Our friends, Aaron and Alexis, got married June 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a long and eventful drive there. We left Friday night and ran into a bunch of storms and tornadoes near the Iowa/Minnesota border. So we ended up stopping at a the Diamond Joe's casino for 2 hours to wait the storm out. I'm not a huge gambler and neither is Erik. But my father-in-law was in heaven. He loves the slot machines, so he didn't mind the little detour. I tried to like gambling but I lost $5 in a minute. What a waste of money :( So we didn't get to the hotel till 11:30 p.m. at night. It was a long day.
The morning before the wedding we went to eat and walk around downtown which was fun because I had never been to Minneapolis. We saw the Twins stadium and the Mary Tyler Moore statue (unfortunately didn't have my camera at this point). Then we went back to the hotel so I could get my camera and walked down to the Stone Arch Bridge by the river and the Mill City Museum to practice some manual shooting. I took a ton of pictures but here are a few. These are all SOOC or straight out of the camera. It's a beautiful area but it was HOT out.
Stone Arch Bridge
Mill City Museum
Train inside the Mill City Museum
There was an ice cream truck there and I stopped to get some water and a popsicle before walking back to the hotel. Check out some of my first shots using the manual mode on my DSLR camera.
Got a yummy popsicle at the ice cream truck.
The wedding and reception were at Nicollet Island Pavilion
, which was a very nice venue. It was a little warm out but the ceremony wasn't too long. I got some good pictures of the ceremony and the wedding details! The program fan was a great idea. Enjoy the pictures!