over the top of the building, and the well landscape front walkway in full summer bloom

The Blaisdell sign in front of the main wedding venue building in Minneapolis

Traditionally dressed Indian couple walk along the beautifully landscaped grounds of the The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

Traditionally dressed Indian couple hold hands, which are decorated in henna, on the grounds of the The Blaisdell during their wedding reception in Minneapolis

MC's get the dance party started at the wedding reception at The Blaisdell in Minneapolis

Wide angle shot of the large main room of The Blaisdell during a wedding reception

Bride and groom share a laugh during a wedding video that their friends made for them at The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

Close up of bride and groom sharing a laugh during a wedding video their friends made for them at The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

Groom and his groomsmen perform a choreographed dance at The Blaisdell

Bride reacted wildly to the groom and his groomsmen performing a choreographed dance at The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

Groom presents his bride a special flower at The Blaisdell during their wedding reception

Groom getting a huge group hug from all of his groomsmen

Bridesmaids perform a choreographed dance

Bride performs a choreographed solo dance

Bride & groom play a fun wedding party game

Groom dips the bride and gives her a kiss in front of the large white wall at The Blaisdell

Bride and groom giving a speech

Bride and groom passionately dancing

More people joining the bride and groom on the dance floor

Wedding guest passionately dancing during wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Wedding guests passionately dancing with bride during wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Wedding guests passionately dancing with groom during wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Wedding guest in bright yellow dance battles the bride during wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Many wedding guests dancing with their hands in the air during wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Bride spins and flairs out her beautiful wedding dress during her wedding reception at The Blaisdell

Wedding guests dance low to the ground with the bride

Bride singing out passionately

Junior bridesmaid hangs playfully on her mother, on the dance floor

High angle shot of the bride and groom dancing and showing the beautiful henna art on the bride's hand

Bride and grooms feet reflecting off the shiny dance floor

Groom picks up his bride and twirls her around

Bride singing while being spun in the arms of the groom

Wedding guests pose with the bride while dancing

Colorfully dressed wedding guests leaning way back together on the dance with with their arms raised high into the air

Belly laughs on the dance floor while leaning way into a backbend

Bride and groom in full dance motion with dj lights illuminating the scene

 

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