Outdoor Minneapolis Wedding Reception

Couples & Weddings
October 5, 2016

Get ready to witness an outdoor Minneapolis wedding reception full of love and color and vibrant community. 

Tyler and Sujata got married with a pair of mid-week Lutheran and Hindu wedding ceremonies, surrounded by their immediate family and wedding party. A few days later, they gathered their broader communities together for an epic outdoor reception at Gale Woods Farm.

There was such a joyful atmosphere at their wedding reception as Tyler and Sujata’s families and friends came together to celebrate their marriage. At their wedding ceremonies a few days earlier, I had witnessed their Tyler and Sujata’s families welcoming each other, sharing emotional moments and pictures with their new extended family. By the end of this wedding reception, their parents and aunts and friends and cousins were all dancing together, laughing together, truly celebrating. It was beautiful to see this couple’s community literally joining together over the course of this wedding.


Tyler and Sujata’s outdoor Minneapolis wedding reception day started off with some time set aside for portraits of the two of them. Already married at this point, they were so happy and relaxed and joyful and it was awesome. We found gorgeous spaces throughout Gale Woods Farm to use for portraits, and we were able to capture a mix of beautiful couple portraits along with capturing a mix of romantic calm moments, silly candid emotions, and detail shots of Sujata’s beautiful henna and jewelry.

Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-2 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-3 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-4 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-5 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-6 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-7 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-8 Creative Minneapolis Wedding Photography by Alyssa Lund Photography

Ready to meet up with their families for some extended family portraits, Tyler and Sujata and I found a beautiful space for pictures at the edge of a grove of trees. It provided beautiful natural light for their family pictures and was a perfect mid-summer lush green. After capturing family portraits, we met up with their wedding party to adventure around the grounds together. Then Tyler and Sujata went to join their reception and I wandered through their awesome party, capturing candid moments between guests and the couple as they celebrated and danced throughout the night.Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-10



Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-02 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-01 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-11 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-12 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-05 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-07 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-04Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-08 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-09 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-10 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-11 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-12 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-13 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-14 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-15 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-16 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-17 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-18 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-19 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-20 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-21 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-27 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-28 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-29 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-30Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-17 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-18 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-19 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-20 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-21 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-22 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-23 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-24 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-25Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-30 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-29 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-28Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-22 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-23 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-24 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-25 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-26 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-31 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-31 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-32 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-33 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-34 Minneapolis Outdoor Wedding Candids-35 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-32 Minneapolis-Hindu-Wedding-Reception-33There were many amazing vendors that helped create this beautiful day!

Venue – Gale Woods Farm

Reception Decor – Cici Events, http://www.cicievents.com/

Catering – Marna’s Catering, http://marnascatering.com/

Florals – Studio C Floral, http://www.studiocfloral.com/

Are you planning a wedding or searching for a creative Minneapolis wedding photographer? I’d love to chat with you and see if we’re a good fit for each other. Feel free to download my wedding photography magazine right here, and send me an email if you’d like to learn more!

Related Posts
Jenna and Aaron: two weeks ’till their wedding!
I think every couple should have a portrait of themselves in front of their first home-- it's a beautiful milestone and one of those adult-y things that deserves celebration and documentation! Jenna and Aaron are about two week ...
Read The Post
Couple’s portraits in the snowy woods: Courtney & Paul
Read The Post
My favorite engagements and outdoor weddings in Minneapolis!
2015 in Review... I was getting really frustrated yesterday - I was sitting here at my desk, sipping some green tea and munching on popcorn (a weird but delightfully-satisfying afternoon snack), scrolling through my folders of ph ...
Read The Post