Aster Cafe Minneapolis Wedding | Kristen + Bill

Aster Cafe Minneapolis Wedding | Kristen + Bill

Shea McGrath Photography  | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

How They Met

Kristen and Bill met online and met for a drink at Common Roots Cafe in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Their first date went so well that they ended up hanging out together at the cafe past closing time! Bill proposed with a Lake Superior agate along the North Shore in Lutsen, Minnesota – one of Kristen and Bill’s favorite places to visit!

Their Aster Cafe Wedding

Aster Cafe Minneapolis Wedding — Kristen and Bill chose to have a smaller wedding with their closest friends and family at Aster Cafe in Minneapolis. The Aster Cafe is located along the Mississippi River in central Minneapolis. It is a restaurant as well as a wedding venue with a beautiful bridal suite and an outdoor patio for larger groups!

They chose to keep things simple and decided to give up some popular wedding traditions. They didn’t have a bridal party, and Kristen wore a fun blue dress instead of white! Instead of the more traditional unity candle, the couple chose to make a “unity cocktail” and mixed it together and drank it during the ceremony. They had a fun build-your-own taco buffet bar with so many delicious options. Then they danced the night away with their family and friends while one of their good friends sang and played for them!

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A big thank you to the following vendors for making this day so amazing for Kristen and Bill!

Vendors

Wedding Venue: Aster Cafe

Caterer: Aster Cafe / Jefe

Officiant: Nancy Crocker

Hair/Makeup: Onsite Muse

Florist: Flowers by Miss Bertha

One Man Band: Kurt Bearinger

Photographer: Shea McGrath Photography

Second Photographer: Jacob Tolley

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  • Lauren

    There are about a million things I love about this blog post! LEt’s just say TACO BAR! What?! I love it and need to know these guys! Your images are so beautifully done, showing their love and happiness! The colors are really perfect too, everything fits together so well. You really get the feel of being at their wedding! ReplyCancel

    • Shea McGrath

      Haha taco bars are amazing aren’t they?! Thank you, Lauren!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    Unity cocktail and a build your own taco bar? This couple gets it! It looks like they really wanted to share their special day in a way as unique and special as they are. I absolutely adore these photos. You captured the couple, their day and the emotions throughout it all so beautifully in a unique and modern way. I love these so much!ReplyCancel

    • Shea McGrath

      Right?! I love how down to earth the whole day was!ReplyCancel

  • I Love that they kept things simple and down to earth. That photo with the bridge and the city skyline in the back… gorgeous!! Congratulations to the newlyweds! ReplyCancel

    • Shea McGrath

      Same here! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Erica

    What a beautiful, intimate wedding! I love that she wore a blue dress! ReplyCancel

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