The Blaisdell, in the heart of Minneapolis, was the perfect venue for Niyo & Arun’s wedding reception. 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.
Weddings at The Blaisdell
The Blaisdell as a wedding 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 Photos from The Blaisdell
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